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Mpbrock

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Feeder indexing pin
« on: April 07, 2019, 07:58:11 PM »
Hi

I’ve got a 10x8 feeder grey type where the index pins aren’t moving in the Z direction, is this a fault anyone’s seen before? They move back as forth in x but don’t lift up to engage the tape (I’ve tried all 10 - none lift up)

Thanks in advance

Matt

Mike

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Re: Feeder indexing pin
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 09:59:53 PM »
Pins can get sticky-they clog  with dust from paper tapes. A fatal mistake is to use oil to lubricate, as this forms a sticky mess with  paper dust.
Assuming the solenoids are working, you probably nee to strip down and clean, with a non-oily cleaner

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Re: Feeder indexing pin
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 01:15:50 PM »
I have come across a couple of feeders where the solenoid driver on the control board had died. I don't think you can get that particular one any more, though it was massively over spec'd anyway.