TP20 SHANK LENGTH

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    I'm running a TP20 andfor every day use I run a 2mmø X 40mm tip with a m3 converter, but have a spot in x travel that when ever it crosses it it errors out.
    My guess is the weight and a bit of viberation.

    Is anyone using much more than this on a TP20 on a every day basis?

  • #2
    4X50 on a TP20 all day every day with 90A rotations, 5X60 with the same rotations are not uncommon for me.

    What kind of error are you getting? An unexpected hit or a scale error?

    Could be a spot in the drive system (I don't know what kind of machine you have) or the bearing system.
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    • #3
      I use longer tips all the time. Do you have a standard force module? I typically use a medium force module for anything longer than 40mm. Your other option is to slow down the machine during that move. You can either do this in the program or manually on the control box.

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      • #4
        Ceramic and carbon fiber extensions can greatly reduce weight and airtriggers. I use a 5 X 100 mm carbon fiber tip on the tp20 with an extended force module and all manner of tip angles on an everyday basis. I see few airtriggers, but I move pretty slow with a tip that long.
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        • #5
          Try cleaning the surfaces the air bearings ride on. Could be a light build up of dirt/dust.
          When in doubt, post code. A second set of eyes might see something you missed.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wes Cisco
            Ceramic and carbon fiber extensions can greatly reduce weight and airtriggers. I use a 5 X 100 mm carbon fiber tip on the tp20 with an extended force module and all manner of tip angles on an everyday basis. I see few airtriggers, but I move pretty slow with a tip that long.
            I love the ceramics. I have been swinging bigger tips since I started using ceramic. I highly recommend them.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by craiger_ny
              I love the ceramics. I have been swinging bigger tips since I started using ceramic. I highly recommend them.
              The ceramics are more rigid, and have smaller shank diameters, but they are very brittle. They will not survive a sharp blow or being dropped. I like the carbon fiber because it is the lightest, but the larger shank diameter can be an issue. Out of twelve tips I have set up in my two changers, I have 3 ceramic and 6 carbon fiber.
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              • #8
                The error is a x-axis error.

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                • #9
                  Same spot every time. Could be a scratched or (you better hope) dirty scale.

                  Unless it is a lag error.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tested
                    The error is a x-axis error.
                    x-axis error? Is this a motor fault? We had a problem a couple of years ago with our y-axis motor. After talking to BnS tech support, they faxed us a diagram and our maint. dept. was able to make some adjustments that solved the problem. I was on nights at the time so I don't know all the details, but if this is an error message comming up rather than an unexpected hit, you should call BnS, if you have an SMA, of course. If you don't try the salesperson you got the machine from, if possible. HTH
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