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    Afternoon Gents,
    Got a Dcc Gage ( 18x20x16 ) with a foul y axis encoder. I can get the part no problem. I have the panel off covering the encoder and air bairing and doesn't LOOK to be difficult to replace. Is it possible??? Reason asking is we are a small shop and haven't had a sma for quite some time.

    TIA

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    The SMA is for the software, not the hardware. I would call whoever calibrates your machine to install the encoder. They'll have the right tools to set it up to the correct specs
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    • #3
      encoder change

      IF YOU CAN GET THE PART YOU CAN REPLACE IT. THE PROBLEM IS THE SERVO BOARD USUALLY HAS TO BE TUNED W/ AN OSCILLOSCOPE FOR BEST PERFORMANCE. ALL MY EXPERIANCE IS W/ B&S EQUIP. YOUR SETUP MAY BE DIFFERENT?
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      • #4
        Call CMM Technolgies, 1-800-648-6977 Ask for Victor, tell him I sent you.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Paul Sarrach
          Call CMM Technolgies, 1-800-648-6977 Ask for Victor, tell him I sent you.
          Paul, you sound like the Godfather.

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          • #6
            It's not that hard to do, but yes the card needs to be "tuned". Usually you can get it dialed while you re-calibrate the machine. Go ahead replace and service the whole machine, clean, clean, clean, and then let your calibration service know that you need a re-cal and board tweak.
            Gabriel
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            • #7
              We just had the same thing happen to us, but we paid the money for a tech to come in and fix it, as we were not sure what the problem was until he came in. Depending on the travel time (where you are) the bill will differ, but the standard rates for B&S calls are 100 an hour for travel time, and 125 an hour for the repair--during normal business hours (goes up after hours, weekend, and holiday)
              But the other posters are right, you need the scope and have to tune everything in correctly, so if you got someone who you are sure can do that, and a known standard or part you have checked in the past to compare results with, I would say go ahead....
              Good luck!

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              • #8
                I say try putting it on yourself, while I totally agree with everyone else, sometimes you can get lucky and the signal is good enough. I will still get it optimized or tuned in, but in a pinch, it worked fine for me .

                Just a thought.
                Jim Jewell

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Paul Sarrach
                  Call CMM Technolgies, 1-800-648-6977 Ask for Victor, tell him I sent you.
                  Personally, I had a bad experience with CMM Technologies. But it might be only in my lands.
                  N.

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                  • #10
                    Midwest CMM Services is good. 636-519-0699 ask for mike.

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                    • #11
                      I'm going to back Jim and Gabriel on this one. Do it yourself. Worst case is it will not be tuned and your scale won't count, then you'll have to call someone (or if you have someone astute enough in your maint dept put a scope on it and gap it yourself, depending on the machine). Just remember to have the E-stop depressed or better yet power the whole thing down when you do it. If you short anything you'll be in for a bigger bill.

                      Craig
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