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    Im using a XCEL 9159. It sat for years before making its way here so Ive had air hose after air hose pop off. I usually reconnect it then zip tie it. This morning the hose that connects to the left side air bearing came off. Its almost impossible to get to. Is it a bad idea to losen the air bearing so I can get to the hose nipple???
    MIKE OXLONG

  • #2
    YES, it is a VERY bad idea to do that!

    Get yourself some hemostats to re-connect the air line.

    Then, on Monday, tell your boss that the machine will NOT keep running for very long unless they get it re-hosed. Just wait until one pops that you can not get to at all, then what do you do? Cheap hardware is cheap for a reason, you must expect to pay for repairs and fixes. TANSTAAFL!

    Just imagine the damage that will be caused if you have an air-cylinder for the counter-weight and THAT hose pops off and drops the entire Z axis column right down to the table! CRASH!!!!
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    Originally posted by AndersI
    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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    • #3
      Your right, I work for a company that tries to cut every corner possible. Thats why my new machine runs V 3.0. I brought it up to him that we were going to have to get the thing rehosed. I got lucky with this one though. I got it on there one handed. Hopefully it will last.
      MIKE OXLONG

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jaymunday View Post
        Your right, I work for a company that tries to cut every corner possible. Thats why my new machine runs V 3.0. I brought it up to him that we were going to have to get the thing rehosed. I got lucky with this one though. I got it on there one handed. Hopefully it will last.
        Sadly most companies are like that , most people dont know how touchy and tempermental CMM's are. I told my boss it was like a high maintenance girlfriend, from that point on I've had no problems getting service.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bigjosh View Post
          Sadly most companies are like that , most people dont know how touchy and tempermental CMM's are. I told my boss it was like a high maintenance girlfriend, from that point on I've had no problems getting service.
          When we first got our CMM, our QE named the machine after the girl I was dating.

          His reasoning:

          Fun to play with.
          Can be annoying as heII at times.
          Costs a lot of $$$$.
          When in doubt, post code. A second set of eyes might see something you missed.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by John Kingston View Post

            Fun to play with.
            Can be annoying as heII at times.
            Costs a lot of $$$$.
            Buuuwaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha
            a constant in that species ..................
            I AM the one who KNOCKS !

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            • #7
              TANSTAAFL?

              Matt,
              I have heard of FUBAR and Snafu and know what they mean but what does TANSTAAFL mean? Or dont I want to know?
              Actively looking to be a CMM guy again
              Previously 4.3 MR2
              XP OS

              Is your problem a case of operator headspace?

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              • #8
                TANSTAAFL:
                There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

                Robert Anson Heinlein, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress.
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                Originally posted by AndersI
                I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Matthew D. Hoedeman View Post
                  TANSTAAFL:
                  There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

                  Robert Anson Heinlein, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress.
                  How very true!

                  Thanks for the info.
                  Actively looking to be a CMM guy again
                  Previously 4.3 MR2
                  XP OS

                  Is your problem a case of operator headspace?

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