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    Good Morning
    We are planning on moving our CMM it is a Brown ans Sharpe Global Image we have 2 brackets that came with the machine but have no clue as to how they were on the machine does anyone out there have a picture of how these brackets on the machine. We have a call into B&S but knowing there response time we will proably get the picture a week after we move the machine and then they will charge us for it
    Since I gave up hope I feel much better !!!

  • #2
    I would suggest, very emphatically, to get a rigger in to move the machine.
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    James Mannes

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    • #3
      I assume that a rigger is someone that moves these machines professionally?
      Since I gave up hope I feel much better !!!

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      • #4
        Yes, a rigger is a professional machine mover. I have some pics of a global with the brackets on, but they are on my computer at home. I can post or email them this evening if that won't be too late. If you want PM me your email. HTH
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        • #5
          The brackets are for stabilizing the Y axis, If you have 2 the other is for the Z. Look at the mounting holes on the brackets they should match up with fasteners on the respective axis of you machine.

          Craig
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          • #6
            Hire someone who has moved CMM's before or have the OEM or qualified 3rd party come in to brace it properly with the brackets. It is cheap insurance
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            • #7
              FYI, we had to move our machines a few weeks ago and misaligned the servo motor at the back of the machine due to improperly having 4 ppl push it. We got lucky and only paid $200 to fix it. Glad the bridge wasn't pushed by the monkeys.
              I used to be high on life but I built up a tolerance.

              Brown & Sharpe Global Advantage
              PCDMIS CAD++ v2011mr2
              PH10MQ/SP600M


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Underspec View Post
                FYI, we had to move our machines a few weeks ago and misaligned the servo motor at the back of the machine due to improperly having 4 ppl push it. We got lucky and only paid $200 to fix it. Glad the bridge wasn't pushed by the monkeys.

                Didn't think there was anything on the machine that wasn't $1000+ to fix


                But do contact a pro to do it, that is what our company did. Better insurance than a SMA
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                • #9
                  Have had brown and sharpe come in twice to set up the machine for moving they put on the brackets and got everything set for the move. They came back after the move took everything off and reset the machine up. IT was painless with minimal down time. It just costs some money. It costs a lot more money to replace the CMM or to have them come in and try to repair things that might get broke in the move. Also you should recalibrate after the machine has been moved. The recalibration was part of the caging, uncaging and setup bill. I work on the edge of the machine tolerance cababilities and can not afford to have things twisted and bent. At least call Brown and Sharpe and get a quote.
                  Tolerance challenged ... Living in the world of unseen lines.

                  This software isn't buggy its an infestation

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                  • #10
                    We moved an Xcel from a building a few miles away several months ago. A B&S service manager faxed me the diagrams for installing the brackets and talked me through the process on the phone. When the machine was parked in its new home, B&S came in and did the setup and calibration.
                    Whoever moves your CMM, be sure to get it calibrated after the move.
                    v2013 MR1, v2015.1
                    B&S Global 544, 555
                    Mitutoyo A504 w/PC-DMIS

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                    • #11
                      What Lee and Don said. Don't try this without professional help... Or you'll need a lot of it afterward.
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                      • #12
                        It has been moved the company did not want to spend the extra cash to have B&S come in to move it just to calibrate it. Well we will see today if they messed anything up in the move.
                        Since I gave up hope I feel much better !!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ken379128 View Post
                          It has been moved the company did not want to spend the extra cash to have B&S come in to move it just to calibrate it. Well we will see today if they messed anything up in the move.
                          So B&S has come or is coming in to calibrate?

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                          • #14
                            They are coming in today sometime to calibrate it.
                            Since I gave up hope I feel much better !!!

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                            • #15
                              If they are only doing the ball-bar, MAKE SURE THE DISTANCE VALUES Pcdmis comes up with match the calibrated distance of the ball-bar unit, otherwise you are NOT going to be correctly calibrated.
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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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