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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Now What....???

SO the CNC machine decides to throw up an alarm this afternoon....


Which obviously shuts down production on that machine until the alarm can be fixed.


After a few phone calls it appears to be a cooling fan on the X and Y axis inverter.


Now mind you it just can't be the one that snaps in on top, it has

to be the one that you have to take apart a bunch of crap to get to. 


So I take it apart and clean it then bolt everything back in....cross fingers....

fire it up .. and nothing.  / sad face.


Now get on the phone with Fanuc and order a new one to be shipped red label

for tomorrow a.m.


I have a 100k dollar machine waiting for a 35 dollar fan.......





Oh well the store at the end of the street sells cold beer !




BEHIND THIS MESS IS A DEAD FAN



HERE IS THE CULPRIT!!
THE MACHINE IS DOWN BECAUSE OF THIS........



Things could be worse, I could be married to a wookie...........

6 comments:

  1. looking quickly at that first picture, I could have sworn that it said 'panic' in red letters.

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  2. Sigh! I hear ya! Been there, done that!

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  3. One of the crossbeams has gone out of skew on treadle.

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  4. LMAO blogbrother... Ill look into that...:)

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  5. Don't that suck? We have a polisher down for a left-hand thread screw. No bullshit.
    Sometimes being a professional knuckledragger isn't so much fun...

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  6. Didn't think Fanuc had a single part for $35....

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