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edge bander not turning on2/14
If you bought the machine used and trailer ed it to you ---
A friend had the same problem- he checked the connections under he machine. Turn the electric off and open the access below and make sure all electric and electronic connections are tight. Every single one of them.
What was wrong with the glue pot ? Heat elements ? Bearings ? Are you cleaning it every week by scraping the accumulated burnt glue off ? Sometimes the tech support is operating and helping you to make decisions off your supplied info so its real important to learn the basics of main and repair instead of swap the assemble. However, in a mass run of deadlines, it's important to use the swap methodology and get done.
Make sure the machine is level.
Make sure the neutral, ground and hot legs are tight to the building @ the meter, in the panel in the lugs, in the breaker, @ the disconnect and in the machine. All this adds to a short life span of the controllers
Thank you for your respond
You are going to have to open the cover below the glue pot and below the trimmers and cutters inspect and check all the connections. Its not hard, just new. It's no more difficult than tightening the connectors on a care bettery, different connectors, but just as easy
Seriously, if you learn to start doing this you will save a lot of money and get your jobs done without so much stress
Someone here on woodweb posted about changing out just the monitor on the controller saving big bucks
I did all this at previously occasions, I used to test and replace a lots of moeller contactor for the glue etc.. long time ago screen was turning on and off during operation (not the whole machine), when I called the tech they send me pdf regarding this specific machine and common problem at the controller, it has two versions of display 1 and 2.
Trace the source of the controller to the I/O leads below in the cabinet - take the cover off the controller and look @ the marker/tags on each wire.
Is the power supply getting voltage ?
This is a lot of work, I know and hopefully someone will post their solution. After all the work I have done on our cnc, bander and doweller it usually ended up tracing it back to something simple
Tacking down electrical problems is simple if that is what you have. Start @ the last known point that has power. Using your meter, test for power at the next point down the line. When you come to a next point that doesn't have power you've located the problem. It is between the last good point and the next not good point. Works for normal electrical, not for circuit boards. But there are common fault items on circuit boards. I've tracked problems to capacitors more often than any other component. Do some reading about how to test so you don't damage other parts. You can buy individual components from Allied or lots of other online suppliers. Things like power supplies, relays, OLs, contactors, switches, temperature controllers, PLCs, pneumatics can be had inexpensively from Automation Direct. They also have good tech support.
Get out a multimeter and start testing! Might help if you can get a hold of a wiring diagram. Think about what turns on in what order. What voltages need to be present, and where. etc... Learn what voltage drop is, and why a conductor or connection may check out when dead with a continuity test, but not deliver enough current when live.
And. Don't go poking around with your fingers in stuff that is energized! Consider getting someone qualified to help you out if you don't have some form of training to do this safely.
Thank for all who tried to help and shed some light on that issues.