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Tigerstop Not Working3/5
The tigerstop on our altendorf crosscut fence stopped running.
When we turn it on and hit the start button it initializes then goes to Home Stage 1 position of -25.632mm. The flip stop moves to the right with this read out.
It then goes to Home Stage 2 position of Posit 1.111 Flip stop moves left with this read out.
At Home Stage 3 the readout changes to Posit .0562 but the flip stop no longer moves.
The readout at Stage 4 says "IdlSens # 4"
After this the readout indicates Home Stage #5 Posit =1644.03. This is the normal screen we always see.
It then says Finished Posit = 1644.03 then seques to a final screen that says "Drive Disabled Pwr off to reset.
I have attached a PDF to show the various screens.
Any ideas about what might be causing this?
I also want to make note that this has been a very reliable tool for almost ten years. The failure of this electronics is a testimony, I think, to why I am glad I have a aftermarket Tigerstop with an analog sliding saw rather than a slide saw with all the electronics being integral.
All electronics eventually fail. It is not a matter of IF but rather WHEN. I am hopeful that the Tigerstop people can solve this problem but in the interim I can be up and running in about an hour with the analog flip stop system that shipped with the saw when I bought it in 1991.
When the electronics fail on a saw that has these features baked in the saw is down until the Italians get off vacation or whatever else the hiccup is.
I will report back with how the solution works out.
Before retiring I spent 39 years servicing industrial electronics, including machine shop equipment. The order of troubleshooting is a visual inspection turn off and secure power, open up the unit look for any discolored connections, burnt, components etc. If all looks good power up the unit and check the power supply to see if it in tolerance. Most of the problems can be solved at this point.
Have you called Tigerstop?
The Tech at Tigerstop has been very responsive to this problem. We haven't solved it yet but I am optimistic that it is solvable.
Not sure what the problem was in our tigerstop but it seems to be working now.
The technicians from Tigerstop thought the error message had something to do with the limit switches at the end of the cycle. I did wiggle them and was able to get the stop to move. It then stopped driving and produced a different error message.
We put an ohm meter on it but got erratic responses. We were able, however, to get the the motor to drive if we wiggled the feed wires outside the casing.
We ended up disassembling the motor and the positive lead connection seemed to be loose. We tightened it and everything seems to work fine now.
The problem may still exist but for now it seems fine.
The service techs at Tigerstop were very responsive and very patient. They are a good company to work with and I would buy their equipment again.