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Last week I brought the head of our 5 axis SCM tech 5 down onto the middle of the work piece sideways causing the HSK tool holder to nut to attempt to cut into the panel. (I had the wrong zone set, it should have come down, then machined the edge of the work piece)
At first I could not find any real damage, however since I have had a lot of tool change issues, the head will come down to pick up a tool, attempt 3 times, then throw up a tool insertion error.
SCM tech services tell me I may have knocked the 'B' or 'C' axis out of alignment, and they need to use a rectified rod and a dial indicator to re align the axis. anyone been in this situation before? calling out a tech is expensive and the owner of the company is not to happy with me!
I ran a MotionMaster 5 axis before retiring. I would never start a program without having my hand on the potentiometer. Even then I had a couple of minor crashes. Most of them were mistakes on cutter length. Yeah I know, stupid stuff! Can't you see the error in the cuts? Cut some thicker material, check square to the table, rotate the head 90 degrees and run another piece, repeat, etc.....I would also suggest you should be able to see misalignment when it drops off the old cutter before picking up the new one. Mike is right, no one is perfect. Sure the boss might not be happy, but I bet he can't come out and run the machine like you can. He'll get over it if you learn from the mistake and make him more money!
you need ( rectified rod and a dial indicator to re align the axis) do they sell it in ebay ?
Got the 5 axis fixed today! watched the technician and learned how to dial it back in. Technicks sells the rod, and I have a dial indicator incase it happens again. However I will try to avoid it!