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FC8000-160 bad corners

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by Link Signs, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Link Signs

    Link Signs Graphics

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    So we have finally gotten past all our problems with our FC8000-160 except we can't figure this one out.
    We have tried a new blade, got a new cutting strip, tried different setting (messing with overcuts, tangent emulation, force, circle resolution), updated the firmware and cant find a configuration that works.

    any suggestions would be great.
     

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    loose blade-holder or blade carriage thingy?
     
  3. Link Signs

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    The carriage does have some wiggle to it, is it supposed to be unwiggle'able?
     
  4. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    It must be tight, and not loose or sloppy.
     
  5. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Should be tight with no wiggle
     
  6. signs+banners

    signs+banners New Member

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    This might be a dumb question but do you have the correct tool selected?
    CB09U, CB15U? It looks like something you might find when the pen tool is selected.
     
  7. Bill Modzel

    Bill Modzel Active Member

    The blade holder itself could be wacky. I had all kinds of grief with my first one. I finally bought an "old style" blade holder with the brass end even though Graphtec did replace the OEM plastic one.
     
  8. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    We had something similar to this with cutting and also in printing. The signal going to the printer was interupted, so it wasn't always receiveing the perfect signal and making up for it on it's own.
     
  9. boxerbay

    boxerbay Active Member

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    blade holder should not wiggle.
     
  10. Link Signs

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    The actual blade doesn't wobble just the carriage itself.
    Does anyone know how to tighten it? I have removed the cover but cant figure what needs to be tinkered with.
     
  11. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    carriage SHOULD NOT wiggle. something is wrong and you should contact graphtec.

    that carriage should be TIGHT on the rail with only side to side motion allowed.
     
  12. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Are all the srews that hold the carraige tight?
     
  13. iam808

    iam808 New Member

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    I had a similar issue. First I took off the cover to access the carriage. Then I removed the circuit board that is on top of the carriage. The left roller was loose in the groove - I was able to lift the carriage vertically on the left side. So i loosened the screws,(that hold the black roller) applied pressure to the assembly and tightened. If you over tighten plotter will throw a E01019 error code. Loosen up and try again.
     

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  14. woolly

    woolly Active Member

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    other possibility are you sure the media is staying flat and not buckling slightly its a wide plotter would need more than 2 rollers
     
  15. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    Well, did you ever get the badd cutting figured out? Did tightening the carriage fix the issue? Please let us know what happened. Thanks
     
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