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Metal Shavings around capping station?

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by jiarby, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    Uh oh...

    This can't be good....
    I am seeing metal bits collecting... what could be causing this?
     

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  2. jlarkin1982

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    Are you using the slit guide to cut off your material?
     
  3. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    yep.... you think it is from that?? I never noticed it before. My car mechanic always told me that metal flakes in your oil pan was bad.
     
  4. jlarkin1982

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    that may be the case if your cutting all the way down to the bottom. I would clean and run to see if it happens again. you would hear something going wrong if it hitting hard enough to scrape off metal while printing
     
  5. PMG

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    what ValueJet model is this,,,i have the 48 and mine dont have the metal bracket that yours has.
     
  6. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    It's a 1604, about 16 months old. It also makes a clunking noise during each pass.
     
  7. PMG

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    is that bracket suppose to be there ..im not sure but mine is not there,,is that the shipping bracket so the head dont move during shipping..mine was removed.
     
  8. randya

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    See if you can find where they are coming from.

    It sounds like it could be a carriage bearing.


    get a magnet and see if they are steel.
    check your x-rail for wear and move the head back and forth slowly and check for binding.

    There are metal races in the x-rail that the carriage bearing ride on, these can be cleaned and lubed with a light grease, which will transfer to the bearing and then the x-rail race is cleaned again.
     
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    Move it by hand and see where it clunks, may not be a bearing after all.
     
  10. heyskull

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    Our 1604 clunks but it is the ink lines moving.
    I mentioned this when it got installed.

    SC
     
  11. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    I think the clunking is the ribbon cable & ink lines...

    Shavings are not steel (failed the magnet test). I don't see where anything could be riding on the beam as if a bearing failed. I'm gonna clean it up and keep my eyes peeled.

    Randy...

    Seems to be on just the capping station side, didnt see it on the left.

    Whaddya think?? Maybe just paper from cutting vinyl?? No one noticed my blocked black nozzles! (better now)
     
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