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Mimaki JF 1631 Origin Issue

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by jdwilliams1, Mar 3, 2014.

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  1. jdwilliams1

    jdwilliams1 Member

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    I have 3 - jf1631 machines but one of them is having an issue I can't figure out. The origin is being inconsistent left to right. So when I am standing at the control panel, in the nearest right hand corner the origin right there is moving around on me. I can do a print and then the next print origin left to right is not in the same place. It is the weirdest thing and I hope I am explaining it well enough as I need to fix the issue quickly.

    To clarify, I can do a print and then the start origin on the next print will be off by a 1/4 inch. Then I reset the x,y origin and then print and it is ok for 2 print or 5 prints or 10 prints(this is the inconsistent part). We are wasting a ton of material this way and would love someone's thoughts.

    Thanks
    Jay
     
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  2. Tekkie1

    Tekkie1 Tekkie of Many Things

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    Hi Jay try cleaning the encoder strip, I have had this exact problem on one of these before.
    Unfortunately I had to replace the encoder strip.
    You could also try cleaning the encoder sensor.
    The encoder strip is not cheap either, was over 1k
    Tekkie1
     
  3. jdwilliams1

    jdwilliams1 Member

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    Hi Tekkie and thanks for getting back to me. Can you explain to me where the encoder sensor and encoder strip are?

    Sorry to be a pain.

    Jay
     
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    artbot Very Active Member

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    there are only two types of encoder strips out there for printers 150lpi and 180lpi. i'm certain that a generic encoder strip would perform the same as an OEM strip. ...just a laser copy on a strip of PET
     
  5. jdwilliams1

    jdwilliams1 Member

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    Where might I find the encoder strip on the machine. Sorry for the dumb question. Would like to clean it if possible.
     
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