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Mimaki JV33 Carriage Motor

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by Centro Graphics, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Centro Graphics

    Centro Graphics Member

    Jul 9, 2012
    Los Angeles

    Our JV33 has become very noisy over the past 2 weeks when the head carriage goes back and forth. I have spoken to an engineer who gave me a price for a new motor, but thought I'd check with other JV33 users before I spend a bunch more money on it. I just spent over $2.5k on a new head after an almighty crash, as a new media we were trying got caught in the media guide, which then bent and smashed into the head and killed it, grrr.

    Any miracle cures anyone can recommend please.

  2. ColoPrinthead

    ColoPrinthead Swollen Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Donkeytown, Colorado
    Not sure about your particular machine, but I had something similar happen with an Epson GS6000 and the CR Motors belt had just become loose and was simply fixed by adjusting the motors positions (pulling it away from the belt and re-tightening it's mounting screws). Worth looking into before you buy a new motor.
  3. brightbanner

    brightbanner i like vivid color

    check and clear the rail and block first, and the pulley, belt too.
    If they are ok, try to replace the motor.
    My supplier give us in $260 each with one year warranty.

    By the way, are you sure you spend $2500 for one JV33 head?
    It is so crazy as I just pay $1500 for it.


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