Breakaway head sensor?

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Breakaway head sensor?

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Mon, Jan 02 2017, 1:26PM

On occasion, on our CS41, when taking it out of e-stop, it will go right back into e-stop. The PLC screen says "check sensitivity of breakaway head sensor". This is not mentioned in the manual, or anywhere else I can find. So, what is it, where is it, and what's the procedure to check/adjust it?
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Re: Breakaway head sensor?

Postby Forrest Chapman » Tue, Jan 03 2017, 8:25AM

Sometimes the plug on the front of the motor can get loose and cause it to do that. There is a little screw that holds it in place but doesn't necessarily keep it tight or from getting dust in it too.

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Re: Breakaway head sensor?

Postby Carl Jones » Thu, Jan 05 2017, 8:20AM

Hi Jeremy, It is probably the contacts on the estop button. It is probably losing 24V when trying to enable. I would replace the normally closed contact on there. It is the Contact that has the blue wires. Our part # is LB00757. Mfg#IDEC HW-C01 CONTACT BLOCK 1NC RED (CE). Thanks!
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Re: Breakaway head sensor?

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Fri, Jan 06 2017, 8:42AM

The e-stop button was my first suspicion. If it had a wonky connection, I'd expect that engaging and disengaging it would normally (temporarily) fix it, but it never seems to.

Forrest, I'm not sure what plug you're referring to, I don't see one with a screw on it.
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Re: Breakaway head sensor?

Postby Carl Jones » Fri, Jan 06 2017, 9:24AM

I think he is referring to the main wiring connector on the front of the router spindle. There is a small screw that holds the plug in there. The Estop contacts can be very intermittent
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