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Jeremy Schiffer
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7 years on...

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Tue, Aug 04 2015, 10:22AM

I (like most other people) have been having trouble getting flips to line up perfectly. The particular job I'm cutting requires dead-on, full-sheet flips, within .001". I fought and fought, and finally wondered if maybe, after 7 years, the gantry had gotten a little out of square. So yesterday I checked the squareness of the gantry for the first time since we've had the machine - 7 years. It was DEAD on.

That was a nice surprise, especially since ours is a "cheaper" machine.

P.S. The problem turned out to be the pop-up pins, as I had always suspected. The manual pins have springy cup washers that allow them to move if the material is pushed against them. I removed those, and the pins are perfectly rigid now. Alignment problem solved, finally.
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Re: 7 years on...

Postby Mike Murray » Tue, Aug 18 2015, 10:37AM

I am with you Jeremy, I avoid flip ops, but would like to discover a more accurate way of doing them so I could use them. Any one out there have a any good solutions?
I have the lever type automatic pins. I need to revisit that and come up with a good system..

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Re: 7 years on...

Postby Mike Murray » Tue, Aug 18 2015, 10:37AM

I am with you Jeremy, I avoid flip ops, but would like to discover a more accurate way of doing them so I could use them. Any one out there have a any good solutions?
I have the lever type automatic pins. I need to revisit that and come up with a good system..

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Re: 7 years on...

Postby David Egnoski » Tue, Aug 18 2015, 11:07AM

I'm on the same page as you guys. My 7 year old CS45 is running great and was a great investment. Jobs from one of my customers have flips on nearly half the parts. I'm just not comfortable with the flips first process so I do them one at a time. Sometimes they line up fine, sometimes not. I would love feedback from others on flips first.
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Re: 7 years on...

Postby Will Williamson » Wed, Aug 19 2015, 6:01AM

Read My post reply 5 posts back( Flip ops not lining up) If you have trouble understanding what I said, let me know
This method produces dead nuts accurate flip ops.
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Re: 7 years on...

Postby Marcel Thibodeau » Wed, Sep 16 2015, 2:41PM

I'm about 6 years in with my CS 43, we avoided flip-ops because of troubles lining them up, finally this year I called support and asked for help. The tech patiently explained how to find the true corner of the material on the bed, after a few test runs and tweaking that number I was finally able to get my flip ops dead on, its been about 8 months since we set it up and use flips whenever we want with no problems.


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