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Help! => Mistakes, muckups, and dangerous behaviour => Topic started by: fcheslop on May 27, 2014, 04:36:50 PM

Title: ML7 owners please read and check
Post by: fcheslop on May 27, 2014, 04:36:50 PM
Please check the stop/start as fitted by Myford on later machines.
I have had a little accident this afternoon nothing serious fortunately but it may have been
When measuring a part the lathe suddenly started buzzing and restarted.Pushed the stop and again restarted
On opening the stop/start unit the normally open tip had come out of its housing and was shorting out across the uninsulated spades connectors.
I have replaced the spades with insulated type and refitted the tip locking it in with some silicone adhesive.
When the tip was refitted no way could I get it to come back out so it may have been incorrectly fitted at the factory or due to vibration worked its way out.
I dont wish to appear alarmist and know I should have also used the E/stop button but familiarity breads complacency and this should never have happened .
kind regards
frazer
Title: Re: ML7 owners please read and check
Post by: Jo on May 27, 2014, 05:46:44 PM
Thanks Frazer  :ThumbsUp: don't like the look of any of those uninsulated spades.

I am trying to work out which connectors those are on the contactor. Are they the over current trip?

Jo

Title: Re: ML7 owners please read and check
Post by: fcheslop on May 27, 2014, 06:36:38 PM
Hi Jo. The contacts are for the start button and as you can see it had slipped out and shorted out the start connection :censored: