We have been running our router for about 5 years; up until about 4 years it was problem free then we started having tool change problems where the NC would stall in the middle of a tool change. It mysteriously went away as mysteriously as it showed up, and it is back with a vengeance. I have been working with Thermwood on cleaning tools, sensor replacements and adjustments with little success. Most recently my operator pushed the “green” tool release button during one of the stalls in desperation to do something, and the air cylinder kicked on and the draw bar closed and the program proceeded. This was obviously a surprise because I thought the “green” tool release button was inactive unless the tool lockout was on.
I would appreciate hearing from any one having similar problems and solutions they have implemented. My core business is based on time to cut a sheet and this problem has significantly impacted that time and cut into what little margin we have.
I did not find the right solution from the internet.
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