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    Default HELP!!, X Axis quit working

    Hello,
    I have the original PROTO TRAK, that uses a tap drive on my Bridgeport. All was working well last time I was using it. Then all of a sudden it started oscillating in the X axis. After running the diagnostics check the X reader isn't communicating with the motor. So I opened up the X motor and the little disc that is serrated that is read, has been sheared off. I'm sickened at the moment. Who do I contact to get this fixed or what should I do. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Shawn Agne

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    Contact southwestern industries...they might just have something. Otherwise it might be time to upgrade. Either way I'm sure they will be able to help in some way.

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    Is the glass disc intact? Is the reader block and pcb ok?

    I think they are only screwed to the end of the motor shaft so not a big deal to fix , if the bits are ok.

    If not, then it may be possible to replace the whole encoder with some thing with the same count/rev .

    I've replaced the entire motor with a different type successfully on my brother's machine , so don't panic.

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    If you can operate without the Z axis for a bit then swap the motors, they are all the same.


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