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Old 02-02-2016, 11:01 PM
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Default Replacement Power Switch & FTC pad?

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where I can purchase a replacement ON-OFF rotary switch that will fit in my machine?

I need to replace the main ON-OFF switch on my Stinger III. It's the switch to the left of the emergency stop. I've recently been having issues where mid-job the machine would shut off. Took me a while to realize that it was the switch. If I was anywhere close to the switch and accidentally bump it or even bump the main control box it would randomly shut off.

I haven't opened up the control box yet, but assuming will be an easy replacement.

On another note... My aluminum FTC pad is getting pretty beat up and has failed a couple times and ruined some bits. I haven't had this issue with the touch pad as I always test touch top before the actual touch top to make sure it is working correctly. I've noticed that on some other machines there is a plastic toggle type FTC pad vs. the machined aluminum pad. Wondering if there is a way for me to switch to the toggle type?

Thanks !!
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:05 PM
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check http://www.alliedelec.com/

They have a bazillion switches. If you can find a part number on the one you have, that would help if you want to same one.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:42 PM
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also check automation direct they probably have what you are looking for too
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:03 PM
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Thanks guys. Will open it up tomorrow and get a part number.
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:25 PM
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Glenn...
You can purchase them from CAMaster. Or if that doesn't work out, Send me a pic and I will give you an online seller. Do you need the contact block or the switch? Both?
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:18 AM
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Thanks Gary. I'm thinking maybe both. Will confirm later today. Have to knock out a couple jobs and will just be careful not to bump the switch.
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:58 PM
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Check out this bad boy I just made. It's spring loaded slide with a couple pounds preload. 2" diameter steel disc on top. The bit never sees more more than the preload when measuring tools. I'm getting under .0005" repeatability at 20 and 30 IPM! I was running my FTC at 10 IPM to reduce wear and to take it easy on the bits. I'm pretty excited about this. Now I can use that .030" ball end mill. Email me if you're interestng in me making one for you: info@cosmos-industrial.com The steel and the spring loaded should reduce wear considerably.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:52 PM
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Cosmos, I really like this idea. Thanks. Considering.
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:33 PM
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Thanks Cosmos.

I like it. Definitely interested. PM me or if you want to share pricing details on thread that is fine as well.
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Old 02-06-2016, 12:47 PM
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The steel disc is tool steel, so it can be heat treated. It's considerably harder than Al as is, but I'm going to get a batch sent out to get hardened. This will make the disc really really resistant to get marked up. I had this thing repeating dead on at 40IPM yesterday, although I'm not sure I'm going to run it that fast day to day.

I set it up on my website for purchase: http://cosmos-industrial.com/index.p...products_id=23

email me if you want a pdf drawing with more details.

Camaster sales dudes: if you guys want to sell these on your new machines, talk to me, I'll wholesale them to you!
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