[tig] Fixin' Stuff
Tue Jun 29 21:10:05 BST 2004
Buy a new one, unless you are in a real bind... then you can sometimes find something to work in a pinch until you get a real replacement. I have had some success using the automatic head-cleaning roller from a Digi Beta. You have to pop out the encoder shaft and put a small drop of Duco to hold it back in. The other thing I used was a hand-trimmed piece of air filter foam. Hand-trimming doesn't work so good.
Oddly, this is probably the first and only time I have encountered a situation where duct tape did not really work so well. And don't think I didn't try.
If you really want to spend money, the t-balls can be sourced, but if I recall one of them is "modified"- the connector is removed due to physical constraints of the Renny panel. At least I think that's the case.
Last time I researched this, I think I found TBS225 at BEI Industrial Encoder Division... but I don't recall ordering any; maybe they had an OEM or big minimum order restriction.
There was also a "trade-in" policy at one time, or maybe I just dreamed that, because they changed to a more robust design.
> -----Original Message-----
> Since we are in deep debate about sticky rollers (I use
> 1 drop of Dawn
> on a less aggressive scotchbrite pad and lightly wash and rinse in
> warmer water), I wondered what folks do when the joyball pads/sponges
> on the encoders (DaVinci888) rot out. Someone asked this question
> before but I missed the answer or none was given. Suppliers or other
> hints greatly appreciated.
> Clark Bierbaum
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