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Static causing positioning problems?
« on: November 07, 2008, 10:38:29 AM »
My machine lost it's positioning last night on the last part.  Everything was working smoothly the entire day.  The only thing I can think of was that I was vacuuming near the machine and at one point I got a static electric shock off the vacuum.  My back was turned to the machine so I can't say for sure if the timing was coincident.

The vacuum is on a separate circuit.

Any thoughts or suggestions?  UPS?  How do you determine the size of UPS?
« Last Edit: November 07, 2008, 10:48:09 AM by Sheldon Dingwall »

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Re: Static causing positioning problems?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 07:57:56 PM »
Just because the vacuum cleaner is on a different circuit dosen't mean you can't  pick up noise.
That brushed electric motor in the vac can throw a heck of lot RF /noise out. Not to say that's what caused it
but very probable.
How warm or hot were your motors at the end of the day?
RICH
Re: Static causing positioning problems?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 07:20:03 PM »
Hi Rich,

I've been away.  Thanks for responding.  The motors run pretty cool.