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    punch tape

    hey everyone,
    Im new here so hopefully this is the right place for this tread, but i figured id give it a shot. One of the machines we run is a Cincinnati Milacron T-20 horizontal milling center with a acramatic 900mc cnc controller. This machine has been out of service for 2 years due to coolant leaking issues and fuse issues. Now its up an running. So here is the problem, it only accepts mylar paper tape. We have a DSI NC-2400 which worked perfectly yesterday but now its making the feeder holes oblong so the cnc wont read the tape. My question is, Does anyone know of a repair shop that works on these DSI NC-2400 punch\readers? Any help would be great. thanks.



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    can anyone give me some advice. please

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    I think the last one I got fixed, I sent to Cincinnati, I believe Siemens own them now.
    I have a brand new Cimnet BTR for one of these controllers, if you ever are looking to convert, however you would need to get the executive tapes copied to a PC file.
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    My mistake, I though this was the built in reader, but if you have a stand-alone NC-2400 I believe you can just read in the executive tapes to PC with this, right?
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    The tape reader on the machine reads the tape just fine. The problem im having is that my DSI NC2400 tape punch machine isn't working correctly. I am looking for a place that services these tape punch machines. The cnc machine currently reads the odd existing paper tapes, but it wont accept the new ones.


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    I realized after it was your punch unit, but if you ever consider the BTR conversion, the Cimnet just plugs into the existing reader interface and you just use a PC to upload/download to/from the controller and do away with tapes completely, you can keep your M/C tape reader still hooked up if you want to.
    I ordered it for a customer and he ended up scraping the machine due to other problems.
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    Hey Al,
    Thanks for the suggestion but this is a machine that is rarely used. Its hard to justify spending several hundred dollars on a BTR. Our machine shop is a very small part of our company. Meaning they want to find the cheapest way to fix a machine. Trust me I would love to get a BTR just because our three other automatics have standalone pc's to send and receive files. That is why I would like to find someone to fix our punch machine?


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    Re: punch tape

    Quote Originally Posted by stiles45 View Post
    Hey Al,
    Thanks for the suggestion but this is a machine that is rarely used. Its hard to justify spending several hundred dollars on a BTR. Our machine shop is a very small part of our company. Meaning they want to find the cheapest way to fix a machine. Trust me I would love to get a BTR just because our three other automatics have standalone pc's to send and receive files. That is why I would like to find someone to fix our punch machine?


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    It has been a while since this last post but did you happen to find a repair shop for your machine. And if so, which?

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