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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Z axis drops on power off

    Is there a brake on the Z axis head on the mid 2000 Fadals??? I came in from a break and the head was all the way down on the table. Luckily there were no parts and i have no cutter to be destroyed. I have never seen this before and assume the Z servo has a brake. If there is a brake and it's bad... it will have to wait while I finish up some big projects and the temporary brake will be a length of 4 x 4 wood.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2014

    Re: Z axis drops on power off

    My extended z axis 2006 does have a brake but most don’t.

    Check inside your column if it does not have a counterweight it will have a brake. There is a little brake controller board in The electric cabinet.

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