I'm trying to get the turret working on a hardinge CHNC with a new control. Its drove me to drink, I just said F%^& it and grabbed a cold one.
I can't get the turret to land on the locating lock pins reliably. It wants to go just a bit to far in rotation.
The turret on this machine has two air devices. The turret index lifts the turret and an air motor rotates it. There is also a turret stop solenoid that engages a rod against a ratchet stop.
There are turret down (magnetic prox switch) and an eight position absolute encoder for sensors.
First and foremost I'd like to know how the stop indexing logic is supposed to work on the original machine. I'm finding that the turret stop solenoid won't engage with the turret running, is this normal? I have to stop the turret indexing(short of the locating lock pins), engage the stop solenoid, and then try to bump the turret index up against the ratchet stop. This goes past the locating stop pins when driven against it hard(lot of force here). Once, I jammed the turret stop solenoid and had to take the whole thing apart to free it up.
I'm guessing at this point. I'm thinking of trying a new (longer) ratchet stop rod, the whole cross slide has to be dissembled to get at this. Then I'll find out this ain't it.
If anybody know a pro hardinge repairman I can call, I'll gladly pay for good advice.