Hey guys, I was doing some jobs yesterday and was wondering why I was getting more chatter than usual, and why my z-axis v-wheel was getting loosened so quickly. It turns out that one of my Y-axis wheels is broken (the back left wheel). About 1/3 of the wheel is missing, so it’s not always making full contact with the rail, depending on where the Y-axis currently is. Surprisingly I was still able to get through my job, and was pretty happy with the result, though the vibrations did get more intense when the machine was moving in a particular direction.
I’ve already contacted support, and they are going to send me a replacement wheel, which is awesome. My question is, do you guys think I should avoid using the machine until I can get that replaced? Again, I was able to get through my job yesterday, but I don’t want to push through if this risks damaging the machine at all or throwing it out of whack. At the same time, it’s really hard keeping myself away from it.
Has this happened to any of you? Were you able to continue working, or did you decide to wait until you got the part replaced?