Technical Innovations 15 ft Home Dome problems
Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:47 AM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:32 AM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:45 AM
First step is to figure out exactly what spot is creating the loud noise.
Sometimes Teflon sheets can be used to resolve a small, high-friction point.
Another possibility might be to add a PCM-based motor speed control to slow the motor down a bit and hopefully avoid the resonating threshold.
And Superlube can help some metal-on-metal noise sources.
Can you capture a video (with sound) of the problem and send it to me off-forum (christopher.k.erickson "at" ieee.org) for review?
Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:52 AM
Sorberflex is the trade name and there are a variety of diffent types- Soberflex
I used it to line plastic granulators gobbling up plastic waste, I've no doubt that it will tame your noisy motor- can't have the neighbour dobbing you in to the local council's noise control officer, can we.
Welcome to CN and the Observatory threads too Laurence
Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:25 AM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:28 AM
If so, these are very loud. I've swapped mine out and it has made the dome whisper quiet. I thought TI wasn't shipping these old motors any more but ICBW.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:13 AM
thanks for your reply to my Home Dome problem with the loud shutter drive. If you have swapped out those horrible motors/reduction boxes, then what did you substitute them with? I was told by TI that they had problems with a weak assembly initially and had to go to the more grunty reduction box. Perhaps that is only needed for the 15ft dome???
Am most interested to know what is your replacement drive assembly!
Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:18 AM
Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:18 AM
Not to sound dumb, but have you contacted TI? They are literally 2-3 miles away from me, & were extremely helpful when I stopped in unannounced to pick their brains about a used PD that I was looking at & didn't buy. Give them a shout on their website. They probably have had the kind of problem & will have some solutions for you.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:06 AM