Mitsubishi Daiya Wrecked!!!

Discussion in 'Mitsubishi Printing Presses' started by ibler, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. ibler

    ibler Member

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    This morning while our operator was washing up the machine, the bolt that held the cam follower bearing snapped!!!. The bearing then fell between the impression cylinder and the blanket cylinder. You can just imagine the damage it brought. Gears were "ground", grippers warped, and a whole lot of mess that I didn't even want to know.

    Now, I have in my plant a 2-ton paperweight.
     
  2. oby

    oby Member

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    ahh, blimey, sorry to hear that, i hope you can find a suitable press really quick to replace it and it doesnt cause a huge dent into your business, i bet that pressman had a Bright Red Face All Day, what size was it?
     
  3. ibler

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    it's an old machine. 22"x32".

    the pressman was all "cool" about it. in fact he was so cool that he was pale the whole day!
     
  4. oby

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    Which country are you in?
     
  5. ibler

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    im from the philippines oby
     
  6. RichardK

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    Synchronicity...?

    I feel your pain...I was just thinking about an incident several years back when I ran a Planeta 40" 5 col with convertible dampener/coater. To do the changeover from coat to damp the bridge roller had to be removed, my number 2 tried but couldn't pull it free so I stepped in and helped - not realising that, in lifting it out, the endbearing had slid off and was wedged between impression and blanket cylinders. Starting the press up it gave an almighty shudder but then seemed OK...until we ran sheets through that is.

    There was a perfect circle punched out of every sheet! Upshot of it was that the power and pressure of the press had driven the bearing into the surface of the impression cylinder changing our 5 colour press into a cutter creaser!

    We had to have the cylinder drilled, pegged and reground but it was fine after that.

    My confidence took a few weeks to recover.:eek:
     
  7. FM OFFSET SERVICES LLC

    FM OFFSET SERVICES LLC New Member

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    I have mitsubishi parts for sale

    Sorry to hear about you smash up on your press.
    I just side framed a Mitsubishi 1993 3F 40" sheetfeed press.
    I have many cylinder grippers and other parts for sale at a reasonable price.
    Some of the parts my work on your press.
    You can find me on the web at www.fmoffset.com
    Or e-mail me at steve@fmoffset.com
    Good luck with your press
    Steve
     
  8. ibler

    ibler Member

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    Thanks Steve.. will visit your site.
     

  9. Steve Greene

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