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Modela Pro II MDX-540 3D Milling Machine

Title
MDX-540 Automatic Tool Changer, stuck tool
Summary
Tool is stuck in the spindle chuck assembly
Details
Symptom
Tool is stuck in the spindle chuck assembly.

Cause
Air pressure too low and possible condensation in the pressure hose to the MDX-540 tool changer.

Solution
​Check the air pressure at the compressor and also the air regulator. It should be set from a 0.5 to 0.65MPa.  In addition check for any condensation or contamination in the air line. This includes checking the regulator and filter canister supplied with the compressor unit and the MDX-540 regulator.  Warning: Before attempt to remove the canister you must stop the supply of compressed air and allow the pressure to bleed down to 0 MPa on the regulator gauge.  Any condensation can increase the chance of a tool becoming stuck in the tool chuck, however extremely rare.  A Scotch Bright Pad can help remove any buildup of oxides that contaminated the metal components. If the problem persists consider pneumatic air dryer as a solution.
Modified
May 13, 2020