Strippit & General Electric Servo Drive Repairs
Machine Technologies Specializes in HECC80 Control Strippit Machines,
and Provides Servo Parts & Servo Board Repairs on Other CNC Machines Tools
that Used  General Electric Hi-Ack Model 2 & Model 3 Servo Drives Systems.

This Page will Show More of the
Parts & Common Failures & Fixes for these Servo Drive Systems.
SERVO CONTACTOR,   Comes in 2 Versions.

The original 90-Volt type Contactor was found in all Model 2 Servo Systems.   Strippit #22591-000.    Depending on the Vintage  (year made)  of the Servo System,  there was a external Back-EMF Diode across the coil,  and a 2nd Diode that fed the voltage input to the coil.   Early Versions did not have the 2nd Diode.  There was also a external switch used to pull-in the next contactor in the Servo System,
in a Daisy-Chain way.

This 90-Volt Contactor was also used in Early Model 3
(Not 3A)  150 volt Servo Systems with a External
Voltage-Dropping Resistor,  so that it could withstand the higher system voltage.

Model 3A Servo Systems used a Special high-voltage contactor for that improved 150 volt system only.
They had the 2 Diodes Molded-Inside the Coil,  and did Not have the external resistor,  and did Not  (usually)  have or
use the external switch.    Strippit #22803-000.
These 2 Types of Contactors are Not Interchangeable!

There is 1 Contactor on Each Servo Drive Axis,  so a typical Strippit Machine would have 3,  1 each for  X,  Y,  and  T Axis.

Contactors sometimes  Overheat and Burn-Out their Coils,
especially in Hot Shops in the Hot Summer.
With Coil  Burned-Out,  Contactor will No-Longer Close.
As Control does Not know Contactor is Open,  there will be
No Error Message  at Machine & Control Turn-On.

As there is No Power going to the Servo Motors,  you can grab X & Y Ballscrews and Turn them by Hand,  which Verify's No Servo Power to Motors.    And you get  "Excess Error"  when you try to Move-Axis as Servo Motors have
No-Power and so can Not Move Axis.

A Good 90 Volt Contactor Coil Measures about  300 Ohms,
a Burned Out  "Open"  Coil will Measure Millions to Infinite Ohms.      We Stock Replacement Contactors!

  The above Photo shows 3 more Parts of the Servo System that are of interest;
  1  ---  PWMR2  /  PWMR3 Board on the Right.  
           This Board has been Updated by Machine Technologies with New Capacitors, 
            New MVR-Relay,  and a Green-LED Light to show when the Relay is Pulled-In.
  2  ---  Servo Power Supply Rectifiers,  the 5  Blocks with the 4 Wires coming out of Each Block.
  3  ---  Servo Cooling Fan & Motor
The  PWMR2  &  PWMR3 BOARDS  are just Different Versions of the Same Circuit Board,  and are Usually Interchangeable.   These Boards often become Intermittent in Old Age,  causing Problems such as  "Servo Down"  for No Apparent Reason.    We  Wet-Wash,  Repair,  and  Update these Boards,  Adding a Hi-Quality Relay with a Green LED-Light so that you know if the MVR-Relay is Pulled-In or Not.   This all Greatly Improves Reliability and Ease of Trouble-Shooting,  as it helps in telling you of Internal Servo Inhibit-Faults.
Servo Rectifiers  &  Servo Rectifier Retrofit Kit

Another Common Problem is Shorting-Out of the Rectifiers for the Main Servo-Drive Power Supply.
Rectifiers Short-Out,  the 20 or 24 Wires to them Burn-To-Pieces unless the Servo Fuses Blow in Time.  Makes a Lot of Smoke,  and a Melted-Rats-Nest of the Many Wires.   There are 5 Rectifier Blocks with 4 Wires each in a Single-Phase System like a Strippit  FC750,  FC1000,  or  FC1000/2.  
Strippit  FC1250's have a 3-Phase System with 6 Rectifier Blocks. 
Rectifiers are Hard to Get At,  and Replacing Rectifiers and the many Burnt Wires is a Pain in the Ass.

To Solve this Problem,  we have our  SERVO RECTIFIER RETROFIT KIT.
We remove all the Old Rectifiers and the Rats-Nest of Burnt Wires going to them.
Bolt the Kit's Heatsink & Rectifier Assembly to where ever it is Convenient for You.
Run the Transformer's 2  (or 3 wires in a 3-phase system)  to our Hi-Current Rectifier Block.
Run the 2 Rectifier Output Wires to Servo Chassis Power & Ground Studs.    And You are Done! 

This is Much Easier than Changing All the Rectifiers & Wires the Old Way.
And if our Hi-Current Rectifier ever Fails  (we have lost 2 in the last 10 years),  You can Now Easily Change it in only 5 Minutes!   The 2 Photos below show Our Rectifier Kit Retrofit Kit,  and a Installation
in one of our Customer's  FC750 Machine.
SERVO COOLING FAN

The Servo Cooling Fan Motor,  used on All Model  2,  3,  and 3A Servo Systems, Typically Locks-Up in old age,  then the Servo Overheats and Shuts-Down with a  
"Servo Down"  Message.

We Stock a New Replacement Fan and
Fan-Motor to Repair this Problem.
Our Motor is More Powerful than the Original
to provide Better Cooling

And it has Ball Bearings to provide Longer Life than the Plain Bronze-Bushings
of the Original Type Motor.
This page was last updated on: 11/8/2015
This Page  is a Continuation of our
"SERVO DRIVES"   Page.
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to Read those SERVO Pages Also!
We Stock & Repair All of the Following Servo Parts!
STRIPPIT SERVO-DRIVE BOARD TESTING & REPAIR!
Unlike Others,  We Actually Test and Repair Our Strippit & G.E. Servo Drive Boards.

We have Custom-Built Testing Rigs,
as well as  4 Strippit CNC Machines,
Just to  Test  &  Prove-Out  Your Servo Boards  in a Actual Strippit Machine.
What could be a Better Test of Your Boards?
We Are The  ONLY  Company That Does This!

Call for Board Testing Information
and Shipping Instructions.

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and
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and
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of Parts you are looking for
if Possible!

Machine  Model #  &  Serial #
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on Side or Back of Your Machine

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PHONE:  704-233-5229


90 Volt Contactor 
Strippit     #22591-000
G.E.           #44A399668-001
G.E. (old)  #IC4482CTRA701BA404A1


150 Volt Contactor
Strippit     #22806-000
G.E.           #44A399668-004
G.E. (old) #IC4482CTRA701BA415XO

Servo Filter Capacitors

Each Servo System has about 8 to 12 of these Large Capacitors to Smooth the Pulsing-DC from the Rectifiers,  to make the DC-Power suitable for the Servo Drives to use.    These Capacitors are quite Reliable,  and while they do Dry-Out and lose Capacitance in Old Age,  the Main Failure Mode is Screw Terminal Arcing on Top.     Screws and Buss Bars connecting Capacitors loosen over Time from Machine Vibration and the Natural Cooling & Heating Cycles in your Shop.    As they Loosen, 
a small Air-Gap Forms,  an Electrical Arc Forms,  and the Terminal and the Buss Bars will quickly be Burnt Up.    Repair requires replacing the Damaged Capacitor and Buss Bars.   
This is Easily Prevented if,  once a Year,  you or your Technician,  Shuts Off All The AC Power, 
and just Tightens All the Screws in the Servo Drives.

Model 2 Servo Drive 90-Volt Capacitors   
Strippit  #18350-000,     G.E.  #44A397964N10,    Old G.E. #44A399668-001

Model 3 and 3A Servo Drive 150-Volt Capacitors
Strippit  #   ???         ,     G.E.  #259A9078-M74