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Guillotine Maintenence

07/13/2017 12:45 PM

Hello

Does anybody out there know of a good Guillotine electrician in the South London area ?

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07/13/2017 1:16 PM

This guy could have helped, but I don't think he's around any longer

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07/13/2017 1:28 PM

Is Guillotine a British term for an item we in the US would call something else? Like maybe a paper shredder?

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07/13/2017 1:32 PM

Makes you kinda wonder, huh?

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07/13/2017 1:45 PM

No kidding! What a concept. I searched "guillotine electric" and found the eBay page with the "electric guillotine." What I also found was a bunch of stories about an electrician in England who built a guillotine and used it to commit suicide -- not what I expected to find.

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07/13/2017 1:37 PM

Wow they make these in an electric version now....

....are you an executioner?

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07/13/2017 2:00 PM

He must mean a shear....

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07/13/2017 2:23 PM

That's a relief !

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07/13/2017 1:59 PM

I think this topic will easily drift off into bad taste avenue.

The real topic is this: and OP needs an electrician to service his unit.

Good luck with getting her up and running!

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07/13/2017 3:38 PM

Yep, that's a Polar-Mohr, mechanically a great machine, but the electrical controls were already obsolete back when Tommy Edison was still an apprentice. The one in your picture is probably waiting on the loading dock for the scrap metal dealer to pick it up.

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07/13/2017 2:26 PM

If this is an old Polar-Mohr, forget the electrician. Contact a scrap metal dealer. I've been there, and done that

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07/13/2017 4:18 PM

What a mismarriage of technology! Just go for an electric chair.

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07/14/2017 3:04 AM

No, but many know of a good bath-breaker in Etherville.

Seriously: Yellow Pages?

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07/14/2017 3:37 AM

Hello

Well i walked straight into that one didn't i.

The guillotine is a Safan, 2M x 3mm(max length and thickness of sheetmetal cut) hydraulic shear.

The hydraulics are fine but the electrics are a puzzle.

I've tried to get a manual from Safan but they don't even reply to my emails.

As a one man band its quite important for me to get this up and running properly.

So any help would be gratefully received.

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07/14/2017 7:32 AM

If its an older machine, you need to call them and get a person behind it. Going through a general email box sometimes are nothing but a waste of time.

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07/14/2017 7:34 AM

Quite.

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07/14/2017 8:01 AM

It's not that way all the time,... Just last week, I needed performance curves on a vacuum pump... the manufacturer Website didn't have a phone number but a service email. So I sent a request in.

Then on the pump manual I saw a support number called that up, and got the curves with the hour... then the following day, I received a email from the area rep. with the performance curves.

I was impressed.

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07/14/2017 9:33 AM

SafanDarley downloads

That is all I had time for this morning. Good hunting! I hope you find it.

Otherwise, find yourself a good instrumentation engineer/programmer and put this thing on a small industrial PLC-HMI.

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07/15/2017 3:15 AM

Hi James

Thanks for that.

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07/17/2017 9:17 AM

Good luck, sir!

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07/14/2017 3:00 PM

If 2M X 3mm is all the info you provided. No wonder you didn't hear back from them.

Model and serial number? Date of manufacture if provided. Possible work order number.

As it may have had safety features added depending what market it was sold in.

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07/15/2017 3:06 AM

Hi Ozzb

I gave them the full machine spec.

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07/14/2017 8:50 AM

There is a company in Leeds that repair Safan guillotines JPS Machinery Ltd.

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07/14/2017 3:45 PM

This is the closest distributor I could find....

http://www.webstermachinery.co.uk/

They say they have workshop manuals available....which you probably should have even if you get an outside repair service to do the work...

http://www.webstermachinery.co.uk/service-support

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07/14/2017 4:41 PM

Cheers! I raise my glass to better slicing.

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07/15/2017 3:13 AM

Hi SolarEagle

Thanks for that.

I've been holding off using Websters as they are very expensive.

I'll have to get them in. Cant put it off any longer.

Thanks.

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