I've requested a quote for a ball screw. Not sure if I want to upgrade to the hall effect sensor even though it's suppose to be somewhat immune to noise that messes up the pulse count.I've owned a couple 24" Venture ball-screw actuators over the years, and neither of them can even be heard moving from a few feet away. Though they are older versions, and perhaps newer ones aren't the same. IF you have a high average wind load like I do in my area, I highly recommend spending a little more for the ball-screw version over the Acme nut.
I guess I'll have to put on my engineering cap.As for a higher amperage rated power supply, you can always build a sub-box with a higher powered transformer from an old-school receiver. Then the G-box controls THAT, and the relays in that control the actuator arm.
I wouldn't throw away a $275 device because it's noisy. I'm not that rich. I'd try selling them first. I don't know but maybe a ball screw is quieter. The ones I have now are acme screw.Sounds familiar. Stay far away from venture. My new one sounded like that day 1. Got a replacement. Same thing. Threw them both away .
I don't know if I want to attempt adding a grease fitting. I would imagine that an expensive device like this would've already had a grease fitting if it was necessary to periodically lube it.Dude. That's just geartrain whine. A good clean out and greasing up with some low temp synthetic grease will quiet it right down.
And what the other guy said about extending the actuator shaft and wiping on a coat of grease. Nah. Drill it for a zerk.
I swear. Trust me.
In an industrial environment where they are designed to be out of the weather, perhaps.I don't know if I want to attempt adding a grease fitting. I would imagine that an expensive device like this would've already had a grease fitting if it was necessary to periodically lube it.
In an industrial environment where they are designed to be out of the weather, perhaps.
Saginaw, name your actuator...ball screw...acme...they all need greased.
Since you're not doing anything at all to remedy the problem short of tossing the whole schlamiel out in the dumpster, try the zerk and pump some fresh grease in it. You may even be a little surprised to see how much rust and crap pumps out.
For the motor. What you clearly recorded is gear noise in the motor. Don't want to, or lack the skills to do it. Get yourself a can of white lithium grease with the straw and ease the straw in the gear cavity and spray it in while someone inside punches the E-W button.
Now. Again. Spend a couple hundred every few years on a new actuator. I really don't care.
That's what people did back in the heyday of C Band. And installers loved it. I know. I have a pile of old actuators here that just needed cleaned out and lubed.
Do it, don't do it. For the want of a 39 cent grease fitting and a buck two-ninety-eight can of white lube.
Like I mentioned before. The first -30 winter where my dish actually moved without motor errors on my ASC-1.
Ok, like the cute biker chicks shirt said.
"It won't lick itself".