My 215 Positive Lockup Bar has suddenly taken to shifting easily during printing. Since this is a new trend, I’m thinking the bar needs attention, cleaning, adjustment, etc. Any advice on this?
I would also like to have a fixed “dead bar” and I have a machine shop at UAFS (next door to our print shop) who can fabricate one for me. In this press (same as #4), the bar fits into semi-circular notches on the sides of the press bed. The manual calls this bar a “plate base end stop” but it seems to serve the same purpose as a fixed dead bar. Since I’m not using this as a plate base end stop, I think I may not need the notches on top, nor holes for the bolts. Any advice on this?