We are in the midst of Open Studios and I planned a few projects to print on my Vandercook 3 (which is sorely underutilized in our shop), and of course, half way through, my grippers have stopped acting normally.
The spring that fits in the hole of the gripper cam thingy seems to be a little too wimpy for the job. It getting bent instead of staying where it is supposed to be and thus the grippers will not open when they are supposed to. I guess it’s kinda like it’s getting stuck in ‘trip’ mode.
I need a quick fix for this- I would like the press to be working again tomorrow so I can’t wait for a new spring to come from NA Graphics. Any ideas? I’m not as familiar with Vandercooks as I’d like to be (I’m a Windmill operator by day) so I’m not sure what can be done, or if this might be something other than the spring.