The machine we started with had no instrumentation. Our customer requires precise instrumentation to ensure precise sanding.
We installed a counter with a read-out on the control panel that counts the number of head cycles. The control panel has the controls for the master power, sanding motor, head direction, and solenoid valves.
|For initial strip thickness, we used a digital indicator mounted on the front of the head. The indicator cost only $69, but it measures to half of a thousandth of an inch. It is battery powered and has auto-shutoff and turn-on. It can be zeroed at different heights and we installed a mechanical adjustment to increase flexibility and ease of use.|