Prince P-200

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by nhstennis, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. nhstennis

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    is anybody familiar with hissing coming from the tensioner in this machine? Is this normal?
     
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  2. Steve Huff

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    Sounds as if you have an air leak. This is a pneumatic machine that relies on air pressure. I think Tennismachines Inc. services them.
     
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  3. PBODY99

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    If you only hear the hissing when the tensioner is moving, I don't think that is a problem.:cool:
     
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  4. nhstennis

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    the sound can be heard when not tensioning?
    Can i continue stringing or should i get i call tmachines?
     
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  5. nhstennis

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    can i keep stringing if teh sound emits even when not strinnging
     
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  6. PBODY99

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    Yes, of course you can. The issue is tension consistency. If you have a way to check your final tension<string meter for example> and your results don't vary, it will work until it breaks. Remember, all machine will need to be serviced or replaced, & the P_200 is not a youngster.:cool:
     
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  7. Steve Huff

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    Can you listen to see where the hissing is coming from? Is it from the air tank (cannister), or up near the tension head itself (in a valve)?
     
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  8. SunDog

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    Do a soap bubble test on all the air joints. Apply a small amount of soapy water to each union and look for bubble formation. That will tell you if it is leaking from a place it shouldn't be leaking from - or if the air is escaping from the system as part of normal ops.
     
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