So the day I set up my Torchmate I though that not much thought was put into the whole rack and pinion gear system on these things, I new that I would get crap into the teeth and it would be a problem. Well it has been for over a year and I am getting sick of cuts screwing up because of a piece of slag getting in a tooth or dirt build up etc stalling the machine. I recommended that they invert these rack and pinions on new machines, no idea if they will do it but that's my opinion.
Anyhoo I decided that I want to put on a few small nozzle jets and blast compressed air onto the rack just in front of and behind the pinions. I would like the machine to be able to turn it on and off before any movement and after any movement has completed. I was curious if anyone knows if that could be programmed and what I would need as far as a solenoid and wiring in order to facilitate this.
Its one of those small shop machines the 4'x4' table kits.