Cyber SV Mirror Pan Brake Issue

Rick51Rick51 Registered User
edited March 2009 in HES Automated Lighting
Mirror Pan problems have aparently plagued HES for a while. First, the spring tensioner mechanism thingy; which worked until you turned the fixture 'right-side-up'. Then they moved to the motor shaft damper/brake arrangement; that works better, but . . . Now there is apparently is a little known upgrade for the mirror "braking" system to include two (2) brakes on the mirror Pan motor. This is available as the "Motor Brake Upgrade Kit ($40 . . . something).

Look, I happen to have over thirty Cyberlight SVs in the show, and nine spares. All of them have the "pre-upgrade" single brake version. Unless anyone has a better option, I plan to add a $9.00+ brake, and modify the existing motor shaft (Machine the shaft end by 3/16" so the set screws meet the motor shaft).

Does anyone have any other Cyber SV tips? Help.

TNX,
Rick51 :confused:

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  • jksorgjksorg Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2009
    Rick,
    I
  • jksorgjksorg Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2009
    Rick,
    I just bit the bullet and purchased the Motor Upgrade kits for my 24 Cybers. The new brakes are working great on Pan and Tilt. I'm getting much greater consistancy between fixtures as far as holding their positions. IMHO, it was work the $40 each to upgrade. Hope this helps. Take care!
  • Rick51Rick51 Registered User
    edited March 2009
    jksorg,

    Thanks for your reply. To update, I have so far modified 15 of my Cybers (by attrition), and the upgrade is working without fail. Impressive! The fixtures in my show run on average 12 to 18 hours per day, seven days a week. I averaged 4 mirror pan problems a week. Since the upgrade, NONE of the modified Cybers have had any mirror issues. I'm very pleased.

    Rick
  • skoraskora Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Hi anybody has instructions for the motor brake for pan/tilt installment on cyberlight SV. I 'd apprecciate if you could tell me where to get it online. Thanks
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Go to the Support section of the HES site, select Cyberlight from drop-down menu, click Go....then look for the Exploded View diagrams.

    Motor brakes for the mirror are the same on all models of Cyber.

    Hope this helps.:)
  • jksorgjksorg Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2009
    If you want the instructions, it comes with the upgrade kits and is pretty simple with just a few tools.
  • skoraskora Registered User
    edited March 2009
    jksorg wrote: »
    If you want the instructions, it comes with the upgrade kits and is pretty simple with just a few tools.
    Thank you very much guys for the the help it was fast. The thing is I am on a cruise ship at the moment, the electronics doesn't have the kit in stock but I have found the brakes ( two kinds), and I am waiting for "awhile" before I get a hold of the kit and of course all the good thing that come with it like instruction and the cylinder and screws and... at the moment the brakes are installed on the mirror head but they need replacement. So if you can please tell me if I am doing right by just replacing the brakes and using the parts that are already there.I usually had those two pages of instructions with me in my kit but unfortunately I didn't bring it with me this time :aargh4:. Yea sucks. So if anybody has it online I'd really appreciate it so I can sort out one of the bad thing in my theater:You_Rock_Emoticon:.
    Thanks.
  • jksorgjksorg Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2009
    If you can't find them electronicly, I'm headed to my facility today that has the cyberlights. I'll find the directions and scan them tonight. I'll send them to you in a private message. Take care.
  • skoraskora Registered User
    edited March 2009
    jksorg wrote: »
    If you can't find them electronicly, I'm headed to my facility today that has the cyberlights. I'll find the directions and scan them tonight. I'll send them to you in a private message. Take care.
    Thank you very much my e-mail is skora82@yahoo.com.:beerchug:
  • jksorgjksorg Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2009
    The instructions should be in your inbox. Enjoy!
  • skoraskora Registered User
    edited March 2009
    chris_litz wrote: »
    The upgrade requires replacing the pan tube. Unless you have a way to turn these down you won't be able to add the motor brakes to the pan motors.
    Hi Chris
    Yes you are right. The thing is I have multiple cybers SV with the pan/tilt upgraded, so the tube is already there, on some of them I found bad motors but some of them are overshooting position. With the motor replacement I also replace the brakes just to be on the safe side. The brakes are not expensive. My question is ,since you guys probably have more experience, how long will the brakes last before they need another replacement. I haven't had oportunity to stick around long enough after upgrade of the pan/tilt brakes on my previous contracts but I definetly have solved this problem on a lot of cyberlights on my previous contracts. I might get my supervisor to give me acsses to the deficiencies reports of my previous ships so I can track to see if the upgraded fixtures are still good and how much time does it take for the brakes to be replaced again. The fixtures are being used 10 hours a day and there is some movement going on. Anyway thank you very much gentelman your help is very welcome. I am trully gratefull and I wish I could be of some use to someone else and help them the way you helped me. Thanks.
  • skoraskora Registered User
    edited March 2009
    jksorg wrote: »
    The instructions should be in your inbox. Enjoy!
    Thank you very much Kevin. I already had to do one upgrade from my memory and I stil remember but of course it is good to be on the safe side.
    Thank you so much on your time and effort i will benefit from your help.:notworthy:
  • jksorgjksorg Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2009
    Just glad I could help. Take care!
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