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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2017, 01:39:54 pm »
Problem with set works is that it blinks and it loses its settings.  It started doing that right after i got it.  Cooks had a man working for them at the time that tried to help me figure out what the problem was but he retired or quit before we got it worked out.  I have just used the scale since then.  It would be nice to have the set works actually work ..especially when some body asks for some off the wall dimensions.   It would be helpful if Cooks had a service route like Woodmizer has.  My problem may be a ground somewhere,  but i have checked everything i know to check.  I am retiring from the state job i am presently working in 8 months and i hope to fig a little deeper into the problem then.  The maintaince guy where my # 2 son works is pretty sharp on electrial issues and has shown interest in helping me with it.  I bought this mill new, and for the money spent i sm very disappointed with the set works.  I would not have said anything about it if I had not given Cooks a chance to fix it.  Thats my take on it.  Banjo

What I would try is to run a new ground and hot wire. Bypass everything. Just try running it on your
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2017, 02:45:18 pm »
 
   That's what I would try.  Bango  how does the wiring get from the controls to the head on your mill.  Steve


   
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2017, 04:26:11 pm »
The computer controls are in two different places.   The control box is located on an arm that swings out, that arm has the hydraulic levers that turn, clamp, and dog the log as well as the levers and loading arms.  That is all on the right side of the mill.  The box that controls the computer is behind the mill on a cable that you can walk around with.  There are a couple junction boxrs that the wires are connected to.  All those wires run to the power supply through the flexable gooseneck.  Thats a fair distance.   Bsnjo
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2017, 05:23:22 pm »
I just got home and went to the mill and took a couple of shots of what I was talking about in the previous post.

 

That is the set works on the swing arm.  This swing arm is quite nice, as when you are edging on the mill you can move it into position where you can reach your boards and controls at the same time.

Here is the pict of the remote control on the cable...it can be put in the vacant box on the right of the screen, but I usually leave it at the location behind the mill.

  

 

This shows the gooseneck that the hydraulic lines and electrical contorl cable run through. I appreciate the feed back on trying to come up with a fix. Banjo
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2017, 06:35:34 pm »
Do any folks that work at Cooks read the forum ?
I like the looks of a Cooks mill
It would be nice to have set works
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2017, 04:40:31 am »
  Banjo
 If you leave the head in one place and run the setworks through a few cycles does it still blink off or only when the head is traveling.  Steve
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2017, 06:47:56 am »
Do any folks that work at Cooks read the forum ?

They are in the "Sponsor News" but there are very few posts from FF members or Cooks. I emailed them about not seeing enough responses from Cooks but ... no change. They make nice rugged products but apparently don't see the need to promote them to the forum members.
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2017, 08:13:02 am »
Steve i will check that.  I want to say it blinks off when the mill is traveling forward, but i will look at it to be sure.

I think i was probably instrumental in getting Cooks to sign up here as a sponsor.   Tim Cook personally delivered my mill and i told him what a great site this was, and that most people who were going to buy a mill are going to find this site and ask about the different mills.  Where that had an effect or not...i cant say, but they became sponsors shortly thereafter.   I agree with Bob about them making a super tough mill. Banjo
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2017, 02:04:08 pm »
I think its great when a sponsor interacts with the FF .
I like to hear what they have to say  :)
I'm thinking about one of the Cooks extra wide cut mills
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2017, 02:16:07 pm »
Steve i will check that.  I want to say it blinks off when the mill is traveling forward, but i will look at it to be sure.

I think i was probably instrumental in getting Cooks to sign up here as a sponsor.   Tim Cook personally delivered my mill and i told him what a great site this was, and that most people who were going to buy a mill are going to find this site and ask about the different mills.  Where that had an effect or not...i cant say, but they became sponsors shortly thereafter.   I agree with Bob about them making a super tough mill. Banjo


 Banjo   If it works good sitting still I'd try running a extra ground wire grounded to the head, the post, the engine, the mill frame and the swing out controls.  It might be trying to ground through the roller wheels and losing contact. Anything is worth trying.  Steve
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2017, 08:03:41 pm »
I gave the mill a quick check this afternoon.  It will blink off when its setting still and not using any hydraulic feature.  It comes right back on, but thats no good as it would have to be reset.  When I first started it up, it stayed on for a couple of minutes....I began to move the guide arm in and out and turn on the debarker, raise the head up and down and it started blinking on and off.  Then it would blink on and off when nothing was being done at all.  Tomorrow I am going to just crank it and not move any control and see if it starts blinking.  Banjo
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2017, 07:00:26 am »
To check the ground easy with out the head moving find a good ground on the head and frame and hook up a good pair of jumper cables.  Also if it stays on for a few minutes and then acts up it could be something like a resistor in the power supply heating up. My B20 had a little chip or resistor in the wiring harness that fed power to the computer, when it goes bad the display on the compter would fade out or get real dim and sometimes it would lose its set. I bypassed that little chip and put in a 1/2 amp fuse to protect the computer from a power surge about 2 years ago , no more fading display and the setworks work great.  Steve
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2017, 05:50:10 pm »
Banjo,

Troubleshooting electrical bugs can drive anyone nuts.
Just shoot an email to shannon@cookssaw.com along with your phone number and let him know the best time to give you a call and we'll get you taken care of.

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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2017, 06:20:00 pm »
Thank You James at Cooks sawmills :)
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Re: Cooks AC36 production numbers?
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2017, 08:37:47 pm »
I will do that, thank you.  Banjo
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