Monotype Pneumatics – Front Pin Block R&R Part 3

All the parts from the front pin block have been cleaned and repaired, and so it is time to reinstall them.

The pin block itself has been all cleaned off and it ready to receive all its parts.

The pin block itself has been all cleaned off and is ready to receive all its parts.

The air pins (including the Unit Shift actuator) are in place in their cylinders.

The air pins (including the Unit Shift actuator) are in place in their cylinders.

The springs have been placed on all the regular air pins. The Unit Shift actuator has no spring of its own; instead it relies on the spring of the drawbar pivot.

The springs have been placed on all the regular air pins. The Unit Shift actuator has no spring of its own; instead it relies on the spring of the drawbar pivot.

The cover has been put in place, screwed down and dowelled into its proper position. At this point I tested that all the air pins operated properly when fed compressed air.

The cover has been put in place, screwed down and dowelled into its proper position. At this point I tested that all the air pins operated properly when fed compressed air.

The matrix jaws have been dropped in place and the shoe that guides them has been secured. What are those numbers? I'll describe that in another post.

The matrix jaws have been dropped in place and the shoe that guides them has been secured. What are those numbers? I’ll describe that in another post.

Both sets of tongs and the pin jaws have been installed including the replacement guide rod.

Both sets of tongs and the pin jaws have been installed including the replacement guide rod.

Finally the right buffer jaw, buffer rod, and buffer spring are installed, finishing the job.

Finally the right buffer jaw, buffer spring rod, and buffer spring are installed, finishing the job.

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Monotype Composition Caster

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