Problem: Is there a simple and effective way to replace a connector when there are no replacements in stock?
Solution: Use a short piece of 1Z4-in hose (or one that matches the shaft size of the encoder) and two hose clamps. Place the hose between the encoder and the source it is attached to and clamp both ends. The flexibility of the hose lets the encoder work properly until a new connector arrives.
Contributor: Cleve Magill, Maintenance Manager, United DC, Houston, TX; 713-671-8200 x 112