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How to Adjust the Steering on an OEC 9800 C-Arm

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Dec 31, 2014 2:57:00 PM

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9800_steering_adjustDo the wheels shimmy? Does the handle wiggle? Is it just getting harder to make turns? We're not talking about the tie rods on your '03 Ford Focus (there's a different blog for that). We're talking about the chain-driven steering mechanism on your OEC 9800 C-arm.

Every so often, the steering linkage in a 9800 can get a little slack in it. When this happens, it takes longer for the steering handle to engage and makes your steering sloppy. Fortunately, adjusting the chain back to its proper tension is a relatively simple task that could potentially be taken care of by your on-site maintenance team.

See the video below for a step-by-step demonstration of how an OEC 9800 steering chain can be adjusted to proper tension:

Adjusting the Steering on an OEC 9800

 

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Written by Jordan Batterbee

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Jordan Batterbee is the SEO Copywriter at Block Imaging. He loves to research, write, and help others get clear, concise, and (hopefully) fun answers to their medical imaging questions.

Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Medical Imaging Service Training

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