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by MAX THE MILLER
Sat 02 Jan , 2021 19:59 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Feed speeds displayed incorrectly.
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Feed speeds displayed incorrectly.

After carrying out a few experiments I think I know what's going on here. For some reason the DWG import function puts F parameters in the generated Gcode with a value of zero ie F0 or no feed. I have no idea what this means or how the machine interprets it. The help file is not helpful where F0 is ...
by MAX THE MILLER
Sat 02 Jan , 2021 11:39 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Feed speeds displayed incorrectly.
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Feed speeds displayed incorrectly.

Try turning turbo mode off as the program reads ahead as far as the next modal change. The feed displayed will be the feed where's the program has read ahead to. If you turn turbo off the machine will display the feed of the actual currently exicuted line. Point taken and I'll try it. However the o...
by MAX THE MILLER
Sat 02 Jan , 2021 11:34 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Feed speeds displayed incorrectly.
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Feed speeds displayed incorrectly.

Hi, so is it just a display issue and it is moving at the correct speed (matches the program) or is it moving at the displayed speed e.g. 39ipm Is this happening with all files? DO an 'air cut' but change that feed speed F0.875 to say F10 and see what it does. Have you tried any of the 'demo' FNC f...
by MAX THE MILLER
Fri 01 Jan , 2021 21:17 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Feed speeds displayed incorrectly.
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Feed speeds displayed incorrectly.

When executing a part program VR Milling displays the feed speed. I assume it derives this from the F (feed speed) parameter in the part program. However the speed is often incorrectly displayed possibly because the software is reading the wrong parameter. I've attached screen shots of two examples....
by MAX THE MILLER
Fri 01 Jan , 2021 20:58 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: Mirac PC - KEB drives for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1801

Re: Mirac PC - KEB drives for sale

The OP PMed me on 29 June 2020 to say that these has been sold.

Max.
by MAX THE MILLER
Fri 27 Nov , 2020 14:12 pm
Forum: QuickTURN 2D Design
Topic: LINE ANGLES
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: LINE ANGLES

I think I get it.

What the software has done is to take 90 degrees, call it 90 millimetres and convert that to inches.

90mm = 3.54331inches.

Looks clearly wrong to me.
by MAX THE MILLER
Fri 27 Nov , 2020 14:00 pm
Forum: QuickTURN 2D Design
Topic: LINE ANGLES
Replies: 1
Views: 453

LINE ANGLES

I've been experimenting with the unlicensed version of QuickTURN 2D Design. If I look at the properties of a line drawn parallel to the X axis its angle is given as 3.54331. If I look at the properties of a line drawn parallel to the Z axis its angle is given as 7.08661, which is twice the previous ...
by MAX THE MILLER
Thu 12 Nov , 2020 13:30 pm
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: Line numbering problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Line numbering problem.

I've loaded the new software and line numbering now works correctly.

Thanks for the fix.
by MAX THE MILLER
Tue 10 Nov , 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: Line numbering problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Line numbering problem.

Thanks for the update Steve.
by MAX THE MILLER
Thu 05 Nov , 2020 13:00 pm
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: Line numbering problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Line numbering problem.

If an attempt is made to add line numbers to a part program, having blank lines, the entire edit window is deleted. ie: Open a .fnl file. Click Editor. Click Modify. Click Line numbering. Click OK The contents of the edit window are deleted. It took me a while to realise what was causing the problem...
by MAX THE MILLER
Mon 29 Jun , 2020 21:47 pm
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: VR Turning help file.
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: VR Turning help file.

Thanks for that Pete.

It's not just me then! I'm at version 1.51. When I get a chance I'll try it on Windows XP.

Given that this software is used in educational establishments I'm surprised this hasn't been reported before.

Max.
by MAX THE MILLER
Fri 26 Jun , 2020 21:21 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: Mirac PC - KEB drives for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1801

Re: Mirac PC - KEB drives for sale

I've sent you a private message.
by MAX THE MILLER
Fri 26 Jun , 2020 11:55 am
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: VR Turning help file.
Replies: 3
Views: 778

VR Turning help file.

Some of the pages in the help file dealing with G Codes supposedly show diagrams. However when I view these pages the diagrams don't appear. This applies to both Windows 7 and Windows 10 machines.

Is this a general problem or is it just me?

Thanks, Max.
by MAX THE MILLER
Fri 26 Jun , 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Combivert F0 Variable Frequency Drive settings?
Replies: 1
Views: 1555

Re: Combivert F0 Variable Frequency Drive settings?

With the Covid -19 lock down just starting I probably asked this question at the wrong time.

Is anyone able to help?

Thanks, Max.
by MAX THE MILLER
Wed 25 Mar , 2020 16:14 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Combivert F0 Variable Frequency Drive settings?
Replies: 1
Views: 1555

Combivert F0 Variable Frequency Drive settings?

My Mirac's ATC has stopped working. To cut a long story short I've traced the fault to the Combivert F0 Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). If I manually apply 15 VDC to tag 10 on the VFD's terminal strip the ATC motor should drive forwards, but nothing happens. The ATC is not jammed. On checking the VF...
by MAX THE MILLER
Tue 04 Feb , 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Spindle speed incorrect.
Replies: 14
Views: 4155

Re: Spindle speed incorrect.

The maximum speed parameter sets the highest speed that can be selected in software be it DOS or VR turning. It is also the speed at which 10VDC is sent to the VFD. In the case of my machine the maximum speed parameter was set to 5000 RPM, but the VFD was set up so that 10VDC corresponded with 3870 ...
by MAX THE MILLER
Sat 25 Jan , 2020 21:33 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Spindle speed incorrect.
Replies: 14
Views: 4155

Re: Spindle speed incorrect.

When I originally started this thread I was using the Mirac with its internal PC which runs DOS. The parameters relating to spindle speed are in the file FLSTEP.opt. I'm now using the Mirac with an external PC running VR Turning. The spindle parameters are in the machine parameters file which can ea...
by MAX THE MILLER
Sun 19 May , 2019 17:02 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Easy Upgrader not detecting Eurostep Controller.
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

Re: Easy Upgrader not detecting Eurostep Controller.

It turned out that the problem was nothing to do with the cable. This thread suggests that Easy Upgrader won't work with Eurostep controllers and that MintMan should be used instead. http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=3692 With MintMan's comm port configured as 19200-8-N-1 and a V2.1 ...
by MAX THE MILLER
Wed 15 May , 2019 15:39 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Easy Upgrader not detecting Eurostep Controller.
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

Re: Easy Upgrader not detecting Eurostep Controller.

I think I know what might be causing this. The cable has pins 4 and 6 correctly cross wired, but in addition they're linked to pin 1. Pin 1 would normally be Data Carrier Detect (DCD), but Baldor use it for the cable screen, so pins 4 and 6 are probably being pulled permanently low. Unfortunately I ...
by MAX THE MILLER
Mon 13 May , 2019 15:56 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Easy Upgrader not detecting Eurostep Controller.
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

Easy Upgrader not detecting Eurostep Controller.

Before spending money on VR Turning software I wanted to make sure that my PC could actually communicate with the Eurostep Controller in my Mirac via an RS232 serial link. The Eurostep Controller is known to be working. I used a cable wired as shown in this thread http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewto...