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by TDIPower
Wed 20 Jan , 2021 23:17 pm
Forum: Turn270
Topic: All the gear no idea
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: All the gear no idea

the numbers are actually letters. There is a list somewhere on the forum to 'decode' what it is saying, Took me ages to understand the 'numbers' it was flashing up at me once was E 5 t 0 P, or E Stop, meaning the emergence stop was pressed! Not sure is this is valid on the later boards but I think i...
by TDIPower
Wed 20 Jan , 2021 18:34 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Compact 1000 pro E-stop and off on switch
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Compact 1000 pro E-stop and off on switch

If i remember correctly the limit switch links back to the control board directly, you just need to use a meter and check the continuity on each wire, You could 'prove' if the issue is the wire/switch by directly wiring a switch to the control board and manually operating it. II can't remember what ...
by TDIPower
Mon 18 Jan , 2021 21:06 pm
Forum: Viceroy
Topic: Installing Denford Viceroy on wooden bearers
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Installing Denford Viceroy on wooden bearers

I dont know if i was clear on meaning a frame or my understanding of bearers, we prob both understand. I didnt realise the viceroy was a single unit under the bed. My tud has motor cabinet on the left and a storage on the right, so it is open between where you would stand and you can get your feet u...
by TDIPower
Sun 17 Jan , 2021 23:28 pm
Forum: Viceroy
Topic: Installing Denford Viceroy on wooden bearers
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Installing Denford Viceroy on wooden bearers

I only have a Boxford Tud manual lathe. I found this as a school/student machine too low for me at 6' 3". I made some shuttering the size of each end of the lathe, drilled the concrete floor within the shuttering, fitted rawl plugs and used 150mm screws at 4" centres so I could level them (my floor ...
by TDIPower
Thu 14 Jan , 2021 23:48 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: VR Milling v5.69 released 23rd February 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 3742

Re: VR Milling v5.69 released 23rd February 2020

HI, The guys at Denford do this as a sort of hobby so don't always come on, so the support is sort of unofficial and often by those of us who use the machines either at work or home. A couple of things, what happens if you open VR5: 1 DON'T connect to the machine and try file open. 2. DO connect to ...
by TDIPower
Sun 10 Jan , 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter Blown F3 Fuse/Emergency Stop Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Microrouter Blown F3 Fuse/Emergency Stop Switch

Once again.. Great info Thanks Martin.
by TDIPower
Sun 10 Jan , 2021 8:38 am
Forum: StarTurn
Topic: ATC (auto tool change) Gearbox info
Replies: 7
Views: 6436

Re: ATC (auto tool change) Gearbox info

Thanks Martin,
I thought that must have been the case, do you have the specs on the original pawl size when you are back in. Not that I'm going to be doing anything with it still for a while just if they are on here it would be great when I come to it.

Pete
by TDIPower
Sat 09 Jan , 2021 16:17 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter Blown F3 Fuse/Emergency Stop Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Microrouter Blown F3 Fuse/Emergency Stop Switch

That's interesting, I've not looked at one with the Z brake how is it activated/deactivated. is it only used when the machine is not cutting or is there G code to control it?

Pete
by TDIPower
Sat 09 Jan , 2021 16:10 pm
Forum: StarTurn
Topic: ATC (auto tool change) Gearbox info
Replies: 7
Views: 6436

Re: ATC (auto tool change) Gearbox info

Thanks Martin, Hope you guys are doing ok there. On a slightly different point, I noticed on later ATCs they had 2 pawls, was there an issue with the earlier single pawl units wearing resulting in an inaccuracy/reliability in alignment on tool changes. I remember there was a member who had problems ...
by TDIPower
Thu 07 Jan , 2021 23:38 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter Blown F3 Fuse/Emergency Stop Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Microrouter Blown F3 Fuse/Emergency Stop Switch

If you have a look here http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewforum.php?f=37 you should be able to find the correct diagrams for the machine. (you may have a pack of them inside the control panel, they used to put them in there). I would put a fuse in and see what happens, if it blows again then there is...
by TDIPower
Wed 06 Jan , 2021 20:19 pm
Forum: StarTurn
Topic: ATC (auto tool change) Gearbox info
Replies: 7
Views: 6436

Re: ATC (auto tool change) Gearbox info

Hi, sorry no, I didn't do anything more with it. I became to frustrated with the DOS control and have decided I will convert to VR turning. I would be a lot further along with this BUT I decided (forced into due to rotten chassis) to rebuild my Landrover, do major work on the house, be thwarted with...
by TDIPower
Fri 01 Jan , 2021 23:15 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Feed speeds displayed incorrectly.
Replies: 5
Views: 417

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 fi...
by TDIPower
Fri 01 Jan , 2021 20:33 pm
Forum: Turn270
Topic: All the gear no idea
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: All the gear no idea

How are you on electronics and a multimeter? looks like the diagrams are here... http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=3722

Pete
by TDIPower
Fri 01 Jan , 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Turn270
Topic: All the gear no idea
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: All the gear no idea

Hi, sorry i didn't pick up on your earlier post so here is me with the 1st post of 2021, as it has just tipped midnight and here is how 2021 is probably going to roll (one day the same is as the next). You have the a later board than i have come into contact with, I have seen them but not looked at....
by TDIPower
Thu 24 Dec , 2020 17:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Feedback
Topic: More support
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: More support

The forum was set up for them not us, they originally used it to keep a log of problems they faced so they could go back to it, it developed into this. They do it in their free time, not a paid position. When you think about it most people come on here wanting something for nothing (help/advise) rat...
by TDIPower
Sun 20 Dec , 2020 23:03 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Tripping rcbo and coms issue
Replies: 12
Views: 3421

Re: Tripping rcbo and coms issue

the speed controller for the porter cable (which is a universal motor AC/DC) is the Sprint board, this has a 0-10v input which gives a proportional 0-90v DC output I believe. If your machine has the Spindle and Feed control knobs on the case then you could wire that to control the 0-10v. The sprint ...
by TDIPower
Thu 17 Dec , 2020 23:30 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Getting going with VR Milling
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Getting going with VR Milling

G code is effectively a text document so you can open it in a text editor and then do a 'save as' and put .fnc after the file name and it will work. Proper CNC operators can write the G code directly and not need a post processor (clever software that does that guys job) Now it all depends an if you...
by TDIPower
Thu 17 Dec , 2020 19:49 pm
Forum: Compact 1000
Topic: Could you help get me started on my MRC40?
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Could you help get me started on my MRC40?

Drop me a PM , where are you what do you want to achieve. 20yrs working with denford mill/routers in schools for exam projects

Pete
by TDIPower
Thu 17 Dec , 2020 19:40 pm
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: Project of the week: Cheese Board Drinks Tray
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Project of the week: Cheese Board Drinks Tray

Good stuff, I do like to see these little projects coming out.

Pete
by TDIPower
Wed 16 Dec , 2020 17:53 pm
Forum: StarMill
Topic: coolant options
Replies: 4
Views: 2802

Re: coolant options

have a loom on the novamill threads as various people have done it