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by TDIPower
Thu 09 Jul , 2020 18:32 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Advice

Ok 1st thing open up the side of the cab, take some pics of the control board included the sticky labels on the top of the chips. We need to know that so we know what control it has onboard (many have been upgraded from what the plate says on the side). If you just want to get it up and running you ...
by TDIPower
Fri 03 Jul , 2020 23:44 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: New owner - no software
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: New owner - no software

Hi, I have used the denford Vr milling software for near on 20yrs now, It does the job and is relatively straight forward. I have seen people go down the route of gutting machines of the control for ebay mach 3 conversions and many hours of setting up and often question why. I am sure that mach 3 or...
by TDIPower
Fri 03 Jul , 2020 23:36 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Vertical / MaxiRouter
Topic: Maxirouter Emergency Stop Help
Replies: 20
Views: 167

Re: Maxirouter Emergency Stop Help

Great stuff. Thanks for the update

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 30 Jun , 2020 20:12 pm
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: VR Turning help file.
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: VR Turning help file.

Ive been working with Denford VR turning for about 20yrs in school and still haven't worked my way through the help. Its one of those things, you learn what you need to get a job done at that time, it's only when something comes along that needs more that you try and stay 1 step ahead.

Pete
by TDIPower
Sun 28 Jun , 2020 11:22 am
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: VR Turning help file.
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: VR Turning help file.

That took me a while to locate as it's not in the Help 'contents' file as such but in the CNC programming.

Mine shows the same I am on version 1.49.

Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 22 Jun , 2020 22:10 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Mirac PC connection issues
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Mirac PC connection issues

Steve or Martin would know best but I too believe the battery is not needed.

Pete
by TDIPower
Sun 21 Jun , 2020 21:15 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Another Communication problem
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Another Communication problem

what cable do you have running from the RS232 to the machine? If you have a search there is a pin out that is to run direct from 9way on a PC to the 9way on the board. Have you selected the correct machine in VR milling? You don't say which board you have, does it have the red 7 seg or the green 7 s...
by TDIPower
Fri 19 Jun , 2020 17:04 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Vertical / MaxiRouter
Topic: Maxirouter Emergency Stop Help
Replies: 20
Views: 167

Re: Maxirouter Emergency Stop Help

flipping heck Martin did you double as an eagle eye action man as a kid! I noticed the A2 terminal wasn't screwed down but not knowing the machine didn't realise.

Lets hope that's hope thats the problem!

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 16 Jun , 2020 20:20 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Desktop Tutor Keypad
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Desktop Tutor Keypad

ive never seen a DT used with VR tunrning only on DOS stuff. VR5 is the milling program not the turning program I just loaded up vr turning, (I must dload the latest version im still on 1.49). I set it to make a mirac active, you don't say if it is just a mirac or mirac NS went down to Communication...
by TDIPower
Sun 14 Jun , 2020 22:10 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Vertical / MaxiRouter
Topic: Maxirouter Emergency Stop Help
Replies: 20
Views: 167

Re: Maxirouter Emergency Stop Help

I'm not familiar with the Maxi but the ESR is the E stop relay, the slider as far as i can tell is a manual operation of it. The override Martin mentioned I believe could be the green button next to the E_stop switch. I know this might sound daft but you have reset the e-stop switch (twist and it sh...
by TDIPower
Thu 28 May , 2020 22:21 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

I had forgotten about static from extraction. I have witnessed how bad static can be. We have 2 microrouters at work, both have metal bodied Numatic heppa equipped woodvac units (like metal versions of the Henry). We heard a ticking noise one lunch when the machine was running, 40mins or so into a j...
by TDIPower
Sat 23 May , 2020 0:18 am
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

Which unit do you have as a spindle motor? I only have experience of the porter-cable units, you do need to keep an eye on the brushes as they do wear. It is easiest to take the motor out to check them. Also it can be worth either turning off or un plugging the spindle and running a job with no cutt...
by TDIPower
Thu 21 May , 2020 21:40 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

The denford guys did a really good write up on their fault finding there.

In answer to your question Yes you can plug direct into the top board, open up the panel, you should see the main control card with 7 segment display, the USB plugs in there.

I'd do that as a 1st port of call.

Pete
by TDIPower
Wed 20 May , 2020 20:49 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

there is also a post from denford about usb dropping out due to powersaving on computers they do say what setting to change. I had it happen to me 2hrs into some machining. I couldn't remember what it had said to change so went into the power setting and told it never to sleep or power save. found i...
by TDIPower
Mon 18 May , 2020 22:26 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 39
Views: 3602

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

it looks like on the diagram the Work light picks up from the 24v PSU on the machine, you could look at getting a replacement light LED or similar, mine has done the same and I intend to get a roll of the LEDs from eBay when i get round to it. Something like this stuff, you would pay about £10 for 5...
by TDIPower
Mon 11 May , 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Schematic Circuit Diagrams for the Novaturn
Replies: 6
Views: 2995

Re: Schematic Circuit Diagrams for the Novaturn

Have a look at the info for the Starturn 5 I think its the same 'british encoder' I looked into it a while ago as i am converting my ST5 to Novaturn control http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=585 http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3515&hilit=british+encoder http://www.d...
by TDIPower
Tue 28 Apr , 2020 23:52 pm
Forum: Turn270
Topic: All the gear no idea
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: All the gear no idea

Ok, I bought the same software But don't have a machine to run it with (well do but just need to wire it all up as in the whole control side) Don't forget you can download the latest version of the software from the web site as you may find updates too. The good thing is the boards are the same in a...
by TDIPower
Fri 24 Apr , 2020 22:45 pm
Forum: Turn270
Topic: All the gear no idea
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: All the gear no idea

when you fire up the machine and load up the VR software, the 1st thing it should do is 'home' all the travels so it knows where it is.

Can you post up which software you have, as I'm not familiar with the machine a pic of the machine, Ill see what I can do to help

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 21 Apr , 2020 21:27 pm
Forum: Turn270
Topic: All the gear no idea
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: All the gear no idea

Hi Sorry no where near you but willing to try remote help, Ive not run a turn 270 and I only have quickturn 2d design and VR Turning. I have been around denford machines for 20yrs mostly the milling machines BUT do have a DOS controlled lathe that I hope to finish a conversion to the VR software. Gi...
by TDIPower
Mon 13 Apr , 2020 23:00 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn ATC blowing fuse on startup
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Novaturn ATC blowing fuse on startup

Hi, I got a look at my black box... the bad news is the fuse in mine IS as 500mA fast blow! I have just found these specs which i believe to be correct for the 24v motor. (it has the 12v motor too) I'm trying to remember about how they are wired. I know the cables for the motor run down through the ...