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by TDIPower
Mon 13 Jan , 2020 19:47 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Feed rates?
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Feed rates?

I run it all the time on the 2 machines at work and mine at home, your ears are your friend... if it sound rough dial it back on the over ride. So if you are doing a plunge/slot cut then I might dial it back a little then when it is up or down milling it will be fine on 50% step over

Pete
by TDIPower
Wed 01 Jan , 2020 21:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: VRMilling 2.32 radius errors
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: VRMilling 2.32 radius errors

dont know to be honest, I've never run into this issue myself. The issue I have more often if using VR5 to post process DXF files and rather than using the radius it uses a series of straight lines, not noticeable on small curves but it is on larger. Apparently this isn't a problem if you use Denfor...
by TDIPower
Tue 31 Dec , 2019 16:09 pm
Forum: VMC 1300
Topic: 1300 Pro Z axis brake applied on rapid home or toolchange
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: 1300 Pro Z axis brake applied on rapid home or toolchange

I keep one of these tubular heaters inside the case of my Microrouter pro only set to come on at 7c to keep condensation off things though, I had considered setting it to higher for when I want to do work. https://www.screwfix.com/p/dimplex-ecot1ft-wall-mounted-tubular-heater-40w-408-x-81mm/3951F?kp...
by TDIPower
Tue 31 Dec , 2019 16:03 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: VRMilling 2.32 radius errors
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: VRMilling 2.32 radius errors

not sure of a 2 decimal place requirement or min radius BUT just looked through a few FNC files and all seem to be to 3 dec places, it looks like your program passed line 773 too which has a radius to 3 dec places, so maybe a radius of 0.039 is to small.

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 17 Dec , 2019 23:04 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: milling/routing order/direction
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: milling/routing order/direction

Thanks Steve, I do but haven't used it as I 'grew up' on Techsoft since it was on an archimedes computer at Uni over 20yrs ago. I keep meaning to run with it for a bit. I did find I can swap the machine direction in Techsoft, it cuts in the opposite direction to drawing. I have another funny in VR m...
by TDIPower
Sun 15 Dec , 2019 19:49 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: milling/routing order/direction
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: milling/routing order/direction

I had a play about after my post. It turns out the import of DXF in to VR5 from Techsoft 2D Design reverses the direction a line is drawn. So if i want to plan for machining in particular direction I have to draw in the opposite eg machining from left to right requires me to draw the line from right...
by TDIPower
Fri 13 Dec , 2019 21:50 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: milling/routing order/direction
Replies: 3
Views: 66

milling/routing order/direction

Hi i've never worried about the direction of order in which VR Milling does things when using the inbuilt DXF to FNC post processor but am faced with needing to ensure some operations are done in a specific order and on a climb mill rather than conventional. I am using a dove tail bit to cut 2 secti...
by TDIPower
Fri 06 Dec , 2019 21:13 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn Software
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Novaturn Software

Need to get my finding things head on. The eprom sat on my monitor stand for about 2 yrs, I put it safe when I swapped the room about :(

The DOS software is available here...

http://website.denford.ltd.uk/dos-vinta ... formation/

Pete
by TDIPower
Fri 29 Nov , 2019 22:33 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn Software
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Novaturn Software

Hi, there are various posts about how to wire up the RS232 leads, this is the pin out as used on the Desktop tutor keyboard DTE Computer DIRECTION DCE Denford 9 pin fmale 25pin male Case -- - 1 DCD <- 8 DCD 2 RD <- 3 TX 3 TD -> 2 RX 4 DTR -> 20 DTR 5 GND -- 7 GND 6 DSR <- 6 DSR 7 RTS -> 4 RTS 8 CTS ...
by TDIPower
Mon 04 Nov , 2019 23:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!

Just had a look at a v2 licence file although not flashed onto VR milling, the Ini_File=Windmill.ini is the last line not the first eg {FLASH} Flash_User=xxxxxxxxxxx Flash_Code=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx Ini_File=Windmill.ini I don't know if the order would make a difference but worth a...
by TDIPower
Mon 04 Nov , 2019 23:16 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!

Hi, I haven't got a PC with Vr2 on at the moment and a bit snowed under, I think I have a win7 PC still, I know I def have an XP machine, If I get chance I will run an install but it has been a long time since I last did it. Martin is normally great help for some reason I seem to think the flashed i...
by TDIPower
Mon 04 Nov , 2019 23:03 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Tripping rcbo and coms issue
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Tripping rcbo and coms issue

just another thought, where are you. If not a million miles away could maybe have a look
by TDIPower
Mon 04 Nov , 2019 22:58 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Tripping rcbo and coms issue
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Tripping rcbo and coms issue

The spindle motor does not come into play until you have it connected to a PC and a program running. the program needs to send a command to the control board to turn the spindle on and it will not let this happen unless all the safety interlocks are in the correct state (emergency stop not pressed a...
by TDIPower
Sun 03 Nov , 2019 22:34 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Tripping rcbo and coms issue
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Tripping rcbo and coms issue

Just had to have my RCD replaced on the house too, it tested fine on full and double load but would trip at half load! It does state on the documents with them that they should be test tripped once a month. It was my toaster that was a regular cause for tripping. Fortunately my garage is on a split ...
by TDIPower
Fri 01 Nov , 2019 17:11 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Unrecognised Error (code -256)
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Unrecognised Error (code -256)

Hi Martin, I just tried that link, it says 'not authorized to view'

Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 30 Sep , 2019 18:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter spindle controller
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Microrouter spindle controller

I might be wrong but I thought the speed controllers were Sprint units, it is 240v in and 0-10v for 0-full speed control. If I remember correctly the 0-10v MUST be isolated as there is something about 240v floating on the board. I might be wrong but I think the output is DC. If you have a look at th...
by TDIPower
Fri 27 Sep , 2019 18:43 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding a 4th axis to micromill
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Adding a 4th axis to micromill

really loving this work. I've never used 4th axis and can't wait to see this in action, I will be bouncing you the questions if i decide to do something like this in the future!

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:23 pm
Forum: Viceroy
Topic: Denford viceroy saddle removal
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Denford viceroy saddle removal

Just had a thought when I moved house 6yrs ago I discovered 4 holes in the base just under the bed/tray. These it turns out are for putting 2 bars through so 4 folks can lift and carry it, one each corner, that's how it went on the removals wagon. Didn't even bother splitting it for that.
by TDIPower
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:19 pm
Forum: Viceroy
Topic: Denford viceroy saddle removal
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Denford viceroy saddle removal

When the guys come to service the Harrison M300 at work they wind the saddle off the end of the bed, I did this too when I was transporting my Boxford TUD, there is a little L shaped bracket on the underside of the TUD bed to stop it being wound off or the tale stock being slid off the end. I just h...
by TDIPower
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:10 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Cleaning the Z axis
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Cleaning the Z axis

For me too. Not the easiest things to clean out, just have to bite the bullet and get on with it!

Thanks

Pete