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by TDIPower
Thu 18 Oct , 2018 19:38 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: MIRAC. ERROR 128.
Replies: 16
Views: 100

Re: MIRAC. ERROR 128.

Brilliant! So glad you got sorted in the end.

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 16 Oct , 2018 21:59 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: MIRAC. ERROR 128.
Replies: 16
Views: 100

Re: MIRAC. ERROR 128.

Ohh I had hoped you had it sorted. No I was trying to say I hadn't felt put down and just wanted to show I wasn't trying to teach you to suck eggs. For VR2 I think there is a patch so you don't need a dongle but you do need a licence file though. When I was researching my Starurn 5 (not common) I fo...
by TDIPower
Tue 16 Oct , 2018 19:32 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: MIRAC. ERROR 128.
Replies: 16
Views: 100

Re: MIRAC. ERROR 128.

It's always difficult to judge peoples experience with systems and hard not to discuss the best way to suck eggs :) having said that that other point of view can often bring a moment of realisation.

Martin is great with digging out amazing bits of history. let us know how it goes!

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 16 Oct , 2018 19:22 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Denford Micromill software help
Replies: 4
Views: 22

Re: Denford Micromill software help

Im a bit puzzled why there is no RS232 plugged into the top board running to the outer case. It doesn't look like it has just become loose, fallen out and is hanging about either.

Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 15 Oct , 2018 23:06 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: MIRAC. ERROR 128.
Replies: 16
Views: 100

Re: MIRAC. ERROR 128.

the only thing I can think of then is that as you said you dloaded the software from Denford recently could it be just a case of the GO file is calling the wrong port, with 3 being on board, my GO files calls $2F8 3, The one in the thread calls $3F8 4 and yours calls $3E8 4, so that shows little con...
by TDIPower
Mon 15 Oct , 2018 20:19 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: MIRAC. ERROR 128.
Replies: 16
Views: 100

Re: MIRAC. ERROR 128.

Hi Ive just been hunting back through posts as I had this issue with a Starturn, it was a coms port error (in the end TX/RX lines in lead needed flipping over for me) BUT the 128 error and then it removing the drivers is just and indication it couldn't talk to the machine so it stops loading it all....
by TDIPower
Tue 02 Oct , 2018 19:58 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Response time
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Response time

I bit the bullet a while back and bought the Quickturn 2d software but the old DOS control board doesn't like some of the G code commands it produces so given that outlay I'm looking to convert my Starturn over to VR turning, needs the control board swapping out and a few other bits. I have the cont...
by TDIPower
Mon 01 Oct , 2018 17:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Response time
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Response time

I currently run my starturn lathe on Win xp through a 'windows' DOS window so you don't need to go back to 98, just remember to disable screen saver and power saving as XP doesn't realise you are working with the PC in DOS. Does your machine have the 'tutor keyboard'? if so then Im pretty sure that ...
by TDIPower
Sat 29 Sep , 2018 23:49 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Response time
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Response time

Hi, I've only dealt with Denford UK as this is where I am. I'm not familiar with the Mirac but a machine on the 2000 year I'm not sure if that would be a DOS machine or a Windows/VR machine. IF it is a DOS machine you can get the software free, if a VR machine it would need to be purchased. Have a l...
by TDIPower
Thu 20 Sep , 2018 23:19 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Response time
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Response time

No that's all they should need, the only thing is the 32pin eprom (chip) with the little glass window should have a sticker on it saying the software version. without that it is hard to be sure if it has ever had an update. The sticker is also meant to be there to stop UV getting to the internals of...
by TDIPower
Tue 18 Sep , 2018 22:10 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Response time
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Response time

Do you know exactly what you want? If it is VR milling or Turning? you will need to supply info from the machine plate but I would also open the cover plate and get the software version off the eprom; they got upgraded over time but it might not be updated on the machine plate. You need that so you ...
by TDIPower
Tue 18 Sep , 2018 22:01 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Denford MicroMill software query
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Denford MicroMill software query

Hi, yes I have machined Aluminium, just a case of sorting the feeds, speeds and cut depths, I was doing moulds for handles for steady hand games (injection moulding with a hot glue gun). By removing the side cover (easy to do so I could keep the door locked and kids out) I used it to access while ma...
by TDIPower
Tue 18 Sep , 2018 20:19 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Response time
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Response time

Did you ask on here or directly to Denford. They only come on here from time to time like us. Phone or email the office directly.

Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 17 Sep , 2018 20:24 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: I got a MicroMill and Microturn last week.
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: I got a MicroMill and Microturn last week.

I would be surprised if there is a PSU issue (it is on the bottom board (Baldor) but it is not impossible. You can get all the drawings on here. You should be able to swap the top/bottom boards from the microturn to prove things.

Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 17 Sep , 2018 20:01 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Denford MicroMill software query
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Denford MicroMill software query

You will need VR milling (need to know the version from the eprom label to work out which version). This is the machine control software which will take a G Code file and control the movement of the machine. VR milling is quite straightforward to setup and use, however if your eprom doesn't support ...
by TDIPower
Wed 12 Sep , 2018 21:51 pm
Forum: VersaLaser
Topic: Versalaser 3.50 laser weak near margin
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Versalaser 3.50 laser weak near margin

could be the a difference in level/focus in that area
by TDIPower
Tue 21 Aug , 2018 23:55 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: I got a MicroMill and Microturn last week.
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: I got a MicroMill and Microturn last week.

You need to zero the machines to where ever the job zero will be. In my years on micromill use job zero I would always set with x/y as far left/back as possible, easier to have a sacrificial bed with marks/boundaries to mount a job against. In that way once those zeros are set all you need to do is ...
by TDIPower
Fri 17 Aug , 2018 20:55 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: Mint Controller Card wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Mint Controller Card wanted

Glad you got sorted, bet you are happy you sorted it
by TDIPower
Fri 17 Aug , 2018 20:53 pm
Forum: Compact 1000
Topic: Drilling holes
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Drilling holes

If you only have the 1/4 collet you can get 1/4 to 1/8th inserts you could then use the 1/8th shanked drills of various drilling dia. You can get them with collars so they always fit in the collet to same depth for tool changes (set your offsets in tooling library). I frequently 'drill' with single ...
by TDIPower
Sun 29 Jul , 2018 19:14 pm
Forum: Other CAD CAM and CNC
Topic: Fusion 360
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Fusion 360

Lots of thoughts on this and issues I have faced with both lathecam designer and quickturn 2d. I've experienced a lot of problems with both programs over speeds and feeds, trying to take cuts so large it stalls the chuck through to ignoring tooling data and trying to part bar to large dia resulting ...