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by TDIPower
Thu 11 Jul , 2019 17:07 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: My Novamill won't run
Replies: 35
Views: 313

Re: My Novamill won't run

Great stuff!!!!

Pete
by TDIPower
Thu 04 Jul , 2019 17:09 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: My Novamill won't run
Replies: 35
Views: 313

Re: My Novamill won't run

On the pic of the computer rear panel, the Purple 25way is not an RS232 port, that is a parallel port (unless you are referring to one that is not in the pic) The 2 9 way D type are the RS232, so you need to make sure you have them set up and can work out which is which. The one that you call Steppe...
by TDIPower
Wed 03 Jul , 2019 20:27 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: My Novamill won't run
Replies: 35
Views: 313

Re: My Novamill won't run

Tony, Good to hear you're getting somewhere with suitable fuses, hopefully when all are replaced with appropriate ones all will be good. A few comments about TDIPower's comments the abbrevations DTE=DataTerminalEquipment, DCE=DataCommunicationsEquipment. These have caused issues for decades as a PC...
by TDIPower
Tue 02 Jul , 2019 21:20 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: My Novamill won't run
Replies: 35
Views: 313

Re: My Novamill won't run

There is a post with pictures about this. It shows a pin out for direct from PC to controlboard using 9way D types, this is the connections it uses. 1 DCD nc 1 DCD 2 RD - 3 TD 3 TD - 2 RD 4 DTR - 6 DSR 5 GND - 5 GND 6 DSR - 4 DTR 7 RTS - 8 CTS 8 CTS - 7 RTS 9 RI nc 9 RI I have faced issues with RS23...
by TDIPower
Tue 02 Jul , 2019 17:06 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: My Novamill won't run
Replies: 35
Views: 313

Re: My Novamill won't run

I'm pretty sure you should be able to find the drawings on here for the novamill and think it says which fuses are which within that.

80mA seems very small for anything in these machines,

Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 01 Jul , 2019 17:31 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: My Novamill won't run
Replies: 35
Views: 313

Re: My Novamill won't run

Step by step in simple terms until you get the hang of things. When you say you have checked the fuses have you actually put a test meter on all of them when removed from the holders and confirmed continuity? I had a fault on a machine, all the fuses past a visual but I had no power. It was only whe...
by TDIPower
Fri 28 Jun , 2019 21:17 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: My Novamill won't run
Replies: 35
Views: 313

Re: My Novamill won't run

each time I try to click on the pics i get a Google 404 error, could you just use the attachments tool within the forum rather than external host.

Pete
by TDIPower
Fri 28 Jun , 2019 21:13 pm
Forum: Router 2600
Topic: Please help juddering not homing
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Please help juddering not homing

So glad you got sorted. If you open up VR milling, go to the help section, there is a tag for tutorials, well worth going through. I've been using the software for 17-18yrs and don't know it all! I know enough to get the kids projects running at work (always a time load pressure) so having my own ma...
by TDIPower
Thu 27 Jun , 2019 19:17 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: HSM PRO CAM - Post Processing TURN 270 PRO
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: HSM PRO CAM - Post Processing TURN 270 PRO

Hi I would be really interested in this too.

Pete
by TDIPower
Thu 20 Jun , 2019 20:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter Y axis not working
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Microrouter Y axis not working

Right, makes sense and good to see you have followed a decent logical approach and read up as much as possible. If you have a hot air paint stripper with a thin nozzle it might be easier to tie a bit of string through the screw fixing hole so you can gently pull on that whilst warming all the pins a...
by TDIPower
Wed 19 Jun , 2019 18:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter Y axis not working
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Microrouter Y axis not working

Just to step back for one moment. When you fire up the machine you obviously need to home it in VR milling before you can tell it to move about. How are you getting past that point if it is not moving in Y correctly or is it moving just not in the same fluid motion as X/Z. So does go to the home swi...
by TDIPower
Wed 19 Jun , 2019 18:31 pm
Forum: Router 2600
Topic: Please help juddering not homing
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Please help juddering not homing

Hi, as Martin says (he knows a lot more than i do!) it should not move until it is talking to VR milling. So something is off there. As a process of elimination I would do the following. Don't hook up a PC yet, fire it up and you need to look at the top board and observe what the LEDs do and 7 Segme...
by TDIPower
Wed 19 Jun , 2019 17:29 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter Y axis not working
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Microrouter Y axis not working

Hi, Im on the south east side of Barnsley, Not a million miles but still a drive, we could have a look if you want for a beer or two. If you have used a soldering iron and solder sucker or solder wick before you should be fine, you just don't want to be damaging the tracks when removing it. There is...
by TDIPower
Tue 18 Jun , 2019 18:30 pm
Forum: Triton
Topic: Triton offset problems
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Triton offset problems

Did you zero the material by touching the cutter on say the left of the block and then clicking X zero (display changed to zeros in X)? if so you need to use the option where you when you do this it knows the cutter dia so will ofset zero to that point. Im not 100% on using this function as I always...
by TDIPower
Tue 18 Jun , 2019 18:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter Y axis not working
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Microrouter Y axis not working

Bit difficult to say for sure without digging out the diagrams, looking at the tracks on the board it looks like those from No2 go to the Y connection. A quick search and here are the drivers, https://cpc.farnell.com/stmicroelectronics/l298n/dual-full-bridge-driver-4a-o-p/dp/SCL298?ost=l298n&ddkey=h...
by TDIPower
Mon 17 Jun , 2019 21:38 pm
Forum: Other CAD CAM and CNC
Topic: Fusion 360
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Re: Fusion 360

The post processor takes all the info you set up and the drawing info and then works out the paths to take and as you say generates the list of G code for the machine to interpret and follow. This is where it gets harder, not all machines will behave or follow some G codes, some need specific lead i...
by TDIPower
Mon 17 Jun , 2019 21:26 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter Y axis not working
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Microrouter Y axis not working

Just to clarify, you have you tried swapping the plugs over (X to Y) to prove a board fault rather than stepper/cable and the fault stays with the board output and the Y motor runs fine under control from X. It sounds like the motor or driver is 'missing steps' Have you checked the travel isn't bind...
by TDIPower
Mon 17 Jun , 2019 21:04 pm
Forum: Router 2600
Topic: Please help juddering not homing
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Please help juddering not homing

Hi, You looked to have jumped straight in to electronic diagnosis but haven't made it clear what you have already done or proved not/OK. Can you run through the following just so we can clear some things from the usual lists. When you power up you need to connect to the machine via PC/VR5 and then c...
by TDIPower
Fri 31 May , 2019 23:22 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New software or new controllers?
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: New software or new controllers?

I ran 2 micromills at work for about 15yrs, great for simple 2D work, I did a lot of 3D prototype work in modelling foam too, I actually modified (reground the tip to a ball nose) a 6mm 1/4" drill bit so i could speed up machining times. Made it possible to machine 50mm/2" depths of cut per pass. It...
by TDIPower
Fri 31 May , 2019 19:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: New software or new controllers?
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: New software or new controllers?

Just on another note, in the pic of the NS controller, I noticed there is a blue wire that looks to be disconnected, without going through the wiring diagrams I wouldn't know what it is for though. If I get a bit of time Ill have a look, you can Dload the diagrams from on here although Martin may be...