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by TDIPower
Mon 29 Apr , 2019 20:24 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Numeric USB keypad pendant
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Numeric USB keypad pendant

It should just work, just make sure number lock is turned off on the pad, that switches it to the arrow key, page up/down etc. You can change which keys are used within VR Milling, so you could use any keys you wanted, just go to Setup > Jog Keys > Password 'Denny' >click on what you want to redefin...
by TDIPower
Wed 06 Mar , 2019 18:41 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill, first time in cnc (Mach conversion)
Replies: 21
Views: 7166

Re: Novamill, first time in cnc (Mach conversion)

If you have a look at this link, http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=4778 I posted up info on the Sprint 400 controller In the 1st dload in the list there is a diagram which indicates you can set up a manual control via a 10k pot with the resistor across pins 1 & 2 and the wiper on 3. ...
by TDIPower
Sun 03 Mar , 2019 21:12 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: TU150U in need of TLC
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: TU150U in need of TLC

Loving the dedication to this. really cant wait to see it all unfold


Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 04 Feb , 2019 21:19 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: TU150U in need of TLC
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: TU150U in need of TLC

That sort of sounds like home switch issues BUT only if you had called for a home. Got to be worth checking the functionality of them.

Pete
by TDIPower
Sun 03 Feb , 2019 23:40 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: TU150U in need of TLC
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: TU150U in need of TLC

Was the movement as soon as power went on or did you press anything. Does it have limit/home switches? When the machines I have worked on power up they sit there, you have to press home for movement, If the location is away from home it drives to the home location at pace, presses the switch, stops,...
by TDIPower
Tue 29 Jan , 2019 22:23 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: electrical power control box to machine

Ive run my Starturn 5 on USB-RS232 in the past, cant remember if it was the machine or the tutor on the USB but it did work. Where are you? I have an xp machine with 2 rs232s onboard if your were local you could borrow to test things out. Im Barnsley/Sheffield

Pete
by TDIPower
Wed 23 Jan , 2019 23:23 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: electrical power control box to machine

I looked at the thread that had pics of the triac, they have a different set up to what I have used or worked with. I'm used to the denstep, next step type boards. The bottom board has the stepper drivers on, the top board sits directly on top of the bottom covering it and is the main logic/digital ...
by TDIPower
Mon 21 Jan , 2019 20:15 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: electrical power control box to machine

Well, you have gone beyond my knowledge other than there are quite a few posts where people have done conversions. In a lot of cases the control is the same within the different machines so seeing how some did it with another machine would help. Which board is in the triac? From the description of w...
by TDIPower
Fri 18 Jan , 2019 21:21 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: electrical power control box to machine

I like the denford control, quite robust and a bit over the top on safety but having a target market in the education sector it's needed. Pretty sure you should be able to dload the wiring diagrams for it, you should be able to check fuses and power supplies if you are handy with a meter. Dont rely ...
by TDIPower
Thu 17 Jan , 2019 23:46 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Yep, another machine can't connect
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Yep, another machine can't connect

On the 2 rs232 ports actually a lot still do, if they have one on the back there is normally another which just needs a header off the mother board. I know USB is the thing but as it has distance issues and a lot of technology is using rs232 with a usb to rs232 converter in the plug.
by TDIPower
Thu 17 Jan , 2019 23:40 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: electrical power control box to machine

I would have thought the steppers would be powered, they are on all the other denford machines I have encountered even with no computer hooked up. All I can say is there is lots of info on here, it takes time to work through it and some can contradict if you have worked with RS232 set ups in the pas...
by TDIPower
Tue 15 Jan , 2019 23:21 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Yep, another machine can't connect
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Yep, another machine can't connect

A lot of denford stuff went in to education establishments hence the safety 'overkill'. All the den/easy/nextstep boards are very powerful and full of features that just aren't used. You could do a lot more with them which is why its kind of a shame to see them pulled. In my mind its like a tesla ca...
by TDIPower
Mon 14 Jan , 2019 21:14 pm
Forum: TechSoft 2D Design
Topic: E-Mail file problem
Replies: 3
Views: 2519

Re: E-Mail file problem

I have had issues with dtd files, always have to zip them, its outlook or works setting for outlook

Pete
by TDIPower
Sun 13 Jan , 2019 20:20 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: electrical power control box to machine
Replies: 21
Views: 511

Re: electrical power control box to machine

Ive not worked on a Triac but I m pretty sure given it has the desktop tutor keyboard you will want the DOS software and a PC with 2x RS232 ports do you have the software? you can dload from the Denford site for free. Most issues come from incorrect rs232 setup, be it the lead or the file that tells...
by TDIPower
Wed 19 Dec , 2018 22:36 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Dummies guide
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Dummies guide

From what I can see it does look like you are on DOS control. Having run the DOS stuff it is fine and works well but I wanted to move on to windows based control and didn't fancy going down the route of Mach3. I would get it running on that and prove the machine for a while. What would be good to fi...
by TDIPower
Tue 18 Dec , 2018 20:37 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: TU150U in need of TLC
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: TU150U in need of TLC

Do a search, I have seen a few threads on the machines

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 18 Dec , 2018 20:33 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Dummies guide
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Dummies guide

This guy had a MIRAC with V1.47 on the box, he had issues with the RS232 set up but got things running using the DOS control.

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by TDIPower
Tue 18 Dec , 2018 20:08 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Dummies guide
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Dummies guide

Don't think I've ever seen an idiots guide as such for any of the DOS software, much to my frustration when I was getting my Starturn up and running on DOS. I have put together links to info I could find from what I could remember when I was going through it. The Generic DOS turning manual is here h...
by TDIPower
Thu 13 Dec , 2018 23:03 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: VMC 1300 Pro spindle won't turn
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: VMC 1300 Pro spindle won't turn

Good stuff! I've not done anything with these machines but know that feeling when you put out the cry for help and you don't get any back quick enough. Just taking the time to do the post can sometimes be enough to get the grey matter in gear :)

Pete
by TDIPower
Wed 12 Dec , 2018 19:46 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: New Cyclone - need phase converter advice.
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: New Cyclone - need phase converter advice.

I am wondering is there any reason to keep this running 3 phase, could it not be converted to single? The control voltage is listed as 24v, lights as 110 only the motor as 415 3 phase, depending on how its wound most motors can be changed to single. I haven't looked at the diagrams, but it might be ...