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by TDIPower
Wed 11 Sep , 2019 20:14 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

If you go into the machine setup (denny) you can look at the parameters but i'm not sure if there is more to it than that.

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 10 Sep , 2019 21:08 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Thread cutting
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Thread cutting

Post up your G code file. Are you doing the design on LatheCAM designer? Which version of machine control are you using? I've done threading using Lathcam as the design package but my control is DOS based. (now have both Quick turn and VR turning but need to convert my control card over, car restora...
by TDIPower
Wed 04 Sep , 2019 19:51 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Speed and Feed GUIDE for Denford machines
Replies: 6
Views: 8723

Re: Speed and Feed GUIDE for Denford machines

This had me wondering as I have the Mircrorouter Pro with a PC motor, I thought the Pro version was OK for alu but not steel. I would have thought putting filter cloth over the vents would have been OK. I use off cuts from the cooker hood filters in the kitchen for the fan filter, sticking them on t...
by TDIPower
Thu 22 Aug , 2019 17:01 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

Steve knows his stuff! From a user point of view, I know a lot of people go for changing the control over to mach3 or similar rather than paying the money out for the denford software. However I have used denford software/control stuff for 18yrs or so, it is very straight forward, I have kids in sch...
by TDIPower
Fri 16 Aug , 2019 23:18 pm
Forum: Router 2600
Topic: Please help juddering not homing
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Please help juddering not homing

if you have the vacuum bed then a sacrificial 6mm sheet of MDF on top then your material the vacuum will apparently hold the material down as the MDf is porous enough to enable this to happen. We use 18mm either clamped to the X travel aluminum rails or on the vacuum bed, then several strips of doub...
by TDIPower
Fri 09 Aug , 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Router 2600
Topic: Please help juddering not homing
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Please help juddering not homing

With techsoft 2D design, if you do the text in the font you want (you can add more fonts in the normal way to windows, these should be picked up by techsoft on next load up. (night be worth finding a sign font with the supports) If you wanted to do engraving (V cutter on a single line rather than a ...
by TDIPower
Thu 11 Jul , 2019 17:07 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: My Novamill won't run
Replies: 35
Views: 600

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: 600

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: 600

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: 600

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: 600

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: 600

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: 600

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: 12
Views: 423

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: 1099

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: 182

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: 182

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: 12
Views: 423

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: 182

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: 73

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...