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by Wod
Sun 02 Oct , 2016 19:17 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

Re: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

It's been exactly a year since I last posted about my Mirac, but I did finally get it running last week. I got really frustrated with it and it's just been sitting. The company that said they could rebuild my KEB motor controller kept it for 3 months, then sent it back and said they couldn't fix it....
by Wod
Wed 02 Sep , 2015 14:45 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

Re: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

Well, I sent my KEB Combivert to the repair shop. They kept it for 3 months and returned it saying that they were unable to repair it. According to the folks at KEB, it has been discontinued for years. They tell me it can be replaced with a KEB 07F5C1B-KB0A. I guess my next step is to try to find a ...
by Wod
Thu 18 Jun , 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Mirac And no software
Replies: 25
Views: 5713

Re: Mirac And no software

Yeah, I have an extra serial card installed in the PC. I actually have a total of 3 COM ports, but am only using 2 for the machine. I'm still in the "try this and see what happens" mode myself, but I'll try to help you out any way that I can.
by Wod
Wed 17 Jun , 2015 14:51 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Mirac And no software
Replies: 25
Views: 5713

Re: Mirac And no software

Okay, here's what I THINK I have figured out. IBM.RS2 2 -This line tells the computer to set up 2 COM ports $3F8 4 COM1 - This is the address of COM 1 and is using interrupt 4 $3E8 5 MACHINE - This is the address of the COM port that is connected to the Machine and is using interrupt 5 DENFORD.KBD 1...
by Wod
Wed 17 Jun , 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Mirac And no software
Replies: 25
Views: 5713

Re: Mirac And no software

Adrian I'm still trying to get my Mirac spindle to turn, but I've gotten everything else to work. I made myselft a little notepad to explain what I think each of the lines in the .GO file mean. I'm at work right now and don't have access to my notepad, but I'll get back to you tommorow. I know how f...
by Wod
Fri 22 May , 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

Re: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

From the info that I can find on the chuck, it takes 100 psi to operate correctly. There are relays on both sides of the valve that operate the chuck. I guess I need to do more fiddling with the chuck and make sure that it completely closes and releases before I do any more with the motor driver. Th...
by Wod
Thu 21 May , 2015 14:31 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

Re: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

I've pretty much got the spindle problems narrowed down to the KEB 07.58.200 motor driver. I'm not sure if the guy that I bought it from made any changes to the configuration and I haven't been able to find any documentation on it. I have found a place here in the US that says that they can repair i...
by Wod
Sat 16 May , 2015 16:45 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

Re: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

Here's the latest update. I had a bad door switch. Now that it's repaired, I can home the machine, I can jog the machine and I can rotate the turret, but so far I can't get the spindle to turn. Not sure what that's all about yet. You were right about the software. MIRAC.APP is the one to use for thi...
by Wod
Wed 13 May , 2015 19:54 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

Re: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

I tried swapping out the RX/TX leads on the plug and when I do I get the <128> error. When I switch them back it boots. Also before I power up the control box, I am able to manually turn the steppers. Once the control box is powered up, the steppers are locked like they have power and are awaiting c...
by Wod
Tue 12 May , 2015 17:22 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

Re: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

I do indeed have the GSM LCB3 card. I tried replacing the flstep.app in my .GO file with mirac.app. I get the same screen and reaction that I got when I ran the fanucsld.app. The Tutor keyboard works fine. When I hit the HOME button I am taken to the homing screen, but when I try to home the machine...
by Wod
Mon 11 May , 2015 18:07 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

Re: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

Okay, I finally got some more time to work on the lathe. I've installed a second and third serial port. Here's my new .GO file. IBM.RS2 2 $3F8 4 COM1 $3F8 4 MACHINE DENFORD.KBD 1 18.2 $3E8 5 HVGA.CRT 0 flstep.app When I run this I get this message. DENFORD MIRAC CNC programming (v2.25) 11 June 1997 ...
by Wod
Thu 07 May , 2015 17:27 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

Re: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

I found a post called "Old technical support queries" and it said to run a program called DRIGHTS with the dongle installed. Here's the output I get when I run the file. Dongle Package Rights -- v1.31 ( 15th October 2003 ) (c) Denford Limited, Brighouse, West Yorkshire The dongle identifier is 00001...
by Wod
Thu 07 May , 2015 17:07 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

Re: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

I only have one serial port set up right now and I know it's okay because I plugged in an old mouse and it operates okay. The guy that I got the lathe from got it from a technical school and I have a box of 19 dongles. I've tried them all and still no luck. The computer that I got with the lathe wou...
by Wod
Wed 06 May , 2015 17:18 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

Re: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

Thanks for the pinout info. I think I looked at that post a dozen times and didn't realize what I was seeing. Now when I boot up I get a message that says that the MACHINE was loaded, the KEYBOARD was loaded and then it unloads both and ends with an error <128>. From what I can glean from the forum,...
by Wod
Tue 05 May , 2015 19:00 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: 1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable
Replies: 19
Views: 4727

1992 Mirac PC Computer to Control Box Cable

I just acquired a 1992 Mirac PC lathe. Can anyone tell me the pinout for the cable that connects the computer to the control box?
Thanks