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by dubstar_04
Sun 16 Sep , 2018 16:15 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: Mint Controller Card wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Mint Controller Card wanted

robertpearce4 wrote:Yep thanks. Now the learning begins and the search for the right tooling....
Rob

Check out my eBay for quick change tooling:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3182871922
by dubstar_04
Sun 16 Sep , 2018 16:14 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: BT30 Quick change tooling
Replies: 0
Views: 473

BT30 Quick change tooling

Check out the link and sellers other items for quick change tooling: Spindle adapter: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153182861642 Tool Holders: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153182871922 Thanks, ...
by dubstar_04
Sun 16 Sep , 2018 16:11 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: Triac Spares, Stepper Drives, Sprint 1200 Drive (eBay)
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Triac Spares, Stepper Drives, Sprint 1200 Drive (eBay)

Loads of Triac Spares on eBay: Stepper Drivers: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153182947439 Sprint Drive: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153182932505 Check out sellers other items for quick change...
by dubstar_04
Tue 17 Jul , 2018 18:06 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Power drawbar upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Power drawbar upgrade

by dubstar_04
Sat 30 Jun , 2018 19:33 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Power drawbar upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Power drawbar upgrade

I've made some progress with the drawbar.

Have a look at my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkqLAEPgCw7 ... y61gt7u43m
by dubstar_04
Tue 15 May , 2018 23:13 pm
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: G92 threading cycle
Replies: 8
Views: 4100

Re: G92 threading cycle

You're right - the example seems to be suggesting G92 is modal - ie, all subsequent lines will carry out a G92 until another G code (eg G0/G1) is programmed I'll report it as either an error in the example, or a bug in the software. I'm having issues with this at the moment. Did this ever get fixed?
by dubstar_04
Tue 08 May , 2018 20:01 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Triac spindle with possible faulty bearings? Odd noise (Vid)
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Triac spindle with possible faulty bearings? Odd noise (

It does sound strange. Quite hard to tell from the video.

Have you checked the spindle speed with an external tachometer?

Have you tried greasing the bearings?
by dubstar_04
Tue 08 May , 2018 19:57 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: NovaTurn or Turn 270 Turret to Purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: NovaTurn or Turn 270 Turret to Purchase

Did you find a turret? I'm looking for a novaturn turret ATM. No, but still looking. I have a EMCO Turret that I am modifying. I hope to start the TRIAC mod this year and make a new one from scratch. Iron-Man I would be interested in working with you to make one if you're interested? I have a Triac...
by dubstar_04
Sat 21 Apr , 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: NovaTurn or Turn 270 Turret to Purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: NovaTurn or Turn 270 Turret to Purchase

Did you find a turret? I'm looking for a novaturn turret ATM.
by dubstar_04
Wed 07 Feb , 2018 13:33 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: Orac for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Orac for sale

Thanks for the photos. It was a Mirac I was thinking of. I am looking for something with a full enclosure.

Cheers,

Dan
by dubstar_04
Wed 07 Feb , 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper
Replies: 43
Views: 4728

Re: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper

Dubstar, So if you take your OHM meter across the 0V and 0-10V on the sprint card it smooths out? That's really interesting and makes me believe it would be noise also? I did have something interesting happen the other day related to this topic. As you know I upgraded my homing sensors and everythi...
by dubstar_04
Tue 06 Feb , 2018 20:31 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper
Replies: 43
Views: 4728

Re: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper

Dubstar, So if you take your OHM meter across the 0V and 0-10V on the sprint card it smooths out? That's really interesting and makes me believe it would be noise also? I did have something interesting happen the other day related to this topic. As you know I upgraded my homing sensors and everythi...
by dubstar_04
Tue 06 Feb , 2018 13:28 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper
Replies: 43
Views: 4728

Re: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper

Seems like this thread has lost some interest. Anyways I ran my first part last night with my conversion. Everything is done except my spindle reverse problem mentioned above. I have a few other little quirks I have to figure out, such as the toolpath not showing in Mach 4, but that is a different ...
by dubstar_04
Tue 06 Feb , 2018 13:19 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Power drawbar upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Power drawbar upgrade

I'm just coming back to this. Does anyone know what the pnumatic cylinder is used for the power drawbar?

I believe its a pnumatic / hydraulic unit made by Brauer.
by dubstar_04
Tue 06 Feb , 2018 13:18 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Power drawbar upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Power drawbar upgrade

I'm just coming back to this. Does anyone know what the pnumatic cylinder is used for the power drawbar?
by dubstar_04
Sat 03 Feb , 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: Orac for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Orac for sale

Do you have any photos?
by dubstar_04
Thu 05 Oct , 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Power drawbar upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Power drawbar upgrade

I never managed to make much progress with my enquiry as Denford couldn't provide any prices or information regarding the modification.

This is still something I would like to do and I will probably try again once I have completed converting the machine to Mach.
by dubstar_04
Wed 26 Jul , 2017 21:54 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper
Replies: 43
Views: 4728

Re: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper

This conversion has been super easy. I will do a full write up soon once it's all finished. Parts so far: SmoothStepper Gecko G540 48V PSU 12V PSU 5V PSU 3 x Namur Amplifiers - Pepperl & Fuchs - KG30-T30/EX (Datum sensors) Optoisolation board for the namur amplfier outputs. Ethernet cable Ribbon cab...
by dubstar_04
Mon 24 Jul , 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper
Replies: 43
Views: 4728

Re: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper

I've posted a video of the machine running on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BW6r5Ihlp4q/ This was a first test, the speeds and feeds are way off and I didn't leave enough stock on the adaptive clearing but it works!! I have swapped the G540 connection to the spindle reverse for the Coolant ...
by dubstar_04
Wed 19 Jul , 2017 18:19 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper
Replies: 43
Views: 4728

Re: Mach4 Conversation - Gecko G540 - Smoothstepper

Yes the Gecko G540 connects directly to the sprint drive and controls the spindle. The Gecko has two outputs, these are currently linked to the Spindle Go Relay and the Spindle Reverse Relay, I had the SGR set to active low thinking that it needs to be grounded to activate the relay. This is incorre...