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by Dangle_kt
Fri 21 Sep , 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: cyclone - 5c air actuated spindle - diagram
Replies: 0
Views: 464

cyclone - 5c air actuated spindle - diagram

Hi,

Has anyone got a diagram or even the name of the air actuated spindle used on the Denford Cyclone?

it looks like this and is leaking air like a sieve
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by Dangle_kt
Fri 07 Sep , 2018 15:43 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: DM8 turret
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: DM8 turret

I don't know if mine is the DM8, but the turret rotates back a little as it's drawn back in, I think it's on a ring of ramps. Have you checked for chips in the mechanism?

The switch is exactly as described, but go careful I snapped 3 switches as the soldering/wire is brittle after all this time.
by Dangle_kt
Tue 28 Aug , 2018 14:14 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: cyclone - tool offsets
Replies: 0
Views: 384

cyclone - tool offsets

I thought i'd share this, as the info on how to do things on old FANUC's is getting hard to find. The common opinion seems to be to leave work shift alone, so I zeroed z and x out. To set tool offsets, navigate to MDI mode, move to a safe retract distance for a tool change and programme: T0101 M06 (...
by Dangle_kt
Mon 25 Jun , 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error

Finally got it up and running! I managed my first cuts yesterday and I'm cheffed. just a simple face, profile, and part off but it cut nicely. Axially mounted tools seem to be an issue as there is not enough Z depth if I run a 5c to 3 jaw adapter chuck to allow any reasonable length drill to get in ...
by Dangle_kt
Wed 13 Jun , 2018 13:56 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error

I will post photos at some point, but for now I have managed to get the turret working! Me and a friend removed the turret and tore it down. Actually it is a surprisingly simple mechanism. Turns out some of the pins in the connector were damaged, a wire had snapped inside the turret and the phases w...
by Dangle_kt
Wed 23 May , 2018 14:49 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: FANUC OT-B MDI mode - how to?
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: FANUC OT-B MDI mode - how to?

Thanks, I found a guy on ebay selling the same machine as I and he very kindly chatted me through some stuff on the phone and then sent me his manual - absolute star of the bloke

Still can;t index the turret, but at least I can home the machine and code/save/recall programs now
by Dangle_kt
Tue 20 Mar , 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: FANUC OT-B MDI mode - how to?
Replies: 3
Views: 475

FANUC OT-B MDI mode - how to?

Hi folks, Well the turret issue continues, I'm going to pull it off over the weekend and begin stripping it down. In other news I tried to get it to do a tool change via MDI in case the issue was with the manual dial/button. I have a user guide, FANUC 21i , but that doesn't match my controller or bu...
by Dangle_kt
Mon 12 Mar , 2018 16:50 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error

UPDATE!

After spotting a picture with a very similar turret to mine I believe I have a Baruffaldi RH80 turret, but not the 6 position like most, I think it's an 8

Anyone have a diagram of the internals on these? I need to get it apart or to try to get it to rotate! Thanks
by Dangle_kt
Mon 12 Mar , 2018 14:40 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error

Thanks its FANUC OT-B

The weird errors all cleared themselves after a few power up/down.

So if I was to strip the turret - would I lift it off the machine? Any experience of doing it, looks to heavy to be done by hand - engine crane?
by Dangle_kt
Sat 10 Mar , 2018 16:05 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error

So I am loosing the will to live with this lathe. Powered it on today determined to have a go at fixing it. I had read elsewhere it can be the phase in the wrong order, so I swapped out the wires, powered it up, and got spindle drive fault 1008 414 servo fault x 424 servo fault z So I powered it dow...
by Dangle_kt
Wed 21 Feb , 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error

Hi,

I am not sure which post I have - attached is a photo. I tried to do this on my phone but I couldn't do the attachement.
by Dangle_kt
Mon 19 Feb , 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error

By way of update, I'm still completely stuck. Until I can release and reseat the turret I can't even re-try to see if the turret does it's funny spin spin spin thing anymore. If anyone could help i'd be really grateful - forgetting the original turret issue, essentially I hit E stop mid turret index...
by Dangle_kt
Sat 17 Feb , 2018 17:35 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Denford Cyclone -turret positioning error

Hi, You might have read of the nightmare I had with a little denford starturn 8, which went up in a puff of smoke a few months back. I bought a replacement denford, a cyclone fanuc (red top servos) Machine was tatty but had a demo and it all seemed to work except an air leak on the collet chuck Fina...
by Dangle_kt
Tue 02 Jan , 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: StarTurn
Topic: Starturn stopped responding
Replies: 0
Views: 477

Starturn stopped responding

So my Starturn 8 with ATC turret stopped responding on the weekend. machine just stopped half way through a cut, and now the DOS based controller won't enter manual mode (where you interact with the machine), so it seems the interface has somehow got screwed. No idea why, (I have checked wires are p...
by Dangle_kt
Sat 16 Dec , 2017 16:34 pm
Forum: StarTurn
Topic: G33 help
Replies: 1
Views: 355

G33 help

Hi, I am trying to thread externally on my little denford G33 is the correct g code and it give me 4 parameters X Z -amount of thread to turn P -pitch of thread being turned c -number of cuts to take to reach the correct size I have tried a few times and each time the passes start off close and get ...
by Dangle_kt
Thu 19 Oct , 2017 22:17 pm
Forum: StarTurn
Topic: Denford LATHE ATC - drill holders
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Denford LATHE ATC - drill holders

Thanks - thats a shame, but expected. Interesting that the slit wasn't effective. Did the second attempt put the grub screws straight onto the drill bit?
by Dangle_kt
Wed 18 Oct , 2017 14:35 pm
Forum: StarTurn
Topic: Denford LATHE ATC - drill holders
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Denford LATHE ATC - drill holders

Hi, Does anyone know the name or style of drill holders the denford lathe ATC takes? I have one, which I could copy, but I'd rather look to see if I can buy them. They sit on the face of the ATC, and fit into a round hole held in by a couple of grub screws. Any help knowing what I am looking for wou...
by Dangle_kt
Mon 21 Aug , 2017 14:50 pm
Forum: StarTurn
Topic: Starturn 8 - Axis locked at home
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

Re: Starturn 8 - Axis locked at home

So a little update for you good folks - I managed to get a tool change to work! You will know that folk say a tool change doesn;t work as the offsets are funky - however, i discovered if you select a tool (in my example T1) and set the X and Z datum, the tool offset table is updated for that single ...
by Dangle_kt
Fri 07 Apr , 2017 11:37 am
Forum: StarTurn
Topic: Starturn 8 - Axis locked at home
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

Re: Starturn 8 - Axis locked at home

have you tried Gwizard? I use it for feeds and speeds, its a pretty good starting guide to start from. I was running delrin at 800rpm and 100mm/min and it was working well. It will depend on your DOC and cuter size too for a parting operation. My max RPM is 2400. When I get chance I am going to star...
by Dangle_kt
Thu 06 Apr , 2017 11:52 am
Forum: StarTurn
Topic: Starturn 8 - Axis locked at home
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

Re: Starturn 8 - Axis locked at home

So you guys are genius'! Thank you for the tip about the reset button - it worked a charm. Seems what I thought was a home switch is actually a limit switch, and the reset is needed to get the axis to move again. I assumed the machine needed to find home before working properly, but after playing ye...