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by Steve
Fri 09 Oct , 2020 18:26 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Compact 1000 pro E-stop and off on switch
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Compact 1000 pro E-stop and off on switch

Until the axis is homed you cannot select jog mode. Use the secret home and then jog all the Axes away from home. Then select home mode again. Look at the control panel position display window and click the y datum switch a few times and look for the green letter Y to appear. This proves the switch ...
by Steve
Fri 09 Oct , 2020 13:19 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Compact 1000 pro E-stop and off on switch
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Compact 1000 pro E-stop and off on switch

It sounds like the Z datum switch has dust in it which is making the machine think it has not reached the switch. The dust gets stuck between to contacts of the switch as you have jogged the axis down in the z axis apply a vacuum to the switch and manually press and release it which should suck the ...
by Steve
Fri 09 Oct , 2020 13:19 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Compact 1000 pro E-stop and off on switch
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Compact 1000 pro E-stop and off on switch

It sounds like the Z datum switch has dust in it which is making the machine think it has not reached the switch. The dust gets stuck between to contacts of the switch as you have jogged the axis down in the z axis apply a vacuum to the switch and manually press and release it which should suck the ...
by Steve
Fri 09 Oct , 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Triac spindle motor indentification
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Triac spindle motor indentification

This would have been the SEM motor MT30U4-36 Denford part no BI00307G

We now use a different motor with a slightly different shaft size but otherwise the same. BI00307GM
by Steve
Fri 09 Oct , 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: QuickCAM / LaserCAM 2D Design
Topic: v clearance initial cut depth ignored
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: v clearance initial cut depth ignored

can you email me the cad files and some screenshots of the cutter paths you are selecting?
by Steve
Fri 09 Oct , 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 59
Views: 5657

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

Try running a shorter USB cable say 1M or less, If you can get one with ferrite suppressors this would help. I would also ensure that you make sure the power settings on the PC are not allowing the USB port to shutdown for power saving. Device driver call fail occurs when the USB communication hands...
by Steve
Thu 08 Oct , 2020 11:15 am
Forum: QuickCAM / LaserCAM 2D Design
Topic: v clearance initial cut depth ignored
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: v clearance initial cut depth ignored

The V carve settings work from the surface of the material. Are you effectively trying to V Carve into the bottom of a pocket? I am not sure if that would work as the depth the carving goes to is set by the geometry on the surface. Also there would be no collision detection around the tool. The solu...
by Steve
Tue 06 Oct , 2020 18:20 pm
Forum: Compact 1000
Topic: Schematic Circuit diagram Compact 1000PRO
Replies: 2
Views: 2545

Re: Schematic Circuit diagram Compact 1000PRO

Schematic 2010-2020
MRC003000D COMACT 1000PRO Schematic.pdf
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by Steve
Tue 06 Oct , 2020 18:18 pm
Forum: Compact 1000
Topic: Schematic Circuit diagram Compact 1000PRO
Replies: 2
Views: 2545

Re: Schematic Circuit diagram Compact 1000PRO

Schematic 2007 - 2009
MRC003000C Compact 1000PRO.pdf
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by Steve
Wed 12 Aug , 2020 7:01 am
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Earth Clamp Mod
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Earth Clamp Mod

There was also a mod done adding a earth wire to the vacuum nose pipe where it passes through the side window as static could jump the gap and ground to the cabinet.
by Steve
Wed 12 Aug , 2020 6:58 am
Forum: VMC 1300
Topic: VMC 1300 PRO Spindle Motor
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: VMC 1300 PRO Spindle Motor

Hi. There have been 2 different motors used on the pro machine. With the top speed set using pulleys. I would check the plate on the motor itself. The motors are made in the USA and shipped to order.
by Steve
Tue 28 Jul , 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: How to Back up your Denford Software
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: How to Back up your Denford Software

How to Back up your Denford Software.pdf
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by Steve
Tue 28 Jul , 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: How to Back up your Denford Software
Replies: 1
Views: 478

How to Back up your Denford Software

How to Back up your Denford Software The Denford software is licenced with a flash key that appears on screen as you run the software. The licence is supplied when the software is purchased either on CD or delivered by email. The Screen that flashes up as you run the software Identifies: • The Regi...
by Steve
Mon 27 Jul , 2020 8:11 am
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Microrouter Compact - Part Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Microrouter Compact - Part Identification

Correct They are parts for the old style F1 in schools fixture with black rails.
by Steve
Sat 20 Jun , 2020 7:44 am
Forum: MicroRouter Vertical / MaxiRouter
Topic: Maxirouter Emergency Stop Help
Replies: 20
Views: 1067

Re: Maxirouter Emergency Stop Help

Post some pictures of the connections to the control card on the machine.

Does the X axis motor get warm when you power on the machine?

When you try to jog the axis is there any noise?

Does the position display change?
by Steve
Sat 20 Jun , 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Mirac PC connection issues
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Mirac PC connection issues

Hi, The problem sounds to be with the communication as suggested. As you had the machine running with the original serial cable I would stick with that. The seven segment display is lit so the controller is powered on correctly. Is there any chance the spindle motor had been overloaded? The gap betw...
by Steve
Wed 27 May , 2020 17:58 pm
Forum: Router 2600
Topic: coil/thread design reversed
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: coil/thread design reversed

Can you check the 4th axis is running in the correct direction? This is the procedure to allow it to be checked. If it is going the wrong way then you need to switch one of the motor phase pairs round. In Jog mode index the 4th axis so the marker reads 0 then click the offset icon so the position re...
by Steve
Wed 27 May , 2020 17:50 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 59
Views: 5657

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

I would check that the USB ports are not set to go into power saving mode as this could be the problem. Also static is another big issue so if you are running extraction the dust down the vacuum hose can cause a discharge that would earth through the USB. Compressors can also be a problem when they ...
by Steve
Thu 16 Apr , 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: Micromill - Sherline Tooling rack
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: Micromill - Sherline Tooling rack

Thanks for posting this. Nice to have some fresh input.
by Steve
Thu 09 Apr , 2020 19:04 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Pausing between blocks
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Pausing between blocks

What version of software are you using?

Have you got turbo turned on on the control panel?