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by Martin
Fri 08 Nov , 2019 16:24 pm
Forum: VersaLaser
Topic: Laser cutter smoking post clean
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Laser cutter smoking post clean

What model of Versalaser do you have & what extraction unit is fitted? It may be worth checking the air flow where it comes out of the extraction unit either on the back if it's a Bofa unit (Door on side) or underneath if it's a ULS unit 2 doors in front). I have seen an issue before on the ULS extr...
by Martin
Fri 08 Nov , 2019 16:18 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!

It may be worth checking that VRMilling version 2 is only installed once.

Try searching for the Windmill.ini file to check.

If you want I can check your licence at Denfords if you sned it accross.

Mironmonger@denford.co.uk
by Martin
Fri 01 Nov , 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!

VR CNC Milling V2.25 Will run both machines but needs to be updated to the current version (2.32). You can download it from http://website.denford.ltd.uk/software-downloads-support/ Quick CAM 4D Milling V1.3 Converts 4D objects. Quick CAM 3D Milling V2.2 Converts 3D objects. VR Robot V1.1 Not requir...
by Martin
Fri 04 Oct , 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: USB to RS232 adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: USB to RS232 adapter

We had several issues connecting using USB to RS232 adapters running on windows 10. We found that a UGREEN 20210 USB Serial Cable, USB to RS232 DB9 9 pin Converter worked correctly. https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-20210-Converter-Connecting-Controller-grey/dp/B00QUZY4UG/ref=sr_1_2?crid=K564T16GURE3&...
by Martin
Tue 01 Oct , 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter spindle controller
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Microrouter spindle controller

The earlier Micorouters were fitted with Sprint 1200 spindle drives which we then changed around 2002 to a KB Electronics KBLC 240DS Drive.


Both units are DC drives.

The Porter Cable we fitted would work with either an AC or DC supply.
by Martin
Fri 27 Sep , 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Corrosion and rs232 performance
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Corrosion and rs232 performance

I don't believe we use the battery on the SmartStep/DenStep control card.
by Martin
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 16:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 283

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

The pots on the front are override pots.

The range on the spindle pot is between 50% & 120%. Therefore if you request a speed of 2000rpm & the override is at 50% the actual speed will be 1000rpm. It does not go below 50% so you can't stop it if you are running in in auto.
by Martin
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Cyclone P 21i and Triac 21i electrical diagrams needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Cyclone P 21i and Triac 21i electrical diagrams needed

It may be best to monitor the inputs on the Fanuc 21I.
X7.0 = Position Bit 1
X7.1 = Position Bit 2
X7.2 = Position Bit 3
X7.3 = Position Bit 4
X7.4 = turret Clamp Signal
X7.5 = Strobe
X7.7 = Thermal Switch.
by Martin
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 9:56 am
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Cleaning the Z axis
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Cleaning the Z axis

Hi Pete

It does sound like a build up inside the nut.

It's a while since I have had to strip one down but you are on the right track.

Martin
by Martin
Fri 20 Sep , 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Mint 3.28
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Mint 3.28

The clock speed should not effect anything.

Depending on what software you have depends on the Eprom. its will be best to use the original Eprom.
by Martin
Wed 18 Sep , 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Compact 1000
Topic: Unable to alter Offsets
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Unable to alter Offsets

IIf you open the Help Tab in VRMilling then open up the Tutorial called "Cut part single tool" it should guide you through how to set the machine up if everything is correct.
by Martin
Mon 16 Sep , 2019 10:03 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Schematic Circuit Diagrams for the Novaturn
Replies: 4
Views: 2043

Re: Schematic Circuit Diagrams for the Novaturn

Both bottom cards are the same so use the same connections.
by Martin
Thu 12 Sep , 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 283

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

The only issue may be the speed & feed override pots. There is a change from 5 volts to 12 volts. If it's fitted with the pots & it is connected to the wrong voltage the effective sweep of the pot is reduced.

Everything else should stay the same.
by Martin
Tue 03 Sep , 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Serial Micromill stopped connecting
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Serial Micromill stopped connecting

Have a look in Device Manager & check out the Com Port settings.

They seem to work better if you set the Com Port to be below 6 if possible.
by Martin
Mon 12 Aug , 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: FANUC TRIAC SERIAL COM Error
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: FANUC TRIAC SERIAL COM Error

Not sure on this now.

Are you using the same lead to connect to both machines?

If you send a program to the mill does the Fanuc show any errors?
by Martin
Mon 12 Aug , 2019 9:22 am
Forum: QuickCAM / LaserCAM 2D Design
Topic: Datum Points
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Datum Points

Have a look at the Tutorials.

In VRMilling go to Help then Tutorials. Cut part single tool should guide you through.
by Martin
Fri 09 Aug , 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Any idea what make this is?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Any idea what make this is?

It's down as a R.Leader Collet
by Martin
Fri 09 Aug , 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: FANUC TRIAC SERIAL COM Error
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: FANUC TRIAC SERIAL COM Error

It may be worth comparing the parameters against the Cyclone.

This link should help identify the relevant parameters.

https://www.i-logic.com/serial/fanparam.htm