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by Martin
Thu 12 Sep , 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 4
Views: 19

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: 55

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: 114

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: 154

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: 207

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: 114

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
by Martin
Wed 07 Aug , 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Any idea what make this is?
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Any idea what make this is?

Have you got the serial number.
by Martin
Tue 06 Aug , 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: fanuc 21i mb alarm didital parameter
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: fanuc 21i mb alarm didital parameter

Have you set the timers, counters & keep relays?

If you can supply the machine serial number we should be able to find the original inspection sheet with the requiered values on as it left the factory.
by Martin
Mon 15 Jul , 2019 9:43 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn won't connect
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Novaturn won't connect

If the control card is USB then it's a NS.
by Martin
Fri 12 Jul , 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Feedrate Override
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Feedrate Override

Does your Novamill have the override pots fitted? They should be on the front next to the Emergency Stop Button. If you don't have them you can turn the option off in the software. Goe to Setup then Setup Machine Parameters(Password is denny) then under Novamill go to Machine Capability then untick ...
by Martin
Fri 12 Jul , 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn won't connect
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Novaturn won't connect

It could be any one of the below. 1. Have you installed the USB drivers? The 32 bit & 64 bit USB drivers should be on the cd but you can download them from, http://website.denford.ltd.uk/software-downloads-support/ 2. Make sure you have the correct machine selected. http://www.denfordata.com/bb/view...
by Martin
Mon 08 Jul , 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Home Position variation and ATC issue
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Home Position variation and ATC issue

It may be worth doing manual M codes to see where its failing. M20 - Arm Out M21 - Arm In M22 - Arm Down M23 - Arm Up. M24 - Drawbar Uncloamp M25 - Brawbar Clamped M32 - Carousel Clockwise M33 - Carousel Counter Clockwise M34 - Carousel Half Pocket M27 - Reset to Position One. With the homing error ...
by Martin
Thu 04 Jul , 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Novamill
Topic: My Novamill won't run
Replies: 35
Views: 599

Re: My Novamill won't run

It may be just the stepper motors humming as the motors will be energised now you have the control powered up & ready.
by Martin
Wed 26 Jun , 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Easiturn3 blowing drive fuses.
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Easiturn3 blowing drive fuses.

It may be worth seeing if You can contact Alan Henderson.

viewtopic.php?f=54&t=2841&p=15253&hilit ... ics#p15253
by Martin
Wed 19 Jun , 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Router 2600
Topic: Please help juddering not homing
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: Please help juddering not homing

Nothing should move on the machine until it's connected to VRMilling.

Does the green LED on the NextStep control card light up?
by Martin
Wed 19 Jun , 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Turn270
Topic: Turn 270 stopping at tool change
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Turn 270 stopping at tool change

Does your machine have a manual toolpost or automatic toolpost fitted?

Check the settings in the VRTurning parameters.

Auto Changer in Tool Change section should be,

0 = Manual Toolpost.
1 = Automatic Toolpost.
by Martin
Thu 13 Jun , 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: parting ali help
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: parting ali help

Aluminium is difficult to part off without coolant.

We use Free Chipping Aluminium grade 2011 T3 without coolant.

With the following Feeds/Speeds.


Feed Rate/Min = 120
Feed Rate/rev = 0.07
Spindle Speed (RPM) = 1800
Spindle Speed (CSS) = 135
by Martin
Wed 12 Jun , 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Cyclone ladder software
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Cyclone ladder software

Not sure on the ladder. Is it set as an 8 station in the diagnostics? Diagnostic 451 bit 1 = 1. (8 Station Toolpost). http://www.denfordata.com/bb/download/file.php?id=4653 Have you thought about setting it up as a Barrufaldi RH80. It only used a 8 position rotary switch & a clamp switch so no need ...
by Martin
Wed 12 Jun , 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: correct parameters?
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Re: correct parameters?

We don't have a copy of the 450 Diagnostics for this machine. I have attached a scanned copy of the info in the file at Denfords. (parameter list for cyclone fitted with Fanuc 0T-A from July 1989) N0001 P 11000000 N0002 P 10000010 N0003 P 00000000 N0004 P 01111001 N0005 P 00110100 N0006 P 01111001 N...
by Martin
Fri 07 Jun , 2019 13:42 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: correct parameters?
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Re: correct parameters?

I won’t get chance to have a look for them until Monday afternoon.