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by bpmsl
Mon 19 Nov , 2012 14:40 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novaturn Software
Replies: 17
Views: 4580

Re: Novaturn Software

deejay, Its been a while since I set up flstep on my novaturn, I hope this thread from when I sorted mine helps... dont forget to use dosbox, or boot your machine in dos mode if you've got hardware rs232 ports. From memory running in windows didnt work well at all and dosbox worked OK ish but I foun...
by bpmsl
Tue 23 Oct , 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Retrofitting CNC Mill and Lathe
Replies: 14
Views: 7686

Re: Retrofitting CNC Mill and Lathe

Thanks Tom, thats good to know, will do.

Cheers
BPM
by bpmsl
Tue 16 Oct , 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Retrofitting CNC Mill and Lathe
Replies: 14
Views: 7686

Re: Retrofitting CNC Mill and Lathe

Hi,
If you do remove the blador top boards for either the mill or lathe and have no further use for them I'd potentially be interested in them as spares for my machines.

Cheers
BPM
by bpmsl
Fri 11 May , 2012 11:51 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Replacement Novaturn Chuck
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

Re: Replacement Novaturn Chuck

Thanks, yeah i was thinking new jaws would need fettling to achieve a good runout, hence thinking more likely to get a fresh one with matched jaws.

Ta
BPM
by bpmsl
Thu 10 May , 2012 11:27 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Replacement Novaturn Chuck
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

Replacement Novaturn Chuck

What type or spec of chuck do i need to ge to replace the one on my novaturn, or can I get replace ment jaws? Its a 1999 spec machine. I dont have both sets of jaws with the machine and want to be able to clamp in both directions. I have the jaws that protrude more axially towards the centre of the ...
by bpmsl
Wed 07 Mar , 2012 13:42 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill spindle speed audibly hunting...
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Novamill spindle speed audibly hunting...

Having replace my original control box with my spare, the spindle speed is hunting slightly (at 5000RPM not run it at a different speed as cut one part since) it's only notible audibly, but I was wondering if this may be a tel-tale of a potential failure, or may be related the spindle drive / contro...
by bpmsl
Mon 06 Feb , 2012 13:19 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: novaturn red 7 segment controller, spindle output blown?
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: novaturn red 7 segment controller, spindle output blown?

OK appologies, I posted the start of the thread late at night and got a few things wrong... For starters its a 1999 novamill, not a novaturn, I beleive I have a denstep or smartstep board you can see a pic of one on this post http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=3370 so I dont know if t...
by bpmsl
Sun 05 Feb , 2012 16:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: novaturn red 7 segment controller, spindle output blown?
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

novaturn red 7 segment controller, spindle output blown?

hi all, the saga continues... I was merrily milling a part when there was a pop from the direction of the control box and the house rcd tripped. Afterresetting the rcd and backing out the tool from the billet (another broken cutter) i ran up my mill again and it appears the 0 - 10v output from the c...
by bpmsl
Thu 26 Jan , 2012 11:46 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: novaturn atc motor gearbox dying
Replies: 9
Views: 3444

Re: novaturn atc motor gearbox dying

Sucess, the price of a replacement motor made me think again. So ive machined the bearing seat deeper and fitter two bearings at the gearbox end. Smooth as silk now.
Thanks for the help.
Barry m
by bpmsl
Wed 25 Jan , 2012 0:01 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: novaturn atc motor gearbox dying
Replies: 9
Views: 3444

Re: novaturn atc motor gearbox dying

OK bearing replaced but it looks like there is another one inside the motor that I cant get at so its alot better but still vibrating from time to time.

Is the Gearhead "ITP S/Turn GS38.0060" Denford Stock number is BI00302C still in stock and is it the motor and gearbox?

Cheers
BPM
by bpmsl
Sun 22 Jan , 2012 14:52 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: novaturn atc motor gearbox dying
Replies: 9
Views: 3444

Re: novaturn atc motor gearbox dying

Thanks folks, The voltages I've posted were taken from a multimeter across the disconnected motor supply wires so I believe them to be correct, unless not having the motor in circuit changes things at all. Maxon do seem to do an exquivalent dimension 24v motor but you don't want to know how much it ...
by bpmsl
Sun 22 Jan , 2012 13:21 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: novaturn atc motor gearbox dying
Replies: 9
Views: 3444

Re: novaturn atc motor gearbox dying

OK finally got fed up with the squealing so looked at this properly... The gearbox is fine and has previously been replaced with a maxton 110455 60:1 The motor however is not, the bearings have gone and it appears that to get the motor in the heat sink the label is removed so I dont know the specs. ...
by bpmsl
Wed 18 Jan , 2012 16:12 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Coolant on a novaturn...
Replies: 0
Views: 1350

Coolant on a novaturn...

Has anyone done it?
Are there any issues if I did?
Any specific coolant to use?
Will it blow up / short out?

New to this so any help appreciated...
cheers
BPM
by bpmsl
Wed 18 Jan , 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Help needed converting Novamill to Mach
Replies: 23
Views: 7787

Re: Novamill on Mach3

I'd agree VR milling 2 is perfectly good for hobby use when time isn't critical and you want to do 3d profiling. I've not used dos sw on my novamill, but i do use it on my novaturn and to be honest that is perfectly acceptable for hobby use too. So as i understand it youve got a large cost for mach ...
by bpmsl
Tue 10 Jan , 2012 13:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Harting connector info and pin removal tool
Replies: 1
Views: 3284

Re: Harting connector info and pin removal tool

This works a treat, but be prepared for a shock when you opent the packet, for the price its a very small tool but works very efficiently, I wouldn't be without it now.
by bpmsl
Tue 10 Jan , 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting a 4th axis drive to a denstep Red 7 seg board?
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Re: Connecting a 4th axis drive to a denstep Red 7 seg board

OK thanks for all your help. At least I know that my current kit wont cover the job. I'm going to look into using my rs232 stepper drivers to controll a lightweight 4 axis machine but if that doesnt work out I'll drop technical a line and find out costs of a nextstep card. Thansk again youve been ve...
by bpmsl
Tue 10 Jan , 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting a 4th axis drive to a denstep Red 7 seg board?
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Re: Connecting a 4th axis drive to a denstep Red 7 seg board

OK thanks youve been very helpfull so far, Taking the next logical step, do you have any information on the denford top board re if the option pins are used as direction step and boost, and if the 4th option pin is used for home? I've found documentation that sugests the option pins are used for ste...
by bpmsl
Sat 07 Jan , 2012 17:37 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: 4th Axis on the Triac PC
Replies: 5
Views: 1720

Re: 4th Axis on the Triac PC

Hi Paul, I'm looking to do some thing similar on my novamill, could you please provide more details on how you did this? Your help would be much appreciated. It sounds like you're saying that the opt lines go straight to the option connector? If so which pins? Did you just bell out the lines with a ...
by bpmsl
Fri 06 Jan , 2012 17:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting a 4th axis drive to a denstep Red 7 seg board?
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Re: Connecting a 4th axis drive to a denstep Red 7 seg board

Thanks for the reply on the eurocard page I must have posted there in error, wondered where it was. So am I out of luck making a 4 axis machine with a stock board? Or do your boards have a 4th axis?
by bpmsl
Fri 06 Jan , 2012 17:34 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Connecting a 4th axis drive to a denstep Red 7 seg board?
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Re: Connecting a 4th axis drive to a denstep Red 7 seg board

OK page 5 of the doc from your linked post only lists stepper 0 to 2, so where is stepper 3 IO for step, direction and microstep for the 4th axis? Or is that the option IO? I prob need to look at a 4 axis mnt file, are there any 4 axis machines already listed in vrmilling that have mnt files with a ...