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by jamesgates1000
Fri 06 May , 2016 15:33 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Tool holders
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

Re: Tool holders

Hi, I just made a load of these for my cyclone. They are rough bored to 22mm the idea being they get bored true in the turret. You can buy a couple of these off me if you like, or you can have the two I already had which are bored to 25mm. James
by jamesgates1000
Sun 20 Mar , 2016 15:20 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Triac Feed-rate Override Pot
Replies: 0
Views: 4104

Triac Feed-rate Override Pot

Hi, The feedrate Override pot on my Fanuc Triac doesnt seem to work. I have put an m49 in the beginning of my program to ensure that any M48 is cancelled but still does full feed regardless. Anyone know how I can check if the Pot is working? Also I can copy Z position straight into the tool offset p...
by jamesgates1000
Fri 05 Feb , 2016 0:29 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Riser block
Replies: 4
Views: 3987

Re: Riser block

Here is the link to TriacWhizz's post...

viewtopic.php?t=318

Did the machine manage to find the tool carousel height on its own or did you have to tell it the offset?

Edit... Just had a look, obviously the he carousel is attached to the head so no calibration needed.
by jamesgates1000
Tue 02 Feb , 2016 23:17 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: Cyclone power chuck wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 2192

Re: Cyclone power chuck wanted

Been busy so only just had a chance to take the chuck off so I'm resurrecting this post!
The cyclone has an a2-3 nose on it, does anyone have a spare air chuck and associated plumbing for a fanuc cyclone? Or details on where I can get it?

Thanks
by jamesgates1000
Mon 01 Feb , 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Member's favourite coolants
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Re: Member's favourite coolants

Hi,

I use Fuchs ecocool ultralife A, I find that even if I leave my machine for a week I don't get any bacterial growth. Not too expensive either, you can buy it from Cromwell tools.
by jamesgates1000
Mon 01 Feb , 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Fanuc Alarms
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

Re: Fanuc Alarms

Hi, I think the carousel just needs to be referenced. Make sure the carousel is on pocket one and input m27 on mdi.
by jamesgates1000
Thu 28 Jan , 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Maximum chuck size
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Maximum chuck size

My cyclone has a 125mm Pratt burnard 3 jaw chuck, just wondered if it is possible to mount a 160mm chuck. Obviously will need to machine a larger adapter plate.
Thought that I had read somewhere the maximum chuck size for a cyclone was 150mm but can't find any info now.
by jamesgates1000
Wed 02 Dec , 2015 17:40 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Cyclone with 300 and 438 alarms
Replies: 14
Views: 6118

Re: Cyclone with 300 and 438 alarms

It seems that the machine finds its own home position when you home it. Machine now works! Now just got t fill it with coolant and cut something. Thanks for all your help with this.
by jamesgates1000
Mon 30 Nov , 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Cyclone with 300 and 438 alarms
Replies: 14
Views: 6118

Re: Cyclone with 300 and 438 alarms

Thanks Martin. I sent the drive to pennine and they have confirmed that it is faulty and a replacement is on its way. Just wondered if you have the procedure for resetting the absolute encoder position/home position as it was lost when the batteries died. Are there limit switches? Or some makers mar...
by jamesgates1000
Thu 19 Nov , 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Cyclone with 300 and 438 alarms
Replies: 14
Views: 6118

Re: Cyclone with 300 and 438 alarms

Wiring all looks good, double checked all the connectors were okay. I disconnected the motor from the x axis drive and still got the error- thought that this would rule out an issue with the motor. Then i swapped over the z and x axis drives completely - now the 441 error is on the z axis. Does this...
by jamesgates1000
Tue 17 Nov , 2015 13:11 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: WANTED - Deford Triac ATC In/Out cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

Re: WANTED - Deford Triac ATC In/Out cylinder

Thanks for the replies.
Went to my local pneumatic supplier in Bristol(Harrier Pneumatics) and got a Parker PIA-5025MS-0150 as a direct replacement for £64.
ATC is working fine now.
by jamesgates1000
Tue 17 Nov , 2015 13:10 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Fanuc Triac - ATC Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Re: Fanuc Triac - ATC Problem

Took the pipes off the top of the cylinder one by one and found that an internal seal had gone.
Went to my local pneumatic supplier in Bristol(Harrier Pneumatics) and got a Parker PIA-5025MS-0150 as a direct replacement for £64.
ATC is working fine now.
by jamesgates1000
Wed 11 Nov , 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Denford senior 510 alarm
Replies: 1
Views: 1182

Re: Denford senior 510 alarm

Hi Mick,

I had this overtravel alarm on my triac, to solve it i took off the cover and wound the axis by hand off the limit switch and into the middle of its travel.

James
by jamesgates1000
Wed 28 Oct , 2015 17:31 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Cyclone with 300 and 438 alarms
Replies: 14
Views: 6118

Re: Cyclone with 300 and 438 alarms

I have checked to parameters and mostly they are as the list you have given me. Some have been changed as they correspond to backlash but others are harder to decipher. Do you know where I can find detail of what each numbered parameter refers to? When the batteries died on the servo drives would I ...
by jamesgates1000
Tue 27 Oct , 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: WANTED - Deford Triac ATC In/Out cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

Re: WANTED - Deford Triac ATC In/Out cylinder

Hi, I have been quoted £60+p&p, do you a have any recommendations for a cheaper supplier. Thanks
by jamesgates1000
Mon 26 Oct , 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: WANTED - Deford Triac ATC In/Out cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

WANTED - Deford Triac ATC In/Out cylinder

I have pneumatic cylinder on on milling machine tool changer that has a leaking internal seal. It works on the outward stroke but air exhausts out of the back valve on the return stroke. Does anyone know if I could replace the internal seal on this cylinder? If not does anyone have a spare lying aro...
by jamesgates1000
Thu 22 Oct , 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Fanuc Triac - ATC Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Re: Fanuc Triac - ATC Problem

I inverted the pipes to the cylinder last night, the carosel moved forward to the spindle, but when i inputted a M20 to retract it, i still failed to retract. Put the pipes back on as they should be, then watched the soleniods. When i used the M20 an LED on the centre solenoid lit up but when I used...
by jamesgates1000
Wed 21 Oct , 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Fanuc Triac - ATC Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Re: Fanuc Triac - ATC Problem

Hi, I tested this last night. The M20 works fine, even when there is a tool in the spindle, but the M21 doesn't make the carousel retract., although it can be pushed back by hand. https://youtu.be/5w_I0Fdyeps Seems like more air comes out of the exhaust under the cabinet when i input the M21 The air...
by jamesgates1000
Mon 19 Oct , 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Fanuc Triac - ATC Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Fanuc Triac - ATC Problem

Hi, having an issue with my Triac's ATC. I can rotate the carousel with the buttons on the control and the draw bar works using the manual button. However if I try to do a toolchange using an M6 the tool changer doesnt retract. Also if I try to change when these is a tool in the spindle the atc does...
by jamesgates1000
Fri 16 Oct , 2015 19:35 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Cyclone with 300 and 438 alarms
Replies: 14
Views: 6118

Re: Cyclone with 300 and 438 alarms

Thanks Martin. I'll check them tomorrow.