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by Steve
Wed 15 Mar , 2006 16:29 pm
Forum: User Stories / Projects / Courseware
Topic: Moulds made of 12mm MDF
Replies: 2
Views: 4596

I have seen several schools doing somthing like this. They usualy design a medal or coin design. Casting into MDF allows the moulds to be used several times. We are about to submit a project to Data for artcam acreditation based on a similar project. Do you have artcam? If so there is lots of ideal ...
by Steve
Fri 10 Mar , 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Triac from 1990
Replies: 8
Views: 5626

The Triac with the DTT can be upgraded. :D The upgrade to Windows software VR MILLING 5 and a USB or RS232 interface can be made. This can be done on site by our engineers. The upgrade code is UGR 0007 There is however one exception. :( If the triac has a toolchanger fitted and it is controlled by a...
by Steve
Wed 08 Mar , 2006 18:21 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: X Axes movement is sporadic and incorrect
Replies: 8
Views: 4609

Random motion could also be caused by a stall of the slide. Check that the slide is clean and free of obstructions. On routers only lubricate with a dry silicone spray. Wait for the spray to dry before operating the machine again. On Milling machines and Lathes ensure the slides are well lubricated ...
by Steve
Wed 08 Mar , 2006 18:14 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: X Axes movement is sporadic and incorrect
Replies: 8
Views: 4609

If the machine has failed to home correctly and you need to back off the slide refere to the post on secret home button. This allows you to jog away and rectify the problem. If you have reversed the axis direction by switching a motor phase then refer to the post on Axis motor direction. If the moto...
by Steve
Mon 06 Mar , 2006 9:35 am
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: HOW DO I SET TOOL OFFSETS?
Replies: 3
Views: 7083

STEP BY STEP Instructions to set lathe tooling.

If you select any tool in the tool turret and drive it so its tip is in the centre front of the work piece the X and Z displayed position should read zero. If it does not then follow this procedure. The first thing to do is to select tool 1 in the Tooling library make sure it is active and make sure...
by Steve
Mon 06 Mar , 2006 9:32 am
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: HOW DO I SET TOOL OFFSETS?
Replies: 3
Views: 7083

HOW DO I SET TOOL OFFSETS?

Are there any step by step instructions for setting tool offsets?

The books are incredibly hard for the layman to understand. It would be
helpful if it had sections on "How to set up for ... (Drilling, Threading,
parting off) and had step by step instructions.
by Steve
Mon 06 Mar , 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Axis motor moves the wrong way after reconnecting
Replies: 1
Views: 1860

Stepper motor wiring

Stepper motors have 4, 6 or 8 wires Regardless of the number of wires only 4 are connected to the drive. The motors can be connected in series or parallel depending on the motor type. The 4 wires that connect to the motor drive are split into two phases (or windings) which can be identified by chech...
by Steve
Mon 06 Mar , 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Axis motor moves the wrong way after reconnecting
Replies: 1
Views: 1860

Axis motor moves the wrong way after reconnecting

I have replaced a stepper motor on my machine and the new one jogs the wrong way when I try and jog it.
How can I change the motor direction?
by Steve
Fri 03 Mar , 2006 9:16 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Is it possible to JOG without going HOME first? Secret Home
Replies: 2
Views: 6035

Secret Home button VR 2 and 5

There is a way to get into jog mode without going through the home routine. There is a seperate artical on this for VR milling 2. The reason for doing this is usually for maintanance and you must :!: Home the machine afterwards before running a program. When you connect to the machine the operator p...
by Steve
Fri 03 Mar , 2006 9:08 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Is it possible to JOG without going HOME first? Secret Home
Replies: 2
Views: 6035

Is it possible to JOG without going HOME first? Secret Home

If you want to jog the slide away from home before homing the machine or if the machine fails to home and you want to test each axis jogs correctly is there a way to do this?

It may be that one of the home switches is not functioning correctly and you want to jog away to allow cleaning? :)
by Steve
Thu 02 Mar , 2006 17:57 pm
Forum: VersaLaser
Topic: Versa Laser / Techsoft drawing help
Replies: 3
Views: 3032

Note: For Red lines to cut they must be drawn as fine lines :!: If the lines have a thickness then they will be treated as grey and rastered.

To cut along a Vector Blue line it must also be a Fine line. If the line has a thicknes it will be raster cut and not cut as a vector :!:
by Steve
Thu 02 Mar , 2006 17:53 pm
Forum: VersaLaser
Topic: Laser bed crashes into nozzle
Replies: 3
Views: 3172

This can be caused if you start the home procedure when the laser is not powered on. If you apply power to the laser while it is inside the homing routine the direction the slide moves can be random. :idea: Always ensure the Laser and Extraction are connected to the power before you start to run a j...
by Steve
Thu 02 Mar , 2006 17:46 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: How do i get my 4th axis to work ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2041

If you go to "help" "VR CNC Milling" in the welcome section there is information telling you how o configure the 4th axis! :)
by Steve
Thu 02 Mar , 2006 17:27 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: I get 'Move Exceeds Limits' using my Microrouter or Micromil
Replies: 14
Views: 8890

MicroMills using the AES curriculum and platten can also experience this problem as the platten is very close to the bed and the standard tool is very short. If you experience this problem manually jog the slide and check you can move the tool to all corners of the workpiece and also can jog down to...
by Steve
Thu 02 Mar , 2006 17:16 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Microrouter X axis not running correctly to readout
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

If this is after a new software installation or computer change ensure the correct machine type is selected. Different machines have different ballscrew and step ratios so selecting the wrong machine could result in the machine moving too fast, slow, far or little. Check the machine type displayed a...
by Steve
Thu 02 Mar , 2006 17:10 pm
Forum: QuickCAM / LaserCAM 2D Design
Topic: QuickCAM 2D Design v1.0 is released 2nd March 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3448

This product allows users to create 2D Drawings, Import Gerber Files, Import DXF files, Import Bitmap and JPG files.

A full feature list is shown on the literature but you can also try before you buy if you download the product. :lol: Only the output is dissabled :(
by Steve
Thu 02 Mar , 2006 14:40 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Secret HOME button on VR Milling V 2 & V 5
Replies: 8
Views: 8781

Why use the secret Home button?

The reason you may want to do this is normally for fault diagnosis reasons. If a machine will not go to home for some reason. It could be that there is a piece of work jamming the slide or a build up of swarf. You may want to jog the slide away from home to allow you to clear the obstruction. By pre...
by Steve
Thu 02 Mar , 2006 14:32 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Transmit Buffer Full-No Response from Controller
Replies: 3
Views: 3801

Transmit Buffer full will only occurs on machines with RS 232 communication. The message indicates that the communication between the PC and machine have failed and after repeated tries to communicate without reply the communication buffer is full. This alarm can be caused by several things. Electri...
by Steve
Thu 02 Mar , 2006 14:24 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: I get "Invalid platform code" when connecting
Replies: 2
Views: 2093

Check the machine type displayed at the top of the VR Milling screen. This should match the machine type printed on the machine serial number label. If not select "SETUP" "Machine" from the menu and select the correct machine. :!: Note You will have to exit the machine connection first!