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by Steve
Wed 22 Mar , 2017 14:44 pm
Forum: QuickTURN 2D Design
Topic: Problems with machining order
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: Problems with machining order

Hi, The problem is that the software only sees lines intersecting the center line as a parting cut. Your problem is that your parting tool would crash into the component if its larger than 30mm diameter. The simple solution is to just draw it as though it it could part off then edit the part off lin...
by Steve
Sat 11 Mar , 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Software
Topic: DOS Software
Replies: 3
Views: 2557

Re: DOS Software

Thanks for the info.

Will see if we can update the link.
by Steve
Thu 02 Mar , 2017 14:44 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Micromill losing alignment between layers diagnosis help
Replies: 13
Views: 2142

Re: Micromill losing alignment between layers diagnosis help

Hi. Just a quick note on here. The older machines with the Denstep controller cannot buffer moves so each line of the code is exicuted in turn. At the time the machine was built QuickCAM was not released and 3D manufacturing rarely considered. I suspect you are loosing steps as the machine is rampin...
by Steve
Mon 27 Feb , 2017 21:55 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Scanmill queston
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: Scanmill queston

The machine will run on 50 or 60 Hz

Note it runs off an RS232 cable so you need a pc that has one or a USB to serial cable.

You also need to make sure you have software or you have to buy this.
by Steve
Thu 09 Feb , 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Software
Topic: 2D Design V:1.26
Replies: 21
Views: 4085

Re: 2D Design V:1.26

hi, I think you may be getting a little confused as to the CAM requirements. The program generated by QuickTurn 2D design is the same regardless of whether a turret or manual tool post is fitted. The tool change line will read M06 then the tool number. The settings in VR Turning then tell the machin...
by Steve
Mon 30 Jan , 2017 14:47 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Novaturn software V1.45
Replies: 12
Views: 2856

Re: Novaturn software V1.45

With the QuickTURN 2D you need to go to the "OPTIONS" MENU. Then select "Load Save machine tooling". Select Turn270_Tooling.MML this will load the default tooling to the QuickTurn with feeds and speeds that should be suitable for your Novaturn. The default tooling library is for a front cutting mach...
by Steve
Fri 27 Jan , 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill - maximum spindle speed?
Replies: 9
Views: 2781

Re: Novamill - maximum spindle speed?

The bearings fitted will be the limitation on the speed. Without re engineering the head and fitting a matched pair of bearings I dont think you will go any faster. When engraving I would use say a 2mm ball end cutter and only go 0.1mm deep. This gives a nice finish with a stronger tool and you coul...
by Steve
Wed 25 Jan , 2017 20:16 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Do Not PAT test... Why?
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: Do Not PAT test... Why?

Hi. You can do the visual pat test but be carful not to do the insulation test to earth or you could damage the filters.

If machines trip the room RCB they generally have been PAT tested and mains filters destroyed.
by Steve
Wed 25 Jan , 2017 9:57 am
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Do Not PAT test... Why?
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: Do Not PAT test... Why?

Hi, If you read the Manual supplied on the VR Milling software there is a description of the reasons for this. The reason is that there are EMC filters fitted to the machine and in some cases the Spindle drive. These filters will inherently have earth leakage. If a PAT test is performed then permane...
by Steve
Fri 16 Dec , 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Damaged milling table surface
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: Damaged milling table surface

could you post a picture of the damage?

You could possibly machine a deeper pocket in the area where the damage is, then fit a steel plate into it. Pin that then skim it level with the table top?
by Steve
Thu 24 Nov , 2016 5:23 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: VR CNC Milling V2.3 - G42 Cutter Compensation Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 3256

Re: VR CNC Milling V2.3 - G42 Cutter Compensation Issue

You need to add a move to the code to make the tool move clear of the job before cancelling the cutter compensation. I am sure if you look in the help files it covers this.
by Steve
Sat 12 Nov , 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Software
Topic: DOS Software
Replies: 3
Views: 2557

Re: DOS Software

by Steve
Sat 12 Nov , 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Problem with speed display on MIRAC lathe.
Replies: 1
Views: 1493

Re: Problem with speed display on MIRAC lathe.

Have you tried here?

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by Steve
Sat 12 Nov , 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Baldor F391 Series 1 - Odd Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Baldor F391 Series 1 - Odd Failure

Not sure of the part but I think it supplies 12v and 5V

Is the chip not identified normally the part number is printed on them.

I am working away for a couple of weeks so will not be able to take a look at one for a while
by Steve
Sat 12 Nov , 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Autodesk Fusion 360 - Denford Post
Replies: 1
Views: 2333

Re: Autodesk Fusion 360 - Denford Post

I would think it will be

We supplied a list of supported codes for them to produce it.
by Steve
Sat 12 Nov , 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Baldor F391 Series 1 - Odd Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Baldor F391 Series 1 - Odd Failure

The regulator is shown in the bottom right hand corner of the photo below.
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by Steve
Sat 12 Nov , 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Baldor F391 Series 1 - Odd Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Baldor F391 Series 1 - Odd Failure

Hi, The problem is probably the regulator on the vertical end plate heat sink. The regulator has a thermal shutdown which would drop the 5V logic. I would check the thermal paste behind the regulator and also check the screw is holding it securely to the heat sink. You could try a fan to prove if th...
by Steve
Fri 16 Sep , 2016 11:41 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Can I transfer my Novamill control card to a novaturn?
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Can I transfer my Novamill control card to a novaturn?

The answer is no.

If the Turn is running Dos software and you want to run VR Turning Windows software the control card has to have the correct EPROM fitted and you need a seat of the VR Turning software to be able to use the VR Turning.
by Steve
Fri 16 Sep , 2016 8:45 am
Forum: VR Turning - All Versions
Topic: Specifying a centre profiling tool in Quickturn
Replies: 1
Views: 3090

Re: Specifying a centre profiling tool in Quickturn

The QuickTurn 2D Design CAM package has been written to create programs simply. The procedure the CAM carries out to create a cutting profile is written around the standard tools in the library. While you can redefine the tool tip angles and sizes for the turning and parting tools this will then cha...
by Steve
Fri 16 Sep , 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Is the drawbar drawing TR20710 available?/
Replies: 2
Views: 1657

Re: Is the drawbar drawing TR20710 available?/

The triac drawbar is the same as the one currently used in the VMC 1300.

The part number is however different to the one you mention.

WAS TR20/0110

A new replacement would be £30.