Quatro for sale

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comet
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Quatro for sale

Post by comet » Thu 29 Nov , 2012 23:26 pm

Hi i would be very interested in aquiring a quatro, if anyone can help please Pm me.
Tony

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Re: Quatro for sale

Post by angel-tech » Fri 30 Nov , 2012 0:56 am

Good luck in your search Tony, they are great machines, i have two.

There are some variations on them as far as control systems are concerned, mine were pnc3 with steppers, but i've heard of fanuc versions as well.

If i can be of any help please ask.

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Re: Quatro for sale

Post by comet » Fri 30 Nov , 2012 8:34 am

yes i doubt ill find one,id be interested in one with a blown control as id be happy to mach3 it.
if not ill probably look at importing a zx50 which looks like a copy of one :

http://www.sdxyjc.com/en/ZuanXiChuang/248-1.html

in any instance i would Z axis the colom rather than the quill.

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Re: Quatro for sale

Post by angel-tech » Fri 30 Nov , 2012 10:50 am

the zx50 is a fair bit smaller than the quatro, about 40% smaller. The quatro is a lot more substantially built as well, weighing in at 1200kgs.

the two i have, had a leadscrew on the pillar and 100mm of cnc control on the quill for the z axis. The leadscrew was powered buy a dc motor and gave me full control of the head, but not under cnc control.

i've replaced the leadscrew with a ballscrew and counterbalanced the head, which now gives me full control of the head over the whole pillar.

Mach3 control is a must.

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Hardware/Software: Denford Quatromill any help in setting up etc appreciated as we have just got one from auction- has a heidenhain controller- and seems good nick no backlash in screws etc- have any members any experience of this well built machine- thanks mike

Re: Quatro for sale

Post by bikermickyc » Fri 07 Dec , 2012 16:42 pm

angel-tech wrote:Good luck in your search Tony, they are great machines, i have two.

There are some variations on them as far as control systems are concerned, mine were pnc3 with steppers, but i've heard of fanuc versions as well.

If i can be of any help please ask.

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