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George P Pan
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triac vmc startup

Post by George P Pan » Wed 26 Oct , 2022 12:18 pm

Hello everybody

My name is George and except from a professional milling machine engineer job am also a teacher at a public technical school teaching cnc milling technology. So at school laboratory we have a triac vmc and I tried to turn it on but I have a problem as you will recognize from the pictures attached . I have found some manuals but there isn't any specific guidance about the startup of the machine. I believe that I need a 3.5 tape in order to start the machine but I don't know exactly what. I tried to download from your site ( https://www.denford.co.uk/dos-vintage-m ... formation/ ) some files in order to try but downloads don't start.
So I am writing to you in case you can help me by any means.

Thanks a lot
King regards George Panagiotidis
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Re: triac vmc startup

Post by Martin » Wed 26 Oct , 2022 20:58 pm

Hi George,

Have you got the machine serial number?

It should be on the serial plate on the electrical cabinet.

You will need to create a 3 1/2" boot disc & copy the dos files from the relevant files from the Dos download page.

i should be able to locate the original .opt & .go files from the serial number.

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Re: triac vmc startup

Post by George P Pan » Thu 27 Oct , 2022 6:13 am

Martin wrote:
Wed 26 Oct , 2022 20:58 pm
Hi George,

Have you got the machine serial number?

It should be on the serial plate on the electrical cabinet.

You will need to create a 3 1/2" boot disc & copy the dos files from the relevant files from the Dos download page.

i should be able to locate the original .opt & .go files from the serial number.
Thanks a lot Martin

I will upload the serial plate as soon as I will get it probably Monday.
Thanks again

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Re: triac vmc startup

Post by George P Pan » Thu 27 Oct , 2022 15:38 pm

I believe that is the plate
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Re: triac vmc startup

Post by Martin » Mon 31 Oct , 2022 16:24 pm

The 2 files on the bottom of the inspection sheet are the Fancmd.opt & Fanucmd.go file that you will need to transfer to the boot disc once you haave downloaded the Drivres & Fanucmd from the Denford website on to a 3 1/2" boot disc.

Hope that makes sense.

Fanucmd.opt
NARROWSIMBOX 0
SHOWTOOL 0
USE3D 0
FANUC_SDEVICE machine
UTILS_MENU_1 Dos Access
UTILS_GO_1 dos
TOOLORIENT 0
HIGHSPINDLE 4000
slave_spindlef 0.85
HIGHFEED 2500
HIGHFEEDZ 1500
MAXCONTOUR 90
SLAVE_CONTOURFEED 0.15
SLAVE_CONTOURANGLE 0.15
XIO 1
nopots 0
lubesense 1
maxtool 8
moverangez 235
toolchangez 210

Fanucmd.go
IBM.RS2 2
$3F8 4 COM1
$3E8 5 MACHINE
DENFORD1.KBD 1
18.2 $2F8 3
VGA.CRT 0
FANUCMD.APP
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Re: triac vmc startup

Post by George P Pan » Mon 31 Oct , 2022 19:38 pm

Hi and thanks for your help.
I manage to download from denford website fanucmd and drivers and unzip into the 3.5 disk also the 2 files you gave me. But i get " disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter "
So is there any specific way to make the boot disk?
Or I make something wrong?
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Re: triac vmc startup

Post by DavidB » Mon 31 Oct , 2022 20:28 pm

Not sure what version of Windows you're using but there should be an option to copy the system files to the floppy or make bootable when formatting it . Some more details here https://kb.iu.edu/d/adav for DOS and should apply to the command prompt in Windows.

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Re: triac vmc startup

Post by George P Pan » Wed 02 Nov , 2022 7:43 am

I am using win xp and win7 but I get error when I am trying to make the boot disk from cmd and from properties tab of 3.5 disk. Any suggestions?

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Re: triac vmc startup

Post by DavidB » Wed 02 Nov , 2022 12:51 pm

Knowing what the error is would be useful.

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Re: triac vmc startup

Post by Martin » Wed 02 Nov , 2022 15:10 pm

with XP you need to go to Formatt 3 1/2 " Floppy then tick Create MS-DOS starup disc.
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Re: triac vmc startup

Post by George P Pan » Tue 22 Nov , 2022 15:35 pm

Thanks a lot
After all the 3.5 diskette was dysfunctional
problem solved.
Thanks a lot

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