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by audio.fi
Tue 04 Jun , 2013 9:40 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Spares needed for Novaturn please.
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Re: Spares needed for Novaturn please.

Thank you very much for this information. It is appreciated.

Sincerely.
by audio.fi
Tue 04 Jun , 2013 8:17 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Spares needed for Novaturn please.
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Re: Spares needed for Novaturn please.

Thank you for the reply, but I don't understand the reply.

Will I getting any more information on this, i.e. the pulley sizes, and any help on suppliers for those parts ?

Thank you.
by audio.fi
Tue 04 Jun , 2013 1:50 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Spares needed for Novaturn please.
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Re: Spares needed for Novaturn please.

Thank you for the reply, but can you be a bit more help please. First of all, I think you have your belt sizes might be wrong, as I have the original belts for the lathe and have counted the actual teeth twice and it is 90 teeth, The one for the motor has 45 teeth. The encoder belt has no markings o...
by audio.fi
Tue 04 Jun , 2013 1:44 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Spares needed for Novaturn please.
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Re: Spares needed for Novaturn please.

We have none of these items in stock. We think you have the wrong number of teeth for the encoder belt - it should be 180T we think. The 90T belt is for the Z axis motor. We don't have stock of the 180T belt either. Your local bearing / pulley / belting supplier might we worth a call Thank you for ...
by audio.fi
Sun 02 Jun , 2013 8:59 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Spares needed for Novaturn please.
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Spares needed for Novaturn please.

Hi, I have a novaturn that is in need of some spare parts, so if anyone has these items (or indeed Denford themselves), please can you p.m. me and let me know how much you want for them please. The parts required are :- Pulley that fits onto the speed encoder. Size is :- 30 teeth and 10mm bore Pulle...
by audio.fi
Sun 02 Jun , 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: pulleys needed for novaturn please
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

pulleys needed for novaturn please

Hi, I have a novaturn that is in need of some spare parts, so if anyone has these items (or indeed Denford themselves), please can you p.m. me and let me know how much you want for them please. The parts required are :- Pulley that fits onto the speed encoder. Size is :- 30 teeth and 10mm bore Pulle...
by audio.fi
Sun 02 Jun , 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Novaturn guard open problem, please help
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Re: Novaturn guard open problem, please help

Update (fixed) For anyone in a similar situation, I managed to fix the problem. I removed the smartstep version 3 top board and inspected it, and there was some corrosion on the multi-way header sockets at either end, and also some corrosion to some of the other larger soldered items on the board su...
by audio.fi
Sat 01 Jun , 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Novaturn guard open problem, please help
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Novaturn guard open problem, please help

Hi, I have been busy re-installing my Novamill which has been stood in an out building for about a year (sprayed with WD40 to protect it). It was working perfectly when last used. It has a smartstep board, and I am using fanucmd through dos on a 486 with dedicated rs232 ports on it for both the keyb...
by audio.fi
Thu 16 May , 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Software
Topic: flstep for novaturn and custom tools help please
Replies: 0
Views: 1553

flstep for novaturn and custom tools help please

Hi, Having had this machine (it is a very early version), for quite some time now and still not used it much, I have decided that I must learn to programme it myself and learn g-code. I have the set up to use it with the dos software flstep, but I have a problem in that it has a set of pre-set tools...
by audio.fi
Thu 08 Sep , 2011 17:13 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: upgrade control board info please
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: upgrade control board info please

That would be possible. Denford offer a return to works upgrade as a UGR0006 £1228. This replaces the card, connects up the USB cables, supplies a seat of VR Milling 5 and will replace anything else that may need doing such as the PSU. The card alone can also be purchased though this would normally...
by audio.fi
Thu 08 Sep , 2011 16:19 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: upgrade control board info please
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: upgrade control board info please

Can I still buy the board from denford, as I read somewhere on this site a long time ago, that the machine must be sent to denford to have it fitted, but that you used to sell it for retrofitting. I am a qualified electronics service engineer (although my field of expertise was analogue not digital)...
by audio.fi
Thu 08 Sep , 2011 16:11 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: upgrade control board info please
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: upgrade control board info please

In my experience, people only need to update to Mach if they have bought an old machine which has an old controller, eg North East, GSM or older Baldor system which were controlled by such things as BBC micros or DOS PC's - one of which is usually causing problems or simply does not perform well en...
by audio.fi
Thu 08 Sep , 2011 15:47 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: upgrade control board info please
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: upgrade control board info please

Although I can't imagine why anyone would go to the trouble of "upgrading" a USB board to Mach ?? Not sure what you mean; I thought if they use mach3 then they get a breakout board that the computer plugs into, and then the stepper motors and spindle control is connected to that, so that the Denfor...
by audio.fi
Thu 08 Sep , 2011 15:42 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: upgrade control board info please
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: upgrade control board info please

Steve wrote:You could get a board from almost any denford machine specially the routers as most of them would have a USB port.

The card is the same in all the machines. :D

Thanks a lot for that information. It's really appreciated. I'll keep looking for a router as well then. Thanks.
by audio.fi
Thu 08 Sep , 2011 14:38 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: upgrade control board info please
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: upgrade control board info please

Thank you very much for the excellent help you have given me regarding this; It will help me with my desire to make the machines usable instead of just sitting there in my workshop. Also, being able to get one from a nova mill instead of a novaturn will be much easier, as I see lots of them on ebay;...
by audio.fi
Wed 07 Sep , 2011 20:27 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: upgrade control board info please
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: upgrade control board info please

Thank you for being so helpful. So to recap :- To use quickturn2d all I need to obtain is a control board that has usb on it which would prove it is new enough. I must use a board from a novaturn to use on a novaturn. and no other modifications should be needed other than fitting it. Am I correct ? ...
by audio.fi
Wed 07 Sep , 2011 14:09 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: upgrade control board info please
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: upgrade control board info please

Thank you for the reply. I though some people buy separate control boards (I think they buy something called a breakout board), if they buy one of those kits with the motors .etc so don't use the internal control board. This is why I thought that I might buy one from someone who is doing that kind o...
by audio.fi
Wed 07 Sep , 2011 2:46 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: upgrade control board info please
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

upgrade control board info please

Hi all, I have a novamill and novaturn which I have had for some time now and have never made anything of note on them. I wanted to upgrade the software I have for them (millcam and lathecam), to quickturn2d for the lathe in particular. but at the time I asked about buying it, I was told that my old...
by audio.fi
Mon 20 Dec , 2010 16:22 pm
Forum: QuickTURN 2D Design
Topic: information on Quickturn and early novaturn please
Replies: 5
Views: 3881

Re: information on Quickturn and early novaturn please

Would I be right then in assuming that I do not need to change over to mach 3 to use these cam programmes in as much that as long as the g-code is correct, the current setup I have will work perfectly well, although it might be a bit slower (not a problem to me). Thanks. P.S. When you said quickturn...
by audio.fi
Mon 20 Dec , 2010 13:28 pm
Forum: QuickTURN 2D Design
Topic: information on Quickturn and early novaturn please
Replies: 5
Views: 3881

Re: information on Quickturn and early novaturn please

Thank you for writing back. If Quickcam won't work because it requires a different set of fanuc, then how do I know what will work in non-Denford software ? Is the version on my Novaturn called something in particular so I can match it up with other software ? Thanks. P.S. I have had a look at the f...