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by Richard Evans
Tue 16 Dec , 2014 13:37 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Problem with transfer to new PC
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Re: Problem with transfer to new PC

angel-tech wrote:go into the bios and set the parallel port settings to EPP
Thanks Tom, that did it.
Richard
by Richard Evans
Mon 15 Dec , 2014 23:05 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Problem with transfer to new PC
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Problem with transfer to new PC

My Triac (excellent machine) runs on Mach 3. I have transfered Mach 3 to a different PC- the old one is a bit unreliable. All settings and options have transfered correctly and programs will run except that the spindle won't turn. Going back to the old PC (using same parallel cable) fixes the proble...
by Richard Evans
Wed 18 Sep , 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Z Axis feed problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: Z Axis feed problem

Had a useful chat with Tom, thanks for that.
I had a pendant plugged in at the time which might possibly be the cause of the problem. Also had the dreaded blue screen on the PC once or twice, I might swap that for a start.

Richard
by Richard Evans
Tue 17 Sep , 2013 14:39 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Z Axis feed problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Z Axis feed problem

My Triac has performed perfectly since I bought it, running on Mach 3. It has however just shown a problem on the z axis. Whilst standing idle, it lost position and the feed became very slow- so slow that you could hear each tick of the stepper even on a rapid move. The Mach screen showed the usual ...
by Richard Evans
Sat 28 Apr , 2012 15:38 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Checking lubrication system
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Checking lubrication system

The oiler only works when the spindle is on. You can operate the oiler by pulling the plunger up and leaving it to fall by itself. Thanks! I knew something had to be in operation, thought it was the steppers. The lube pump motor works fine. However, that still leaves the ballscrew shafts looking dr...
by Richard Evans
Sat 28 Apr , 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Checking lubrication system
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Checking lubrication system

I took the motor cover off. The motor seems to be 110V AC. There is no AC voltage on the two motor wires when the steppers are operating, and no sign of movement-(but then the motor says 9 revs per hr which seems incredible considering that there is also a step-down gearbox). So maybe a fuse has gon...
by Richard Evans
Thu 19 Apr , 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Checking lubrication system
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Checking lubrication system

I have recently bought a Triac PC- I'm slightly concerned about the lubrication system. The slides look as you'd expect, oily, not excessively so. However, the ballscrew shaft on the X axis looks dry- should it be visibly oily? The X travel is possibly a bit noisier than I expected but of course the...