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by neil_f
Sun 06 Mar , 2016 20:54 pm
Forum: StarTurn
Topic: Serial Protocol for Starturn 4 PC
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

Re: Serial Protocol for Starturn 4 PC

He's taking quite a while, isn't he? :wink:
by neil_f
Tue 23 Feb , 2016 17:23 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: How do I remove the Z-axis ballscrew, for replacement?
Replies: 1
Views: 4408

How do I remove the Z-axis ballscrew, for replacement?

Anyone done this before, or have any thoughts on how it could be done? Mine is a January 1999 model (serial number 81014C) and has double ballnuts on the Z axis. Obviously it means removing the body from the base, but I was going to do that anyway to fit a raising block. As a supplementary question,...
by neil_f
Sat 04 Apr , 2015 13:28 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: How do you remove the head from a Novamill?
Replies: 0
Views: 1767

How do you remove the head from a Novamill?

I need to remove the whole head casting with spindle intact from the column so that I can make some mods to the column casting. I've studied the various cross sections on the site but can't see how you would get the belt off to free the head for removal. Anyone done this successfully or have any tips?
by neil_f
Wed 09 Apr , 2014 15:34 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Triac minimum dimensions sought
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

Re: Triac minimum dimensions sought

In case it will help others in the future who are short of bench space, I'm now in a position to answer my own question. :D
Minimum dimensions of the Traic's base casting are 562mm deep by 270mm wide.
by neil_f
Fri 04 Apr , 2014 17:36 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Pulling column off an early Triac - any tips?
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: Pulling column off an early Triac - any tips?

rent a small van. £50 from most van hire places....sooooo much easier. Trouble is I wouldn't be able to get the machine out when I got it home! My little engine crane is only rated to 175kg - it's a converted 'patient lifter' that's very compact and so is extremely useful even inside the workshop, ...
by neil_f
Wed 02 Apr , 2014 23:12 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Pulling column off an early Triac - any tips?
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Pulling column off an early Triac - any tips?

I'm picking an early all-green Triac up at the weekend and will need to get the column off the base so that I can fit the two resultant lumps into the back of my vehicle. Has anyone done this splitting operation before, and if so do they have any tips or a suggested plan of action? I'm assuming the ...
by neil_f
Tue 01 Apr , 2014 21:15 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: oiler
Replies: 2
Views: 2013

Re: oiler

Hi, will it be ok to use motor oil in the lubricator on my triac? the reason being is I dont want to buy a 5 gallon drum of the correct oil! I have read that its fine or if I wanted thinner I suppose I could use 3in1 Any views? An old thread, I know, but if anyone else is searching for oil info: 68...
by neil_f
Tue 01 Apr , 2014 18:04 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Oiling system on early Triac?
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Oiling system on early Triac?

angel-tech wrote:inside the pillar usually
I take it that means you'd need to have access to the rear of the column in order to fill the oiler?
Which in turn would make mounting the unit on a bench well nigh impossible.
I presume that's why they moved the oiler outside the column on later models.
by neil_f
Tue 01 Apr , 2014 17:28 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Oiling system on early Triac?
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Oiling system on early Triac?

angel-tech wrote:inside the pillar usually
Ah, OK, that would account for it. Thanks.
by neil_f
Tue 01 Apr , 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Early versus late spindle motor?
Replies: 1
Views: 982

Early versus late spindle motor?

Can anyone tell me the difference between the early short/fat spindle motor (as used in the all-green Triacs) and the later tall thin motor? Is the later one a big improvement?
by neil_f
Tue 01 Apr , 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: Oiling system on early Triac?
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Oiling system on early Triac?

Does the early all-green Triac have an oiler built in (can't see one in any pics of it)? If not, how is it oiled?
by neil_f
Sun 23 Mar , 2014 23:54 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Triac minimum dimensions sought
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

Triac minimum dimensions sought

Hi folks. I'm planning on installing a Triac for an upcoming project but, as I'm very pushed for space in my narrow workshop, I'd like to remove the Triac from its case or stand and mount it bare on the bench (with control electrics reboxed under the bench). Could some kind soul with a Triac availab...