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by TDIPower
Fri 29 Nov , 2019 22:33 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn Software
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Novaturn Software

Hi, there are various posts about how to wire up the RS232 leads, this is the pin out as used on the Desktop tutor keyboard DTE Computer DIRECTION DCE Denford 9 pin fmale 25pin male Case -- - 1 DCD <- 8 DCD 2 RD <- 3 TX 3 TD -> 2 RX 4 DTR -> 20 DTR 5 GND -- 7 GND 6 DSR <- 6 DSR 7 RTS -> 4 RTS 8 CTS ...
by TDIPower
Mon 04 Nov , 2019 23:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!

Just had a look at a v2 licence file although not flashed onto VR milling, the Ini_File=Windmill.ini is the last line not the first eg {FLASH} Flash_User=xxxxxxxxxxx Flash_Code=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx Ini_File=Windmill.ini I don't know if the order would make a difference but worth a...
by TDIPower
Mon 04 Nov , 2019 23:16 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Old Machines, Old Software, Dongles and Floppy Disks, Help!

Hi, I haven't got a PC with Vr2 on at the moment and a bit snowed under, I think I have a win7 PC still, I know I def have an XP machine, If I get chance I will run an install but it has been a long time since I last did it. Martin is normally great help for some reason I seem to think the flashed i...
by TDIPower
Mon 04 Nov , 2019 23:03 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Tripping rcbo and coms issue
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Tripping rcbo and coms issue

just another thought, where are you. If not a million miles away could maybe have a look
by TDIPower
Mon 04 Nov , 2019 22:58 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Tripping rcbo and coms issue
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Tripping rcbo and coms issue

The spindle motor does not come into play until you have it connected to a PC and a program running. the program needs to send a command to the control board to turn the spindle on and it will not let this happen unless all the safety interlocks are in the correct state (emergency stop not pressed a...
by TDIPower
Sun 03 Nov , 2019 22:34 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Tripping rcbo and coms issue
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Tripping rcbo and coms issue

Just had to have my RCD replaced on the house too, it tested fine on full and double load but would trip at half load! It does state on the documents with them that they should be test tripped once a month. It was my toaster that was a regular cause for tripping. Fortunately my garage is on a split ...
by TDIPower
Fri 01 Nov , 2019 17:11 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Unrecognised Error (code -256)
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Unrecognised Error (code -256)

Hi Martin, I just tried that link, it says 'not authorized to view'

Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 30 Sep , 2019 18:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter spindle controller
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Microrouter spindle controller

I might be wrong but I thought the speed controllers were Sprint units, it is 240v in and 0-10v for 0-full speed control. If I remember correctly the 0-10v MUST be isolated as there is something about 240v floating on the board. I might be wrong but I think the output is DC. If you have a look at th...
by TDIPower
Fri 27 Sep , 2019 18:43 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding a 4th axis to micromill
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Adding a 4th axis to micromill

really loving this work. I've never used 4th axis and can't wait to see this in action, I will be bouncing you the questions if i decide to do something like this in the future!

Pete
by TDIPower
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:23 pm
Forum: Viceroy
Topic: Denford viceroy saddle removal
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Denford viceroy saddle removal

Just had a thought when I moved house 6yrs ago I discovered 4 holes in the base just under the bed/tray. These it turns out are for putting 2 bars through so 4 folks can lift and carry it, one each corner, that's how it went on the removals wagon. Didn't even bother splitting it for that.
by TDIPower
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:19 pm
Forum: Viceroy
Topic: Denford viceroy saddle removal
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Denford viceroy saddle removal

When the guys come to service the Harrison M300 at work they wind the saddle off the end of the bed, I did this too when I was transporting my Boxford TUD, there is a little L shaped bracket on the underside of the TUD bed to stop it being wound off or the tale stock being slid off the end. I just h...
by TDIPower
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 21:10 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Cleaning the Z axis
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Cleaning the Z axis

For me too. Not the easiest things to clean out, just have to bite the bullet and get on with it!

Thanks

Pete
by TDIPower
Mon 23 Sep , 2019 21:10 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Cleaning the Z axis
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Cleaning the Z axis

HI, I know the answer to the problem BUT am looking for the best way to go about it. One of the microrouters PROs at work has started sticking in Y axis, you can hear it start to loose place with the motor stalling (sounds like when you have put one of the X nuts a thread out). The feed nut has been...
by TDIPower
Mon 23 Sep , 2019 20:45 pm
Forum: PCB Engraver
Topic: Cutting / Engraving tools
Replies: 0
Views: 345

Cutting / Engraving tools

I'm after some advice on what tools people use and feeds/speeds. I don't have the PCB engraver but instead use a microrouter pro with the porter cable motor. A full board ~270x310mm is stuck down with lots of double sided tape to 18mm MDF, left overnight with about 15kg of steel plate on top! Next d...
by TDIPower
Mon 23 Sep , 2019 17:04 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding a 4th axis to micromill
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Adding a 4th axis to micromill

great stuff!!!
by TDIPower
Thu 19 Sep , 2019 22:14 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding a 4th axis to micromill
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Adding a 4th axis to micromill

when I was testing the NS board I have to upgrade my Lathe, I just dropped it straight into my Mircorouter, VR did it's erasing flash thing on connection at it worked straight off for the microrouter. so the board just works on what it's told to do, obviously I didn't try rewriting anything for this...
by TDIPower
Thu 19 Sep , 2019 18:30 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

I was looking at your pics again, I don't know if this could give you any issues in the future but you have a mag base DTI on top of a stepper motor, Wonder if the magnet could impact its operation.

Pete
by TDIPower
Thu 19 Sep , 2019 18:26 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding a 4th axis to micromill
Replies: 10
Views: 421

Re: Adding a 4th axis to micromill

The guys at denford will know best BUT I wonder if you could use a Novamill or microrouter with 4th axis and just rejig the settings within those files to those of the micromill eg speeds and sizes.

Pete
by TDIPower
Wed 18 Sep , 2019 19:51 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Adding Mist Sprayer to Micromill
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Adding Mist Sprayer to Micromill

Ahh that will by why I spotted the Air point on your bench! Great to see the ideas coming forth.
by TDIPower
Wed 18 Sep , 2019 19:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 363

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

if using the same PC to control either machine there is no reason why you can't have a USB number pad and mouse at each machine and plugged in to the PC. I have a normal keyboard and wired mouse at the PC, a number pad at the machine (which has a USB hub so can plug a USB drive in easier than reachi...