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by TDIPower
Mon 21 Sep , 2020 19:28 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Converting microturn/micromill to manual spindle control(Help needed)
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Converting microturn/micromill to manual spindle control(Help needed)

I was going to say, I don't know, but did have a feeling you needed to enable the spindle some how which would normally come from the control board. My only other suggestion would be to look at those PDFs I had uploaded a while back.

Glad you got sorted.

Pete
by TDIPower
Sat 19 Sep , 2020 20:43 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Denford Orac, Microturn or similar
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Wanted: Denford Orac, Microturn or similar

look out for the starturn and novaturn too. Might still be some schools selling them off.

Pete
by TDIPower
Sat 19 Sep , 2020 20:41 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Converting microturn/micromill to manual spindle control(Help needed)
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Converting microturn/micromill to manual spindle control(Help needed)

just had a look at the Starturn PC S[print controller 2.pdf,

Its the bottom 3 on the left, 10v, min, i/p
min to the low side of the pot,
10v to the high side,
I/P to the wiper
by TDIPower
Sat 19 Sep , 2020 20:36 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Converting microturn/micromill to manual spindle control(Help needed)
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Converting microturn/micromill to manual spindle control(Help needed)

It should be the bottom row of connections, there should be a 0v, 10v and wiper or signal, something along those lines. You need the slow side of the pot to 0v, the fast to 10v, the other to the mid connection/wiper. Have a look here http://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=4778 I think one...
by TDIPower
Wed 16 Sep , 2020 21:00 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Denford CAM software for MAC
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Denford CAM software for MAC

The school will need to have the software on the PC to control the machine, if you are talking about generating CAD files then wanting to post process them into G code then you can use the Denford software to do that but it is PC based. You can do the designs on any CAD software as long as you can e...
by TDIPower
Wed 16 Sep , 2020 20:52 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 51
Views: 4488

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

Hi, I just typed up a long response then realised i had put it all done in my previous posts. Denford are a company, pay em and they would sort it, but it's megga money for control boards. They do come on here and from looking at the post about this problem that was linked they have gone through all...
by TDIPower
Fri 04 Sep , 2020 20:38 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Vacuum pump
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Vacuum pump

Martin he is using a very different vacuum bed which has lots of very small holes that are all open unlike the Trend bed with the ball valves. I think it is more designed for use on a vacuum cleaner which requires a constant airflow and will act as a form of extraction at the same time rather than a...
by TDIPower
Fri 04 Sep , 2020 20:35 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Testing without software?
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: Testing without software?

Picked up on this from your other post. Martin has been the guy at Denford that I have known as 'the man' for the 19/20yrs Ive been using their machines at work. Came out to fix them a couple of times back in the day. I'm not a 100% but I think the Beta eprom should run VR2 or VR5 (not sure on the V...
by TDIPower
Fri 04 Sep , 2020 20:11 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Parallel Licence issue
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: Parallel Licence issue

it just plugs in to the parallel port, it is a pass through device and has a socket on it so back in the day you could still plug your printer in. I am sure there was/is something about being able to use the VR2 software without the dongle,the later licence came on a floppy disk and it added a line ...
by TDIPower
Tue 01 Sep , 2020 22:09 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Vacuum pump
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Vacuum pump

Yep same spec as mine, they just aren't designed for use with the type of bed you have. Did you try it with the rubber and cover all the holes? On the original Trend units the version they did for use with a vacuum cleaner had a fluted nozzle then went in to the pipe from the vac, this allowed it to...
by TDIPower
Thu 27 Aug , 2020 17:13 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Triac PC Homing Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Triac PC Homing Issue

is this on all axis or just one? if all that would be a bit odd unless say they sensors are all powered from the same source and that supply has failed. On the switch type I'm not sure if they are normally open or normally closed and if they connect high or low +v or 0v. I would be looking to the se...
by TDIPower
Tue 25 Aug , 2020 19:15 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Triac PC Homing Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Triac PC Homing Issue

sounds like there is an issue with the home position switch. Im not familiar with the triac but on other machines when you hit the home button the machine sends itself to the home location switches and presses on them then it slowly winds away until the switch changes state again. So if you machine ...
by TDIPower
Sun 16 Aug , 2020 21:29 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Novamill electronics
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Novamill electronics

Not sure to be honest, I presumed it was to store settings but the word from Denford is it is not required for the way they use the board.

The boards are very capable units when you look into them and could do a lot more, I would say they are well over spec'd.
by TDIPower
Sun 16 Aug , 2020 18:25 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Novamill electronics
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Novamill electronics

the battery is not needed, so you can remove it. looks like you're on the right path, a good clean up and lets hope it works
by TDIPower
Mon 27 Jul , 2020 23:42 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: New owner - no software
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: New owner - no software

Great stuff! I thought you had gone quiet. Glad you are finding your way around it all OK.

Pete
by TDIPower
Sun 26 Jul , 2020 21:38 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Major Timeout Error
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: Major Timeout Error

The leaking battery has caused issues in the past, there are many discussions on this (give it a search, these boards were used in most machines at some point. It is not needed and can be removed. I cant remember what you need to use to clean up a niMH 'spill'. You need to clean off the corrosion an...
by TDIPower
Sun 26 Jul , 2020 20:41 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Microrouter Compact - Part Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Microrouter Compact - Part Identification

they look to be part of the kit for the 'F1 in Schools' system. is there a red anodised frame they will fit fixed to the bed. each but would fix to either end of a block of balsa wood of set dimension. This would be mounted in the frame and machined then using the flats on the square would be rotate...
by TDIPower
Sat 25 Jul , 2020 14:17 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Major Timeout Error
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: Major Timeout Error

have you tried running the easy upgrade? that should talk to the machine and check a few bits? If you search for the access violation on here I have seen that come up in the past on threads, i have had it and cured buy uninstall re install. Might be worth popping the cover off and checking the fuses...
by TDIPower
Fri 24 Jul , 2020 22:02 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Major Timeout Error
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Re: Major Timeout Error

uninstall VR Milling from the PC and start again.

When you come to shut down ensure you hit the connect/disconnect from real machine button so you disconnect before turning the power off or try to exit from VR milling.

Pete
by TDIPower
Wed 22 Jul , 2020 22:06 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 51
Views: 4488

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

the original screw connection and no longer made, they have all swapped on to 'spade' terminals. I had one in it's packet on my desk when lock down started and for the life of me i cant find it! I'm 99% this is the unit. We had one fail at work on a machine when a kid was doing his GCSE so I ended u...