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by Ridgeback
Sat 14 Dec , 2019 18:24 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: TrammingTriac?
Replies: 3
Views: 4634

Re: TrammingTriac?

Hi Andy, Toby and any other interested parties, I came across this some time ago and looked it up again in the hope that it might be of help to you both. It is a You tube Video by a German guy who seems quite thorough in how he work and maintains his machines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7Qs-J2...
by Ridgeback
Sat 14 Dec , 2019 17:15 pm
Forum: Triac
Topic: Occasional Weird spindle noise [video]
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

Re: Occasional Weird spindle noise [video]

Hi, Just browsing through old posts and came upon yours. I had to laugh to myself as I have had something very similar happen to me just recently. No it wasn't on my mill, but on my "scooter", a 300 cc Japanese model. Riding down the road, it sounded like a banshee and I panicked like hell. After mu...
by Ridgeback
Sun 02 Apr , 2017 21:58 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - Coventry easy change tool holders
Replies: 2
Views: 2540

Re: Wanted - Coventry easy change tool holders

Hi Ben, Hope you are still looking for the tool holders, as I have come across them in the MSC catalogue on line. https://www.mscdirect.co.uk/CGI/INSRCH?N=4161 The part number is COV-60050C EASYCHANGE ER COLLET CHUCK EC-ER32-050 COVENTRY Brand: Coventry Toolholders Mfg Part# : ECER32050 Stock:26 in ...
by Ridgeback
Sun 26 Mar , 2017 21:48 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Re: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connecti

Hi All, Just tried loading Back plate pictures but seem to have been cut off. Will try again!! Phew, made it. The 3 jaw chuck is the one I wish to use on the Orac as it has my homemade interchangeable soft jaws (I have 10 sets). This will give me a wide scope of usage as I can make up my own set of ...
by Ridgeback
Mon 20 Mar , 2017 23:04 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Re: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connecti

Hi All, You win some, you loose some!!! I have finally got the lead made up, the new chuck mounting plate is nearing its final fitting and the "old machine software" zip file loaded to my old laptop. I had the machine ON whilst tightening up the back plate, when, for no good reason the screen/displa...
by Ridgeback
Tue 14 Mar , 2017 23:26 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Re: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connecti

Hi Guys, Thanks for the messages and tips which are coming thick and fast. I am still waiting on the 9 Pin plug arriving, so there is no movement in that department at the moment. I will get round to looking at the Zip File software when I am in a position to use it. My Orac is an 84 vintage with al...
by Ridgeback
Mon 13 Mar , 2017 22:32 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Re: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connecti

Hi Pete, Oh Blast, thought nobody would notice that little slip up. Perhaps you are right, no going back now as I will have to explain to the other half why I spent £2.49 for nothing. Can't have that now. The plug taper gauge I was making for checking the spindle back plate taper, is now complete. J...
by Ridgeback
Sun 12 Mar , 2017 23:26 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Re: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connecti

Hi Pete,

Yes that is the same drawing I found on this site. Thanks.

I have just ordered the 9 Pin Female D-Sub Socket Solder Connector so I can complete the second end of my cable.

Cheers Colin.
by Ridgeback
Sun 12 Mar , 2017 23:16 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Re: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connecti

Hi DavidB

Thanks for the info on the wiring connections and also for the Chuck back plate. I have gone this far with my project so feel I should carry it on through to its conclusion. Yours is another option if this is not successful. Thanks again.

Cheers Colin.
by Ridgeback
Sun 12 Mar , 2017 16:41 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Re: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connecti

Hi Pete, I like to give credit when it is due and up to this point you deserve it as you have already saved me much pain. I fully anticipate that this is not going to be easy, but when weighed up against continually having to input a program long hand, with all the possibilities of problems involved...
by Ridgeback
Sat 11 Mar , 2017 22:55 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Re: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connecti

Hi Pete, Like I said, I am not up on all this post processing jargon, but am willing to learn from the Masters in this field. I am hopefully going to upload some pics of the rear of my Toshiba 4080XCDT laptop. I think you might locate one in Jurasic Park if you are lucky, lol. It is that old, it has...
by Ridgeback
Fri 10 Mar , 2017 0:22 am
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Re: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connecti

Hi Guys, Just been reading your posts and it all sound very interesting. Some of it goes over my head though, but I won't give up easily. I called in at my local computer shop and the guy suggested using a really old laptop (which I have) as you can run an RS232 25 pin directly out the back and into...
by Ridgeback
Sun 05 Mar , 2017 21:56 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Re: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connecti

Hi DavidB, Thanks for that piece of valuable information, re the damage it might cause my laptop. That is the type of thing I was concerned about and you have come good for me. If my choice is to replace the laptop or the cable then I feel it is a no brainer, a new cable is my next port of call, USB...
by Ridgeback
Sun 05 Mar , 2017 21:08 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Re: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connecti

Hi Emgee, Thanks for the quick response. I have not made any attempt to check the ability to run a program to or from the machine or laptop as I have no cable connection between them yet. The wiring configuration between the Orac RS232 25 pin D plug and the Laptop 15 pin D plug has been my major con...
by Ridgeback
Sun 05 Mar , 2017 20:47 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac MWP84 to use “DO-LOOP” & “SCREW-CUT EXTERNAL THREAD"
Replies: 0
Views: 1524

Orac MWP84 to use “DO-LOOP” & “SCREW-CUT EXTERNAL THREAD"

Orac MWP84 Initial Setup Guide to: use a “DO-LOOP” & “SCREW CUT” an external thread . (Issue. 1. Mar 2017) Turn machine “ON” at mains switch (13 Amp socket outlet). Wait a minute or so for the m/c to warm up & show info on the Green Screen display. Chuck should have no resistance if turned manually....
by Ridgeback
Sun 05 Mar , 2017 17:13 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.
Replies: 28
Views: 5408

Orac Programmed from Laptop & Associated Wiring Connections.

Hi All, Over the past year I have made some progress with my Denford Orac MWP84 with regard to getting it working, learning how to program it, decipher tool setting and even taking a cut. My next obstacle is the storage and retrieval of programs to and from the machine as the magnetic tape cassette ...
by Ridgeback
Thu 02 Mar , 2017 23:14 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac MWP84 Initial Setup Guide to take Your “FIRST” cut.
Replies: 2
Views: 1713

Re: Orac MWP84 Initial Setup Guide to take Your “FIRST” cut.

Hi Thanks for the info regarding the programing tip (entry saving etc). I have viewed the videos on YouTube and very helpful they were, except for one flaw, I can't be inside watching the video and in my "Man Cave" programing my lathe at the same time. The logic behind this method, is that a newbie ...
by Ridgeback
Mon 30 Jan , 2017 23:50 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac MWP84 Initial Setup Guide to take Your “FIRST” cut.
Replies: 2
Views: 1713

Orac MWP84 Initial Setup Guide to take Your “FIRST” cut.

Orac MWP84 Initial Setup Guide to take Your “FIRST” cut. Hi All, I am quite new to the art of programming an Orac MWP84 which uses the “original software”. As such, I have spent many a long cold hour this winter in my garage logging the procedure for getting underway if you are like me, a relative n...
by Ridgeback
Tue 15 Nov , 2016 20:42 pm
Forum: Orac
Topic: Orac spindle drive problem
Replies: 21
Views: 6816

Re: Orac spindle drive problem - resolution?

Hi All, I must apologise for not coming back to this post and completing the task I began. I too find it quite frustrating when I read into a possible solution to a problem only to find that you get hung out to dry with no final solution to that problem. I hope to give a more in depth reply at a lat...
by Ridgeback
Tue 09 Feb , 2016 0:57 am
Forum: Downloads
Topic: Will you donate towards getting manuals scanned in ?
Replies: 4
Views: 7401

Re: Will you donate towards getting manuals scanned in ?

Hi Guys, I can see you have quite a dilemma on your hands regarding charging for all, part or any other configuration of printed matter. I know what I am about to suggest is based purely on trusting your membership, but possibly a solution to this and other docs? I understand, probably like many oth...