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by boots
Fri 24 Apr , 2009 17:13 pm
Forum: Compact 1000
Topic: Compact 1000 not connecting
Replies: 5
Views: 2787

Thanks. It took several driver re-installs but we got it working
by boots
Thu 23 Apr , 2009 20:21 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Microrouter Compact - black dust
Replies: 2
Views: 1991

Here is a photo of a new motor brush
by boots
Wed 22 Apr , 2009 19:26 pm
Forum: Compact 1000
Topic: Compact 1000 not connecting
Replies: 5
Views: 2787

This unfortunately did not help. We are still getting the same error and we tried re-installing the drivers, restarted and checked the cables etc. We are also getting the error E06D7363 after we start VR Milling and try to connect to machine.
by boots
Tue 21 Apr , 2009 21:40 pm
Forum: Compact 1000
Topic: Compact 1000 not connecting
Replies: 5
Views: 2787

Compact 1000 not connecting

Compact 1000
VR Milling v5.26

The machine has been working fine until today.
Tried to connect to the machine and the error message "Must Use A Set xxxlink Function" pops up.
There is a "-" in the orange LED Status Display.

Any ideas on what to try?

Thanks
by boots
Mon 20 Apr , 2009 14:24 pm
Forum: Compact 1000
Topic: Compact 1000 Z axis stalling
Replies: 6
Views: 3183

I have realigned the motor and lead screw/coupling 3 times, per our last discussion, and after each alignment the axis homes fine and we can cut a car for about 10 minutes before the axis fails. Remember, the motor still has power to it all the time, it just starts growling and stops moving-but grow...
by boots
Fri 17 Apr , 2009 17:26 pm
Forum: Triton
Topic: Triton Homing issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1967

Using the False Home and jogging the Y axis a couple of inches away from its home position, the X axis would home using the "X axis" home button, but when the Y axis was in its home position, the X axis would not home. We traced the problem to a cracked wire in the X axis home switch wire lead. Appa...
by boots
Fri 17 Apr , 2009 17:05 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: No USB Connection to Microturn and Micromill
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

Check the voltage on the power connector (TB11) pins 1 & 2, of the control card in the back of the machine. It should read about 24 volts AC. Pins 4 & 5 should read about 24 volts. Replace the fuse on the control card; it is right above the power connector. The fuse is a 6.3 amp fuse; you can get th...
by boots
Fri 17 Apr , 2009 16:57 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: No USB Connection to Microturn and Micromill
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

We are having a problem with the mill at our school now. When we try to connect to it with VR Milling and click on the home all button, the numbers telling the mill position will continue to run and never stop. The mill itself never moves. Can you please advise us on how to fix this problem?
by boots
Tue 07 Apr , 2009 17:17 pm
Forum: Compact 1000
Topic: Compact 1000 Z axis stalling
Replies: 6
Views: 3183

Compact 1000 Z axis stalling

Compact 1000 July 2007 VR Milling v5.19 The Z axis stalls randomly, this usually happens in the up travel. We thought it might be the brake. We removed the brake from the stepper motor and the problem still exists. We removed the Porter Cable spindle motor. Dissasembled, cleaned and lubed the lead s...
by boots
Mon 06 Apr , 2009 20:48 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Microrouter Compact Spindle Motor
Replies: 1
Views: 1942

Check the On/Off switch on the side of the motor. Check/Replace the fuse for the spindle motor. Check the power plug and socket for the spindle motor. Check the motor brushes, replace if they are badly worn. The brushes need to move freely in the brush holders. Vacuum out the motor and use compresse...
by boots
Mon 06 Apr , 2009 20:41 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Microrouter Compact Spindle Motor
Replies: 1
Views: 1942

Microrouter Compact Spindle Motor

The spindle motor on our Microrouter Compact slowed in RPM then stopped.
What needs to be checked.
by boots
Mon 06 Apr , 2009 20:02 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Microrouter PRO X axis stalls
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

I could hear the X axis stalling when the feed rate was set over 3,000mm per minute. We sprayed the lead screws and rails with the silicone spray that came with the machine then slowly jogged the X axis to the far end of the travel, sprayed the lead screw and rails again and jogged the X axis back t...
by boots
Mon 06 Apr , 2009 19:51 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Microrouter PRO X axis stalls
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

Microrouter PRO X axis stalls

Microrouter PRO
VR Milling v5.20

The X axis stalls when trying to jog or run a program.
The machine homes and jogs when the Feed rate over ride is set at about 75% of the 4,000mm per minute feed rate (about 3,000 or less).
by boots
Mon 06 Apr , 2009 18:39 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: No USB Connection to Microturn and Micromill
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

You will need to install the Baldor USB drivers from the VR Milling and VR Turning software CD’s. For the Microturn 1). Insert the VR Turning CD into the Computers CD-ROM drive, when the window opens to install the software opens, click Exit and leave the CD in the CD-ROM drive. When you connect the...
by boots
Mon 06 Apr , 2009 18:35 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: No USB Connection to Microturn and Micromill
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

No USB Connection to Microturn and Micromill

Miromill, VR Milling v5.24, Aug. 2008 Microturn, VR Turning v1.17, Sept. 2007 Both the mill and lathe are new and have never been used. We installed all the software and that operates correctly, except when you try to connect to the machine. The program searches the comm ports looking for the machin...
by boots
Wed 01 Apr , 2009 14:12 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: NextMove Control Card lost the mint
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

I have Workbench running and it connected to the card,
"Controllers found
Controller with no firmware on USB"

What steps do I need to do to download the firmware to the control card?

Thanks
by boots
Tue 31 Mar , 2009 20:35 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: NextMove Control Card lost the mint
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

I removed the EPROM from the control card and power up the machine, a "6" with a flashing dot is on the LED display and then tried to connect. A RS-232 error popped up on screen after several minutes of "initializing". I re-installed the EPROM and the RS-232 error pops up when trying to connect. Wha...
by boots
Mon 30 Mar , 2009 19:46 pm
Forum: Triton
Topic: Triton Homing issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1967

Triton Homing issues

Triton VR Milling v2 Customer has a problem when homing one of his Triton mills, the X axis moves to the right at a very low rate. Customer has checked the X home switch with a VOM, contacts are closed then open when the he pushes on the lever. He also checked the switch at the control card connecti...
by boots
Mon 30 Mar , 2009 18:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: NextMove Control Card lost the mint
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

NextMove Control Card lost the mint

I have a new Micromill with the new NextMove Control Card - orange LED Display - that lost the mint file. The LED display has a Dash in the middle with a blinking dot in the lower right corner. I have tried "Check My Machine" with EasyUpgrader v1.10.0.110, it goes scrolls through "Trying Next Node: ...
by boots
Thu 19 Mar , 2009 20:33 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Z axis makes grinding noise when homing
Replies: 3
Views: 2558

I think that fixed it. Thanks for the reply.