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by Steve
Wed 12 Aug , 2020 7:01 am
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Earth Clamp Mod
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Earth Clamp Mod

There was also a mod done adding a earth wire to the vacuum nose pipe where it passes through the side window as static could jump the gap and ground to the cabinet.
by Steve
Wed 12 Aug , 2020 6:58 am
Forum: VMC 1300
Topic: VMC 1300 PRO Spindle Motor
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: VMC 1300 PRO Spindle Motor

Hi. There have been 2 different motors used on the pro machine. With the top speed set using pulleys. I would check the plate on the motor itself. The motors are made in the USA and shipped to order.
by Steve
Tue 28 Jul , 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: How to Back up your Denford Software
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: How to Back up your Denford Software

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by Steve
Tue 28 Jul , 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: How to Back up your Denford Software
Replies: 1
Views: 357

How to Back up your Denford Software

How to Back up your Denford Software The Denford software is licenced with a flash key that appears on screen as you run the software. The licence is supplied when the software is purchased either on CD or delivered by email. The Screen that flashes up as you run the software Identifies: • The Regi...
by Steve
Mon 27 Jul , 2020 8:11 am
Forum: MicroRouter Compact
Topic: Microrouter Compact - Part Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Microrouter Compact - Part Identification

Correct They are parts for the old style F1 in schools fixture with black rails.
by Steve
Sat 20 Jun , 2020 7:44 am
Forum: MicroRouter Vertical / MaxiRouter
Topic: Maxirouter Emergency Stop Help
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: Maxirouter Emergency Stop Help

Post some pictures of the connections to the control card on the machine.

Does the X axis motor get warm when you power on the machine?

When you try to jog the axis is there any noise?

Does the position display change?
by Steve
Sat 20 Jun , 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Mirac PC connection issues
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: Mirac PC connection issues

Hi, The problem sounds to be with the communication as suggested. As you had the machine running with the original serial cable I would stick with that. The seven segment display is lit so the controller is powered on correctly. Is there any chance the spindle motor had been overloaded? The gap betw...
by Steve
Wed 27 May , 2020 17:58 pm
Forum: Router 2600
Topic: coil/thread design reversed
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: coil/thread design reversed

Can you check the 4th axis is running in the correct direction? This is the procedure to allow it to be checked. If it is going the wrong way then you need to switch one of the motor phase pairs round. In Jog mode index the 4th axis so the marker reads 0 then click the offset icon so the position re...
by Steve
Wed 27 May , 2020 17:50 pm
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Micro Router 2nd Hand
Replies: 51
Views: 4488

Re: Micro Router 2nd Hand

I would check that the USB ports are not set to go into power saving mode as this could be the problem. Also static is another big issue so if you are running extraction the dust down the vacuum hose can cause a discharge that would earth through the USB. Compressors can also be a problem when they ...
by Steve
Thu 16 Apr , 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: Micromill - Sherline Tooling rack
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: Micromill - Sherline Tooling rack

Thanks for posting this. Nice to have some fresh input.
by Steve
Thu 09 Apr , 2020 19:04 pm
Forum: Mirac
Topic: Pausing between blocks
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Pausing between blocks

What version of software are you using?

Have you got turbo turned on on the control panel?
by Steve
Fri 06 Mar , 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: Project of the Week: Quick Change Tool Rack
Replies: 1
Views: 1891

Re: Project of the Week: Quick Change Tool Rack

The quick change tool holders can be bought individually or as a set including the collet for the router motor. BI00810DM is the part number for the 1/4" tool holder with a 10mm shank BI00846SRH is the part number for a set of holders and a collet to suit the standard Kress router motor BI00846PRH i...
by Steve
Tue 03 Mar , 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: Project of the Week: Quick Change Tool Rack
Replies: 1
Views: 1891

Project of the Week: Quick Change Tool Rack

IMG_0527.jpg The tool rack project allows you to not only store your tools where they are clearly identified but allows you to refit tools and set the offsets automatically. The Long series ¼” Ball Nose Cutter is stored as Tool 1 the reference tool and will have a zero offset the other offsets are ...
by Steve
Tue 04 Feb , 2020 17:49 pm
Forum: User Stories / Projects / Courseware
Topic: Project of the week: 3D Laser Cut Fly
Replies: 2
Views: 3770

Re: Project of the week: 3D Laser Cut Fly

All projects now being loaded into the project of the week page.

To see more projects look in the new General Forum.

viewforum.php?f=61
by Steve
Sat 11 Jan , 2020 19:02 pm
Forum: VMC 1300
Topic: 1300 Pro Z axis brake applied on rapid home or toolchange
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Re: 1300 Pro Z axis brake applied on rapid home or toolchange

Set as our default should help.
by Steve
Thu 09 Jan , 2020 14:49 pm
Forum: VMC 1300
Topic: 1300 Pro Z axis brake applied on rapid home or toolchange
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Re: 1300 Pro Z axis brake applied on rapid home or toolchange

John, I would also check the version of software you are using and make sure you have the latest. I don't think there will be an issue with the power. The brake is on the 24V DC rail and the steppers use a 63V supply so they would not effect that. In fact with stepper motors the load is higher when ...
by Steve
Tue 07 Jan , 2020 17:59 pm
Forum: User Stories / Projects / Courseware
Topic: Project of the week: 3D Laser Cut Fly
Replies: 2
Views: 3770

Project of the week: 3D Laser Cut Fly

Create a 3D Slot together Fly This Project requires a sheet of 3mm thick Acrylic 600mm x 300mm, QuickCAM 2D or LaserCAM software and a Laser Cutter. Made on Universal Laser cutter VLS 3.5 The model is scaled to produce a friction fit when using 3mm material. The whole model can be scaled to create ...
by Steve
Tue 07 Jan , 2020 17:59 pm
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: Project of the week: 3D Laser Cut Fly
Replies: 0
Views: 3267

Project of the week: 3D Laser Cut Fly

Create a 3D Slot together Fly This Project requires a sheet of 3mm thick Acrylic 600mm x 300mm, QuickCAM 2D or LaserCAM software and a Laser Cutter. Made on Universal Laser cutter VLS 3.5 The model is scaled to produce a friction fit when using 3mm material. The whole model can be scaled to create ...
by Steve
Tue 07 Jan , 2020 9:36 am
Forum: VMC 1300
Topic: 1300 Pro Z axis brake applied on rapid home or toolchange
Replies: 8
Views: 2236

Re: 1300 Pro Z axis brake applied on rapid home or toolchange

The machine stalled while making the rapid z movement. this could be for various reasons. Have you greased the machine rails as stated in the manual? Disconnecting the brake could be just a coincidence as I doubt that this is the issue. The brake needs to be connected otherwise the axes will fall wh...
by Steve
Thu 19 Dec , 2019 17:38 pm
Forum: Project Of The Week
Topic: PROJECT OF THE WEEK Festive 3D Printing
Replies: 1
Views: 1854

Re: PROJECT OF THE WEEK Festive 3D Printing

A New model added. Snowman 2

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