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by Martin
Fri 04 Oct , 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: USB to RS232 adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: USB to RS232 adapter

We had several issues connecting using USB to RS232 adapters running on windows 10. We found that a UGREEN 20210 USB Serial Cable, USB to RS232 DB9 9 pin Converter worked correctly. https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-20210-Converter-Connecting-Controller-grey/dp/B00QUZY4UG/ref=sr_1_2?crid=K564T16GURE3&...
by Martin
Tue 01 Oct , 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Microrouter spindle controller
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Microrouter spindle controller

The earlier Micorouters were fitted with Sprint 1200 spindle drives which we then changed around 2002 to a KB Electronics KBLC 240DS Drive.


Both units are DC drives.

The Porter Cable we fitted would work with either an AC or DC supply.
by Martin
Fri 27 Sep , 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Corrosion and rs232 performance
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Corrosion and rs232 performance

I don't believe we use the battery on the SmartStep/DenStep control card.
by Martin
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 16:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 107

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

The pots on the front are override pots.

The range on the spindle pot is between 50% & 120%. Therefore if you request a speed of 2000rpm & the override is at 50% the actual speed will be 1000rpm. It does not go below 50% so you can't stop it if you are running in in auto.
by Martin
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Cyclone P 21i and Triac 21i electrical diagrams needed
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: Cyclone P 21i and Triac 21i electrical diagrams needed

It may be best to monitor the inputs on the Fanuc 21I.
X7.0 = Position Bit 1
X7.1 = Position Bit 2
X7.2 = Position Bit 3
X7.3 = Position Bit 4
X7.4 = turret Clamp Signal
X7.5 = Strobe
X7.7 = Thermal Switch.
by Martin
Tue 24 Sep , 2019 9:56 am
Forum: MicroRouter
Topic: Cleaning the Z axis
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Cleaning the Z axis

Hi Pete

It does sound like a build up inside the nut.

It's a while since I have had to strip one down but you are on the right track.

Martin
by Martin
Fri 20 Sep , 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Mint 3.28
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Mint 3.28

The clock speed should not effect anything.

Depending on what software you have depends on the Eprom. its will be best to use the original Eprom.
by Martin
Wed 18 Sep , 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Compact 1000
Topic: Unable to alter Offsets
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Unable to alter Offsets

IIf you open the Help Tab in VRMilling then open up the Tutorial called "Cut part single tool" it should guide you through how to set the machine up if everything is correct.
by Martin
Mon 16 Sep , 2019 10:03 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Schematic Circuit Diagrams for the Novaturn
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

Re: Schematic Circuit Diagrams for the Novaturn

Both bottom cards are the same so use the same connections.
by Martin
Thu 12 Sep , 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep
Replies: 17
Views: 107

Re: "downgrading" from nextstep to denstep

The only issue may be the speed & feed override pots. There is a change from 5 volts to 12 volts. If it's fitted with the pots & it is connected to the wrong voltage the effective sweep of the pot is reduced.

Everything else should stay the same.
by Martin
Tue 03 Sep , 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Micromill / Microturn
Topic: Serial Micromill stopped connecting
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Serial Micromill stopped connecting

Have a look in Device Manager & check out the Com Port settings.

They seem to work better if you set the Com Port to be below 6 if possible.
by Martin
Mon 12 Aug , 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: FANUC TRIAC SERIAL COM Error
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: FANUC TRIAC SERIAL COM Error

Not sure on this now.

Are you using the same lead to connect to both machines?

If you send a program to the mill does the Fanuc show any errors?
by Martin
Mon 12 Aug , 2019 9:22 am
Forum: QuickCAM / LaserCAM 2D Design
Topic: Datum Points
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Datum Points

Have a look at the Tutorials.

In VRMilling go to Help then Tutorials. Cut part single tool should guide you through.
by Martin
Fri 09 Aug , 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Any idea what make this is?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Any idea what make this is?

It's down as a R.Leader Collet
by Martin
Fri 09 Aug , 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Triac
Topic: FANUC TRIAC SERIAL COM Error
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: FANUC TRIAC SERIAL COM Error

It may be worth comparing the parameters against the Cyclone.

This link should help identify the relevant parameters.

https://www.i-logic.com/serial/fanparam.htm
by Martin
Wed 07 Aug , 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Cyclone
Topic: Any idea what make this is?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Any idea what make this is?

Have you got the serial number.
by Martin
Tue 06 Aug , 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: fanuc 21i mb alarm didital parameter
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: fanuc 21i mb alarm didital parameter

Have you set the timers, counters & keep relays?

If you can supply the machine serial number we should be able to find the original inspection sheet with the requiered values on as it left the factory.
by Martin
Mon 15 Jul , 2019 9:43 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn won't connect
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Novaturn won't connect

If the control card is USB then it's a NS.