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601  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: THE LATHE PROJECT - 2011 on: August 19, 2011, 11:03:21 PM
That's COOL, Wes! Very good looking too and I think you succeeded with the "professional look". I know I will be interested in it. When do you think it will be finished? I have another lathe I am converting to Mach3 and I plan to use it for one off''s and was looking for something like this.

Dan
602  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: My Emco 120 rebuild... on: August 19, 2011, 01:26:46 PM
Hi Pete,

Congratulations on your first machine rebuilt. Looks like you did well. This is a very good machine to own. I have an Emco C5, which I like, and have been looking at acquiring one of these larger versions with automatic chucks.

Dan
603  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: THE LATHE PROJECT - 2011 on: July 16, 2011, 08:53:05 AM
I also think it is redundant.

Dan
604  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: THE LATHE PROJECT - 2011 on: July 15, 2011, 02:40:49 AM
Scott,

Sorry, you asked about Pro and that was what I was referring to. Thought the "Hobby" version was pretty much finished anyway in terms of concept - it has everything on the main screen.

Dan
605  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: THE LATHE PROJECT - 2011 on: July 14, 2011, 12:29:09 PM
Scott,

I would omit the MDI screen. Don't think a dedicated MDI screen is needed. The MDI is needed both on the setup screen and the run screen.

On the main screen needed also spindle and coolant control buttons as well as tool number and offset DROs - the new DROs Brian has just added. Also, these DRO's are needed on the setup screen. Spindle control is also needed on the setup page, since you touch off on the setup screen.

Dan

606  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: THE LATHE PROJECT - 2011 on: July 10, 2011, 09:43:43 AM
Looks like no one is interested Sad

Dan
607  Mach Discussion / Mach Screens / Re: Arrow Keys Jogging doesn't work with a new screen on: July 04, 2011, 10:17:16 PM
Issue number 2 is resolved - apparently was my fault of some sort. Now seems to work.

Issue number 3 appears to be a touch screen issue - if you statically hold your finger on one spot it just quits after a couple of seconds. Moving the finger around on the button keeps it thinking you're still there. Hope I can find some parameter in the touch screen software to resolve this.

Thanks,
Dan

608  Mach Discussion / Mach Screens / Re: Arrow Keys Jogging doesn't work with a new screen on: July 04, 2011, 01:39:43 AM
Hi Gerry,

Thanks for the tips.

1. Now works. It appears to be the button that is required.
2. Yes. Nothing happens. But put the same screen on this PC and it seems to work... Will go back to the machine PC and see if there was really a problem or it was my fault.
3. Yes, I am positive I am in continuous jog mode. It seems to me like the the touch screen quirk - as if it doesn't like to be held continuously and quits after a couple of seconds. Is it possible? 

Regards,
Dan
609  Mach Discussion / Mach Screens / Arrow Keys Jogging doesn't work with a new screen on: July 03, 2011, 12:46:30 PM
Hi,

I have created a new screen using MachScreen. I took the standard mill screen set and deleted all the pages accept diags and settings. Then I created another page that would be the main page for all stuff. The main screen is designed for a touch screen with and has large buttons.

It seems to work fine except for several things which I can't figure their relation to a specific screen:

1. I define arrow keys to jog from the keyboard, but they just don't work. Simply loading the standard screen fixes it.
2. Some commands don't work from the MDI - G1's work fine while G0s not.
3. I have job buttons on the screen (which is a touch screen), but pressing them the axes would only jog some distance (which is not constant, but very close to such) and then just stop - feels like jogging is set to incremental, while it's not.

Any ideas why would any of these happen?

Thanks,
Dan
610  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: AL54b (lathe) project from New Zealand on: June 17, 2011, 01:05:53 AM
Super precision angular bearings are very expensive. If you say $50 each that doesn't sound like a super precision bearing. So here you go:

http://bearingsdirect.com/

http://www.vxb.com/

http://arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Bearings/Angular-Contact-Ball-Bearings   (in the UK and doesn't have your size, but otherwise good pricing)

Dan
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