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Mach3 and G-Rex / Re: "Ugly, Bumpy" Cuts
« on: June 09, 2012, 04:56:03 PM »
Hello Sam
First...it really seems you know what you're talking about.
Next...it's all foreign to me. You may have just explained how to revitalize the dash board electronics to a Porsche. I can't.
That said...I need a mechanic...at my shop.
Next...I think you're on to something with thew "A" description. THAT was told to me buy the Seller.
Accordingly...by "Link" do you mean to the store that I bought it from? If so...here it is...
He's not much help...and he thinks I'm a dumb a**. ( I still have that email. )
Sam...I desperately need a real mechanic...like you...and a place to buy parts...or you just bring them and install them...just like when I take my truck to the shop.
I'm still optimistic about my machine. It cuts well everywhere else. BUT...if it goes down...I have no one and no way to fill daily orders.
I hope to find someone. If you can find someone like you...close to me...Central OH...I'm all ears.
Sam, thanks.

Mach3 and G-Rex / "Ugly, Bumpy" Cuts
« on: June 09, 2012, 07:26:28 AM »
I have (2) troubles...
1) When I cut an "X"...or a "W"...the diagonal cut that begins at the "Near" end of my table and travels "Away" from me..."Up and to the Left"...is "Bumpy"..."wiggly"..."rough". BUT...when the diagonals that are being cut...anywhere else...such as; down to the right...moving toward...etc...are beautiful....all of them. SO...I know the machine can perform.
SO...over the last two months...I've been told two conflicting things...or I just don't get it...
A) "When you set the machine up for the first time...the dimension you entered for that particular direction of travel...is wrong.
SIMPLY...go back in and change it to take a "shorter" path...and it'll be straight. That means it's a Mach Program thing. I can't help you...( the Seller ) Just change that setting. It's not the machine." The trouble there is this...it was the SELLER that "Set it up".
B) "If all the other diagonal cuts are nice looking then I do not think it is something that can be fixed in the software, or you would see the “bumpy” lines on the other sections as well. Have you physically inspected the axis for the section of that move?"
This sounds right. I even called the seller to just tell me..."Hey...your certain motor is going out. I'll ship another".
That would've been great.

Bottom line...I'm actually hoping it was the answer given in "B". That way, I could simply buy a new...something: ...motor...drive...whatever. BUT...if it's just adjusting a dimension in the Program...can you walk me through that?

Here's my second trouble...
I don't know what..."Have you physically inspected the axis for the section of that move?"...means.
I use this machine everyday to make my living. I cut the same things for 100 people.
But...I don't know what that means.
SO...do you think there's something I need to replace on the machine...if so...what are your thoughts?
...or a data entry / change that I need to make in the Mach Program?..if so...can you walk me through it?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Digital Machinist CNC Workshop
« on: June 05, 2012, 09:43:30 PM »
Hello George
Will there be any "Using Mach 3"...Intermediate Classes?
I've been using my 4x8 for two years, daily.
I want to move to the next level.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Engaging the brake
« on: September 09, 2011, 12:16:40 AM »
I saw that show in Nashville, live...when I was a kid.
( I saw it on TV too. )
Thanks again.
See ya.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Engaging the brake
« on: September 08, 2011, 09:51:37 PM »
Thanks again.
Is your, "BR549" anything to do with a show called Hee Haw?...from long ago?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Engaging the brake
« on: September 08, 2011, 09:01:09 PM »
Thank you. Here's the funny part...I'm not sure what that means.
DO NOT try to explain it. If it's in its simplest form...we're good. It's me...!
I will look at a few drop downs and try to find something that looks like what you said...but it's not a bid deal.
I cut all day today...again...it's not a big deal. Just asking.
Again...I like the idea...I can fool the controller...I'll look at it tomorrow.

General Mach Discussion / Engaging the brake
« on: September 05, 2011, 08:23:55 PM »
Can I adjust when the brake engages? In other words...
When I set the RPM below 10,800 and the cut ends...or I interrupt it...my spindle slows quickly. I can hear the brake engaging. BUT...when I set the RPM above 10,800...the brake does not engage and the spindle takes a while to stop.
I've searched the Drop Down Lists for the magic button that says...ENGAGE BRAKE AT...!...to no avail.
Have I missed it?

I consider my self new. I've been cutting, almost daily for my customers, on a 4 x 8 table, for just over a year.
I design in Vectric. I use the Mach 3 program to run my table.
That said...I'm now too interested in what else my machine can do.
I do have a question...but I'll post it else where.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Error after every cut?
« on: September 10, 2010, 12:00:49 PM »
Hello hood
That I can understand. I'll look.
And...this didn't occur when I was running at 12,000 rpms.
Now I'm at 24,000 RPMs...and it does take longer...naturally...for the spindle to come to a stop.
Maybe that's the change that induces the ERROR...not that I stopped a run.
Again...I'll explore this.
Hood...thanks again.
Last...my Sales guy and I have had a falling out...got some hate mail...I'm on my own...no biggee...I'll figure it out.
Well...you may be the one who figures it out...!
Thanks again.
...off to my shop...

General Mach Discussion / Re: Error after every cut?
« on: September 10, 2010, 08:31:37 AM »
I'm too new to understand some of the lingo...I'll check on the Inverter = I'll try reading up again. Thank you.
( And...keep in mind...it's not that big of a deal...but still...)

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