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General Mach Discussion / Problems,Problems, Problems, Wiring
« on: May 26, 2008, 05:42:00 PM »
I have re wired my set up to a PC case for more room. I copied the factory wiring faithfully, even took pictures. Well after I got done I fired her up and nothing happened. No LED's lit on the Gecko's. Seems that, I had two 5 VDC systems going on. I scraped the USB connection, connected pins 8, 9, 10 to a C-10 BOB from CNC4PC, with attending power supply and still nothing. Then I reverted back to the K2 set up and bingo, I got movement. Dirty, noisy, crunchy movements. This all ran smooth until I decided to move it to a new home.??? I run Gecko 201, HD steppers, C-10 BOB with power supply, Mach3, on a K2CNC 2514 Gantry with a, 1 H.P.  Grizzly VS Router. I also have an XLM document written for me by Brian Barker for my system. How do I get that to work for me again?? HELP please. Tearing my dwindling hair out here.

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Competitions / Re: ******Guess and win a G100 Grex******
« on: May 22, 2007, 09:49:06 PM »
Due to fluxuations in the sub space quantum trillium bypass filter I am unable to refine my calculations to this number, 2,897,991.119886 !!!! :o ;D

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General Mach Discussion / Re: DOS Machine?
« on: May 12, 2007, 04:46:02 PM »
The company, Lightmachines, sent my boss the software to run the machine with the current upgrades, last upgraded in Feb. 2007. So I guess we'll be using that to get into cnc production, sort of a "get our feet wet" scenario. I think we will make some money with this machine and then upgrade to a larger capacity machine with a current cad-cam software package. It's his show and I just tag along for the ride.

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General Mach Discussion / DOS Machine?
« on: May 10, 2007, 07:04:44 AM »
Since I became aware of cnc it ran on mostly windows type software. Has anyone have any insight into one that runs a DOS control system? Our Gov. surplus auction machine, a Light machines Pro 2000, mfg. circa 1999, runs on that. Contact at the manufacturer says they no longer make this type and will send software. What kind of problems can we expect to encounter with this beast?? Any input will be appreciated. Thanks, Killa

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Lightmachines Post
« on: May 01, 2007, 08:18:04 PM »
Hi Brian. All is well with me. Since our last comunication I found that my gantry, a K2CNC machine was not strong enough to mill aluminum, so I've been in rebuild mode. I've built and rebuilt my gantry and then switched to upgrading my mini mill. I've designed and redesigned it at least five times. Each time it gets better and stronger, but I'm no closer to an operating machine. In short I have'nt even used Mach 3 for a full run yet! Well at work my boss isn't even sure what comes with the machine, so I may be getting back to you soon for insight and advice. I hope that will be o.k. with you of course. Talk to you soon. Killa

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General Mach Discussion / Lightmachines Post
« on: April 30, 2007, 05:17:38 PM »
Hi all. We, i.e.  at work,  are about to take delivery of a Light machines Mill purchaced at Gov. auction. It also comes with a neat Haas 5c rotary device as a 4th axis.  Does anyone know of a post processor for Mach 3. I should soon have the model numbers and the type of controllers that are on board this machine. Just want to get a head start . Any help here? .

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General Mach Discussion / Measure Lead screw How?
« on: August 05, 2006, 11:07:11 AM »
Can anybody tell me how to measure an Acme lead screw? I don't have an Acme thread gage and I'd like to know if it's a Metric or Imperial? Anybody ??? ???

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Refitting Mini Mill
« on: July 24, 2006, 07:17:11 AM »
Is there an easy way to manage the back lash? Will standard steppers lift the Z carriage?

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Refitting Mini Mill
« on: July 23, 2006, 09:48:25 AM »
I recently upgraded my mini with imperial lead screws. I'm now thinking of converting to cnc, but one thing has me vexed. The Z axis is rack and pinion. How will the difference between rack, and lead screw, affect the Mach configurations? Also what size motors to use to move the Z axis. All that cast iron is heavy. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Not Sure What to call lthis idea ?
« on: June 19, 2006, 07:03:12 AM »
So I guess there's nothing wrong or crazy about this idea, right !  I can't believe I've acually thought of something foolproof,heh, heh , heh ;D ;D ;D ;D

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