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Re: First impressions of CS-Lab products
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2012, 12:23:41 PM »
762x51
There is a 1.900b plugin uploaded on their site, been there a week or two.
http://www.cs-lab.eu/en/artykul-32-CSMIOIPM_download.html
Dont know whether it adds threading to the M or not but may be worth a try.

I know Andrew has been ill the last wee while so email response has not been great.

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Re: First impressions of CS-Lab products
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2012, 01:22:51 PM »
Looking good Hood.  Good you used the selector switch for the 3rd switch.  That sounds like it worked out really good.

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Re: First impressions of CS-Lab products
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2012, 02:25:33 PM »
Yes Brett work fine but still think I prefer the override switch option, I will likely do it that way as I never use the keyboard to jog my machines, always MPG.
Hood
Re: First impressions of CS-Lab products
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2012, 07:47:18 PM »
Below is a pic of the thread.
Hood

Hi Hood,
  Could you post this pic again, rotated to show the termination of the thread at the actual area of the tool retraction ?
Also, please mention the RPM used for this sample. (I may have missed it ?)
Thanks for the good news.
Russ
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Re: First impressions of CS-Lab products
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2012, 02:26:12 AM »
Will take a pic when I get to the workshop, not sure if I will make it today or not though.
I think the RPM was 1000 but not 100% on that, will check that also  when I get to the workshop next.
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Re: First impressions of CS-Lab products
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2012, 03:27:13 AM »
Hood,

Threading looks very good! Thanks for the video. In fact, it even looks better than with the SS - seems like it starts a pass quicker than with SS which has some delay (as well as the PP) till it gets in sync with the index.

By the way, your Conect seems a capable little machine, cutting a 2mm pitch thread!

I like the solution you came up with for switching between jogging and MPG. That should be fine.

Dan

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Re: First impressions of CS-Lab products
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2012, 04:34:57 AM »
Yes I noticed the speed of starting compared to ESS etc, even a big difference from the previous plugin.

I have a wee bit chatter you can hear at the end of the thread but I think that may be due to the temporary way I have the tool block fitted. Originally it had  4 T Bolts holding it to the cross slide but as I moved it out a bit I just used the two front ones. I will modify things later so it is more rigid which should help with the small amount of chatter.

One thing regarding the switch option, it would have been good if it would allow you to use the Jog/MPG toggle (OEM 174) but seems it only allows the Jog Toggle (OEM 245) to change mode. I will have a mess about with it if I get to the workshop today, may manage to get something worked out. Actually thinking about it having the third position set to an OEM trigger and having the OEM as 245 may work fine as you will only ever toggle from MPG so it should never go to Step Jog, well better wait and see I suppose ;D

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Re: First impressions of CS-Lab products
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2012, 09:16:25 AM »
Here you go Russ, that was Zero Chamfer so probably even nicer if I had dialled some chamfer in.
Oh and was 1000rpm.
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Re: First impressions of CS-Lab products
« Reply #48 on: December 23, 2012, 10:59:00 AM »
That does look really good considering 0 chamfer.
Did you use the simple threading wizard ? or your CAM ?

If you get a chance to do another, would be interesting to see results of a 90 deg. chamfer @ 1000 rpm. (wizard method of radial chamfer)
Also anxious to see if this is in fact applicable to the "M".

Thanks Hood,
Russ
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Re: First impressions of CS-Lab products
« Reply #49 on: December 23, 2012, 11:21:35 AM »
Just hand coded but basically what the wizard would spit out.
Will go do one now and post in a few.
Maybe 762x51 will test out the latest plugin for the M and let us know.
Hood