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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2350 on: September 01, 2016, 06:10:25 PM »
Hello,

My name is Mike.  I work in maintenance for a sheet metal fabrication company.  I drove open wheel dirt track race cars at various levels for 28 years.  I was also my own mechanic, fabricator and sponsor.  My age and the economy ended that part of my career.  I guess I am a tool collector now.  I have been a reader of the forum for about five years.  The collection of knowledge here helped me retrofit a retrofit.  I successfully swapped out a Centroid CNC4 control on a Boss type Bridgeport knee mill to Mach3/PMDX/Geckos.  My next challenge will be a Bridgeport Series II Interact 4 with a bad Heidenhain TNC 151 control.  For this project, I think I am interested in the CSMIO/IP-A with which Hood has had such great success.  My first question will involve the suitability of the existing Bosch Z15-1-240V servo amplifiers.  As this is my first post in the forum, advice on the best place to post my question would be appreciated.  I have a lot of respect for the folks here who not only accomplish great things, but also take the time to share their knowledge with the rest of us.  I hope that I am able to contribute somewhere along the way as well.

Thank you,

Mike
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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2351 on: September 02, 2016, 02:47:29 AM »
My name is LARRY James I'm NEW TO THIS FORUM I would like to enter my questions in the correct forum I'm trying to setup a 7x14 mini lathe with stepper motors my motors have a 1/16 micro step I have been told multiply 16x200 which equals 3200 MY LEAD SCREW HAS 8 THREADS PER INCH which would equal 25,6000 i would like to verify these numbers to see if they are correct could I get someones help with this the docs in Mach4 say that 200 is for mm and not for standard
Larry

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Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2352 on: September 02, 2016, 03:13:12 AM »
My name is LARRY James I'm NEW TO THIS FORUM I would like to enter my questions in the correct forum I'm trying to setup a 7x14 mini lathe with stepper motors my motors have a 1/16 micro step I have been told multiply 16x200 which equals 3200 MY LEAD SCREW HAS 8 THREADS PER INCH which would equal 25,6000 i would like to verify these numbers to see if they are correct could I get someones help with this the docs in Mach4 say that 200 is for mm and not for standard

Hi Larry,

Your figures are almost correct (you made a typo - we all do that  ;) )

Your stepper motor has 200 steps per revolution, your driver is set to operate in 1/16th microsteps (200 x 16 = 3200 steps per revolution). Your lead screw has 8 turns per inch so 3200 x 8 = 25600 steps per unit (the figure to be entered in Motor Tuning).

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2353 on: September 04, 2016, 11:52:15 PM »
Hello all I'm Wayne.  I'm new to all this so I have a lot of questions.  But first, I'm Wayne I live in the SF BA for now and have recently purchased a Mini CNC Machine.  I had a project in mind that required the cnc router.  Now I'n working on getting eveything set up.  So I'm sure you'll be hearing from me now and then.
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« Reply #2354 on: September 10, 2016, 10:36:33 AM »
Hello ;) my name is Sasquire.. happy to be here :)
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2355 on: September 13, 2016, 01:12:50 PM »
Hi all,

Let me introduce myself as well.

My name is Max and have been working on my machine for the better part of a year now. I had it running quite nicely until I switched from XP to 7-32 to add a XBOX one controller. Now it sucks again. Stepper motors are running way too slow. My setup:

SOFTWARE:
Mach3 Version R3.043.066

BALL SCREW:
High-precision TBI ball screw Q16mm pitch 5mm (C7)

SPINDLE:
1.5KW Water-cooled Spindle motor + VFD
Diameter:80mm x Length:205mm
Power: 1.5 KW Voltage: 220V

Driver Controller:
Digital Stepper driver DM556D (24V to 50V)
Power supply: 600W 48V 12A

BREAKOUT BOARD:
C10

STEPPER MOTOR:
Stepper Motor 425 oz In. (Nema 24)
1.8° /200 Steps Per Rev.
3 Amps Current Per Phase
4-wire Bi-polar
(direct drive, no gear reduction)

effective work area dimensions (soft limits):
Z-axis travel 120mm
X-axis travel 450mm
Y-axis travel 990mm

Anyway, I hope to contribute to this forum, as well as get a solution to my motor problem.

Until next time.


Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2356 on: September 20, 2016, 08:26:21 AM »
Hi, I am in the UK and very new to the world of CNC routing and MACH3, a nurse by background who is now looking to start a new venture, carving / cutting Vinyl Records to create  clocks. I purchased a 3040 from Ebay2 weks ago
I am haveing issues tryng to generate g codes ?? from designs and pictures.

I look forward to tips andsupport that can be offered

Hey There
How did you go?,any info you can pass to an Aussie mate??
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2357 on: September 22, 2016, 11:27:54 AM »
Hi everyone, my name is Frank and I think I am retired and I am new to CNC machining.
I am an electronics technologist for the past 52 years mostly in manufacturing either for my own companies or for others, in any case CNC machining is a revived old interest for me.
So here I go, I already have something that I don't understand and perhaps even in the wrong forum and I hope some one can either advise me or redirect me.
My issue is I do't understand "Limits override", my steps as follows:

- Auto LimitOverRide - Green
- OverRide Limits - Flashing Red
- M1-Limit = Active
- M1Home = Active
- Reset = Does not work (***** Cannot move off limit *****)
- Status = Press Reset - Emergency Mode Active
          Limit switch is activated, check your axises position!
- Config>Ports&Pins>Input Signals - Disable X--

- Auto LimitOverRide - Green
- OverRide Limits - Flashing Red
- M1Home = Active
- Reset = OK

My question is - What am I missing?

Cheers,
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2358 on: October 07, 2016, 09:11:13 PM »
Hello everyone, I'm new here, have an optimum lathe 240x500G vario and I'm transforms it into cnc, I have many doubts because I did not have much knowledge in this field. At this time I bought a electromagnetic sensor china that behind an LCD screen to be able to count the rpm of the bush and now wanted connects it to the PC to work with Mach3 but I do not know where to connect the breakout bord to display the information on the spindle of Mach3 , can someone help me please?
sorry my english, google translate
« Last Edit: October 07, 2016, 09:13:36 PM by Dokas »
Re: New people welcome !! Come in here and introduce your self!
« Reply #2359 on: October 19, 2016, 08:51:33 AM »
Hi.
 My name is Garry. I live in the UK. i'm an Experienced Toolmaker and Experimental Engineer.
 I've joined the group to ask for help with a small problem i have with Mach3, I can also offer help to other members with Engineering problems if I can.
 My problem.....
 When using the Spindle speed Override, the spindle, instead of increasing in percentage increments, turns the spindle to max R.P.M.
 This isn't a major problem, just an inconvenience, but is a handy facility to have.
 Iv;e tried looking in configuration, but cant see anything that would alter the Spindle speed settings other than the calibration facility. I'm far from being an expert when it comes to the inner workings of computers, so a simple explanation would be best for me to understand.
 Thanks in advance for any help.
  dustee1000.