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Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« Reply #310 on: July 17, 2016, 04:16:19 AM »
Afraid I have searched and can't find anything, it will be there but finding something so old is a problem.

If your part is solid then what you propose should work fine, if I recall mine was already damaged anyway.
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Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« Reply #311 on: July 17, 2016, 04:19:51 AM »
No worries, thanks for looking.

I'm hoping to do a mock-up today, need to make sure i don't weld something up that can't be assembled later ;)
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Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« Reply #312 on: July 18, 2016, 08:49:16 AM »
Anyone know the oemcode for Spindle on/off toggle function??

Cant find a clear answer in the listings ;)
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Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« Reply #313 on: July 18, 2016, 01:41:13 PM »
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Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« Reply #314 on: July 18, 2016, 01:56:44 PM »
Thanks,

My book lists that as "Spindle CW, reset THC height 110"

A little vague ;)
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Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« Reply #315 on: July 18, 2016, 02:12:40 PM »
Yep, lots of things vague like that :D

Easiest way I have found for most things is look at the standard screenset in Screen4 (or MachScreen possibly) and see what oems are used.
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Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« Reply #316 on: July 18, 2016, 02:17:03 PM »
Good point ;)
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Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« Reply #317 on: July 19, 2016, 01:30:42 PM »
The spindle toggle works well :)

Also threw some LED's into my buttons for fun, video here.

https://youtu.be/5Yz0CloE7TA
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Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« Reply #318 on: July 20, 2016, 09:47:33 AM »
Ok, the tool length offset table ;) I have no ATC :( :(

I'm going to try R8 ER collet chucks or the Torch TTS system as a repeatable method of tool holding, have asked many people and resounding reply was yes it should be plenty accurate enough for this style of machine, so....

1 - With the tool offsets, can I measure them using the Z axis probing and touch-plate setup?

2 - I guess i need a "default zero tool" or some-such to enable a reference length to be kept and then I would measure all tools against that one? This would be tool zero or 250 etc?

3 - If i was using the tapping head say, i would need to lower the knee about 5", ref the surface again, tap the threads then return the knee roughly to the higher position. Fit the next tool, set the tool number in Mach3, ref the surface and good to go again??

Am i on the right tracks here?
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Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« Reply #319 on: July 20, 2016, 01:06:14 PM »
Manual toolchange?

Anyone know the answer to this?

I have the CSMIO and the 2010 screen-set on my project.

In general settings i have "Stop spindle and wait for cycle start" checked in tool change options.

When i hit a Txx M06 command, the spindle stops, i change the tool, press cycle start but then it starts lowering the Z axis and i get a message "CSMIO probing z axis.."

I don't want to probe as i want to use tool offsets or probe only at the start of a program.

Something missing or not set right?
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