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by liveaboard
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

I'm not worried about voltage; I have 380 3-phase at home. Older Euro industrial motors are 220/380, and newer ones are 380/660. It's highly unlikely to find anything that won't work on 380 [or 415 UK voltage, which is functionally the same]. changing / stepping down control voltage will not be a pr...
by liveaboard
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Auto translate for paper documents uses OCR, optical character recognition; my brother was working on that for a startup in 1982 or thereabouts. So it's not new. I have some home software [came with a scanner] and there are online services that are probably better, you upload images. It's still quit...
by liveaboard
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Pete, thanks for all that writing! It's very educational for me. I've been following some other auctions on ebay.de, and all the bidding took place in the last few hours. There are buyers, and it could be that some of them went and checked the machine for themselves, which is impossible for me. So I...
by liveaboard
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AW same as ISO?
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: AW same as ISO?

Looks essentially the same to me, additives could be different.
Basically, it's mineral base hydraulic oil. I'm sure there will be no trouble from mixing them.
Are you having fun yet? making any chips?
by liveaboard
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Thanks guys; I'm still waiting for more pictures, but further perusing on ebay.de reveals more big milling machines without any bids, except one that's up to 350 euros. Scrap price. I even found another machine of the same model, but the pictures don't show the extra attachments so I'm still hot on ...
by liveaboard
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

At home I have an agriculture tractor with pallet fork that can lift it. I presume the moving crew will have a pallet wagon; but it might be tough getting the machine onto it. I will warn them about it being top heavy if things go that far. I've asked the seller to provide pictures of the approach, ...
by liveaboard
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Thanks Russ; I can't go there myself. Aside from being away from home for 6 days, the cost would be crazy, and I have no vehicle that can even tow a trailer that could carry it. Tolls + fuel would be $400-$500 for my little car, twice that for a truck that could carry the machine. If I had one. Howe...
by liveaboard
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Thanks for taking the time; I have 380v 3-phase 50Hz at my place, and I can build a shed to house it. The problem is moving it; 1,000 miles is not difficult, but getting it onto the transport is difficult. I wrote to the seller [in native German] to ask about the loading situation; is the approach f...
by liveaboard
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Thanks for that.
It reads like it's a hell of a machine, or it was when it was made.
I haven't had luck finding transport.
by liveaboard
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 18
Views: 560

opinion; old German milling machine

In Portugal where I live, privately owned machines are rare, so are decent prices. The problem with dealers is that they always strip off all the tooling. So hunting around the internet, I found this; https://www.ebay.de/itm/Universal-Werkzeugfrasmaschine-UMF-Ruhla-VEB-Duplex-58/154139715168?hash=it...
by liveaboard
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way oil
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: Way oil

Way oil is made to lubricate ultra low speed sliding elements. It doesn't need to handle high speed agitation like occurs in a rotating bearing. I'm not sure what the properties of way oil are; but there must be some trade off for the extra slickness. It's not magic super oil, it's just oil formulat...
by liveaboard
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying a 4 jaw chuck
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Buying a 4 jaw chuck

I think the URL is mymachineshop.net