Search found 6532 matches

by GlennW
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Milling a hex
Replies: 8
Views: 4629

Milling a hex

I turned 24 parts on the lathe that need to be hexed .8125" so instead of using the Super Spacer on the Bridgeport, which would take a matter of minutes, I decided I'd set up and try to use the CNC mill to run around them while holding them in a collet fixture. Sounded simple! Well.....I'm completel...
by GlennW
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: New to CNC.....programming question
Replies: 19
Views: 9739

Hello Bill, Thanks for the info. I did some conversational programming earlier this evening and got it working and am actually working on doing some parts using G Codes right now! Yes, it is an outdated machine and controller, but the exercise is more about learning programming and running a CNC mac...
by GlennW
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: New to CNC.....programming question
Replies: 19
Views: 9739

Sorry Bill,

Didn't have the manual wth me, should have been "L" for finish cut, not "F".

Played with it for about an hour tonight and got the programming sorted out..........up and running now!

Thanks Again,

Glenn
by GlennW
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: New to CNC.....programming question
Replies: 19
Views: 9739

Hello Bill, Sorry, I posted the wrong F :oops: The "F" I was referring to was conversational programming of circular interpolation where "F" represents the amount of diametrical movement of the cutter for a finish cut. After thinking about it, I believe it should be programmed as a decimal amount th...
by GlennW
Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ground vs. Neutral -- the same but different.
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

That gives us the answer we're looking for! :D Just because a 220v or 3 phase machine has a 110v circuit does not necessarily mean that it requires a neutral. Mine do have transformers except for my lathe which has a seperate 110v line to it for the light and DRO. Thanks for the info/clarification. ...
by GlennW
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: New to CNC.....programming question
Replies: 19
Views: 9739

Hello Bill, "So what you are really looking for is an owner's / operator's manual that shows how to push the buttons? " Yes, I have the manual but but am not familiar with the terminology for one thing. "will you be entering code at the keypad or via RS2323 (CABLE) from a desktop / laptop computer? ...
by GlennW
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: New to CNC.....programming question
Replies: 19
Views: 9739

Part of the problem is that I run jig borers where X0, Y0 is the upper left corner. Had three years of Drafting in the dark ages when you used drafting tables, T-squares, and Triangles and Teaching myself AutoCad at the same time as programming, so learning to draw all over again using X+, X-, Y+, Y...
by GlennW
Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: New to CNC.....programming question
Replies: 19
Views: 9739

Getting frustrated now! :evil: Can anyone recommend any books that would help with basic cnc programming? I'm having no luck understanding the manual that came with the controller as far as programming. It is apparently written as a transitional manual for people with prior cnc programming experienc...
by GlennW
Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ground vs. Neutral -- the same but different.
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

OK, out of curiosity I have to ask!

What are your options for 5 pin connectors for a 3 phase machine with a 110v control circuit other than pin and sleeve? Gets a little pricy with numerous machines! I have eight such machines which would require about $2500.00 in connectors :shock:

Glenn
by GlennW
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some indicator(digital) help
Replies: 9
Views: 797

If you are trying to measure the depth of a v groove with an indicator that has a radius on the point, a bit of trig would need to be worked out to get the true depth. Is this a new system of measuring or have you been successfully measuring with an indicator in the past? knowing this may help a lit...
by GlennW
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ground vs. Neutral -- the same but different.
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

dgoddard, Thanks for the clarification! 440roadrunner, I would agree with you on the neutral, however I have numerous 220v single and 3 phase machines with 110v controls, controllers, lights, or coolant pumps that came with the machine, are shown on the schematics, and have no provision for a nuetra...
by GlennW
Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ground vs. Neutral -- the same but different.
Replies: 13
Views: 2138

Hello, Just curiuos as to what you are up to as in previous posts you are inquiring about 3 phase wiring and a 3 phase junction box and now in this post you are asking about single phase wiring and junction box connections. Is this for two different machines? Is your service single or three phase? P...