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    Dropsa Air/Oil Lubricator Resets on Mill Spindle or Air Compressor Startup

    I wish you luck. Sounds like a plan to save about 3200 bucks.
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    Dropsa Air/Oil Lubricator Resets on Mill Spindle or Air Compressor Startup

    If you'd dare turn to another brand, there are some Taco lube units on ebay for very reasonable cost. My late 90's Mori Seiki has a Taco M7 which is also discontinued. I believe the new version is M9 . If you're able to compare specs and control input wiring it could be a way to go.
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    Dropsa Air/Oil Lubricator Resets on Mill Spindle or Air Compressor Startup

    Curious if this is something that just started happening or if this is a new-ish install? Have you made sure that the two single phase lines of your supply are feeding the control transformer, and not the manufactured 3 phase line? Is the RPC of sufficient capacity for the CNC, and are the...
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    Understanding Fanuc 21-T axis limit numbers in parameters

    I believe all the numbers relating to stroke limits and home position are as Ox said, in metric and entered in the Least Input Increment. So your 333553 = 333.553mm. There really is no homing on an absolute machine. I have a Zero Return button on an absolute lathe, but it does nothing more then...
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    A few bucks to improve Speedio's coolant nozzles...............

    I'm pretty comfortable with the mechanics of it all, but wish I had 10% of your Fanuc/Control knowledge. Yes those are sizeable machines for sure. Interesting Y axis on the M300, and the tool change that goes with it. Been eyeing late 90's early 20's Mori and Makino Horizontals. Just don't...
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    A few bucks to improve Speedio's coolant nozzles...............

    Yes. Here's a better picture of it. Some twin bearing arrangement with adjustment. I simply dialed out the play but left it free spinning. Pretty much how it was before taking it off the old screw. Wish I knew the science behind it. My apologies to fellow Minnesotan davidN for OT'ing his post.
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    Compensating for spindle runout while calibrating OTS

    I would spin your cal tool just like you would any other. Couldn't hurt it.
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    A few bucks to improve Speedio's coolant nozzles...............

    Sorry Bob. No hard facts. I'm a one man show, so hardly the time or wearwithall to do traceable studies. The tools are for the most part seeing the best possible coolant coverage a person could hope for. That's gotta help. Many times I'm using the same tools on multiple repeats of the same work...
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    A few bucks to improve Speedio's coolant nozzles...............

    That's because abut five+ years ago it looked like this. Then about 4+ years ago like this. All new screws and rails throughout. Full tear down and rebuild. Only thing that didn't end up in pieces was the built in spindle/motor. Last one I'll likely ever do, as this one just about did me in...
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    A few bucks to improve Speedio's coolant nozzles...............

    Sorry, but I didn't realize we were talking about coolant quantity. Regardless... looks like we've got a case of to each their own. Fine by me.
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    A few bucks to improve Speedio's coolant nozzles...............

    Mr. G's fist comment cements my point of praise for programmable coolant nozzles right off the bat. Not being able to imagine having just two coolant nozzles is likely because he's never had two high volume nozzles perfectly aimed every time on every tool no matter how short or long, on every...
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    Compensating for spindle runout while calibrating OTS

    Maybe I'm not understanding something, but why cant you spin the Maritool Calibrator just like you would a tool? Isn't it just a solid shaft thingy? As an aside to this. Measuring tool radius to the enth degree isn't really going to perfectly satisfy your Cutter Compensation needs. Especially...
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    A few bucks to improve Speedio's coolant nozzles...............

    Many years ago running my first ever program on a VMC with flood coolant, it soon became apparent how retarded it was trying to position coolant nozzles to satisfy every tool. I thought that someone needs to invent a programmable position coolant nozzle. I then learned that somebody had. (Spider...
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    Tool change M6 problem Fanuc OM

    A little extra to add to what dandrummerman21 said. Another common Alarm you're likely to run into when changing Parameters is Alarm 000 - Please Turn Off The Power. If you change a Parameter and set PWE back to 0, Reset will most likely clear that Alarm. If after Reset you still have an Alarm...
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