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    Colchester Chipmaster taper attachement

    Hi Titanium, That was a fast response, I will take your PDF offer gladly. I have had the lathe for some time now, more information on the machine is welcome and truly priceless. I love that machine, it is truly a gem and shines at whatever I try doing with it. Thank you for your time and...
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    Colchester Chipmaster taper attachement

    Hi , I want to try my hand at taper turning, my Chip master is equipped with a taper turning attachment.:D Can someone instruct me on how to engage/disengage the taper attachment relative to the cross slide.:confused: I don't see a screw or lever I could operate, except for the cross nut...
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    Fanuc robodrill tool offset and work offset and oh! renishaw probe...

    Hi Sakis, I have spent more time on this last night to realize that I was not looking at the problem the right way.:reading: I am about to do some more testing on the machine and will use your input and setup the machine properly.:) I have a test program and will look closely at the machine...
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    Fanuc robodrill tool offset and work offset and oh! renishaw probe...

    Hi everyone, Can someone help me make sense of this, I am trying to setup the z work offsets in relation to the tools height offsets on this Fanuc machine. Control is Fanuc 31i model-A, 14 tools. I have managed to measure tools with the renishaw probe.:nutter: And tried setting up the G54...
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    Robodrill new user

    Great, this is what I needed! Thank you sir! Your help is much appreciated. :)
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    Robodrill new user

    Hi all, I am new to Robodrill and have some questions to ask to a seasoned machinist on a similar setup. The machine is a a-T14if 24000RPM, Renishaw tool length touchless probe, Fanuc control is a 3ti-Model A5. Machine was new in 2008. My questions are related to the basics of running the...
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    Yasnac MX3 RS-232 anomaly

    Drip feed problem Yes we solved it, if I recall we had to extract the info from th manual and from the net.:nutter: We sold the matsuura and with it the problems. I must say that the steel on that machine was something...!:) But the control was capricious and prone to breakage. François
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    anilam 3000 networking questions

    I got it ! this article on the net did it http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1393495&seqNum=2 I can easily transfer programs to the Anilam control from the win XP pc and it networks beautifully with win 7. Static IP addresses did it for me! Thanks and see you next time!
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    anilam 3000 networking questions

    Almost there! Hey TH custom, I can now use the mapped drive on my pc and this is great! Thanks for your quick response, I didn't realise that acu-rite would support my control, I will give them a call. Now I need to resolve my networking problem fully. Getting win 7 to recognise XP is not...
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    anilam 3000 networking questions

    Hi everyone I am trying to network an Anilam 3000 control to a win xp machine. XP is service pack3 The machine came from a college and was networked before. Anilam control setup and pc are OK I can see both machines when I ping or net view. From the control I can map the c drive on the pc. I...
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    Anilam 3000 touch will not cut circles but cuts arcs!

    Anilam, weird you say! Thanks to you both for your quick response:) I have put so many hours in trying to get that thing working at least reasonably, I have Mach 3 on a router just beside it and it is just great for it's simplicity of use.:angry: Alabama I have sent you a post for you to...
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    Anilam 3000 touch will not cut circles but cuts arcs!

    Fryer MB10, Anilam 3000 touch Posting from Mastercam x7 Original post name is: Anilam 2 Hi everyone, This is a new/old 2004 machine with a generic 3 axis anilam post. I modified the post to get the machine running and it is running well. It won't cut circles if I input an helix entry in...
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    Colchester chipmaster collet nose

    Hi, Anyone knows what type of collet fits in this lathe collet nose?:scratchchin: I have been searching the web for info, the size of the mounting plate is D1-3 and the inside taper is straight. A morse taper #5 seems to fit the dimensions but I am unsure of this. Monarch 10EE collet nose is...
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    Yasnac MX3 RS-232 anomaly

    Hi everyone, Machine has been idle for a few months, was able to punch in and out and drip feed no problem last time I used it. I seem to have lost capacity to punch out data from the machine and drip feed doesn't work. I spent a few hours foraging into communication parameters , com 1...
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    Matsuura- Yasnac MX3- job setup

    Hi all, I have this recurrent problem setting G54 coordinates on my machine. When I initiate the axes and the machine is on 0;0;0. I can operate the machine to go to the last entered G54 position x0 y0 no problem. (G00G90G54 X0 Y0) The difficult part is assigning a different set of...
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