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    Hardinge CHNC1 Hitch in Turret indexing (with video link)

    There’s only a couple of things it could be. The turret is operated by an air motor. Make sure your air pressure is good and very dry. These things can get temperamental if any water is in the air. You could also check the turret index position encoder. I believe there is a procedure in the...
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    CHNC-1 Parts Catcher

    Playing around today with the parts catcher on my Hardinge CHNC-1 and found an interesting problem. When I key in M26 in the over store screen it extends the parts catcher, key in M25 and it retracts without any issues. Then I add the M26 code into my program and it extends for about 5 seconds...
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    WTB Mazak Chip Conveyor

    Looking to buy a chip conveyor for my 1998 Mazak QT-20. Let me know if you have any old iron you want to part with. Thank you!
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    WTB Chip Conveyor

    Looking to purchase a chip conveyor for my 1998 Mazak QT-20. Let me know if you’ve got a parts machine and want to make some cash. Thanks!
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    QT20 T Plus Z Axis Won’t Home

    This was a fairly easy fix for anyone experiencing the same issue. Hit the Parameter key on your control. Hit the Machine soft key under the monitor. Navigate to the A9 parameter. Record the Z-1 value (mine was 3750). Change this parameter to 999999. Power down the machine to reset the control...
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    QT20 T Plus Z Axis Won’t Home

    Hello, I recently purchased a Mazak QT20 lathe with a T Plus control. Everything worked fine (minus quill retract) when I inspected it prior to purchase. Machine was rigged professionally and transported to my shop but the previous owner did not install any kind of shipping brackets prior to...
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    Hardinge CHNC1 RS232 Comm Issue

    Feel free to reach out if anyone needs help with this in the future. I don't get on here often but message me if you have a question.
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    Hardinge CHNC1 RS232 Comm Issue

    I was finally able to solve this issue after a chat with an applications engineer at Hardinge this morning. There wasn't a lot of hope after our first conversation but he was able to dig up some old parameter and cable pinout sheets that he had from a previous issue. Ultimately I was missing a...
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    Hardinge CHNC1 RS232 Comm Issue

    1200 baud, even parity, two stop bits
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    Hardinge CHNC1 RS232 Comm Issue

    I tried it out this morning and same data format error. I've reached out to Hardinge to see if they can assist...fingers crossed.
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    Hardinge CHNC1 RS232 Comm Issue

    Thanks for the reply. I tried this and still could not get anything to go. Just as a note I've also tried punching back an existing program with no luck as well.
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    Hardinge CHNC1 RS232 Comm Issue

    Hello and thank you in advance for the collective knowledge of this group. I own a Hardinge CHNC 1 with a Siemens 810T control. I am attempting to DNC a program to the control and I am getting the following error, "32 ORD14 Data format error (RS232)". I rechecked my cable pinout and everything...
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    Hardinge CHNC 1 - 6000 Emergency Stop

    It seems that my air compressor can’t keep up with the volume of air required which I knew would likely be an issue. I plan on making an investment in a new unit soon I just need to decide if I want to listen to a piston compressor or spend more money and go with a screw. Every time the pressure...
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    Hardinge CHNC 1 - 6000 Emergency Stop

    Update...if you don’t have sufficient air to your machine then it won’t clear the alarms. Face palm 🤦*♂️
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    Hardinge CHNC 1 - 6000 Emergency Stop

    Hi Guys, I’ve done some digging around and can’t seem to find any posts on successfully clearing a “6000 EMERGENCY STOP” error on a Siemens 810 controlled CHNC. I just got this lathe powered up, fluids topped off and air run to the machine. Upon initial power up I attempted to reference the...
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