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    Fanuc 16i-TB - hide execution of subprogram?

    My lathe manufacturer (Feeler) implemented live tool tapping with a subprogram. They have G184 going to subprogram O9014, etc... When I am tapping, instead of seeing my program I see this manufacturer's subprogram. It's a useless mess of variables and it's just not useful to look at in normal...
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    Tips on finding centerline? Y axis subspindle lathe

    I don't really have much experience on lathes besides a benchtop CNC sherline thing 15 years ago. All my (relatively low) experience is from my Hardinge VMC with a Siemens control, vs. this Feeler HT-30SY lathe with an oddly-implemented Fanuc 18i-TB control. So, I could definitely use some help...
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    Fanuc 18i-TB on a Feeler lathe ... odd C axis units? Weird mode / parameter settings?

    Guys, Experimenting, my C axis is in units of 0.001 degrees. To get 90 degrees, I enter C90000. This is a Fanuc 18i-TB controller. Is there a factor someplace that affects that? Even the machine's manual seems to imply it's supposed to work normally (1 = 1 degree, not 0.001)... but then...
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    New (used) machine needs oil ... spindle oil selection

    Our Feeler HT-30SY is here and finally wired for power. Now, I'm trying to sort the oils. It was all drained for shipment. The label on the physical machine has only the way oil (vactra 1, ISO 32) and one 58L "hydraulic tank" (mobil DTE 24). There are two tanks for hydraulics though... a...
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    Probing and the Siemens 810D controller (2001 vintage, w/shopmill)

    I've got a Siemens 810D on a Hardinge VMC600 II. I'm loving the control overall... So, I just attached a probing system to it. I got a Renishaw MP12 probe, OMM, and MI12 machine interface from ebay and they all seem to work. I can program probing cycles manually just fine ("MEAS=1 G1 F1 Z0"...
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    Feeler HT-30SY - BMT60 tooling

    I just bought a 2011 Feeler HT-30SY lathe at auction, and I'm trying to get some info on what to expect from it. Does anybody know much about these machines? I should've asked before purchase, but I found this auction as it was occurring and I decided to take the chance. So, the thing has...
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    Help! Siemens 810D control, Z axis "Wait: Axis enable missing"

    My Hardinge VMC600II uses a Siemens 810D control. To get the machine out of it's previous home, a tech removed the Z axis servo to clear a (very low) bay door. He replaced the servo immediately on clearing the door. That's our guess as to the cause of the problem. Now, the machine will not...
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    Cleaning advice for a Hardinge VMC 600 II

    So, can anyone offer advice on the best way to clean 19 years of grime and residue off a used machine? I'm using Zep heavy duty citrus degreaser to (carefully) clean up the outside of the machine. It works really well... does anyone know how safe this stuff is if I try to use it on the machine...
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    Model or drawing for Hardinge VMC 600 II table?

    I've got a 2001 Hardinge VMC 600 II coming hopefully Wednesday, and I'd like to get ahead where I can. Does anyone have a CAD model or drawing for this mill's table? Perhaps another mill in this series? I'm trying to design fixture plates and a few other items and it'd be really useful to...
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    Promach Promill PM3HV large knee mill 54x10 table, 2 axis DRO, extras

    Promach Promill PM3HV large knee mill 54x10 table, 2 axis DRO, extras $1999 Guys, sorry my first post is an ad. I just paid for a nice Hardinge VMC 600 II, so as per my deal with my wife to be able to get that I've got to sell my knee mill. So, I'm offering it for $1999. I've got questions...
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