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    Lightbulb Mitsubishi Meldas 500

    Hi guys,
    I have a cnc vertical mill with a Mitsubishi Meldas 500 series controller
    Is there any one on practical machinist, who could help me navigate
    Though the controller to set up tooling and tool offsets, & also how to
    Make a program, and set up for cutting.
    Would be very grateful.

    Kind Regards

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    So you bought a machine and have 0 idea of what you are doing? That's just too precious. would you like for one of us to stop by and run it for you as well?

    What machine is it attached to?

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    There is no way this is going to work out for you. If you had a specific question then perhaps. Asking this group to train you in running this controller would be a lesson in futility.

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    hi its a quantum
    and yes i don't know how to program it
    i have worked on manual machines all my life

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossthread View Post
    There is no way this is going to work out for you. If you had a specific question then perhaps. Asking this group to train you in running this controller would be a lesson in futility.
    Typical newbie, wants a personalized book written just for them.
    I think there is a service for children that takes books and inserts their name in the pages.

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    it would be great if you could stop buy and run it

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Typical newbie, wants a personalized book written just for them.
    I think there is a service for children that takes books and inserts their name in the pages.
    yea right gotta start some where

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    Quote Originally Posted by machinist58 View Post
    it would be great if you could stop buy and run it
    Just fyi...we are typically dicks so don't think we are singling you out

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    Quote Originally Posted by machinist58 View Post
    it would be great if you could stop buy and run it
    Hey, if you'll buy the tickets and hotel, someone might...

    OK, you're not getting good traction here. I'd start by doing a deep dive into Youtube, even looking for "for sale" vids where the control is featured, sometimes you see them operating it.

    I'd also try to find the control vendor's contact info in OZ, or go to Japan or Europe and see if you can get a copy of the operating manual. You'll likely have to pay for it, but it'll be worth it.

    If desperate, just play with the machine. No tools in the spindle, clean table, it's unlikely you'll hurt anything. Hit buttons, take notes of what happens.

    Find webpages with info on learning G code, you'll want to get familiar with it. Maybe try learning Fusion 360, it's a cheap entry into CAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    Hey, if you'll buy the tickets and hotel, someone might...

    OK, you're not getting good traction here. I'd start by doing a deep dive into Youtube, even looking for "for sale" vids where the control is featured, sometimes you see them operating it.

    I'd also try to find the control vendor's contact info in OZ, or go to Japan or Europe and see if you can get a copy of the operating manual. You'll likely have to pay for it, but it'll be worth it.

    If desperate, just play with the machine. No tools in the spindle, clean table, it's unlikely you'll hurt anything. Hit buttons, take notes of what happens.

    Find webpages with info on learning G code, you'll want to get familiar with it. Maybe try learning Fusion 360, it's a cheap entry into CAM.
    i have only had the machine a few weeks, and no books come with it just thought i might try on here and see if i could get any help.

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    mitsubishi is a big name in cnc
    you should be able to find places (unlike this pack of haters) that can drag you into the world of cnc
    your apparent tough hide will be an asset
    i think the you tube suggestion is a good one
    as you have already discovered this site is for the very stable genius type only

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    Quote Originally Posted by wippin' boy View Post
    mitsubishi is a big name in cnc
    you should be able to find places (unlike this pack of haters) that can drag you into the world of cnc
    your apparent tough hide will be an asset
    i think the you tube suggestion is a good one
    as you have already discovered this site is for the very stable genius type only
    yes it seems that way, i probably made a mistake putting a post up for help, i'
    im very good at what i do toolmaking, just no idea on cnc at the moment
    never used one

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    that control is a very simple G and M code device i believe
    so its quite possible that a generic understanding of same will be all you need to get this thing running
    put up a picture of control and i bet i could get you moving the axis' back and forth

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    Quote Originally Posted by machinist58 View Post
    yes it seems that way, i probably made a mistake putting a post up for help, i'
    im very good at what i do toolmaking, just no idea on cnc at the moment
    never used one
    How did you get to be a toolmaker? You probably went to school and/or went into an apprentice program. You probably did not ask the instructor to do it for you. You first read the books and then asked questions. Now you can read some of the books, Youtube was my book when learning my Fadal. Ask the manufacturer or distributor for the paper books, watch videos, get the basics, go to the library. Then when you have a question on a finer point we (mostly) will be happy to answer.

    Ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machinist58 View Post
    i have only had the machine a few weeks, and no books come with it just thought i might try on here and see if i could get any help.
    yes thanks i did not think about you tube

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    Per a link from home shop machinist, you simply need to go here and sign up: Mitsubishi Electric - Technical Support

    Then you will have access to your programming manuals, which should give you what you need to get started writing basic programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeachMePlease View Post
    Per a link from home shop machinist, you simply need to go here and sign up: Mitsubishi Electric - Technical Support

    Then you will have access to your programming manuals, which should give you what you need to get started writing basic programs.
    You're going to have to change your name to "TeachHimYou'reWelcome"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeachMePlease View Post
    Per a link from home shop machinist, you simply need to go here and sign up: Mitsubishi Electric - Technical Support

    Then you will have access to your programming manuals, which should give you what you need to get started writing basic programs.

    Hi, teachmeplease thank you for your help very much appreciated, kind Regards

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    imagine that
    someone that didn't know everything asked a question and someone that happened to know the answer

    answered the question


    what a fucking concept

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    Your going to have to learn ladder program to go direct to the plc, 500 is similar to Siemens s5 from memory, ancient and unsupported, normally the plc connects to the HMI, think you better get the manual for the machine
    Mark

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