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    Its the contactor COIL that mustn’t be on the...

    Its the contactor COIL that mustn’t be on the generated leg. Of course the CONTACTS will take all three phases !!!
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    If you are on an RPC make sure that the...

    If you are on an RPC make sure that the contactors are not fed from the generated leg.

    BTW 540 motors are rather special as they are individually balanced so try and keep the original one !
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    The hydraulic chuck on this lathe can only be set...

    The hydraulic chuck on this lathe can only be set ‘gripping’ or ‘open’ the logic doesn’t allow it to be left in an intermediate position, hence needing the gizmo. Were I to clamp on a plug at the...
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    Well much to my amazement I've just thoroughly...

    Well much to my amazement I've just thoroughly de-greased the gizzmo with brake cleaner and although it has a slight tendency to slide back it's controllable.

    I've not used it for a couple of...
  5. OK Richard I've found your thread :) Here...

    OK Richard I've found your thread :)

    Here folks is the reply that I sent to Richard to hs question:

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard King
    Andrew....a fellow has a rust bucket and I was...
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    Soft Jaw Boring Issue

    I went to bore some soft jaws today and had an issue that currently has me stumped. I need to bore full depth for bar stock to pass through, so cannot use a stepped plug or whatever to the rear of...
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    Do it at 2 o'clock in the morning on a Bank...

    Do it at 2 o'clock in the morning on a Bank Holiday and no one would be any the wiser !
  8. I added 'washdown' with solenoid valves diverting...

    I added 'washdown' with solenoid valves diverting coolant from turret to hose, but inhibiting if door open or spindle turning. Also I added a solenoid to de-pressurise the coolant system when stopped...
  9. Before I did the mod, not only did I get a spare...

    Before I did the mod, not only did I get a spare RAM card on which I changed the battery, but I got a second spare off eBay which I 'de-batteried' and added wires.

    The first replacement RAM card...
  10. I remote mounted both batteries in a sealed box....

    I remote mounted both batteries in a sealed box. My machine had been left by the previous owner and the RAM battery had leaked and dissolved much of the interface card, the RAM card and even the card...
  11. If it’s like my 820t there are two batteries. One...

    If it’s like my 820t there are two batteries. One in the battery tray in the back of the display, and a second on the RAM card mounted in the interface card in a little slot. This battery is soldered...
  12. With both sinker and wire EDM you get micro...

    With both sinker and wire EDM you get micro cracking at the cut edge. It’s never been a problem with the bits I’ve made on either of my machines (sinker and wire), but I’m only an enthusiastic...
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    I bought three seized Baruffaldi powered tools...

    I bought three seized Baruffaldi powered tools and successfully rebuilt them to a working state. Detailed in this thread starting around post 619 :

    The Sequel - Oh Blimey I bought a CNC Lathe...
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    Me at least !

    Me at least !
  15. Check out Clough42 of Youtube: YouTube...

    Check out Clough42 of Youtube:

    YouTube
  16. Do GTN3 style parting tips come handed?

    I just started using GTN3 parting tip blade holders, and I only seem to be able to find ‘straight cut’ style inserts rather than the left and right handed version available with Sandvik tips

    I...
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    My table runs under Mach3 and I have a Purelogic...

    My table runs under Mach3 and I have a Purelogic USB connected torch height control.

    I bought my table as a bit of a wreck - the previous owner had built it himself and the mechanics were...
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    Another vote for SheetCAM - superb software and...

    Another vote for SheetCAM - superb software and Les is very responsive if problems occur.

    Signs and stuff I draw in Inkscape, but technical things I draw in an old (2007) version of AutoCAD and...
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    My year 2000 Land-rover was just beginning to...

    My year 2000 Land-rover was just beginning to show a little rust on the chassis where moisture gets trapped by the diesel tank - not too serious and eminently repairable. But as I want to keep it...
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    You've not told us what your CAM software is, nor...

    You've not told us what your CAM software is, nor the specific controller in question, so you are unlikely to get focused answers to a fuzzy question !

    Have you been in touch with the CAM software...
  21. Are you sure that your fault is the switch? Have...

    Are you sure that your fault is the switch? Have you tested all the diodes individually. Can you open up the switch to examine/clean the contact pads and wiper - it looks simple enough.

    As a last...
  22. You CAN bank the warm glow of fixing something. ...

    You CAN bank the warm glow of fixing something.

    I spend my time fixing things just for the fun of it. Today it's been a chicken egg incubator for a friend. Yesterday it was a wood chipper for 5"...
  23. FeatureCAM ..it comes with the Fanuc PP

    FeatureCAM ..it comes with the Fanuc PP
  24. Any chance of pressing the shaft out of the doner...

    Any chance of pressing the shaft out of the doner armature and pressing the original one back in ?
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    Scott, I have spares of those Bosch servo boards...

    Scott, I have spares of those Bosch servo boards if you get further problems.
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