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  1. If anyone is working on one of these motors, I...

    If anyone is working on one of these motors, I was able to remove the tach rotor.
    After removing the encoder, tach brush pcb and tach magnet ring, I slowly heated the end of the motor shaft with a...
  2. Thanks Ed, Do you have any idea how these may be...

    Thanks Ed,
    Do you have any idea how these may be removed? Heat would likely soften the glue but the required temperature may be risky to other parts nearby.
  3. Tree 325 Servo Bearing Replacement - Tachometer Removal

    I have a 1991 Tree Journeyman 325 and purchased a spare servo motor, baldor cc22525, when one popped up on ebay. I want to rebuild this one to be ready to swap into my machine as my Y axis motor is...
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    OPC Interface experience

    I'm putting together an automated inspection system and want to integrate my measurement data path into the automation controller. I'm looking at using an Omron NX102 series which meets my needs on...
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    You may want to look at misumi for a configurable...

    You may want to look at misumi for a configurable shaft. I took a crack at what you described and ended up at ~$50 each for higher quantities of finished parts.
    enter this part number: ...
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    If you are looking for electrical wire/cable...

    If you are looking for electrical wire/cable management devices for a slewing ring, I’ve had very good experience with igus twister chain, link below.
    ...
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    I've had very good experience running solidworks...

    I've had very good experience running solidworks on dell precision and hp elitebooks including assemblies with thousands of parts. They slow down with large assemblies as expected but when compared...
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    Anodize Process for Seal Surface

    Does anyone know how products such as mountain bike fork sliders are finished to provide wear resistance and surface finish to maintain decent seal life? I found an article on low temperature oxalic...
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    MacBook Pro for solidworks and cam

    I need to get another laptop for cad and cam work and wanted to hear from anyone who runs solidworks and a cam package on a MacBook Pro i7 booted in windows.

    My current computer is an Hp...
  10. You have an electromagnetic clutch, not a brake....

    You have an electromagnetic clutch, not a brake. This video provides a good explanation of its operation:

    KEB Electromagnetic Clutch - Electric power on engagement
  11. Mastercam X Training and Workflow review Recommendations

    We have been using Mastercam X5 running inside solidworks productively for the past several years and are interested in improvements to our work flow and general day to day efficiency. I've looked...
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    I've been using gortite bellows with good success...

    I've been using gortite bellows with good success for 4 years on a product.
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    Update and a question; I repaired several cracks...

    Update and a question; I repaired several cracks in the cast iron housings by brazing with bronze. I turned the shafts to fit .049 wall steel dom tubing on and I'm planning to just loctite in place,...
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    It does seem that the original shafts were...

    It does seem that the original shafts were wrought iron. They ran in plain cast iron bearing blocks and there were holes in the blocks for oil.

    I want to add plastic bearings to provide a food...
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    I think I'm going to go the route of the split...

    I think I'm going to go the route of the split tube silver brazed onto the shaft. I have everything i need to build that and getting the journals back to 1" nominal size simplifies everything else. ...
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    OT: Repairing a Cider Press from 1865

    I'm in the process of repairing a cider press and had a couple of questions. The grinder shafts are all steel, approximately 1" OD and the bearing blocks were cast iron. Both are very worn, around...
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    so i did some more searching and going over...

    so i did some more searching and going over things with our head machinist. We decided to go with what appears to be an asme/ansi standard, which agrees with the holokrome book.

    this website shows...
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    We have spoken to the shops we use the most and...

    We have spoken to the shops we use the most and the responses are all over the place. Some don't care because they interpolate everything, some prefer piloted c-bore cutters and some plunge an end...
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    this is exactly what we are trying to avoid. We...

    this is exactly what we are trying to avoid. We have it solved for our inside shop, I know what cutters we were able to get. I'm now trying to find out if there is a common set of tools for outside...
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    Counterbore Diameter standards?

    I'm working to put together some engineering standards for the company I work for and I'm having a hard time finding consistent info for counterbores.

    We started with the holokrome slide rule...
  21. have you considered rtv molding compound? the...

    have you considered rtv molding compound? the stuff i've worked with was honey colored transparent. it would meet your temp requirements and i think is a reasonable themr insulator if you can...
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    here is the wiring pinout courtesy of...

    here is the wiring pinout courtesy of '6handicap':

    The easiest solution is to just buy a "null modem" cable, available at radio shack etc for 10/12 dollars it is configured as above. Any extention...
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    i have been able to send files back and forth...

    i have been able to send files back and forth using these settings using dolphin partmaster comms:

    9600 baud
    parity-none
    data bits - 8
    stop bits - 1
    timeout - 2
    emulation - dumb
    echo -...
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    this is what i'm worried about hiring a common...

    this is what i'm worried about hiring a common carrier. i spoke with freightquote today and it doesn't sound very economical to go partial load through them either. i can build a skid to make it...
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    thanks for the info everyone. i'm going to start...

    thanks for the info everyone. i'm going to start getting some quotes.

    should i build a skid for the cnc mill? do they generally need to unload and load the machine at any point during the trip or...
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