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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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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"...
  7. FeatureCAM ..it comes with the Fanuc PP

    FeatureCAM ..it comes with the Fanuc PP
  8. 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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    But presumably not as 'drip feed' for programs...

    But presumably not as 'drip feed' for programs bigger than the memory?
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    Photo #2 in post #25 of this thread says that EXT...

    Photo #2 in post #25 of this thread says that EXT is not available on the TNC145, and that it only works in ME mode which is why I offered you the ME101/2 mag tape unit !
  12. Anyone remember this film from the 50/60's (Foundry - Casting content)

    I remember being very inspired many years ago by what really was a rather sad film, sorry cannot remember the title but I'm hoping someone else can.

    Set in Northern UK a chap, presumably a foundry...
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    Scott according to one of the above charts your...

    Scott according to one of the above charts your TNC145 will only work in 'ME' mode but that does allow you to use the ME101/102 external magnetic tape unit.

    I have a tape unit here sitting in a...
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    There is an interfaces manual downloadable on the...

    There is an interfaces manual downloadable on the German Heidenhain site that details cable requirements for all the early TNC controllers. If you can't find it PM me your email address and I'll send...
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    Publish those eight parameters in this thread so...

    Publish those eight parameters in this thread so that in the future people stand a chance of finding the info via a Google search.
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    I didn't think that you can drip feed a TNC145. I...

    I didn't think that you can drip feed a TNC145. I thought the first drip feedable Heidenhain control was the TNC151B ?
  17. I used to have a Morgan #5 Oil Fired pit furnace...

    I used to have a Morgan #5 Oil Fired pit furnace in a building at the bottom of my garden. Noisy, smelly, working it was like prancing round Dante's Inferno but it melted cast iron at a superb rate....
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    A bit of humour failure here I think !

    A bit of humour failure here I think !
  19. Unless you have a hard copy of the ladder the...

    Unless you have a hard copy of the ladder the only way (I think) to view it is to connect to the 810T with "STEP5" software and download the PLC program.

    I had to do this for my 820T when I was...
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    I've used Colchester lathes all my life. Why,...

    I've used Colchester lathes all my life. Why, well the school workshop was equipped with round head Colchester Students, and when I got my first lathe natuarally I looked for what I was familiar...
  21. That was probably me :) That style is rather...

    That was probably me :)

    That style is rather unusual, most of them have a draw tube and cylinder to the rear of the headstock, and in my experience the chucks need their tube pulling and the...
  22. OX it's a Beaver TC20 CNC lathe of 1990 vintage...

    OX it's a Beaver TC20 CNC lathe of 1990 vintage that I've brought back from the brink, it's been in storage and only has about 500 hours on the clock being ex University. Sadly one of the lithium...
  23. I can only find air operated collet chucks on...

    I can only find air operated collet chucks on those sites not hydraulic :(
  24. PM Incoming :)

    PM Incoming :)
  25. Self Contained A2-6 mount Collet Chuck wanted

    My lathe is equipped with a 10" Pratt-Burnerd 1749-02780 "Self Contained" power chuck on an A2-6 spindle mount. So the operating cylinder is within the chuck which has bores in the mount for the...
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