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  1. @gustafson Good one! I missed that one when...

    @gustafson

    Good one! I missed that one when looking Friday and even the customer service tech I talked to missed it.

    Thanks!
  2. Needed Metric Coated Wire Rope 4mm OD on coating

    So we have an older SMW Spacesaver 2000 pneumatic bar feeder that we bought used a couple of years ago. Essentially the feeder moves the bar via a longitudinal dual acting air cylinder wherein a...
  3. Lots of good stuff here and food for thought. The...

    Lots of good stuff here and food for thought. The post about "gremlins" is pretty familiar. Where we are is a way out on a major trunk line which runs up a state highway. We're kind of in between sub...
  4. This was on a CNC turret punch. So since this...

    This was on a CNC turret punch. So since this happened on 2nd shift the facts are rather malleable, but I suspect the sequence went something like Brown Out cause the machine to error out. Operator...
  5. When Do You Shut Down Machines For Bad Weather?

    So we have several CNC profit centers that tend to be sensitive to partial and intermittent power outages. Historically, it's been the call of the department leads and the shift supervisor to run...
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    I've used Dykem but usually use a mix of...

    I've used Dykem but usually use a mix of Jeweler's Rouge and a light oil to liquify it. The Jeweler's Rouge is red in color but will either rub off in areas of very high contact, or turn black in...
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    Mike Ferrara in CT had one. Was in really nice...

    Mike Ferrara in CT had one. Was in really nice shape initially but if he still has it, has been in cold storage for 6 or 7 years now. I'm not sure he's even got it listed, but it might be worth...
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    My Father used to sell Monarch in the 1960's and...

    My Father used to sell Monarch in the 1960's and you could buy two or three Leblond Regals for the same money at the time. According to him, the 10EE had three big advantages over most of it's...
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    On Bridgeports there were several accessories...

    On Bridgeports there were several accessories that could be mounted with the right adapter to the end boss on the ram. These included but were not limited to Shaper attachment, slotting head,...
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    Assuming the control voltage is 110, you need to...

    Assuming the control voltage is 110, you need to rewire the main motor, and the coolant pump motor if any, rewire the control transformer for the proper incoming voltage, and adjust or replace the...
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    When I was setting up Acu-rite G2's we used to...

    When I was setting up Acu-rite G2's we used to use the circularity test to dial in the fine tuning on the drives. There is always some variance when you reverse the direction of a drive. While you...
  12. We had a job that was a relatively simple part...

    We had a job that was a relatively simple part that we made reasonable profit on. Basically 4 ops per part, semi automated. Material was always a concern as the first op was a cut-off operation, and...
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    One thing that hasn't been directly mentioned...

    One thing that hasn't been directly mentioned that can greatly affect your hourly rate is setup time versus batch size. If your doing all short run with different setups (as we do). The time it takes...
  14. Bliss used to publish a booklet called...

    Bliss used to publish a booklet called Computations For Sheet-Metal Working Operations, that had both mathematical and empirical coverage of blanking, forming, drawing, etc. This used to be the go-to...
  15. We have a Trumpf 3030 fiber machine that runs 2...

    We have a Trumpf 3030 fiber machine that runs 2 shifts a day and half a shift on Sat. Our previous laser was also a Trumpf CO2 and was run by our same department lead. He claims the fiber machines...
  16. If it hasn't been done convert the drive belt to...

    If it hasn't been done convert the drive belt to a timing belt. This greatly increases the reliable transmission of torque to the spindle and prevents the slowing down phenomenon. I did mine about a...
  17. There are fewer and fewer Anilam Crusader...

    There are fewer and fewer Anilam Crusader controls out there in reliably operational condition. The control box is full of circuit boards. What typically goes are the axis drive boards or the main...
  18. Dorian Tool in Texas makes a clone of the aloris...

    Dorian Tool in Texas makes a clone of the aloris system. I've seen a few around and they seem well made and not as pricey as Aloris.
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    True, backlash can often be adjusted out. The...

    True, backlash can often be adjusted out. The fact that it hasn't, somewhat indicates the level of maintenance the machine has seen in the past. FWIW, I have seen plenty of bridgeports where the...
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    The first and worst wear point is going to be the...

    The first and worst wear point is going to be the right hand side about a third of the way back. You can get a general idea how worn it is by how much of the original scraping is visible and/or...
  21. If you can cut the tie rods in the uprights then...

    If you can cut the tie rods in the uprights then you should be able to leave enough to keep the upright from tipping over. You should be able to use a toe jack or hydraulic to let the lower part of...
  22. Okay. Usually they drop the tie rods down from...

    Okay. Usually they drop the tie rods down from the top, heat them to stretch and then torque the nuts while stretched so that there is a preload between the bed, uprights, and crown. You should be...
  23. I've been pleasantly surprised at how good the...

    I've been pleasantly surprised at how good the support for this machine is. Some of the control parts are becoming unobtanium, but support on the mechanical side has been pretty solid. When I started...
  24. We have a similar vintage Max1 and it looks...

    We have a similar vintage Max1 and it looks similar but not exact. That line coming out of the back of the meter box should be the coolant supply line and should attach to the ball valve on the...
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    Check all the physical connections from the power...

    Check all the physical connections from the power source to the motor. I had an air compressor that would pop the overload on the motor starter but the actual amps drawn were far less that what the...
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