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    The 20" is doable on your Brother with a...

    The 20" is doable on your Brother with a consideration. If centered on the table in the Y axis direction, the vise will hang off about 2" at each end. Only an issue at the back of the table when you...
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    Something like this?

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    Motor is at the top, amp in the control cabinet...

    Motor is at the top, amp in the control cabinet and ball screw behind the covers. PM me and I can get you more info.
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    Another item to check is spindle orientation....

    Another item to check is spindle orientation. Also the keys in the tool pockets (ATC grippers) wear and can be replaced. I have seen the spring loaded plungers that hold the tools in the pockets...
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    No limit switches or 'reference' switches. It has...

    No limit switches or 'reference' switches. It has absolute encoders. Check to see your Z machine position when you touch the spindle face to 9" of 1-2-3 blocks sitting on the table. Should be 9"....
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    Congrats! That looks great. I bet you were...

    Congrats! That looks great. I bet you were holding your breath while they shoehorned them in there. Serious tools.
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    Congrats on the exciting new venture. Something...

    Congrats on the exciting new venture. Something you can really sink your teeth into, combining several disciplines you are passionate about. As far as competing goes, I say there is always room for...
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    Meziere is a great company and a pleasure to work...

    Meziere is a great company and a pleasure to work with. Three brothers all with a long drag racing heritage and history. I have been working with them for about 15 years. They have many Brother and...
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    That's awesome. That's where you drive the car...

    That's awesome. That's where you drive the car from track to track and then tear off 1/4 mile passes. Do you race everyday for a week? How far are the drives between? That is a great engineering and...
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    You call that Pinto Beans. Must've been some fun!

    You call that Pinto Beans. Must've been some fun!
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    I like me some Olds. Tasty A body!

    I like me some Olds. Tasty A body!
  12. Is it Material Removal Rate? Usually expressed in...

    Is it Material Removal Rate? Usually expressed in Cubic Inches per Minute.
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    Happy New Year and New Decade!

    Happy New Year and New Decade!
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    Simple formula to compensate feedrate when...

    Simple formula to compensate feedrate when machining inside arcs or bores:

    Fcompensated = Fstraightline x (Dia.Work - Dia.Cutter/Dia.Work)

    This becomes more critical the closer the tool Dia. Is...
  15. Do you want something above your machine like a...

    Do you want something above your machine like a red yellow green tower light that you can see from multiple directions or is a fairly large red light on the front panel near your keyboard good...
  16. What size parts and what quantities do you...

    What size parts and what quantities do you typically run? Something with a pallet changer can be helpful. It can help you keep the spindle cutting for a higher percentage of the day. It's like having...
  17. Are you using a Renishaw TS27R type probe that...

    Are you using a Renishaw TS27R type probe that tilts down at an angle while measuring? I am thinking that a small tool will contact at the center and larger tools will contact at a different point on...
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    The settings linked here look about right as I...

    The settings linked here look about right as I recall. You can try different settings. It won't hurt anything. Can you post pics of the screens you are going through and the keyboard buttons you are...
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    Check with your local Yamazen Tooling Division...

    Check with your local Yamazen Tooling Division rep. They support the Big Kaiser tools and perhaps can do better on the pricing. I don't think the M12 or even the M8 would help with crash protection....
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    +1 on the Big Kaiser FCR and FCM tools. Used...

    +1 on the Big Kaiser FCR and FCM tools. Used those in aluminum and steels. CosmosK, I can see how you would want something like that for those 'shelfs' on your parts.
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    Can you try your cable and computer on another...

    Can you try your cable and computer on another machine? Something you know communicates, even a fanuc control machine? I like to rule out everything before I start suspecting the machine.
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    Does your machine have a 'Computer' RS232 port...

    Does your machine have a 'Computer' RS232 port and a 'PTP/PTR' port? You want to use the PTP/PTR port and settings.
  23. If you hook up an ethernet connection to your...

    If you hook up an ethernet connection to your Brother Speedios, you can use your internet browser and access information through the machines IP address that you set up. Factory Wiz and MT Connect...
  24. These look interesting: McMaster-Carr...

    These look interesting:

    McMaster-Carr

    Maybe you can fit one under each outlet. Run landscaping/gardening cloth (home depot) under those. When the baskets fill, empty them out. The cloth stays...
  25. That is not quite right for the Brother. Brother...

    That is not quite right for the Brother. Brother Machine zero is the table. Work offsets are positive amount from table to part zero. Tool offsets are positive amount from tool tip to spindle face....
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