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  1. Thanks...I will dig into the cps and see if I can...

    Thanks...I will dig into the cps and see if I can find the multi axis set up. After reading that info I am sure that's it. I'll let you know how it goes...
  2. Thanks, Len. I was posting as you were. Yes,...

    Thanks, Len. I was posting as you were. Yes, that was the source of my Centroid post file...but it doesn't seem to work. I will call Centroid now...
  3. Well, I've still been working on the issue. Last...

    Well, I've still been working on the issue. Last night I realized that I may have been mixing coordinate systems in Inventor, which was not helping the job. I re-built the CAM and will see how it...
  4. Post File Problems using Inventor HSM and Centroid

    I'm running an old Bridgeport with Centroid AllInOneDC/CNC12 controls. I am programming in Inventor 2020 with HSM Ultimate. The mill has been doing great working with 3 axis, so I decided to put...
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    Thanks...a lot of good info to digest!

    Thanks...a lot of good info to digest!
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    Excellent tips! Do you use any kind of splash...

    Excellent tips!

    Do you use any kind of splash shield on the front or back? I would imagine coolant goes everywhere at higher tool speeds.
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    Thanks, Greg, Kevin. My mill does have elbows...

    Thanks, Greg, Kevin.

    My mill does have elbows in the table drains, so some PO used flood on it. I also like the idea of using more oil than water based fluid. The mist I have been using tends to...
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    This would be the molded plastic. I'll try to...

    This would be the molded plastic. I'll try to take a pic. It's been sitting on the junk pile for a year...but having trouble with tool and part heating had me wondering how it worked...with the...
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    Well, looking around the web, it looks like these...

    Well, looking around the web, it looks like these pans go around the base of the mill. That explains a lot, as I could not visualize how it could fit up on the table!?! Still curious about how the...
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    Bridgeport Coolant Tray

    My Bridgeport mill came with a large, 2 piece plastic tray that was obviously for a coolant system. It's like 3' by 4', so pretty substantial. It even had "Bridgeport" molded into it, so it is a...
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    Mine seeps from there...and almost everywhere...

    Mine seeps from there...and almost everywhere else. It never bothered me, as wiping everything down is normal ops. So, if it is not good, I am in your boat too?!?
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    Baud, stp, parity... that brings back a lot of...

    Baud, stp, parity... that brings back a lot of memories trying to hook up anything to an older computer.
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    If you’re going to be using double vices a lot, I...

    If you’re going to be using double vices a lot, I would just machine the difference off the base of the tall vice to bring them level with one another.
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    Thanks, but I just got this girl back in...

    Thanks, but I just got this girl back in commission and need to spend a little time with her. This crash wouldn't have happened if I wasn't messing with something that didn't need messing.
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    Yep, I know now. I even had to REALLY lean on...

    Yep, I know now. I even had to REALLY lean on the lock bolts to release the head, and it still had the power to move it almost a full degree out.
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    It is a real Boss Bridgeport. And yes, I meant...

    It is a real Boss Bridgeport. And yes, I meant gib...my spell check struck again.

    Something came to light today. What was bothering me is I made the part the night before, and it was spot on. ...
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    Bridgeport knee wear

    Yesterday I ran a big job on the CNC Bridgeport, where I had to move the knee a few times to accommodate the tool offsets. I messed up the job 6 times before I figured out I was running into issues...
  18. Thread: Frakenport

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    I love my machine with that head! If I don't...

    I love my machine with that head! If I don't like the tool speed during a job, I can bump a button and spool it up or down. The auto-brake is also the next best thing to a tool changer, for us...
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    Since I don't know if it is part of the lube...

    Since I don't know if it is part of the lube system or not, whenever I have the knee run up all the way I swipe oil all over the knee screw.
  20. Thread: Frakenport

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    My Bridgeport started life as a factory CNC mill,...

    My Bridgeport started life as a factory CNC mill, but has now been converted at least twice to aftermarket (Centroid) controls. It looks exactly like you picture, with the quill servo on the left. ...
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    If you ran it without a tool installed the rattle...

    If you ran it without a tool installed the rattle is from the loose draw bar...so nothing to worry about. I wouldn't mess with the head until it's obvious it's time to do something.

    Congrats and...
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    My first shopping place! No, they have servos,...

    My first shopping place! No, they have servos, but can't find the encoders.

    Just an update. I disassembled the encoder and hit it and all the connections with contact cleaner. That seems to...
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    Servo encoder repair

    I have an mts 30m4-48 DC servo with a bad encoder. I believe it is a Centroid rebrand of and SEM servo. I am not having any luck finding a replacement encoder. Does anyone have any tips on going...
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    My Bridgeport came with a large warning sticker...

    My Bridgeport came with a large warning sticker to not use a VFD for the electronics. The electronics will operate fine on single phase 220 volt. Use the VFD to solely drive the 3 phase spindle...
  25. Thread: General question

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    I don't know your system specifically, but in...

    I don't know your system specifically, but in general parameters are there so they can be loaded during each boot operation. In other words, the missing encoder should not be a problem. I would...
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