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  1. Is this a good robot to practice/learn on? 1994 arcmate100

    As the title says.
    Iíve found an 1994 arcmate 100 w/ additional 7th axis (for auxiliary rotary)
    The pendant is a type A05b-2301-c302 WO N1034 1994 1B. The controller is a R-J Type A05B-2317-B001....
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    Did you get your issues resolved? Sounds like...

    Did you get your issues resolved?

    Sounds like you had a few

    My spindle homes the C axis rotation 2 different ways.
    Either I hit the home button and it slowly rotates to a reference point. Or...
  3. 0.0005Ē variation on startup is a lot? That...

    0.0005Ē variation on startup is a lot?
    That sounds pretty good to me without scales or probing cycle.

    I would ask ďwhats changedĒ and if the temp over the day has shifted and the machine is 4c...
  4. Is there any self resetting breakers that could...

    Is there any self resetting breakers that could be tripping?
    You donít mention how long your cable runs are? I doubt it matters unless itís crazy long
    Sounds like you got a pretty solid setup
    Is...
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    I use only conversational in my fagor CNC I fire...

    I use only conversational in my fagor CNC
    I fire it up.
    Clear the stop alarm (I always estop end of day, just a habit)
    Home the spindle orientation then hit the home key and green button.
    It...
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    backround in motor repairs. Oxide is an electric...

    backround in motor repairs.
    Oxide is an electric insulator. we would intentinally rust laminations to increase resistance of rotor as a repair method on old motors with "hot spots" areas in which...
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    A quick Google brought this website up. They may...

    A quick Google brought this website up.
    They may be worth contacting for grippers and useful pointers.

    Iím sure itís as easy as changing the parameters for the tool action,
    Changing all of your...
  8. All of this reminded me of a long thread about...

    All of this reminded me of a long thread about hacking/abusing s/nís to unlock HAAS control options.
    The back and forth about if your own it because itís technically in the controller you purchased...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    RFQ x1 unit NOTE: deep small hole

    RFQ
    x1 unit
    lead time 1 month

    6061 aluminum

    part is a pressure test fitting, must hold 1000psi
    NOTE: hole may be slightly larger than specifyed, may be cut from 2 sides as long as they join...
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    Itís not gonna help anyone on the shop floor...

    Itís not gonna help anyone on the shop floor cutting today, but Iím gonna say readily accessible software such as fusion
    360 and online education. Practical machinist, YouTube, nyccnc, Titans...
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    Arkmate 100 for machine tending?

    Firstly Iím clueless about robots but a keen/motivated learner

    Found a local (ish) Fanuc arkmate 100 for cheap . 2500 hours on the controller clock

    Can this be used/programmed reasonably easy...
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    Update: Nothing has happened, no letters, no...

    Update:

    Nothing has happened, no letters, no more calls.
    But I have a feeling he talked around the area and trashed me to the client I was chasing, whatever, itís my job to attract them...
  14. Mine would fault any random point in rotation or...

    Mine would fault any random point in rotation or stroke.
    Was luck of the draw.

    For a little while I ended up changing to tool changer designation so it though it was not there and manually tool...
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    Another consideration, what is the bar doing...

    Another consideration, what is the bar doing while rotating at speed?
    If itís not stable it may be twisting the stock on the cutting end of the chuck while rotating. Even if itís correct while...
  16. I feel like it was one of the ribbon cables that...

    I feel like it was one of the ribbon cables that was causing an issue. Been a few years.
    I seem to remember adding a string to appply a slight pressure to it. Bad blue or cable run that worked when...
  17. I had a loose connection on my board in back of...

    I had a loose connection on my board in back of machine once that would intermittently cause this error (haas Tm-1)
    Cannot remember what connector tho, sorry
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    In laser turning. What is the propose of spinning...

    In laser turning. What is the propose of spinning the laser to have that helical output? To spread the beam out back/forth to angle-wash the slag out?

    Iíve got very little laser experience (50w...
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    3D print forms and press aluminum sheet over it...

    3D print forms and press aluminum sheet over it with rubber block to hydro form
    Forming With Rubber on the Hydraulic Press - YouTube
  20. I can see this being a light machine twisting...

    I can see this being a light machine twisting thing.
    Iíve owned a Tm-2 and itís a long table for a narrow casting holding it.
    Look at the vf series in comparison.
    The y rail/casting is wider and...
  21. My old boss is about to start a neat side gig, he...

    My old boss is about to start a neat side gig, he built a cannon and is gonna offer big booms at weddings or any other celebrations (no projectile of course)
  22. In other words take your fav. Aluminum...

    In other words take your fav. Aluminum endmill/program and toss a block of 4140 pre hard In the vice. Ya, that endmill can cut the 4140, but not at those parameters!

    Big sawmills have amazingly...
  23. I *think the door to door deliveries are likely...

    I *think the door to door deliveries are likely no less polluting than individuals driving everywhere to purchase the items. But they could cut down more by having local drop off lock boxes.
    Where I...
  24. Scrap metal is way up, out local places are...

    Scrap metal is way up, out local places are actually paying sir steel now. Before you got nothing if it was under one ton.

    As for local municipalities, our trash/water is private owned ;but the...
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    Iíve always wondered if a boring head would cut a...

    Iíve always wondered if a boring head would cut a good hole on a sloppy CNC considering there are no table locks like a manual mill, especially one on Liner rails that moves so freely.
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