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    Not sure why that would be. It posts turning for...

    Not sure why that would be. It posts turning for me when I use it.
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    Here is the post they have for download. It needs...

    Here is the post they have for download. It needs some serious work. I just program by hand and only use their post for arcs that are bit complex to program manually and I take that one piece of code...
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    Ok I found my issue. I copy and pasted a test...

    Ok I found my issue. I copy and pasted a test program in a sub. It was causing the alarm from the Z axis travel in that specifically. I moved my zero set way off the chuck and that was the issue. It...
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    How to use Zero Shift or Zero Offset

    Iím trying to run a couple parts from a bar sticking out of the chuck since itís larger than my spindle I cannot bar pull.

    Iím not sure which is more appropriate Zero Shift, or Zero Offset. Why...
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    Apparently the clamp sensor is bad and doesnít...

    Apparently the clamp sensor is bad and doesnít matter where positioned. New one is in route. Will update once installed.
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    I have had to adjust it quite a bit when I ran a...

    I have had to adjust it quite a bit when I ran a 3 jaw chuck.

    There are two back there. One on the left makes the clamp light go on and off. But the sensor on the right stays lit (on the actual...
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    Chuck Pressure Alarm?

    Iím running a collet chuck on my Okuma LNC-8 lathe. I am wondering if there is a way for the machine to alarm if no material is clamped in the chuck. My chuck clamp and unclamp lights work correctly...
  8. Thread: parts counter

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    There are multiple ways to control machine...

    There are multiple ways to control machine behavior with programming variables etc. As well a couple of different approaches to achieve this as others have suggested.

    Best of luck!
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    What I was thinking did work. At the top of...

    What I was thinking did work.

    At the top of my program typically I have

    N100 V1=1
    N200 V2=2

    ....
    Program
    ....
  10. Thread: parts counter

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    I have an idea that may work let me test after...

    I have an idea that may work let me test after lunch.
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    Send a picture of the inside of the machine and...

    Send a picture of the inside of the machine and Iíll see how it looks compared to my Okuma. I just finished mine (it had one when I purchased the machine but no part catcher was attached to the...
  12. No problem, now we all know how to achieve this.

    No problem, now we all know how to achieve this.
  13. So I figured it out. You can immediately write...

    So I figured it out. You can immediately write following the first NLAP G81 with another like this.

    G85 NLAP
    G87 NLAP
    NLAP G81
    G87 NLAP2
    NLAP2 G81

    To be clear on the o-ring feature itís...
  14. Multiple Lap cycles needed for roughing and finishing?

    I use G85 cycle for rough turning with a finish pass using two different tools all the time. But if you have a threaded feature with relief behind threads for an o-ring, I donít want my DNMG tool to...
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    A while back we discovered the optional M codes...

    A while back we discovered the optional M codes on this machine for the Parts catcher. Iíve rebuilt everything, M codes work in MDI. But if I call it in a program right when parting off it flips up...
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    Iíve had the Vardex rep over before. I will try...

    Iíve had the Vardex rep over before. I will try those inserts. I know machining 6061 is the biggest pain having the gummy properties. Iím using Qualchem Xtreme cut 250c at 7 brix.
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    I re run the chamfers too, but havenít run them...

    I re run the chamfers too, but havenít run them backwards. I will try that.
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    Any brand inserts specific that youíve noticed a...

    Any brand inserts specific that youíve noticed a difference with?
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    Youíre the second person to say the same on full...

    Youíre the second person to say the same on full profile inserts. Iíve used both and had good results. I like hearing other peopleís results and opinions. I havenít threaded a million different...
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    Aluminum specific threading inserts

    Iím curious what others have found for machining 6061 and 7075 aluminum metric threads 12-30mmx1.0,1.5 pitch. All OD threaded features. Iíve tried some uncoated full profile Iscar and Vargus inserts....
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    Thatís what I was thinking based off other...

    Thatís what I was thinking based off other peopleís previous experiences being the thrust bearings. I have some on the way along with the bearings at the other end of the ball screw. When I checked...
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    Z Axis Bearings or Encoder gone bad?

    I have an early 90 model Okuma Cadet LNC-8 lathe. In the middle of running parts I noticed it cut a huge chamfer on the ID of a part. Then one minute it didnít cut it at all. Then another o-ring...
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    The bottom of the pressure switch was so corroded...

    The bottom of the pressure switch was so corroded and clogged up (picture attached is cleaned out). The orifice was damaged. Next day shipped one and installed this morning. Itís running great. I...
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    Kaeser Compressor cut in pressure

    I have a 2005 Kaeser SX 6 model screw compressor. Iím having issues with the cut in pressure not kicking in until it drops below 60 PSI. My Haas VF2 alarms out from this.

    I have read the manual...
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    Tim Paul with Auto Desk just put one in his...

    Tim Paul with Auto Desk just put one in his garage. Removed the tool changer for clearance.

    Contact him for any tips he might have.

    Tim Paul on Instagram: “#vitory for the #persistent...
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