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  1. Pratt Burnerd still makes them. Lexair does as...

    Pratt Burnerd still makes them. Lexair does as well.

    prattburnerd.com

    lexairinc.com
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    The problem with any air gap sensors, even on a...

    The problem with any air gap sensors, even on a single vise is that they are finicky. Machining castings is likely to have a lot of false positive alarms.
  3. Might be an M code, but you should just be able...

    Might be an M code, but you should just be able to command a macro call for the tool length measurement program.
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    I would tee the three phase from the line side...

    I would tee the three phase from the line side into a separate contactor for your washdown pump. Tie the coil into 24VDC that is interrupted by a momentary push button. Hold the button to turn the...
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    I know a few guys who use a dowel pin in a boring...

    I know a few guys who use a dowel pin in a boring bar holder and use load monitoring to clock a part between two features. No clue if Haas has load monitoring, though.
  6. Your local *insert brand* dealer will be happy to...

    Your local *insert brand* dealer will be happy to take your money.
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    Sounds like a bad encoder. You could try swapping...

    Sounds like a bad encoder. You could try swapping the encoder cable to another axis to see if the problem moves to the new axis or stays with the Y.
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    Yamazen tech friends in low places. There's a...

    Yamazen tech friends in low places.

    There's a ton of confusion on what exactly comes from China and what is Japanese on Brothers and Big Brother keeps their lips tight on it. Best I have been able...
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    I have a bit of a different perspective than most...

    I have a bit of a different perspective than most here, since I'm a service tech not a machinist, but I think I can add a bit to the conversation.

    -Their parts manual shows the machine having...
  10. Midaco and CNC Solutions LLC

    Midaco and CNC Solutions LLC
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    Slap a dremel tool in a vise, dress a grinding...

    Slap a dremel tool in a vise, dress a grinding bit, and grind the spindle.

    I'm only half joking, considering that when you break down professional regrinding services it basically boils down to...
  12. I'm not sure about Nikken, but Tsudokoma rotary...

    I'm not sure about Nikken, but Tsudokoma rotary tables I've worked on have a prox switch that hits a dog to trigger the hard limit on the A axis. Once that switch is hit, nothing will move until the...
  13. Another brand to look at is Brother. There are...

    Another brand to look at is Brother. There are tons of older ones out there.
  14. Your tool length offset is is reset or your work...

    Your tool length offset is is reset or your work coordinate is reset? Sounds like you mean work coordinate, but just wanted to clarify.
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    Usually you plop it on the table and line it up...

    Usually you plop it on the table and line it up by eye for op 1. Subsequent ops use whatever geometry was machined from op 1.

    If the part doesn't have enough meat on it to hold tolerance from op...
  16. If you go with LinuxCNC right now you have one,...

    If you go with LinuxCNC right now you have one, and only one, option for absolute encoders and that would be a Russian guy who made an IO board in his figurative mother's basement to run Mits...
  17. Randie Machine Tools is a South African company...

    Randie Machine Tools is a South African company that does LinuxCNC retrofits of big boy machines.

    You haven't said anything about the machine itself. What brand/model of servos and drives does it...
  18. Sounds a lot like when you tightened the screw...

    Sounds a lot like when you tightened the screw down you pushed the fingers over and it was rubbing on the drawbar. If you pull off some of the covers from the turret you should be able to see into...
  19. I don't know about Kia's specifically, but to...

    I don't know about Kia's specifically, but to adjust the Y a lot of other brands I know bolt the turret face onto the main shaft. Bolt a boring bar holder onto the turret, crack the bolts loose, and...
  20. Brothers and Robodrills are both right around 90"...

    Brothers and Robodrills are both right around 90" tall. You could call Methods and Yamazen to get some exact numbers.

    I've seen a lot of machines where the soft limits are just above the tool...
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    Assuming you have the original coolant tank and...

    Assuming you have the original coolant tank and conveyor still, grab a tape measure and take some measurements on a napkin. Hand the napkin to your local welder. Any pumps or panels you can salvage,...
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    The new machine Tormach is releasing in December...

    The new machine Tormach is releasing in December will have servos. Closed loop only to the driver, the wiring connectors aren't IP rated, and only 300 ipm rapids. They still refuse to hire service...
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    I haven't messed with the A's at all, but you...

    I haven't messed with the A's at all, but you should have two pins on the back side of the turret that pinch the gear. First turn PWE on, enable keep relay 10.7, orient the spindle, and jog the...
  24. Are your cables long enough you could swap...

    Are your cables long enough you could swap everything from a good amplifier to the bad one? Might not do anything, but worth a shot.

    Assuming the power coming into the amplifier is good, this...
  25. The riggers at IMTS don't touch the machines....

    The riggers at IMTS don't touch the machines. They run the forklifts only. It would have been an Okuma guy lifting it.

    I heard no one was hurt, which is good.
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