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    If it helps, I have a pdf manual for your machine...

    If it helps, I have a pdf manual for your machine which I could send you.
    It's in German, but you get the general idea of what's going on.

    If required please send a private message with your...
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    Brilliant restoration, I admire the skill and...

    Brilliant restoration, I admire the skill and attention to detail involved.
    Kees, did you do the restoration work or only post the video.

    Reason I ask is because coincidentally I am about to...
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    Mikron WF2 Carriage Oiling System

    I wonder if anybody on the forum knows how a Mikron WF1 or WF2 basic oiling system works for the table carriage assembly.

    I have a machine with a single oiling point located on the left upper side...
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    One of the videos I watched had this problem and...

    One of the videos I watched had this problem and he change the potentiometer to a lower resistance one, about half what was fitted which helped. Probably find they come with a logorithmic instead of...
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    Thank you everyone for the information, I will...

    Thank you everyone for the information, I will get one of these SCR controllers and give it a try.

    They are really cheap on eBay, about $7. The bridge rectifier, choke and capacitor cost about...
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    The capacitor I have is about 100mm long by 50mm...

    The capacitor I have is about 100mm long by 50mm diameter, so not that big, but unfortunately I only have one. My original question was, is putting a capacitor down stream of the choke going to make...
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    Just toying with the idea as the dc motor I have...

    Just toying with the idea as the dc motor I have is smaller than the current setup which may suit this particular machine.

    I have a workshop at home and all my machine are three phase with...
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    Reading between the lines people do recommend...

    Reading between the lines people do recommend using a toroidal choke on the o/p of the rectifier to help with brush life.

    I was thinking of having a large electrolytic about 1500uF on the output...
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    You can control the speed with the SCR type unit,...

    You can control the speed with the SCR type unit, but I am not sure how effective it is.
    Looking at the videos on youtube it seems easy, and there is always a catch with cheap alternatives.

    As...
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    DC Motor Control

    I am investigating using a DC motor for a machine drive, for which I currently use a three phase motor and inverter.

    I have a 240V 2.5hp DC motor from a treadmill, series or shunt wound not sure....
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    It just seems odd that high value machines like...

    It just seems odd that high value machines like Schaublin and Mikron would use a gear type known to cause issues with age.
    May be even then bean counters were running the show, knowing the cost of...
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    Just to add to the bevel gear issue, I have just...

    Just to add to the bevel gear issue, I have just been to see a Mikron WF2
    and it sounds exactly the same as your problem Schaublin 13.

    Forward the vertical head is very noisy and not easy on the...
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    They are all standard dual voltage 240V delta...

    They are all standard dual voltage 240V delta 415V star motors only rated for 50/60Hz.
    Ranging in size from .55Kw up to 2.2Kw and all 4 pole.

    Ciao Adrian.
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    I like the cheap bit, suits me fine. ...

    I like the cheap bit, suits me fine.

    Interestingly as previously mentioned I currently run both my lathe and mill through an inverter with a 4 pole motor. The original motors were two speed so...
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    My workshop is in a home environment so all my...

    My workshop is in a home environment so all my machines are three phase run through converters.

    Most simple machines are not an issue, my lathe and mill had a major re-wire to update to VFD and...
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    That photo is from the 1938 Deckel sales...

    That photo is from the 1938 Deckel sales brochure, so you can imagine the awful backdrop of the time.

    Anyway on a lighter note

    The Y axis operating apprentice is asking the man.

    "Are you...
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    Another classic from the archive of odd and...

    Another classic from the archive of odd and impractical things to do with a FP1.

    It even overcomes the inadequacy of no power Y feed.
    However don't recall seeing that option in the Deckel sales...
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    Alan, it made me laugh, which being a grumpy old...

    Alan, it made me laugh, which being a grumpy old person is not easy.

    Also you forget to mention the built in coolant pump for those really heavy cuts.
    Eat your heart out Myford.

    Ciao Adrian.
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    That's the deciding factor, do you want to move...

    That's the deciding factor, do you want to move the machine connected to the power cabinet.

    Moving it disassembled as Mud did is relatively easier, but seriously heavy for a small pallet truck.
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    Three Phase transformer and VFD

    I am trying to get my head around what's needed for a 415V three phase star configuration converter.

    I am trying to steer away from an idler motor with capacitor setup and was wondering if any one...
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    I see two options, either make a custom steel...

    I see two options, either make a custom steel platform for the machine and power cabinet with integral pallet rollers and some steering setup. This will require screw down jacks to make the machine...
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    Unfortunately the image I chose does makes it...

    Unfortunately the image I chose does makes it look exaggerated, but from the front it still looks odd.

    Having never seen or operated the larger F5 in the flesh it's difficult to make a call on the...
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    Apart from being very close to the handwheel, it...

    Apart from being very close to the handwheel, it looks a perfect height to catch your man tackle when standing at the side of the machine.

    I wonder why they moved it from the left.

    Ciao Adrian.
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    I notice the F4 has the X spar on the left hand...

    I notice the F4 has the X spar on the left hand side but the F5 has it on the right.

    May be it's not an issue on the smaller machines with 400mm of X travel, however the late F5 is
    larger with...
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    Hi Dan I agree it's a bit of an enigma. As...

    Hi Dan

    I agree it's a bit of an enigma.

    As you say the support arm looks short and the underside is totally un Deckel like in both shape, end stop and machining quality.
    I also noticed the...
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