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  1. I suspect the control is not seeing the signal...

    I suspect the control is not seeing the signal from the spindle encoder. I do not have any documentation for the 3 series control to point you to any diagnostics or connections to check though.
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    Nice job bringing it back from the dead! ...

    Nice job bringing it back from the dead!

    Switches are not very expensive. If it were me, I'd go like you are planning and look for and buy a switch. Then install it when you get a chance. That...
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    To use a single point tool like your fly cutter...

    To use a single point tool like your fly cutter it would be best to use a macro program. Something like this....

    Post | CNC training | CNC Concepts, Inc.


    If you are only going to make one...
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    You may have missed an earlier thread where the...

    You may have missed an earlier thread where the OP asked about tapping a 1" NPT. When told that G84 was fine for tapping NPT, he responded that tapping was not really what he was trying to do. I...
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    Here is a link to a site with a decent thread...

    Here is a link to a site with a decent thread milling calculator.

    Thread Mill Code Generator – Scientific Cutting Tools, Inc.

    You may have to tweak the layout to suit whatever control you are...
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    Soft limits on your machine are 99.5% likely to...

    Soft limits on your machine are 99.5% likely to be parameter set and the switches that are labeled over soft are really hard overtravels and all wired in series in the E-stop circuit using NC...
  7. Start a new thread and ask "How do I thread mill...

    Start a new thread and ask "How do I thread mill a 1" NPTF thread?". You will get answers then.
  8. G84 works fine with pipe taps.

    G84 works fine with pipe taps.
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    This is typically a solid indication that an axis...

    This is typically a solid indication that an axis is on a hard overtravel limit switch or you have a hard overtravel stuck on.
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    D addresses are non-volatile "data table" PMC...

    D addresses are non-volatile "data table" PMC parameters. Their usage is determined by the machine builder. Most commonly used to track tool magazine positions to tool number assignments. They are...
  11. Corrections ^ in red. Even if you load the...

    Corrections ^ in red.

    Even if you load the program and it registers as O0001, you can just alter it to O9001.

    When the M6 is executed in the program and it calls the O9001 program because 6 is...
  12. A typical machine trouble thread where the OP is...

    A typical machine trouble thread where the OP is asking for help and providing almost zero information for the folks he wants help from to work with.

    For starters.....

    Post what the machine is....
  13. My thoughts too. Real machine builders would do...

    My thoughts too. Real machine builders would do an offset third rail or use a dual screw drive.
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    If I owned a 20+ year old Japanese commodity VMC...

    If I owned a 20+ year old Japanese commodity VMC and found the X Turcite peeling off, I'd then look at what the condition of the other sliding surfaces and I'd really have to step back and question...
  15. 15kW is about 20HP. OP doesn't say how big a...

    15kW is about 20HP. OP doesn't say how big a machine or how many, but he did say "large cnc machines". 20HP is not going to go far trying to run "large cnc machines".
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    A common method of activating optional M codes is...

    A common method of activating optional M codes is by PMC parameter. Most often a Keep Relay. This is determined by the machine builder though, not Fanuc.

    You need to follow the logic back to see...
  17. Post the code of your sub-routine. Tough for us...

    Post the code of your sub-routine. Tough for us when working without all the info.
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    I was not aware of that! Never had any of the...

    I was not aware of that! Never had any of the small ones. 25 or 30 HP was the smallest we ever had.
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    Quincy NW through Rogers Machinery in Tigard are...

    Quincy NW through Rogers Machinery in Tigard are very good compressors. The shop I retired from had a 100HP VFD, a 50HP and a pair of 30HP. IIRC the 50HP had >40k hours and was still on the...
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    What can, and can not, be done with tool number...

    What can, and can not, be done with tool number calls will depend a lot on how the machine builder wrote their PLC ladder program. Mori Seiki allows tool numbers to 9999. The only requirement is...
  21. The absurd amount of money will come when you...

    The absurd amount of money will come when you discover that the Turcite on the Fadal is shot and the ways right along with it in most cases. It will be a rare find to get a 6030 with good ways and...
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    Best DMG Mori comment I've ever heard! I will...

    Best DMG Mori comment I've ever heard!

    I will say their phone service is responsive. Unfortunately, not effective. No experience with their on-site service. I take care of 100% of that myself.
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    I consider them equals in every respect. Top...

    I consider them equals in every respect. Top quality products
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    Your chuck is a Matsumoto. Manufacturer...

    Your chuck is a Matsumoto.

    Manufacturer specializing in power chucks, cylinders, and NC rotary tables / MATSUMOTO MACHINE CO.,LTD
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    I've seen the thinbit tools used very...

    I've seen the thinbit tools used very successfully for parting hypo tubing.

    Parting Products
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