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    Because I didn't have the number from the...

    Because I didn't have the number from the accounting department yet. Asking $140,000. Jeremy Shuman at Morris South is the contact.
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    OKUMA MB-46VAE 5-axis Mill

    We have our OKUMA MB-46VAE 5-axis mill for sale. The machine was purchased in 2014. This machine ran 1 week per month for 9 months a year until December 2017. It has been under power since. ...
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    As mentioned, mic the ground portion of the bar,...

    As mentioned, mic the ground portion of the bar, set up a tenths indicator at 0 against that diameter in your mill. Zero your readout on the mill. Move the axis over until sweeping the insert tip...
  4. For these reasons, I will often use the number of...

    For these reasons, I will often use the number of passes as the branching factor, not an actual measurement resultant from a complex calculation. While the possibility exists that it could still...
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    Just for the record, I find the 435 psi coolant...

    Just for the record, I find the 435 psi coolant pressure works fine even with 2.0 - 3.5 mm TSC carbide drills. My tool life went from changing a drill every 16-24 hours to changing a drill every 5...
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    The tool wash filter is a yarn filter at the...

    The tool wash filter is a yarn filter at the bottom left of the machine. You can't really clean them, they are a replacement item. We've had some issues with that system. It is an air-over...
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    I didn't say anything about deploying. I...

    I didn't say anything about deploying. I understood this thread to be about preparing for automation. Preparation and deployment are two different animals. I've also designed and deployed a couple...
  8. As mentioned, check the actual center in the...

    As mentioned, check the actual center in the part. We hold those type of tolerances and if the center drill is dull, the center hole it drills will have ovality or a star type pattern. This ovality...
  9. Thread: CNC Crash

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    Mechanical issue if the two spindles aren't...

    Mechanical issue if the two spindles aren't aligned. And yes any crash can do this. The sub spindle must be re-aligned.
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    For certain there needs to be meetings. There...

    For certain there needs to be meetings. There needs to be a concept meeting where the problem is clearly defined and solutions are brainstormed. This meeting should include ALL stakeholders...
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    It was on an engine block decking / facing...

    It was on an engine block decking / facing machine. 36" diameter cutters, probably 400+hp spindles (big motors on that joker) and 3" twin ball screws. The cutters and block came out in chunks,...
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    One of the top 3 crashes I've been witness to was...

    One of the top 3 crashes I've been witness to was due to stopper type referencing, avoid if at all possible.
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    Not really noticed it here, mine is 474 mb/s down...

    Not really noticed it here, mine is 474 mb/s down and 481 mb/s up. This is via test at my router. Your computer can have a lot to do with your speed also.
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    For a run of a few thousand pieces, should be ok....

    For a run of a few thousand pieces, should be ok. I would have a spare cylinder on hand though as it may develop internal blowby as the seals wear.
  15. Fuses will certainly be wrong, half the voltage =...

    Fuses will certainly be wrong, half the voltage = double the amperage.
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    Sticky: Agreed, you should also trap for out of range...

    Agreed, you should also trap for out of range input variables. Not practical in all cases, but in most you can set them and then the user of the macro can set the limits to suit the particular...
  17. Since this seems to be dedicated production, I...

    Since this seems to be dedicated production, I would probably just exchange the screw in the existing vices for a pneumatic cylinder. Something like a Festo ADN-63 compact cylinder bolted to the...
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    So yes, I'm alive and well. Sorry for not posting...

    So yes, I'm alive and well. Sorry for not posting in a while. My health is good, probably better than it has been in some time. I quit smoking a year and a half ago and that has helped. It's been...
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    I'd break that up into two machines. I'd blank...

    I'd break that up into two machines. I'd blank it out and do the in-line stuff and turn the diameter and o-ring groove in a dual spindle, live tool lathe, then put it in a 4th or 3+4/5 milling...
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    Please Define "Large quantities". To some of the...

    Please Define "Large quantities". To some of the people here, that means 1000 pcs/year, and to some it means 7,000,000 pcs/year.

    Without this critical detail, no real recommendation can be made.
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    If not already equipped with a closed center...

    If not already equipped with a closed center valve, you will have to change the hydraulic valve also. It would be advisable to employ the services of an Electrical Engineer with experience in PLC...
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    Mapal has a system also, which is very good and...

    Mapal has a system also, which is very good and reliable.
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    I don't know about what will happen in Probe's...

    I don't know about what will happen in Probe's case, but if it were mine, that last 60-70% of that half a million or more dollars for the machine would stay in my pocket until it passed the tests...
  24. There is a "default" tool length in the control...

    There is a "default" tool length in the control parameters. This is typically used in the R450/650 and 32Bn machines for when pallet change is requested. The Z moves up so that the tool will clear...
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    Just a follow up on this. This is still in...

    Just a follow up on this. This is still in place, but we had to add a 4th camera. The EE still couldn't figure out what the logic was doing wrong, so we set up a 3rd computer with AB software on it...
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