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  1. I wonder how many times I wanted to take out of a...

    I wonder how many times I wanted to take out of a programmers pay the costs of leaving loose slugs? I've seen broken tools, broken windows, damaged chip conveyors, etc. all from not restraining or...
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    I dug up a copy of the 0i-B connection manual and...

    I dug up a copy of the 0i-B connection manual and found that the CRT can be powered from the CNC or an external power supply at the machine builders choice. Do you know which way your machine is set...
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    With many controls, rigid tapping with the main...

    With many controls, rigid tapping with the main spindle of a lathe has been around for over 25 years. Whether or not the ability is spec'd and implemented though is at the machine builders choice.
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    Since G47 is a Haas specific function, your...

    Since G47 is a Haas specific function, your thought that it is a Haas issue is correct.

    There are many engraving macros around for Fanuc where the number to be engraved can be stored in a...
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    Yep. I have seen a couple machines put in...

    Yep. I have seen a couple machines put in through a window to address width issues of doors. Since windows are often much wider than a door and the space under the window frame is almost always...
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    My 21i manuals are for an A model. You must have...

    My 21i manuals are for an A model. You must have a B or later because the board part number you posted is not listed in my book. I did look at some 21iB info I have and it did mention FROM and SRAM...
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    That thought never occurred to me. It is...

    That thought never occurred to me. It is possible that new boards/boot firmware could have some kind of password or even hardware "protection".

    One thing I did see from the manual is that the...
  8. If any here did, they probably threw up some. ...

    If any here did, they probably threw up some.

    Discussion of a homeshop "CNC" would be much better taken to CNC zone forum. We hope to keep the bar a bit higher here.
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    Ahhhh...., that multiple attempts and finally...

    Ahhhh...., that multiple attempts and finally will run may be a clue. Have you put an oscilloscope on the power? I've seen failing power supplies show a decent voltage but have too much noise or...
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    I've not seen this, but it sounds deeper than a...

    I've not seen this, but it sounds deeper than a failed FROM or SRAM module. There must be a boot load firmware that runs when the control is started normally or in maintenance mode. I'm guessing,...
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    The 300 series control could do at least 5 axis...

    The 300 series control could do at least 5 axis if configured with the correct boards and firmware. Your firmware may (and probably does) have 4th support. It will not be active though. There are...
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    AFAIK, if you have successfully backed up all the...

    AFAIK, if you have successfully backed up all the FROM and SRAM (options 4 and 5 on the boot maintenance screen) that is all the control data including your CNC software. FROM has CNC software,...
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    You would need a Mitsu servo drive and the 4th...

    You would need a Mitsu servo drive and the 4th would need a Mitsu motor that matched the servo drive and is equipped with an encoder count that will resolve into 360,000 positions on the rotary...
  14. Not on all machines with the 0i series controls. ...

    Not on all machines with the 0i series controls. The machine builder determines where and how they want to register tools, not Fanuc. Always refer to your machine builders documentation for correct...
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    Are you running on a roto-phase or similar? If...

    Are you running on a roto-phase or similar? If this is line 3 phase power, you should not have that much variation.
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    Me too. Over the years, I have found parts at...

    Me too. Over the years, I have found parts at Radio Shack lots of times to get someones machine going again.
  17. A Li-Ion battery fresh off the charger will be at...

    A Li-Ion battery fresh off the charger will be at 4.2V for a bit before settling in to the nominal 3.7V rating. Something to keep in mind if considering trying it. I'd contact Renishaw and bounce...
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    Looks exactly like what I used to use.

    Looks exactly like what I used to use.
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    Yes. It only takes a single rung to place the...

    Yes. It only takes a single rung to place the tool number into R72 (internal register for Meldas controls where macro system variable #1132 is set) All one has to do is figure out what internal...
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    Yep, few folks understand just how much control...

    Yep, few folks understand just how much control the machine builder has with determining how their machine will run compared to the influence the control builder has. PMC/PLC logic and choices in...
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    Lots of other brand machines will do that too. ...

    Lots of other brand machines will do that too. IMO it is just how each machine builder believes the best method to handle their toolchange function. Part of it may also reflect the talent level or...
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    That behavior is caused by how OKK wrote their...

    That behavior is caused by how OKK wrote their ladder logic program. If OKK has written the current spindle tool to the macro output system variable #1132 then writing a toolchange macro to skip the...
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    That's ~130SFM I'd probably look at ~90SFM and...

    That's ~130SFM I'd probably look at ~90SFM and see what happens. Is it burning the insert edge off or breaking?
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    It is tough on inserts. Look over your setup and...

    It is tough on inserts. Look over your setup and ask yourself if there is anything you can do to improve rigidity of it. A very rigid setup will improve tool life in inconel. If the machine is...
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    Good to know they were able to help you guys out....

    Good to know they were able to help you guys out. I sure wish that they had been as good when I was looking. I had one nagging problem after reloading parameters and after not getting anywhere with...
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