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  1. I believe the 10-speed tranny was jointly...

    I believe the 10-speed tranny was jointly developed by Ford and GM...

    And as far as the Ecoboost engines, Ford has been building versions of them for over 15 years, they've got them down pretty...
  2. Thread: Recession?

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    The Democrats only hope for the White House in...

    The Democrats only hope for the White House in 2020 is a recession.

    I know here in the low-cost south manufacturing is booming. In my opinion, it's time for the high-cost areas like California...
  3. I've had it with Health Insurance, looked and found online Primary Care in WA State.

    Gordon,

    You, and many on here, assume healthcare is a birth-given right.

    Which to me is hard to understand, considering how expensive health care is, even in countries with “affordable”...
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    New higher Tariffs from trade talks

    America has one of the hottest job markets in decades, with companies large and small having difficulty staffing employees.

    It’s a sad comment on the direction we are heading in this country, but...
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    Check your FR-SE spindle drive LED lights. ...

    Check your FR-SE spindle drive LED lights.

    Could have overloaded and blown the drive...
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    DBL should only be lit when drive is slowing the...

    DBL should only be lit when drive is slowing the motor down, I would think?
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    Without battery backup, yes you have lost the...

    Without battery backup, yes you have lost the parameters.

    MEAU in Chicago can provide you a procedure to re-initialize the control.

    Which will clear all your programs, tool data, etc., so back...
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    You may have blown the Z-axis servo drive, which...

    You may have blown the Z-axis servo drive, which is the TRA-41.

    Check the lights on the drive, it will help pinpoint what is going on.
  9. Gordon, "Entitlement spending" is by far the...

    Gordon,

    "Entitlement spending" is by far the largest category in the US Federal budget...eclipsing defense spending by three or four times. This includes Social Security and Medicare, but every...
  10. We are taxed to death here in America, and most...

    We are taxed to death here in America, and most working folks are too naive to realize it.

    Here's a rundown of just some of what we workers pay:

    federal income tax

    state income tax
    ...
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    For companies of any size, Net 60 seems to be the...

    For companies of any size, Net 60 seems to be the norm anymore.

    As a supplier in a highly-competitive business, you either play the Net 60 game, or your competition gets the business.

    We have...
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    New higher Tariffs from trade talks

    All this talk of a trade war with China, and it seems the most negatively effected US industry is agriculture — how our farmers won’t have anywhere to sell all that grain when China doesn’t buy it.
    ...
  13. Those of us who actually work to be able to buy...

    Those of us who actually work to be able to buy our own insurance, or who work for a company that provides insurance...

    are paying for those who don't actually work to have insurance.

    You can...
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    I was able to find a Trion “Mini M.E.” mist...

    I was able to find a Trion “Mini M.E.” mist collector in like-new condition on EBay ($500 plus shipping, not too shabby), so now it was time to install it.

    The square mist collector intakes on the...
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    It seems you are the partner with the machining...

    It seems you are the partner with the machining capabilities, and he's the partner with the money and sales capabilities. On paper it sounds good, but...

    Just why is it exactly that you "don't...
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    The general consensus in the airline industry is...

    The general consensus in the airline industry is that Boeing builds a better plane than Airbus...over time they require less maintenance and are more robust.

    If not for preferential financing...
  17. For the T-2, manual processes between the...

    For the T-2, manual processes between the Mazatrol units can help make up for not having TPC.

    Just always be careful with the Change Point! (0 or 1, and it’s very important.)
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    Mazak AJV-18N spindle drive down

    225 volts into the drive is actually above the stated tolerance (200V +/- 10%). This could be taxing your power supply.

    Try re-setting your incoming transformer to get the power down, if...
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    The QX-141 is the motherboard for the control...

    The QX-141 is the motherboard for the control system, and is where the cartridges plug in, which have the PLC and CNC programs and system memory.
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    Transparent Material Pricing

    EMJ runs a truck out of Charlotte up to my region (Tri-Cities of Va/Tn) two times per week. It’s about a 3-hour trip one way, so the drivers usually spend the night around here somewhere before...
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    My strategy has been to develop a good friendship...

    My strategy has been to develop a good friendship with my EMJ salesman, and he takes good care of me. Roger sets my pricing, not the inside sales guys — as their prices can vary widely.

    On...
  22. “Spindle mis-operation” can be: 1.) tool eye...

    “Spindle mis-operation” can be:

    1.) tool eye not home (with sensor activated so control knows it’s parked)

    2.) tail spindle not back (with sensor activated so control knows it’s back)

    3.)...
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    New (to me) machine day! Error 28 t32-6

    Maybe you made a typo, but you can’t use the manual for an FR-SE drive to get the voltages for a SF-CA card.

    Why?

    The SF-CA card is used on the newer FR-SF drives!

    It could be a power supply...
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    It may be time for new power blocks ("darlington...

    It may be time for new power blocks ("darlington transistors" in the FR-SE's) in the drive's base....

    You can source them new via Ebay.

    I have had luck upgrading the darlington's to actual...
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    Where are all the Machinists

    Today’s younger people are definitely lazier than those of the past.

    Why?

    Lots of reasons, actually.

    Today’s youth have spent most of their entire lives using social media, staring at their...
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