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  1. Which in no way compares to the nightmare of...

    Which in no way compares to the nightmare of buying a new machine and it not working. For me, that would be a death sentence that I could not survive. Just reading about it scares the shit out of...
  2. What I have noticed when the bearings start to go...

    What I have noticed when the bearings start to go bad is the floor finish is the first indicator after the new noise, especially after you plunge down then face the floor of a pocket. You get...
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    For finishers, Destiny Tool gets my vote $$$ on...

    For finishers, Destiny Tool gets my vote $$$ on this down to 1/8", under that Harvey. For roughers it depends on tool diameter but 1/2" and under Garr is hard to beat for performance and the price...
  4. I worked with a 1991 200 ton VanDorn that the...

    I worked with a 1991 200 ton VanDorn that the company I worked for bought new. It was between simple hydraulics and computer-controlled, something to avoid like the plague if buying used. Computer...
  5. So Vancbiker offered to come out for a visit and...

    So Vancbiker offered to come out for a visit and I took him up on it. He came out last Saturday, while it was snowing, and we talked and futzed around with my machine. Of course, the damn thing...
  6. I have done this using a 3/4" ball mill and take...

    I have done this using a 3/4" ball mill and take several passes so all I had left were very small scallops, just got to do the math. A 1-1/4" ball mill is pretty big for a Bridgeport so retract the...
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    Dishwashers do heat their own water but hooking...

    Dishwashers do heat their own water but hooking it up to a water heater is a very good idea so it starts out fairly hot. I believe they will heat the water to 140f, commercial ones to 180f. You may...
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    Nice, do you get to work with the garage door...

    Nice, do you get to work with the garage door open?
  9. Define "protective". I tested some 6061 parts I...

    Define "protective". I tested some 6061 parts I make with a gold chromate finish and found it scratches easily, IMO. Brought back memories of some 6061 parts we had to clear chromate many years ago...
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    It looks like a lot of walking to service each...

    It looks like a lot of walking to service each machine, how long are your normal cycle times? At least for the VF2s. My shop is 14'x19' so I don't have your problems, no matter what there isn't...
  11. My machine just alarmed out while it was sitting...

    My machine just alarmed out while it was sitting between cycles. All of the alarms on the control display are the same listed in my first post. I checked the drive and have an Alarm-10, which is a...
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    If I was making the fixtures or programing then...

    If I was making the fixtures or programing then that would be different. Loading parts into fixtures, setting fixtures in place, etc for hours, a beer does ease the monotony some. And damn do the...
  13. It is a Dongan 85-M050 which is 1.5 kva 24v. I...

    It is a Dongan 85-M050 which is 1.5 kva 24v. I bought it from PP when I bought the phase converter so they sized it.
  14. The Enshu is a 5hp spindle and draws a bit less...

    The Enshu is a 5hp spindle and draws a bit less total load than the Kitamura, I have always wondered if it would handle both at the same time. But, not gona try it to find out the hard way. Too...
  15. As I said earlier I have never had any issues...

    As I said earlier I have never had any issues with power in my shop. I have often had the Kitamura running production while I go back and run a small 3ph lathe with never an issue. I suspect the...
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    Loose abrasive on a flat plate works best for...

    Loose abrasive on a flat plate works best for resin bond stones. What abrasive depends on the resin and size of the diamond crystals. It removes the contamination and better exposes the diamond.
  17. Well, I can't get the spindle drive to fault and...

    Well, I can't get the spindle drive to fault and shut everything down but I am getting a 1005 machine alarm that is: Thermal Trip (power panel) oil cooler is abnormal, Inverter is abnormal. Method...
  18. A 2004 PP 10hp with new caps. I don't think this...

    A 2004 PP 10hp with new caps. I don't think this is a new problem and my other mill is an older Yaskawa controlled one that runs fine.

    Not to be presumptuous but here is the link to the drive...
  19. Ok, I have the spindle drive users manual open. ...

    Ok, I have the spindle drive users manual open. None of the motor faults with corrective action sound like what I have. I have the inverter and converter alarm tables open and will get the machine...
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    You guys did read the part of files not wheels...

    You guys did read the part of files not wheels right? It would be good to know what they are contaminated with too.
  21. Probably have but know where it is if I haven't,...

    Probably have but know where it is if I haven't, and didn't think about that, thanks!
  22. 15k spindle motor alarms out above 10k, especially when changing it with the overide

    It is a 10hp 15k Yaskawa with a lot of hours on it. It is a 2001 that supposedly ran 24/365 for 10 years before I bought it in 2013. The spindle inverter, a VS-626M5, was repaired in 2012 but I...
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    Are they all plated single layer or resin bond? ...

    Are they all plated single layer or resin bond?

    Perhaps use them to dress some Sic or Alox stones flat?
  24. I figured $2500 for a CPU is probably a deal...

    I figured $2500 for a CPU is probably a deal killer anyway so more of a response to Intel coming out with CPUs with higher core counts.

    If Mastercam can use processing resources from other...
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    And in before the lock, in case thi s si frewnned...

    And in before the lock, in case thi s si frewnned apoonn


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