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  1. This is good advice. First time I ever saw...

    This is good advice. First time I ever saw hillman rollers being used on a machine they were using all 4 and just as you said, all the weight ended up one 2, and one popped out while moving. Somehow...
  2. Just rent a set of hillman rollers. Most rental...

    Just rent a set of hillman rollers. Most rental shops will have them for a decent price.

    I moved a 6500lb cnc lathe a short distance with a pallet jack one time. Id be nervous doing it with a...
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    To me, that just sounds like there is plenty of...

    To me, that just sounds like there is plenty of room to beef things up, add some weight, lose some performance and STILL be crazy fast!

    Maybe keep them as they are now, and consider a stronger...
  4. Yes you need a USB-serial adapter. I use mazview...

    Yes you need a USB-serial adapter. I use mazview and I mostly like it EXCEPT I hate their licence! Every time you install it on a computer it needs to be on the internet and connect to their network...
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    I agree! I love the short and fat...

    I agree! I love the short and fat fadal/mazak/okuma style. And Im still paranoid about one breaking for some reason even though this is probably the strongest style pull stud. Fadal uses ball...
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    The brother machines are awesome, but people are...

    The brother machines are awesome, but people are breaking pull studs way to often!

    I think they really need to move to a stronger tool for these machines. They are used as much more then...
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    The shimming is important. And the 0.001" shim...

    The shimming is important. And the 0.001" shim they supply may not be enough. Try it with 0.001 and see how it feels. If its too loose add another. You want to feel some resistance (preload) but it...
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    I had a Mitsubishi VFD with failed charge...

    I had a Mitsubishi VFD with failed charge resistor a few years ago. It was this type, relay would not close and it would not operate at all. I changed the resistor and everything is working well...
  9. Mazak QT10n HP and Electrical Requirements?

    Hi guys, I wondering if anybody might know the HP and electrical supply requirements of my very old QT10 (early 80's, T1 control). Their seems to be a lot of contradictions in the specs and I am...
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    The lathe will most likely be replacing the old...

    The lathe will most likely be replacing the old one so no need to run all 3 spindles. Would be nice if I could run the mill at the same time. Right now with both machines on and idling the total...
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    Larger CNC lathe on phase converter?

    Hi guys, my shop has a 125a single phase service. I have a 35hp phase converter running off a 100a breaker. Currently running a Fadal 4020 and Mazak quick turn 10 off this setup and its working well....
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    Adaptive toolpaths are great for many parts. They...

    Adaptive toolpaths are great for many parts. They do create a ton of extra moves which probably will increase wear on ballscrews, thrust bearings, rails etc. Use common sense. For example dont use a...
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    Yes it cycles every 720 deg approximately. The...

    Yes it cycles every 720 deg approximately. The rollers turn at half the speed of the shaft and make a full revolution roughly every 720 degrees. So seems like the rollers in mine are not all exactly...
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    I have a SUDX 280. Mine came with amphenol...

    I have a SUDX 280. Mine came with amphenol connectors like you mention, big terminals for power and smaller ones for everything else, that will be fine. I think your on the right track. Change oil...
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    Be careful with that job. If the threads are...

    Be careful with that job. If the threads are failing at 65% its obviously designed completely wrong. Some threads will still be failing at 75% and customer will probably end up blaming you for it one...
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    I agree, I use peck tapping all the time on deep...

    I agree, I use peck tapping all the time on deep threads and it works great. Gives a cleaner looking thread too. Most of my parts are short runs so the extra time is not that big a deal. A broken tap...
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    Just had a similar battle with a customer who...

    Just had a similar battle with a customer who wanted over 800 #10-24 holes tapped all the way through 2.5" deep in delrin. There was a screw only on one side with 0.5" thread engagement. They just...
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    The couplers do tend to loosen up like Aaron...

    The couplers do tend to loosen up like Aaron said. Usually just cause more backlash though, not a problem like that but ya never know.

    Id remove the brushes from motor and take a look at them,...
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    The new mazak QT350s have a 4" bore. Mazaks seem...

    The new mazak QT350s have a 4" bore. Mazaks seem to have a small footprint, at least in length anyway, compared to Z axis travel.
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    Good advice. I got burned by this once. I took...

    Good advice. I got burned by this once. I took the time to check backlash only to find out later that there was a 0.0035" compensation in the control lol.

    The X axis home switch probably is an...
  21. Id stack about 10 at a time do them that way....

    Id stack about 10 at a time do them that way. Have the blanks sheared out rough and screw them to fixture if possible and cut around the outside.

    Or better yet sub them out to laser cutting shop...
  22. https://www.amazon.ca/Chiller-Daddy-Under-Sink-Wat...

    https://www.amazon.ca/Chiller-Daddy-Under-Sink-Water/dp/B01LZ989XK/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=water+chiller&qid=1569363854&sr=8-6

    Id be tempted to try this. Same idea as what fadal used. Nice and...
  23. I have a 4020 and when I got it the spindle...

    I have a 4020 and when I got it the spindle cooler wasn't working. Long, high rpm operation will make the spindle heat up like your saying. After fixing the cooler it ran much better, Z height is...
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    Thats great, at least you know the drives and...

    Thats great, at least you know the drives and servos are good. A 1.5v battery would be safer as most drives are +/-10v. A resistor is normally used in series to prevent damage if you put voltage to...
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    Good choice, your off to a good start. There is a...

    Good choice, your off to a good start. There is a dynomotion forum on the zone, the owner Tom posts regularly and will be a great help with any questions about the conversion. You should start a...
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