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    I think tool offset data is stored on an NVRAM...

    I think tool offset data is stored on an NVRAM Chip located on the TLAUF board. Perhaps the chip is faulty. I would have expected you to be getting "TlChg: NVRAM write error" though.

    I've always...
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    All my tool steel goes to Certified Heat Treating...

    All my tool steel goes to Certified Heat Treating in Springfield,OH. Good results with them. I usually talk to a guy Mike Trimble who can give great pre-planning advice too.
  3. I just had this happen on my (Bridgeport) VMC...

    I just had this happen on my (Bridgeport) VMC with a Yaskawa motor and drive. Experienced same low RPM symptoms as you indicated. If your drive has an interface on it there is a method to change...
  4. You should consider a servo electric press if you...

    You should consider a servo electric press if you need the speed. Many of them have force profiling that can detect a bad part as well. They are going to be in the upwards of 200 IPM capability. ...
  5. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I don't...

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I don't think these will work with your NEC PC9801 computer. I searched for a solution for several years for my Mark 11. I understand that the HxC emulators...
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    Remove the boards and give a generous blast of...

    Remove the boards and give a generous blast of shop air remove the loose bits followed by a firm toothbrush scrub and CRC 05103 QD Electronic Cleaner. This is a very fast evaporating solvent which...
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    I've personally never had any problem with the...

    I've personally never had any problem with the wire EDM affecting the performance of other machine tools, but I did replace the EDM's CRT monitor with an LCD one requiring a custom cable from the EDM...
  8. I have a Sodick EDM that has mechanical keys with...

    I have a Sodick EDM that has mechanical keys with the membrane element on the underside that make contact with a circuit board. I've had great success rubbing a bit of #2 pencil lead on them and...
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    Agreed,just for the seals 10 hours is a bit...

    Agreed,just for the seals 10 hours is a bit excessive. I was generally saying to plan on 10 hours of maintenance labor every 400-500 hours of cutting to be safe. These machines have consumables...
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    A couple of observations I can offer after having...

    A couple of observations I can offer after having our WardJet X-Series 1530 for about 2 years now. It has truly been a great machine for us. They along with Accustream/Hypertherm, where we buy some...
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    Depends on the purpose and the quality...

    Depends on the purpose and the quality requirement of the mark you are looking for. You can turn the cutting feed way up or turn water pressure down and experiment with a lower abrasive feed rate to...
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    Yeah bud, that was my edit after I didn't see the...

    Yeah bud, that was my edit after I didn't see the free requirement, and I said if desperate. C'mon now don't you be too harsh. I still like Predator but the free version lacks comms.
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    At the risk of being flamed, Pick up an old...

    At the risk of being flamed, Pick up an old license of BobCAD with Predator Editor. Either the regular or pro versions bundled with their software should be able to send and receive from the...
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    A & A manufacturing Company, New Berlin, WI now...

    A & A manufacturing Company, New Berlin, WI now apparently they are called Dynatect

    Dynatect Manufacturing, formerly A&A Manufacturing
  15. ISO CAT40 Spindle for Torqcut 30 6k RPM, same as TC22 or TC3

    Time for another rebuild in my Torqcut 30. Spindle is starting to heat up and present noise after pushing her on the high end of RPMs all day. Was wondering if somebody out there has a line on a new...
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    I've used a couple of different styles and can...

    I've used a couple of different styles and can offer that the extrusion style plastic welder with a variable speed drill motor that feeds a plastic rod lengths or rod from a spool is far superior to...
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    I guess I'm not entirely clear enough on the full...

    I guess I'm not entirely clear enough on the full process. I thought that chroming was standard part of the regrind process in a spindle taper. In my recollection, it's a bit murky after four...
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    They ran it out with an indicator or some kind of...

    They ran it out with an indicator or some kind of measurement device and told me that it wasn't necessary to chrome and grind. They offer the grinding service too so I'm guessing that was their...
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    A replacement spindle for $2200? No way, I'll...

    A replacement spindle for $2200? No way, I'll take half a dozen please.

    I did new bearings and bellville springs in the drawbar, but no taper grinding in a similar TorqCut spindle for just under...
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    I don't know, I think if you are coming from...

    I don't know, I think if you are coming from nothing it would be an OK little "starter unit" for a small shop to learn machining on. As long as you are looking at onesie, twosie kind of jobs with a...
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    I purchased a 30+ year old lightly used XLO servo...

    I purchased a 30+ year old lightly used XLO servo hydraulic ram sinker from my former employer when I started my own shop. I decided to change the dielectric over to Commonwealth because the old...
  22. Back in my formative years, I used to used a nice...

    Back in my formative years, I used to used a nice utility program Copy II PC that did a "bitwise" copy on floppy disks of 360KB and 1.2KB 5 1/4" floppies.
  23. I know Diskfactory32 will do it on my Mark XI...

    I know Diskfactory32 will do it on my Mark XI control system disk, but you have to have WinXP or older and a computer with a floppy drive of course to run it. The developer has made it Freeware now....
  24. KT315 Cermet Negative Wiper Inserts

    After much trial and error with multiple inserts and grades I've had the best luck turning prehard using KT315 cermet negative wiper inserts especially on the finish pass. WNMG432MW KT315 (or the...
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    +1 for DeLille

    +1 for DeLille
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