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  1. My question is, how does one actually expect to...

    My question is, how does one actually expect to be a capable CNC tech and NOT have, or have use of, an o'scope?????

    Without a scope many repairs just become an exercise in being a parts changer at...
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    In addition to the hardware you listed, you will...

    In addition to the hardware you listed, you will need some Fanuc control options. On a machine with an 0iMF those will be purchased from Fanuc, I don't have info on that new a control, but on older...
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    Depending on the year, it most likely has a...

    Depending on the year, it most likely has a control based on the Fanuc 16/18 series. Chamfering and corner rounding with the G01 command was available on those controls. Post what Parameter 9921...
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    Mori handled that pretty nicely on the TV30. As...

    Mori handled that pretty nicely on the TV30. As standard it has a 50mm thick T slotted table bolted to the main drilled/tapped table. If ordered with a 4th axis then that "second table" is omitted...
  5. Post the parameters you are using on both DNC4U...

    Post the parameters you are using on both DNC4U and the control. Then folks here can compare what you have. You can ignore the EIA character set, you will be using ISO.

    If control parameter...
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    My experience with both is quite dated.... ...

    My experience with both is quite dated....

    Between the two builders, the mechanical aspects of both were very good. The features on, and integration of, the CNC control on the Citizen was way...
  7. Does this machine use an encoder or magnetic...

    Does this machine use an encoder or magnetic sensor for orientation? Is the positioning error in high gear variable or consistent?
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    This ^ is a really good observation/suggestion. ...

    This ^ is a really good observation/suggestion. The FRZ is a commodity drive. I've worked with a few and do not recall them having any direct speed feedback capability. The spindle encoder feeding...
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    Typically a quill length macro offsets Z in the...

    Typically a quill length macro offsets Z in the positive direction when W is positioned negative and vice-versa. I don't have an example, but we used them on the HBMs where I retired from. The...
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    Maybe they know that putting a 30 series control...

    Maybe they know that putting a 30 series control on a PS machine so folks could do really fast 3D contouring would lead to the PS not performing up the standards Makino hold themselves to??
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    This would likely make an interesting topic. I'd...

    This would likely make an interesting topic. I'd guess that most folks on this forum have or use machines well over that decade mark and very few would consider their 7-10 year old machines ready to...
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    I find it kind of amusing that some think CNC...

    I find it kind of amusing that some think CNC controls are hard to use.

    As far as I'm concerned ever since CNCs started being equipped with CRTs they all have been pretty easy to use regardless of...
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    Absolutely. Even on this forum, folks with Fanuc...

    Absolutely. Even on this forum, folks with Fanuc problems will get numerous replies with advice or assistance. When some poor soul with Heidenhain or Siemens posts about trouble, it's often just...
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    As long as you are careful to not cut any cables,...

    As long as you are careful to not cut any cables, not drill into anything inside the cabinet, and also make sure no chips drop into circuit boards etc you should be fine.

    Once on a used machine, I...
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    OUCH! >$16k in a 20 year old VF0? Where did...

    OUCH! >$16k in a 20 year old VF0?

    Where did you get the Z linear guides? If you got them from a source other than Haas, are you sure you got the correct preload grade?

    Same question for the...
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    Could just buy a used working unit for less than...

    Could just buy a used working unit for less than a repair will cost....

    Mitsubishi FR-Z220-3.7K-UL FREQROL Z200 Drive | eBay
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    When I was looking for a home shop machine, I had...

    When I was looking for a home shop machine, I had to choose between an RMC55 and the 30 taper Mori TV30. I am really glad to have gone with the Mori because of the toolchanger and full enclosure. ...
  18. On many Fanuc models that behavior is determined...

    On many Fanuc models that behavior is determined parameter setting. Geometry offsets can be activated by the tool call or by the offset call depending on the parameter. For the 16/18 series...
  19. Using the ladder to troubleshoot this is not in...

    Using the ladder to troubleshoot this is not in beginner territory.

    Imagining roughly the logic in the ladder would look a bit like...

    Input from the sensor at X54.0 is read by a high speed...
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    Ummm.. I reckon an update should include what...

    Ummm.. I reckon an update should include what machine you bought.
  21. If there is a variable that can be changed it...

    If there is a variable that can be changed it will most likely be a PMC parameter defined by Mori's ladder. Does any of your Mori documentation list this alarm? If not, or you do not have the...
  22. The EX alarms are Mori specific so you will need...

    The EX alarms are Mori specific so you will need to look at the Mori alarm list. On a machine that vintage, the alarms may be in a Mori operation manual, but there should be a listing in the back of...
  23. I don't have any manuals for the 3 series...

    I don't have any manuals for the 3 series control. Some of the old Fanucs like the 6 and 11 had a device called Input Unit. This is where the power on/off buttons connected. Relay 1 in those would...
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    Mountain bikers. IMHO, Fox makes the best, most...

    Mountain bikers. IMHO, Fox makes the best, most reliable forks and shocks for mountain bikes.
  25. This is what I was wondering too. The lathes at...

    This is what I was wondering too. The lathes at the auto industry supplier I did some service work at would often have a boring bar type tool with 3 inserts so they could machine all the features on...
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