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    The 300 series control could do at least 5 axis...

    The 300 series control could do at least 5 axis if configured with the correct boards and firmware. Your firmware may (and probably does) have 4th support. It will not be active though. There are...
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    AFAIK, if you have successfully backed up all the...

    AFAIK, if you have successfully backed up all the FROM and SRAM (options 4 and 5 on the boot maintenance screen) that is all the control data including your CNC software. FROM has CNC software,...
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    You would need a Mitsu servo drive and the 4th...

    You would need a Mitsu servo drive and the 4th would need a Mitsu motor that matched the servo drive and is equipped with an encoder count that will resolve into 360,000 positions on the rotary...
  4. Not on all machines with the 0i series controls. ...

    Not on all machines with the 0i series controls. The machine builder determines where and how they want to register tools, not Fanuc. Always refer to your machine builders documentation for correct...
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    Are you running on a roto-phase or similar? If...

    Are you running on a roto-phase or similar? If this is line 3 phase power, you should not have that much variation.
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    Me too. Over the years, I have found parts at...

    Me too. Over the years, I have found parts at Radio Shack lots of times to get someones machine going again.
  7. A Li-Ion battery fresh off the charger will be at...

    A Li-Ion battery fresh off the charger will be at 4.2V for a bit before settling in to the nominal 3.7V rating. Something to keep in mind if considering trying it. I'd contact Renishaw and bounce...
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    Looks exactly like what I used to use.

    Looks exactly like what I used to use.
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    Yes. It only takes a single rung to place the...

    Yes. It only takes a single rung to place the tool number into R72 (internal register for Meldas controls where macro system variable #1132 is set) All one has to do is figure out what internal...
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    Yep, few folks understand just how much control...

    Yep, few folks understand just how much control the machine builder has with determining how their machine will run compared to the influence the control builder has. PMC/PLC logic and choices in...
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    Lots of other brand machines will do that too. ...

    Lots of other brand machines will do that too. IMO it is just how each machine builder believes the best method to handle their toolchange function. Part of it may also reflect the talent level or...
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    That behavior is caused by how OKK wrote their...

    That behavior is caused by how OKK wrote their ladder logic program. If OKK has written the current spindle tool to the macro output system variable #1132 then writing a toolchange macro to skip the...
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    That's ~130SFM I'd probably look at ~90SFM and...

    That's ~130SFM I'd probably look at ~90SFM and see what happens. Is it burning the insert edge off or breaking?
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    It is tough on inserts. Look over your setup and...

    It is tough on inserts. Look over your setup and ask yourself if there is anything you can do to improve rigidity of it. A very rigid setup will improve tool life in inconel. If the machine is...
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    Good to know they were able to help you guys out....

    Good to know they were able to help you guys out. I sure wish that they had been as good when I was looking. I had one nagging problem after reloading parameters and after not getting anywhere with...
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    I recently inquired about some parameter info for...

    I recently inquired about some parameter info for a ~20 year old Mori VMC (with Mitsubishi control)and after waiting about 2 weeks with no help, I finally had to figure it out on my own. Based on...
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    Joking aren't you?

    Joking aren't you?
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    Moxa is the only one I had 100% success with. ...

    Moxa is the only one I had 100% success with. Keyspan are supposed to be good too, but never tried one. Do not get one that uses the Prolific chipset. The 2 of those I tried would not drip feed...
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    I'm sure that some would find it a useful...

    I'm sure that some would find it a useful product. The integration of the tap "about to break signal" to the CNC control will be a big part in determining the usefulness. A tapping cycle that is...
  20. On the M50 and 500 series, you do not need to use...

    On the M50 and 500 series, you do not need to use the CS2 switch setting to output the ladder and PLC stuff. There is a softkey called RUN/STOP under the Fo screen File softkey. Set it to stop and...
  21. Old enough to use NiMH. The follow on 500 series...

    Old enough to use NiMH. The follow on 500 series used li primary cells. Not rechargeable.

    The charging algorithm for LiIon is quite different than NiMH. As Hardplates said it is likely to...
  22. You might try substituting M2 for the M30 at the...

    You might try substituting M2 for the M30 at the end of the program.
  23. Who knows? I won't work on them so don't know...

    Who knows? I won't work on them so don't know much inside scoop. VMCs without a counterweight can be a bit problematic for servo tuning. While moving Z positive, the servo needs lots of current. ...
  24. That's about as ugly a ballbar graph as I've ever...

    That's about as ugly a ballbar graph as I've ever seen for a new machine. Would be interesting to see a CW run overlaid on the CCW run. I'd bet it would have some other mirrored weirdness.
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    A regular rocket compared to the F12M when...

    A regular rocket compared to the F12M when equipped with the color CRT and 2mB memory. When you told that to do a forward search for something near the end of a 1+mB program you had enough time to...
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