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  1. if you are touching the tools off of the top of...

    if you are touching the tools off of the top of the part. your g54 Z should be set to 0. if you're using a Joe block off of the table and the part is above the block the you enter the measurement...
  2. so is it traveling + towards Z home or negative...

    so is it traveling + towards Z home or negative as in going thru the part ? also what is you value on Z of your g54? where are you touching the tools off from ?
  3. your Z value with the g43 should not exceed 1...

    your Z value with the g43 should not exceed 1 inch , is the controlset to metric?. also what does parameter 57 say on negative offsets. I run mine on negative offsets as it's the easiest setup to...
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    can you better describe what a big plus 40 is ....

    can you better describe what a big plus 40 is . is it a 4 inch facemill ?? or 8 inch shell mill?
  5. yes I have. the Z channel is the home channel. ...

    yes I have. the Z channel is the home channel. when a limit switch ( newer machines and 4th axis a proximity switch) 3 possibilities come to mind. 1 a chip on the proximity switch, 2 a broken wire...
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    your tool clamped/ unclamped switch may need...

    your tool clamped/ unclamped switch may need adjustments. in diagnostics does it show the tool unclamped with a tool in the spindle?
  7. I have seen this before. that's why I posted...

    I have seen this before. that's why I posted what I had. a number of time customers have taken their motors apart to clean , and almost every time this was the problem. something to always do....
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    if the counter weight system is maintained...

    if the counter weight system is maintained properly. the weight will do nothing more then lift, and descend perfectly vertically . it should never touch the inside coloum. that said you should...
  9. did you mark the motor bodies in comparison to...

    did you mark the motor bodies in comparison to the back caps and which side faces the back?. I have seen people take DC motors apart, and not mark them before disassembly. this will cause a phasing...
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    yes the vf3 And vf4 are identical except the 4...

    yes the vf3 And vf4 are identical except the 4 has 10 inches longer travel in X. so the rails and ball screws are longer by 10 inches.
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    I believe the added height to the Y axis saddle(...

    I believe the added height to the Y axis saddle( maybe a spacer block ?) but the table distance is comparable to the vf4.
  12. are you sure you are in settings and not...

    are you sure you are in settings and not parameters?
  13. no particular mode. you are talking about the...

    no particular mode. you are talking about the older controller right? when you narrow over to the section you want does it flash? then if you push the write key does it stop flashing and stay solid ?
  14. arrow either left or right then the selection...

    arrow either left or right then the selection will flash. push write to make selection stay. easy paesy
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    not sure I understand your question of Z...

    not sure I understand your question of Z clearance? I have 2 customers that have these. they sit up much higher than the standard vf3.
  16. it's the air that controls the air mister to the...

    it's the air that controls the air mister to the spindle bearings. it should be set between 16 and 20 pai when spindle is running.
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    the extended travel vf3 is built on a vf6 casting...

    the extended travel vf3 is built on a vf6 casting they just use shorter x axis liner ways, ball screw and table. it's odd looking when you see 1 in person. the vf3 and vf4 are built on the same...
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    if it has the umbrella tool changer, and...

    if it has the umbrella tool changer, and depending on how often you use the machine. they need occasionally love ( mostly cleaning, and lubrication) the screws and liner ways need cleaning and...
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    I have seen several with over 200000 hrs on them...

    I have seen several with over 200000 hrs on them running strong. it's like a car. maintenance is key.
  20. like this 1 ?281477

    like this 1 ?281477
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    my vf3 will go from table to spindle face right...

    my vf3 will go from table to spindle face right at or a tic tick below 28 inches with the Z all the way up. I believe its around 24.25 inches of Z travel. it's a umbrella style tool changer.281472
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    Ofbyoy can live with a umbrella tool changer . it...

    Ofbyoy can live with a umbrella tool changer . it gives you a extra +4 inches in Z that isn't advertised to machine in due to tool changer style.
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    sounds like a bad keyboard to me.

    sounds like a bad keyboard to me.
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    the spindles on the SS are 30/40 hp. so you need...

    the spindles on the SS are 30/40 hp. so you need to go bigger.
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    have you tried putting it on a larger converter?...

    have you tried putting it on a larger converter? I have a 75 hp for my vf2ss with no issues.
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