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    Is the thermistor built into the motor on the old...

    Is the thermistor built into the motor on the old DC servos? If memory serves, in the newer Fanuc drives it's part of the encoder. Cheaper and easier to replace.
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    Yay! TIE is unfortunately hit-or-miss on...

    Yay! TIE is unfortunately hit-or-miss on encoders. Dunno why. I have a couple laying around here I'd like to send 'em but they don't want them.

    I took a tour of TIE in July. That place is...
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    Give the kind folks at Tennessee Industrial a...

    Give the kind folks at Tennessee Industrial a call. They're pretty good about technical/substitute data. They're who we always call. I'll bet you a PBJ they'll know.

    Tennessee Industrial...
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    What can I say? I really like pizza. They take...

    What can I say? I really like pizza. They take pretty good care of me here at bonus time too.

    It was probably somewhere near that. I know it freed the machine up to do some work for other...
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    I guess I fall into that category. One job that...

    I guess I fall into that category. One job that comes to mind was last year (2018) for 104,000 parts. I managed, through tweaking and some re-sequencing to shave 16 seconds off the cycle time per...
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    And the great part about loops is if it's wrong,...

    And the great part about loops is if it's wrong, you only have to change it in one place.
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    Try using G112/G113 for polar on and polar off....

    Try using G112/G113 for polar on and polar off. All of our 18i controllers use it even though the manual says G12.1/G13.1.
  8. Thread: M01 always on

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    I've been running a Citizen F20 for 12 years. I...

    I've been running a Citizen F20 for 12 years. I completely understand your 'technical jargon'. When it runs, it runs. But when it doesn't, without any real guide as far as error messages (took me...
  9. Thread: M01 always on

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    We have an old (1984) Citizen F20 with a 3T...

    We have an old (1984) Citizen F20 with a 3T controller. It ain't fast, it ain't fancy, but it sits against the far wall and makes money all day long.
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    In my humble experience I've found that slowing...

    In my humble experience I've found that slowing the spindle down a couple hundred RPM down gets me closer to the shoulder, at least on a Fanuc. I've coined the term "flinching", because the tool is...
  11. Thread: CNC Lathe Selection

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    Hey, now. I resemble that remark!! :codger:

    Hey, now. I resemble that remark!! :codger:
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    Bridgeport and Southbend got in bed together to...

    Bridgeport and Southbend got in bed together to build the Magnaturn. Southbend built the hardware and Bridgeport built the CAM software. The one where I worked was down more than up. I think I...
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    MagnaTurn? Wasn't that the bastard creation...

    MagnaTurn? Wasn't that the bastard creation between Southbend and Bridgeport? Hydraulically controlled axes? I ran one of those in the '80s.
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    My first guess would be what's in 'D108'?

    My first guess would be what's in 'D108'?
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    If memory serves, the QT-something I ran in the...

    If memory serves, the QT-something I ran in the '90s had to have an "allow axis movement with chuck open" parameter adjusted.
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    We have a 1998 Nakamura WT-250 that will...

    We have a 1998 Nakamura WT-250 that will occasionally blow the breaker for the cooling fans and thus, no 'whirring'. The machine will run fine for a couple of hours then I'll start getting over-temp...
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    Internal Machine ID number?

    I realize this is probably more of a 'Bill' question, but does anyone know of a memory location I could probe within a program to determine which machine it's running on? I run 3 Nakamura WT machines...
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    We have two of them, both are Lynx 220L, a 2010...

    We have two of them, both are Lynx 220L, a 2010 and a 2012. We bought 'em used and they've been on the floor for a couple of years now. They seem to be good little machines. The only issue has...
  19. You might want to check with Tennessee Industrial...

    You might want to check with Tennessee Industrial Electronics. They sometimes buy old hardware.
  20. I'm glad someone brought that up. I was thinking...

    I'm glad someone brought that up. I was thinking the same thing.
  21. Almost all of ours are part number 206-118 for...

    Almost all of ours are part number 206-118 for the left hand holder with a 3/4" square shank, 310-109 for the support blade, and 435-151 for the clamp. Inserts we use for just about everything are...
  22. We've had Widia/Manchester part off holders in...

    We've had Widia/Manchester part off holders in our lathes since before I started working here 12 years ago. We have really good luck with them. They consist of the holder, a removable support blade...
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    Good morning Stian I think you'll have better...

    Good morning Stian

    I think you'll have better luck posting your question on a site called www dot cnc zone dot com. They're more of a hobbyist forum. You also might want to check out DAK...
  24. Thread: Copper Help

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    I used to own an old Triumph 650 and that was the...

    I used to own an old Triumph 650 and that was the recommended service procedure for re-using the copper head gasket. Heat it red then quench it in water.
  25. You are correct. I just tried MDI-ing(?) a G76...

    You are correct. I just tried MDI-ing(?) a G76 and got an alarm 10 on our 3T.
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