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    FP4NC Head & Gearbox Lubrication.

    I have noticed that the plunger pump that sends oil to the spindle head isn't working. It may be the solenoid, relay or something else?
    Does any one know which relay operates the pump so that I can...
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    I have hundreds of pictures from start to finish,...

    I have hundreds of pictures from start to finish, of almost every detail. I could fill a DVD with them!
    I'll choose some, and post them, but if there is any thing in particular you would like to...
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    Labour of love

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    Here she is, waiting to be moved into my new unit.
    Two years of steady restoration. I only need to refurbish the control console, and then all will be as good as new, ready for another...
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    Yes, a longer limit cam to prevent travel from...

    Yes, a longer limit cam to prevent travel from reaching the effected area.
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    Well Ross, All is now good! Machine is now...

    Well Ross,

    All is now good!
    Machine is now working with the full 450mm of Z travel.
    Absolutaly nothing to do with DIL switch settings (I was always doubtfull this was the reason, mainly because...
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    I'm having the Scale refurbished while it is out...

    I'm having the Scale refurbished while it is out of the machine. Should get it back in around two weeks.

    The Deckel engineer knows my machine from the original buyer back in '86, and it was fitted...
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    I been told recently by a Deckel engineer that...

    I been told recently by a Deckel engineer that there may be a 'soft limit' parameter set on the system to prevent the machine from passing over the limit point.
    Im not sure if this is actually true,...
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    Dialog 4 keyboard decals

    This may have been covered before.

    I require a character set of keyboard decals for the Dialog 4 keypad.
    Other than replacing the keypad, are decals (or stickers) available?
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    Tach and drift are fine. I've already gone...

    Tach and drift are fine. I've already gone through that .
    However, trying to wind past the point in 'hand' . I thought about that as well, I shall give it a try but I need to wait for the scale to...
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    Ross, Regardless of the stops (I removed it,...

    Ross,

    Regardless of the stops (I removed it, carefully), the machine wont travel the full 450mm because there is an error in the scale. It simpley stops 79mm short becase of a Error Code 14.
    The...
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    Dialog 4 Error Code 14

    I've found an issue with my Z axis. (After fifteen years!)

    It appears we don't have all the 450mm of Z-Axis travel. I noticed the limit switch cam plate looked different than the others, and in...
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    Sticky: FP4NC for sale in UK Deckel FP4NC Vertical &...

    FP4NC for sale in UK

    Deckel FP4NC Vertical & Horizontal (Universal) CNC 4 Axis | eBay
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    FP4NC Head & Gearbox Lubrication

    It appears that the oil pump for the vertical / Horizontal head & gearbox isn't working. The steady trickle of oil down the channel has stopped, and on inspection when I remove the cover around the...
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    Just noticed that the 'software version' screen...

    Just noticed that the 'software version' screen posted further up is on a black screen with 'white' text.
    My machine displays 'green' text. Hmmm.
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    Oh dear. I'm doomed :( Looks like a lot of...

    Oh dear.

    I'm doomed :(
    Looks like a lot of typing for me...
    How long do you think in might take me to hand edit over 45,000 lines ?
    I know ! If I upload it here, everyone can do a little bit...
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    As we already know, I'm at software level 2.19. ...

    As we already know, I'm at software level 2.19.
    I have removed the NEP card to get the seriel codes:

    Card: NEP52 44206-830.02
    EPROMs: 44206-353.32 NEP ' 52/IC 11 A 2.16 to 52/IC 19 J 2.16'
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    Ross, I will take the hood off the...

    Ross,
    I will take the hood off the console and look at the NEP board. Curious though isn't it about the eprom software version.
    As for talking to FPS, I could ask an ex-work collegue....
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    Does anyone know where I can buy this Deckel...

    Does anyone know where I can buy this Deckel software ? New or Used ?
    Has anyone any idea how much it will cost me ?
    Please ? HELP !
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    Ross, That's an excellent answer....

    Ross,
    That's an excellent answer. Very informative and covers pretty much all.

    I appear to have software 2.19.
    As mentioned earlier, the service engineer tells me that my machine was...
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    Dialog 4 - Drip Feeding

    Yes, its that old question again !

    I've been away from the forum for some time, but recently drip-feeding (or the lack of) has now become an issue for me.
    I have searched all the old posts and...
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    Error 38 FP4NC Dialong 4

    We keep seeing an error code '38' on our machine. Its intermitant, but mostly occurs when using any of the hydraulic systems, such as tool change. It happens mostly when using the rotary table, which...
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    I think there are several contributing factors...

    I think there are several contributing factors here. I have measured the 'slew' over 400mm travel in 'x' , and I see .025mm movement on the clock. Add to this spindle bearing wear and tacho drift,...
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    Would a dirty scale not cause a 'Position Error'...

    Would a dirty scale not cause a 'Position Error' at the CNC control ?
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    FPN4C X AXIS pitch error

    I have just serviced the ballscrews and thrust bearings on my machine. The screws have been re-ground and all backlash has been removed. I then machined a special test piece with five holes and four...
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    Fp4nc Z-axis Slideway Adjustment

    Is there a procedure to remove any wear in the z-axis ? My table 'leans' forward approx 0.1mm and requires shimming each time I fit it. Are there any 'gibs' to adjust ?
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