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    Start with the ATF. Tom

    Start with the ATF.

    Tom
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    Two ways that I can think of. Take it to a motor...

    Two ways that I can think of. Take it to a motor shop and let them tell what it is. Connect it to 230 and observe and measure currents. If it is 230, it will be quite happy. If it is 460 then it...
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    What about using a variac to slowly start the VFD...

    What about using a variac to slowly start the VFD and depower it?

    Tom
  4. Not the sort of machine to have in the bedroom...

    Not the sort of machine to have in the bedroom when you can't get to sleep.

    Tom
  5. More on the cnc job shop

    I did not and can not go into more detail as I haven't seen any prints. The parts I have seen so far would each fit in a shoe box. Materials were carbon steel and stainless steel. Any further...
  6. Agree. The reason for the location is that my...

    Agree. The reason for the location is that my customer is in Des plaines and would do personal pickups and deliveries.

    Tom
  7. CNC job shop needed in the area of Des Plaines, Illinois

    I have a customer located in Des Plaines, Ill, that is looking for a CNC job shop. He is currently dealing with a shop west of me that is very slow on delivery. The work that I have seen so far is...
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    Should work just dandy. Tom

    Should work just dandy.

    Tom
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    Sounds like you may have ground loops. At what...

    Sounds like you may have ground loops. At what points are the services earthed and what is the length of run from the VFD's to the lathe and are you switching the VFD's for on/off and not the...
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    Glad to be of help. Tom

    Glad to be of help.

    Tom
  11. ...and there are no repair parts available. Tom

    ...and there are no repair parts available.

    Tom
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    Ok, you found what it is,and you posted a picture...

    Ok, you found what it is,and you posted a picture too small to make out any detail. What would you like from the forum?

    Tom
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    Agree with getting the water tested...

    Agree with getting the water tested professionally. The blue in the shower and the corrosion of the copper pipe tells me that copper is being leached into the water. The blue is probably copper...
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    Sorry, you are out of luck. The sound levels are...

    Sorry, you are out of luck. The sound levels are set when the sources are mixed. There is no independent control.

    Tom
  15. Now that we all agree that the problem is really...

    Now that we all agree that the problem is really with the user, let's move on to something most machinists know about: how to read a micrometer and not commit the errors of a).025, b) imperial or...
  16. just a general comment on hydraulic v screw clamp...

    just a general comment on hydraulic v screw clamp vices. What is the stiffness of a hydraulic system vs a mechanical screw clamp? The greater the stiffness, the more likely that the part will be...
  17. What do you mean by "notorious"? Tom

    What do you mean by "notorious"?

    Tom
  18. Unfortunately, most of the people here are...

    Unfortunately, most of the people here are skilled at metal working and largely uneducated about electricity. The opportunity for instrument makers like Fluke is to incorporate a watt meter at a...
  19. The places that can do the work you need will be...

    The places that can do the work you need will be mold repair houses. This is common in molding business to have worn edges and surfaces rebuilt. The people that do that kind of work will work down...
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    So it cams over ok and locks into running...

    So it cams over ok and locks into running position?

    Tom
  21. Whatever works. The issue is if you want fine...

    Whatever works. The issue is if you want fine control over the pickup and dropout points simple magnetics may not be the answer.

    Tom
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    When you engage the clutch, does it snap over...

    When you engage the clutch, does it snap over center or do you have hold the lever down to keep it engaged? On my 12CK there is a cup on the end of the clutch shaft has a internal raised ring that...
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    Do you know that you were replying to a 12 year...

    Do you know that you were replying to a 12 year old thread?

    Tom
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    In the old days it was pour in a can of Coke and...

    In the old days it was pour in a can of Coke and let it sit for a month or so. It was the phosphoric acid that did the job. Now days it might be electro derusting or some of the chelating rust...
  25. Not quite. A relay as you describe is a DC...

    Not quite. A relay as you describe is a DC switch. There are also AC relays. The difference between the term relay and contactor is largely just convention. Most in the industry would say a relay...
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