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    #2 is a terrible set up if you have an operator...

    #2 is a terrible set up if you have an operator running 2+ machines. As an owner/operator I can only speak on what works for my situation. It's nice to have all my machines facing Inward to monitor...
  2. 60amp breaker Unfused disconnect Dongan 1kva...

    60amp breaker
    Unfused disconnect
    Dongan 1kva buck boost. 245 to 225
    Pt330
    Splitter box
    3 fused disconnects and 3 cnc machines

    Love my PT 330
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    I've seen machines run away in an axis a few...

    I've seen machines run away in an axis a few times in my day and it was the encoder on the glass scale that was the issue. Or dirty glass.
  4. We just bought a giant roll of blue filter media...

    We just bought a giant roll of blue filter media from Fastenal. We just cut filters to size and they are held in place on the machine using Velcro tape that we applied around the machine vents. ...
  5. I use a propane torch for 8mm and smaller....

    I use a propane torch for 8mm and smaller. Anything larger I would use the machine.

    Good quality shrink tooling like slimline has had no negative effects using a torch. I have 18 yr old shrink ...
  6. Someone mentioned trickle charger a few posts...

    Someone mentioned trickle charger a few posts back. I do this with my EDM machines. They all have 6V SLA battery and smart 6v trickle charger on them.

    Nothing worse then a down machine !
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    Ran a Makino years ago that had 3 screens...

    Ran a Makino years ago that had 3 screens vertically in the tank to catch the grease residue. They got cleaned once a month. Pain to clean but they worked.
  8. What machine is this cutter used on? Using air...

    What machine is this cutter used on? Using air or coolant?
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    Congrats! For me that means it's time to find...

    Congrats! For me that means it's time to find the next one lol
  10. McMaster Carr is the best. Next day to Canada!...

    McMaster Carr is the best. Next day to Canada!
    They are the fastest and simplest people to deal with. Typical phone call is under 5 mins.
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    Start with the obvious and make sure all the wire...

    Start with the obvious and make sure all the wire harness are secure. I had a loose connector once give me amp errors. Can you visually see any caps that look bad ? Where are you located?
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    Try eBay. Always tons of parts for older...

    Try eBay. Always tons of parts for older machines like that.

    I've been luck a few times finding boards for my older Mits sinker.
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    Is there not just a program to run ? I ran ...

    Is there not just a program to run ? I ran newer makinos with Blum lasers and it was as simple as running a program. It would adjust current tool offset.

    Maybe contact Marposs ? Not sure if...
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    I've moved and setup several Mitsubishi EDM...

    I've moved and setup several Mitsubishi EDM machines. There will be plenty of connectors. They usually push in and have 2 small screws to secure. Eveything should be labelled from the factory but...
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    Machine 6000lbs Control 900 lbs Tank 700 lbs

    Machine 6000lbs
    Control 900 lbs
    Tank 700 lbs
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    I never hooked up the ethernet. I've always used...

    I never hooked up the ethernet. I've always used the pcmcia slot. Fanucs are definitely fussy about what cards to use but I agree if you can transfer files to memory it should be ok?!

    Is your 3404...
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    I run all my programs off the card. Program O1122...

    I run all my programs off the card. Program O1122 on the card with no extension and call out M198 P1122 in your program on the controller.

    IO channel 4 is correct.

    What size memory card? Did...
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    I've lost work before because I was out of the...

    I've lost work before because I was out of the shop for the morning and submitted my quote to late.

    I quote about 75% of my work on my phone now with the app I mentioned. It's quicker and easier.
  19. I know this original thread was years ago but I...

    I know this original thread was years ago but I wanna see the ball game on his fadal monitor lol
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    I use the Cad Assistant by open cascade for my...

    I use the Cad Assistant by open cascade for my Android phone. It's awesome for quoting on the road.
    Iges / step in and out. And dimension distances. I've pulled some pretty big files in. For a...
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    Where are you located.?

    Where are you located.?
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    Call Belmont EDM. I would recommend the EDM 244...

    Call Belmont EDM. I would recommend the EDM 244 by common wealth. No need to spend anymore money. I'm guessing it's an older manual sinker?

    Perhaps tell us what machine you have.
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    Never ran an Agie. I love the Mits machines....

    Never ran an Agie. I love the Mits machines. Makino were simple to learn and easy to run. I never liked the ONAs controller.

    If it were up to me I'd get the Mits
  24. I agree completely. Not to mention wires just...

    I agree completely. Not to mention wires just don't like to sit unused. Especially older ones.

    Good luck !
  25. For someone who does a few ejector pins a year...

    For someone who does a few ejector pins a year should definitely not buy a wire.
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