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    On most Okuma machines there is a switch in the...

    On most Okuma machines there is a switch in the electrical enclosure that you flip, labeled OT Release. On some it is a push button so it is a two person job.

    What Okuma Howa machine do you have...
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    For future reference, he had to hold the "Ready"...

    For future reference, he had to hold the "Ready" button and the "Emerg Bypass" then move off of the OT switch. Hardinge mills you hold the "EM' button and "Machine ready" buttons.

    Also parameter...
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    Another bit of info for the sub-spindle. A...

    Another bit of info for the sub-spindle.

    A problem was found with the ballscrew driven subspindle machine. Whenever the servo is turned off the position for the Y axis position will change. See...
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    Throwing this out there in case you ever need it....

    Throwing this out there in case you ever need it.

    RAM TURRET (NON-ABSOLUTE “B” CONTROL)
    1]. NOTE: (Before Turret Set-Up Turn K2.3 ON, Before Indexing Turret Turn OFF)
    2]. Adjust Decel Dog Until...
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    Hi Fred, this is how Hardinge programs the ram...

    Hi Fred, this is how Hardinge programs the ram turret on your machine. Not sure if this is what you are looking for. Daryl


    :5108
    #100=4.6004
    (SET TO TOOL LENGTH)

    #101=.050
    (SET TO DEPTH...
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    I would grab one of those Starrett inserts that...

    I would grab one of those Starrett inserts that come with a new Starrett mic and have them read this "How to read a micrometer".

    I tried to get a google image and found a you tube video from...
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    That is quite a "hobby shop", very nice! I think...

    That is quite a "hobby shop", very nice! I think you have too many CNC machines to be called a hobby shop though. Every time I see a so called hobby shop with CNC equipment I think to myself, "must...
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    Pull scraping is very labor intensive and is an...

    Pull scraping is very labor intensive and is an art form in itself. With pull scraping there isn't any measurable depth of scrape marks for oil pockets because the blade is flat as opposed to a...
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    Yes, that is exactly how it is used. I have a...

    Yes, that is exactly how it is used. I have a thick foam pad that slides over the shaft so my shoulder doesn't get sore. Matt spent a lot of time testing different spring amounts. The scraper feels...
  10. If I was troubleshooting this I would remove the...

    If I was troubleshooting this I would remove the ball nut from the slide and verify that the ballscrew and nut are not binding, and then check the slide and see how much force to move that. Just...
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    This one was made by my friend Matt Critchley,...

    This one was made by my friend Matt Critchley, it's called a Critch-build. I believe he will be selling these. It is a fine tool indeed. I have used it several times. The surface is flat when...
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    I figured it was a spare M-code. If you are right...

    I figured it was a spare M-code. If you are right about opening the stroke limits, I wonder what happens to parameters 1320 and 1321? That would be interesting for sure, and you are right, we need to...
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    For example, let's say that M110 is send touch...

    For example, let's say that M110 is send touch setter arm down. The fin signal will be complete when the limit switch is made confirming that the command was completed. So did the arm go down? If it...
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    So the machine is waiting for the fin signal for...

    So the machine is waiting for the fin signal for the M110 complete, whatever M110 is. The logic is saying it is fired, so why isn't it actually working? Probably a tripped breaker or something simple.
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    Send me your email address.

    Send me your email address.
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    The home position numbers do not change if you...

    The home position numbers do not change if you replace a servo motor but the zero offset needs to be calculated. If the flash card backup was after the z-axis servo swap you should be ok. If not you...
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    If an encoder has ever been changed since the...

    If an encoder has ever been changed since the original install backup was done, the system parameters will be different now. The install backup was also done with everything at home positions, like...
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    Did you happen to replace the x-axis decel...

    Did you happen to replace the x-axis decel switch? What you are describing will happen if you wired it normally open instead of normally closed.
  19. Very nice. Those numbers look great. I think you...

    Very nice. Those numbers look great. I think you still have a good corner on the DNMG at the bottom of the photo. :)
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    I have never used it before now. I just now used...

    I have never used it before now. I just now used it to send you an email, so did it work? Daryl
  21. Man, this really sucks. Sorry that you got ripped...

    Man, this really sucks. Sorry that you got ripped off, not once but twice now. I have bought a lot here and also sold. I got taken by a newer member who said he would refund my money, then he...
  22. The reference (home) position is the value of...

    The reference (home) position is the value of parameter 1240 (1251 inch) and can be fine tuned with parameter 1850 grid shift for x and z axis. When the decel dog comes off of the switch the machine...
  23. I prefer to sing, no complaints so far...

    I prefer to sing, no complaints so far...
  24. There are some good cleaning tips and tricks in...

    There are some good cleaning tips and tricks in this thread, thanks!

    My parts cleaner is only for nasty non-precision parts and I do use scotchbrite and brushes. If it has anything to do with...
  25. The customers do learn a lot that way too, how to...

    The customers do learn a lot that way too, how to search ladder logic, how to find inputs etc. I have them send a photo of the ladder, then call them and tell them what to do next. Before long they...
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