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  1. Your cabinet looks somewhat different from all of...

    Your cabinet looks somewhat different from all of the Hardinge cabinets Iíve seen.
  2. You should find serial # and then get the machine...

    You should find serial # and then get the machine year.
    You should also find the electrical diagram number and voltage(s) of your machine. (Should be on the outside of the electrical cabinet)
    Call...
  3. I actually was at Alan Steel yesterday. Google...

    I actually was at Alan Steel yesterday.
    Google Maps will find it with either spelling.
    They are on the east side of US-101 on Bayshore Rd off the Whipple Ave exit.
  4. OT; Recycling Specialists closed in San Jose.

    I have been checking eBay, but the prices are generally very high and the shipping is also very high.
    Iíve also bern checking Craigslist, FB Marketplace, ...
  5. OT; Recycling Specialists closed in San Jose.

    Anybody know where in the SF Bay Area, or Internet with cheap shipping I can find some good deals on good condition surplus/used 3 phase panels, preferably with breakers.
    I want to put in 2 panels...
  6. Have contact info for them?

    Have contact info for them?
  7. Just for the sake of craziness and as a data...

    Just for the sake of craziness and as a data point, hereís a 100HP ABB VFD soft starting a 200HP 3ph Toshiba motor using single phase household power.
    240V 1ph stepped up to 480V 1ph then into the...
  8. Sizing start & run capacitors for 100hp 3 Phase motor

    A pony is a good solution to solving the inrush startup current.
    I have questions about your 50HP load motor though.
    What are you driving?
    Are you actually going to use full rated power and...
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    Solid State Relays Instead of Contactor?

    Yeah, I should have done that!
    It was a lot of work even though I purposefully didnít drive it all the way in and left a couple of feet sticking up since I knew Iíd be removing it eventually.
    I...
  10. Triangle closed long ago. Many of the surplus...

    Triangle closed long ago.

    Many of the surplus places with store fronts have closed up and/or relocated and are Internet only.
    There is a place in San Jose called Excess Solutions.
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    Looking at Advanced/Mighty VMC 520

    Thanks!
    I appreciate that!
    I actually just found a 100W incandescent bulb while in the attic pulling Romex. :-)
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    Good points! I like lugs too. As far as...

    Good points!
    I like lugs too. As far as neatness, I like terminal strips, but I need to order some larger ones.
    Eventually I may eventually sell, and youíre right about keeping it simple. Most...
  13. Interesting! Iíve never gone there. Too bad...

    Interesting!
    Iíve never gone there. Too bad itís closed.
    Iím assuming youíve been to Sims.
    Iíve heard that metal prices are way down.
    Iíd love to find good sources for:
    -square steel tubing...
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    Solid State Relays Instead of Contactor?

    Yeah, I really appreciate how helpful this forum is, and the knowledgeable people who also choose to help!
    I wish search on PM was better. I usually find my older/reference PM threads of interest...
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    Nice job! Paint looks very smooth. What paint...

    Nice job!
    Paint looks very smooth. What paint and primer did you use and how did you apply it?
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    Next things to do: -fix X axis so it will...

    Next things to do:
    -fix X axis so it will ref/home (high priority)
    -fix air leak near in/near manifold
    -clean the machine
    -make lots of chips!

    -get spring steel BT40 retainer clip that goes...
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    I debugged and fixed the rotary phase converter...

    I debugged and fixed the rotary phase converter problem.

    After I spun up the RPC, I powered up the VMC and several times in a row I got servo faults after pressing the on button. I looked in the...
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    Solid State Relays Instead of Contactor?

    This thread has taken on a good, useful life of its own! Hopefully itíll be useful for future reference.

    Well, I debugged and fixed the problem, which actually turned out to be a loose connection;...
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    Iíll be the first to admit Iím ignorant of many...

    Iíll be the first to admit Iím ignorant of many things, but I am curious and have a thirst to learn and explore and experiment, and I am far from lazy.
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    Iíll post pictures and more details of the...

    Iíll post pictures and more details of the contactor after Iíve pulled it out and had a chance to inspect it.

    Iím perplexed because it had been working great for over a year.

    Iím going to...
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    Yeah, Iím going to pull the contactor out this...

    Yeah, Iím going to pull the contactor out this weekend and inspect it, look for where it is damaged.
    It has 115V AC coils, so Iíll energize each side and see how each side works.
    Iíll try to figure...
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    Yes, I understand that. Yeah, Iím going...

    Yes, I understand that.




    Yeah, Iím going to pull the contactor out this weekend and inspect it, look for where it is damaged.
    It has 115V AC coils, so Iíll energize each side and see how...
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    A real speed demon!

    A real speed demon!
  24. Wow! That seems like a good deal for someone...

    Wow!
    That seems like a good deal for someone who has a use for that size.
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    Speaking of removing drive screws... About 2...

    Speaking of removing drive screws...
    About 2 minutes in, he pries the plates off and bends them a bit...


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