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    I'd break that up into two machines. I'd blank...

    I'd break that up into two machines. I'd blank it out and do the in-line stuff and turn the diameter and o-ring groove in a dual spindle, live tool lathe, then put it in a 4th or 3+4/5 milling...
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    Please Define "Large quantities". To some of the...

    Please Define "Large quantities". To some of the people here, that means 1000 pcs/year, and to some it means 7,000,000 pcs/year.

    Without this critical detail, no real recommendation can be made.
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    If not already equipped with a closed center...

    If not already equipped with a closed center valve, you will have to change the hydraulic valve also. It would be advisable to employ the services of an Electrical Engineer with experience in PLC...
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    Mapal has a system also, which is very good and...

    Mapal has a system also, which is very good and reliable.
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    I don't know about what will happen in Probe's...

    I don't know about what will happen in Probe's case, but if it were mine, that last 60-70% of that half a million or more dollars for the machine would stay in my pocket until it passed the tests...
  6. There is a "default" tool length in the control...

    There is a "default" tool length in the control parameters. This is typically used in the R450/650 and 32Bn machines for when pallet change is requested. The Z moves up so that the tool will clear...
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    Just a follow up on this. This is still in...

    Just a follow up on this. This is still in place, but we had to add a 4th camera. The EE still couldn't figure out what the logic was doing wrong, so we set up a 3rd computer with AB software on it...
  8. Yea, on the work offsets, I typically have 2...

    Yea, on the work offsets, I typically have 2 parts on each pallet, so I use G54 / G55 for Pallet 1 and G56 / G57 for Pallet 2.
  9. Check your books. That is a manufacturer...

    Check your books. That is a manufacturer specific thing, not a control specific. Probably an M-code or could be an actual user parameter they have assigned for that.
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    Good to hear you are doing well Sami. Keep off...

    Good to hear you are doing well Sami. Keep off the tobacco. I quit on Feb 23, 2018 after 32 years of smoking. The first 3 months were the worst, while a craving still surfaces from time to time it...
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    Be careful using RainX in a machine tool if your...

    Be careful using RainX in a machine tool if your parts are going to get coated.
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    Most double solenoid 5/2 valves are detented -...

    Most double solenoid 5/2 valves are detented - meaning that they stay in the position of last firing. The PLC programmer doesn't *have* to keep the valve pulled in the entire time it is in that...
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    My tired old eyes are grateful for the change.

    My tired old eyes are grateful for the change.
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    In the case of the automotive sector, it also has...

    In the case of the automotive sector, it also has a lot to do with things that have happened to the labor pool over the last 100 years or so. There is a lot of back history one needs to read up on...
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    Yes, automation is a thing. Labor is still the...

    Yes, automation is a thing. Labor is still the biggest target to shoot at for a US manufacturer. In my world, that portion of the direct manufacturing cost pie vs all other direct costs excluding...
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    For those owners.... talk to your power company. ...

    For those owners.... talk to your power company. At least here in the TVA region, they will come in once a year for a sniffer survey to help you find air leaks. It is amazing how many will pop up...
  17. You should see half the 218V on each leg to...

    You should see half the 218V on each leg to ground. The split here is a tad concerning and leads me to suspect burnt / corroded / damaged contacts on the relay/contactor. If it's one of the little...
  18. Careful with the P/S wires, the PLC may be...

    Careful with the P/S wires, the PLC may be looking for it to toggle on and off.
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    If you have a tool that faces the sub spindle,...

    If you have a tool that faces the sub spindle, you might be able to turn coolant on to that tool even if it's working on the main spindle at the time and wash it out also.
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    So, I have 3x S2C machines that were bought in...

    So, I have 3x S2C machines that were bought in 2007 / 2008. Two of those machines run 24/7, one in a high volume line, one in a mid-volume line. The high volume machine needed the Y axis rails /...
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    Will do, I'm shooting for 27 seconds...

    Will do, I'm shooting for 27 seconds...
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    I don't know about that.. I'm machining 19...

    I don't know about that.. I'm machining 19 features with 5 tool changes in 33 seconds including the part exchange... seems kinda slow to me. ;)
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    I will second Frank on not getting a S2B. I...

    I will second Frank on not getting a S2B. I would target S2C or a S2Dn or newer. The B00 control is the reason. The new Speedio's have the C00 control which was another major leap for guys like me...
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    Just to clarify, I'm engineering responsible for...

    Just to clarify, I'm engineering responsible for machining a few tons of aluminum every day. I've tried them all. There is nothing on the market better for aluminum than a drum filtering conveyor. ...
  25. R is designed to work with either NPT or BSPP...

    R is designed to work with either NPT or BSPP threads. It's kind of a hybrid. That is what I stock in our engineering shop because of that.
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