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    Thanks so much! Iím definitely going to be...

    Thanks so much!

    Iím definitely going to be very careful!
    Iíd love to find more docs on this machine and ladder things.

    I just tried out the coolant pump and found that it wonít work without...
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    Looking at Advanced/Mighty VMC 520

    Success!!
    A successful toolchange!!

    The PLC I/F was critical!

    Thanks so much to everyone for their help along the way!!

    Turns out that XB (magazine right) limit switch was slightly too far...
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    Looking at Advanced/Mighty VMC 520

    Thanks for the description!
    Thatís super helpful!!

    So, when it stops, with the spindle parked over the commanded/new tool pocket, X1 (unclamped) is 1 and X0 (clamped is 0):
    ...
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    Z position after raising up from depositing old...

    Z position after raising up from depositing old tool:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200119/b0547a24193577a8a18be7e3240f1a70.jpg

    Should it be engaged on that dog?
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    So, I know that #105, #106 and #107 are...

    So, I know that #105, #106 and #107 are variables.
    Iím guessing that #1033, #1034, #4003 are registers or parameters that are set by hardware, or are they just system level variables?

    How do I...
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    Looking at Advanced/Mighty VMC 520

    Thanks for your response!



    Hereís O9006 toolchange macro as snapshots; sorry, I havenít gotten around to setting up the RS-232 connection yet.
    M codes and other I got from Mighty are at...
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    The guy at Mighty told me that thereís no encoder...

    The guy at Mighty told me that thereís no encoder or position sensor for the carousel.
    Carousel itself seems fine, no bends, all fingers look good.




    In all cases, I have referenced all...
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    I took the covers off my spindle in trying to...

    I took the covers off my spindle in trying to diagnose the problem and I shot this video.

    Mitsubishi Meldas 320M control
    16 station carousel/umbrella style toolchanger.
    Current tool in spindle...
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    Thanks for your response! Iíll see if I can...

    Thanks for your response!

    Iíll see if I can get a friend to help me do that.
    I eliminated insufficient air volume/pressure from my wimpy compressor by adding my 60 gallon reservoir tank inline....
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    Sorry about that! I cleared out some messages ...

    Sorry about that!
    I cleared out some messages
    I will do work on a list this weekend.
    Please email me at [email protected]
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    I have for sale: -some brand new Lyndex BT40...

    I have for sale:
    -some brand new Lyndex BT40 ER20 collet chucks
    -some brand new Lyndex CAT40 tooling
    -brand new Lyndex NMTB40 tooling
    -lots of used, but good CAT40, NMTB40, ...
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    Brand New Lyndex CT40, BT40, NMTB40

    Time to pay the unexpected tax assessments and credit card debt!

    Prices are negotiable. Buyer pays shipping. Local pickup around Napa, CA or Bay Area is fine.

    BRAND NEW, unused and still sealed...
  13. No luck on NMTB30. I found some CT40/CAT40 and...

    No luck on NMTB30.
    I found some CT40/CAT40 and NMTB40
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    I gave the clamped/unclamped limit switches a...

    I gave the clamped/unclamped limit switches a shot of WD40 and worked them in and out.
    The bottom one (unclamped) felt a little sticky.
    Iíll try a powered tool change this weekend.
    ...
  15. Changing grippers/arm for sidemount tool changer from CT40 to BT40

    Picture of arm/gripper:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200117/e82db54509c7ebb03751097554a58054.jpg

    It looks a lot like it could hold a BT40 if flipped with that wider flange slot currently...
  16. Changing grippers/arm for sidemount tool changer from CT40 to BT40

    A friend and I are looking at changing a VMC with a sidemount ATC from CT40 to BT40.
    It uses 45 degree pullstuds.
    The pockets in the ATC use 4 spring loaded balls which grab the pullstud to retain...
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    Yeah, I regularly see people listing their so so...

    Yeah, I regularly see people listing their so so or bad paint job Kurt D60 or 675 for $300-$400ish.
    A local tooling place had a sale a while ago for brand new Kurt DX6 vises for $520...
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    Ramco CNC Mill

    Bump.
    Reducing price to $5500 or best reasonable offer.
    Includes tooling.
    I can help with moving it within 100 miles for $300 + gasoline cost.
    I don't have a forklift, but a trailer and pallet...
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    Minnesota is just a 10 minute drive from...

    Minnesota is just a 10 minute drive from California, right? :-)
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    I also want to find some replacement...

    I also want to find some replacement buttons/covers for my control:

    Shared album - Ralph Seguin - Google Photos


    Anybody have some extras? I need at least 2 (Off and External Reset) and would...
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    I got through and talked with a helpful person at...

    I got through and talked with a helpful person at Mighty today.
    He sent me some ladder stuff and M codes:

    Shared album - Ralph Seguin - Google Photos

    ...
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    Oooooh! Thatís a good idea! Definitely cheaper...

    Oooooh!
    Thatís a good idea! Definitely cheaper than kerosene!
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    Thanks for your response! I definitely will be...

    Thanks for your response!
    I definitely will be careful on the spindle motor fan!

    I still have some WD40 around, but lately Iíve been using my homebrew ďLPS-3Ē; I mix together kerosene + oil in...
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    Mari Tool is very nice made in the USA stuff,...

    Mari Tool is very nice made in the USA stuff, good looking pricing, great quality


    BT40 Tool Holders - BT40 Drill Chucks, BT40 End Mill Holders, BT40 Collet Chucks - MariTool
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    I hope to not ever find out how much they cost. ...

    I hope to not ever find out how much they cost.
    Looks like mine actually uses a Fanuc sensor setup:

    (Imagine a picture of a Fanuc magnetic sensor here; apparently I hit my limit and I cannot...
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