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    2019... installed in September, the latest and...

    2019... installed in September, the latest and greatest with Arumatik (Mitsubish M850) control.
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    I am running a Kitamura HX-500iG during most...

    I am running a Kitamura HX-500iG during most days, setting up a new production line/part. It is advertised as the fastest rapids in the world (IIRC for a box way machine?) and lightning fast tool...
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    I am probably guilty of running my Speedio like a...

    I am probably guilty of running my Speedio like a 40 taper. If it makes the OP feel any better, I have given some more thought to how I run my machine. I would regularly run a 2" face mill at...
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    So, so true. I think a lot of the issues (to the...

    So, so true. I think a lot of the issues (to the extend that there even are issues) with the Brother machines is that they are *so* fast that they warp time, perceptions and expectations... so it's...
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    I've always thought that it's a cryin' shame that...

    I've always thought that it's a cryin' shame that pay rates in the CNC machining industry tend to be so much lower than other skilled trades or technical trades, because there is at least as much...
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    You're being kind of a dick, so you're going to...

    You're being kind of a dick, so you're going to get dick replies in response (as you deserve), but the bottom line is that it takes a lot of skill to set up and run a CNC machine, the machines...
  7. Oh, and as for Fanuc... it's borderline...

    Oh, and as for Fanuc... it's borderline negligence that they aren't putting a very simple and cheap F-RAM chip in their controls. Same with the other guys. A 2 megabyte F-RAM chip is about 4 bucks...
  8. I back up my control when I remember... I have, I...

    I back up my control when I remember... I have, I think, two backups since it was installed in March.

    I am pretty good about protecting data, though. I have a server at my shop with dual hard...
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    Yes, there will always be a huge market for...

    Yes, there will always be a huge market for selling things below what they cost to produce... that's called giving things away for free. Who doesn't like free?

    Hobbyist CNC machines have been...
  10. The options above are all valid and often it...

    The options above are all valid and often it comes down to the time to design/make a fixture (vaccum) vs cost to turn it into chips vs cost to install a bolt.

    Let me toss a couple other ideas into...
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    Never owned a Cadet, but Okuma is as good as it...

    Never owned a Cadet, but Okuma is as good as it gets. I've owned and run Mori-Seiki, Kitamura, Mikron and other 'high-end' machinery, and nothing is built like Okuma. It's sort of like their...
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    We shouldn't be too quick to assume the...

    We shouldn't be too quick to assume the customer's engineer is a moron who doesn't know anything. Sure, sometimes that's the case, but ASSuming that they are dumb because they designed something...
  13. Probing to ensure part is correctly on fixture - how?

    Trying to work towards lights-out manufacturing. The machine has an OMP-400 spindle probe and I have the Easy set macros as well as the measurement macros.

    I have multiple pallets on the machine...
  14. Thanks for that add-on. I knew there was a way...

    Thanks for that add-on. I knew there was a way to stop the PLC from the screen, but I didn't have it in my notes and have since sold the machine... I thought it was a parameter but that needed set,...
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    Not 100% sure on the M320. On the M50, press...

    Not 100% sure on the M320. On the M50, press DIAG IN/OUT, then press MENU soft key twice, then press OUTPUT. You see a screen showing the various options.

    May as well output everything. Type #1...
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    As Vanc said, that is a 320 control. I think...

    As Vanc said, that is a 320 control.

    I think you have a good deal on your hands and should buy the machine. I bought my Brother Speedio for just over $100k, and sold my old Leadwell with a...
  17. I've been machining for 15+ years and I have only...

    I've been machining for 15+ years and I have only ever had a couple of minor crashes which were (100% of the time) due to me rushing when the little voice inside said I should double check something...
  18. How does this compare to your "high strength"...

    How does this compare to your "high strength" pull studs for brother machines? And how do the high-strength ones compare with the standard ones?

    I've purchased only the high strength ones you...
  19. Stop being a dick. Of course they are here to...

    Stop being a dick.

    Of course they are here to promote their products, but if we form a lynch mob every time a legitimate tool manufacturer comes along, we're shooting ourselves in the foot. The...
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    I think all the talk about security is mostly a...

    I think all the talk about security is mostly a red herring and irrelevant to the discussion.

    I think the real issue is what do you want to do with your CAM software? Fusion is not comparable to...
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    back to the original question - I am...

    back to the original question - I am running/setting up an HX-500iG. It's... meh. It has impressive specs, but I am not sure how much it reflects in the actual output. We shall see. It is claimed...
  22. System variables for feed override, run mode, spindle override, etc?

    This is on almost all Mitsubishi control machines (Kitamura, Mazak), mostly with newer hardware (M700/M800). I am using DPrint to send info back out of the machines in macros, but I would like to...
  23. Brad, Did you ever make any progress on this?...

    Brad,

    Did you ever make any progress on this? I am trying to do something similiar on an Integrex also.
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    Whatever side of the argument anyone falls on - I...

    Whatever side of the argument anyone falls on - I think should all agree that the above was a perfect comeback. The kind of thing that makes someone die inside when you nail them with a zinger like...
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    So you just do not have a wear offset column in...

    So you just do not have a wear offset column in the control at all? Or it's there but doesn't seem to do anything? The information I got is that all M560V's come with tool wear (diameter)...
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