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Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 20 August 2018, 06:51
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Posted By pblackburn
Awesome

Awesome
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 16 August 2018, 05:26
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Posted By pblackburn
Straight to earth ground only needed if you...

Straight to earth ground only needed if you experience EMI interference.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 15 August 2018, 22:26
Replies: 444
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Posted By pblackburn
You only need a serial to rs485 converter then...

You only need a serial to rs485 converter then run a serial cable from PC to the converter and the converter to the 485 on the vfd
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 15 August 2018, 12:33
Replies: 444
Views: 60,005
Posted By pblackburn
The load leads (U, V, W) should not have a break...

The load leads (U, V, W) should not have a break in the line, the VFD needs to see the load for the bus. To properly active the drive you should use modbus to the vfd to set the speed and direction...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 13 August 2018, 05:22
Replies: 444
Views: 60,005
Posted By pblackburn
Writing is really not that bad. The settings and...

Writing is really not that bad. The settings and in VFD and mach can be. If you have questions, we will try to help. I didn't use that drive but others here have.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 July 2018, 20:42
Replies: 74
Views: 17,148
Posted By pblackburn
Working in maintenance we found that Goodyear...

Working in maintenance we found that Goodyear belts held up the longest to the abuse of heat and work stress. They were acquired by Continental a few years back but still make a quality belt.

If...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 19 July 2018, 20:13
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By pblackburn
I understand it is not for everyone. You can put...

I understand it is not for everyone. You can put it in the marketplace here plus use Ebay for the parts. You will have to do some homework to ID the parts for sale. People like kits sometimes...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 July 2018, 20:10
Replies: 72
Views: 6,813
Posted By pblackburn
nice

nice
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 July 2018, 20:07
Replies: 74
Views: 17,148
Posted By pblackburn
Cheap belts will have stretch more than a quality...

Cheap belts will have stretch more than a quality belt for sure. However if you did not put blue loctite on the grub/set screws it can cause this also. There is a lot of torque being applied on the...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 15 July 2018, 11:34
Replies: 444
Views: 60,005
Posted By pblackburn
Very nice

Very nice
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 03 June 2018, 11:54
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By pblackburn
Also most routers are universal motors. These...

Also most routers are universal motors. These are not meant to run forever like induction motors. They have a limited lifespan. For instance your standard wet dry vac uses a universal motor. ...
Forum: CNC motion control software Sun 03 June 2018, 11:49
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By pblackburn
No worries, we all have troubles at time, my...

No worries, we all have troubles at time, my suggestion is to learn more about your machine and setup. It makes life much easier. Most of us have built the machines so we learned as we went. You...
Forum: 10. Base Table Sun 03 June 2018, 11:46
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By pblackburn
Taper is technically stronger if the sizes are...

Taper is technically stronger if the sizes are the same however it adds other items to deal with if you choose to bolt through using a bolt and nut. If you choose to tap the hole it is not an issue,...
Forum: CNC motion control software Sun 03 June 2018, 11:40
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By pblackburn
if you can still open the old mach3 on the...

if you can still open the old mach3 on the computer you use to use, verify every screen. Sounds like something did not transfer. Also be sure to write down or screenshot all setup data when you are...
Forum: CNC motion control software Sun 03 June 2018, 11:29
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By pblackburn
check here...

check here https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=6957.0
Forum: CNC motion control software Thu 31 May 2018, 19:26
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By pblackburn
You seem stressed, I work in industrial...

You seem stressed, I work in industrial maintenance and understand this is frustrating however a clear sequence of events is helpful. CNC knowledge on a this level is probably more then you have...
Forum: CNC motion control software Thu 31 May 2018, 19:12
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By pblackburn
Welcome to the forum, some questions to follow

Welcome to the forum, some questions to follow
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 22 May 2018, 16:54
Replies: 194
Views: 45,421
Posted By pblackburn
I use Amphenol connectors. I replaced the...

I use Amphenol connectors. I replaced the originals. I have it posted about those in Tom's thread here (http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=64098&postcount=258)
Forum: Motors & their mountings Tue 22 May 2018, 16:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By pblackburn
What are you cutting with your machine. If doing...

What are you cutting with your machine. If doing fine detail 3d work I would not recommend a Spur Gear because of the backlash that will always be present in a gearbox. I would recommend a stepper...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 25 March 2018, 19:53
Replies: 110
Views: 14,962
Posted By pblackburn
PM Mike and ask him, I was here before the plans...

PM Mike and ask him, I was here before the plans were a monetary value. I do not believe that you have to but I do not know for sure. However keeping this forum up and running does take time and...
Forum: General - MM Build Sun 25 March 2018, 19:48
Replies: 5
Views: 2,402
Posted By pblackburn
Build and add a trunion and you have your 5 axis...

Build and add a trunion and you have your 5 axis machine however the software to program one is extremely expensive. That is most likely the reason you have not seen one. A multi-positional head...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 25 March 2018, 13:22
Replies: 983
Views: 118,735
Posted By pblackburn
Every year I say I am gonna draw up an Easter Egg...

Every year I say I am gonna draw up an Easter Egg holder and every year passes. Today I decided to do it. I will post or send the files if you would like them. It is designed around 0.25" material...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 12 March 2018, 12:50
Replies: 688
Views: 61,506
Posted By pblackburn
Servos would be nice but without the tie in to...

Servos would be nice but without the tie in to correct the error versus the software readout, it is an expense that really is not needed. Give me the software that takes the encoder readout and...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 26 February 2018, 06:01
Replies: 110
Views: 14,962
Posted By pblackburn
Sorry I was late getting to it but shoulda like...

Sorry I was late getting to it but shoulda like you sorted it out already.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 09 February 2018, 18:37
Replies: 74
Views: 17,148
Posted By pblackburn
Make sure of the dimensions of the bearings and...

Make sure of the dimensions of the bearings and contact them with any questions about the bearings. Here is their store on eBay http://stores.ebay.com/Precision-Bearings-Plus
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