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Forum: The Market Place Fri 04 February 2011, 20:53
Replies: 3
Views: 2,017
Posted By MattyZee
Mechmate for sale in Australia

Hi all,

For personal reasons I'm having to consider selling the MM. Its not a case of must sell yet but if anyone is interested please PM me. Will consider all realistic offers.

Photos can be...
Forum: Troubleshooting Mon 20 December 2010, 05:12
Replies: 35
Views: 10,299
Posted By MattyZee
Well tomorrow came and went WAY to fast.... ...

Well tomorrow came and went WAY to fast....

Ross, let me know how you go. It would be good to get an idea of the 'minimum' required in terms of toroidal ferrites and filters. With the clip on...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 19 December 2010, 06:20
Replies: 35
Views: 10,299
Posted By MattyZee
Also, you need good shielding on your RS-485...

Also, you need good shielding on your RS-485 connection.

Have you tried starting and stopping the spindle from a slow speed? If you try starting the spindle with a speed of only 6000rpm, does...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 19 December 2010, 06:14
Replies: 35
Views: 10,299
Posted By MattyZee
Hey Tony, I just replied to your PM then saw...

Hey Tony,

I just replied to your PM then saw this post. It sounds to me like you have EMI issues. I had that at the start too. The whole machine worked fine until i started the spindle. Once the...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Fri 25 June 2010, 07:30
Replies: 37
Views: 10,541
Posted By MattyZee
Yes, thats what i've done and works great for me....

Yes, thats what i've done and works great for me. I use a 4 core, 1.5mm2 but only use 3 cores for the spindle. I leave the 4th core unused.


I put mine on the VFD end, thats where the noise is...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sun 21 February 2010, 04:11
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By MattyZee
Great to hear your jumping in! Good luck with...

Great to hear your jumping in! Good luck with your build.

90x90 will be some good solid legs. Along with the 90x40 RHS it will look great.

The geared motors in oz will set you back about...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 17 February 2010, 06:18
Replies: 99
Views: 31,859
Posted By MattyZee
Mach3 plugin for Huanyang VFD

For those that are interested, i have finished writing a plugin for Mach3 to control the VFD via RS-485. I have posted it on the Mach3 forum here...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Sat 06 February 2010, 06:25
Replies: 37
Views: 10,541
Posted By MattyZee
Ken, check the value of PD000 is set to 0. If its...

Ken, check the value of PD000 is set to 0. If its set to 1 then all parameters are locked and can't be changed.
I'm pretty sure i can increment AND decrement. not sure whats going on there...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Sat 06 February 2010, 03:51
Replies: 37
Views: 10,541
Posted By MattyZee
In these circumstances the effect of a long...

In these circumstances the effect of a long single-ended shield is a better antenna than a dual ended shielded cable.

Basic neccessity for these chinese noisy VFDs are:
-dual ended shielding for...
Forum: 60. Wiring & Cable Management Sat 06 February 2010, 03:51
Replies: 107
Views: 40,904
Posted By MattyZee
In these circumstances the effect of a long...

In these circumstances the effect of a long single-ended shield is a better antenna than a dual ended shielded cable.

Basic neccessity for these chinese noisy VFDs are:
-dual ended shielding for...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 02 February 2010, 20:29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,415
Posted By MattyZee
Hi RN, There are a couple of people building...

Hi RN,

There are a couple of people building smallish machines. (see here (http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22958&postcount=25) for one example)Your thought of making the Y axis 4'...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Fri 29 January 2010, 23:43
Replies: 443
Views: 144,045
Posted By MattyZee
I disagree with you Gerald. Choppers was the only...

I disagree with you Gerald. Choppers was the only one i have seen that used laser-cut and welded steel. It only required a couple of accurate (turned) parts so was within the reach of all mechmate...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Fri 29 January 2010, 17:24
Replies: 443
Views: 144,045
Posted By MattyZee
irfan, yeah, i've finalised the design and will...

irfan, yeah, i've finalised the design and will be making a prototype over the next few weeks. i was going to post some pics but then i discovered the 4:1 thread had been butchered and incorporated...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 22 January 2010, 05:03
Replies: 63
Views: 14,382
Posted By MattyZee
Congrats Rick! Have fun playing! :)

Congrats Rick! Have fun playing! :)
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 21 January 2010, 18:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By MattyZee
Welcome Graeme, Geelong is a great place. I lived...

Welcome Graeme, Geelong is a great place. I lived there for a year back in 2002 when i came over to work at Ford in the engine design team in the co-operative education program (work experience for...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Tue 19 January 2010, 22:33
Replies: 443
Views: 144,045
Posted By MattyZee
why wait for your next machine? you can retrofit...

why wait for your next machine? you can retrofit belt drives...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Tue 19 January 2010, 17:32
Replies: 443
Views: 144,045
Posted By MattyZee
I have been playing around with a design based on...

I have been playing around with a design based on choppers info here. One thing i noticed is that he claimed he used a 200xl belt with a 18T & 72T pulleys. His drawing shows a centre distance of...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Tue 19 January 2010, 17:21
Replies: 443
Views: 144,045
Posted By MattyZee
I had a similar issue early on with my belt...

I had a similar issue early on with my belt drives, I tried to get away with small grub screws and the pinions came loose and i could move the gantry a millimeter or two. After changing to bigger...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Tue 19 January 2010, 17:21
Replies: 37
Views: 13,640
Posted By MattyZee
I had a similar issue early on with my belt...

I had a similar issue early on with my belt drives, I tried to get away with small grub screws and the pinions came loose and i could move the gantry a millimeter or two. After changing to bigger...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 19 January 2010, 17:05
Replies: 110
Views: 28,477
Posted By MattyZee
No turning back now ;-) I can catch up this...

No turning back now ;-) I can catch up this weekend if that suits.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 19 January 2010, 16:14
Replies: 440
Views: 103,214
Posted By MattyZee
Have a read of section 2.3 of the manual ...

Have a read of section 2.3 of the manual (http://www.pmdx.com/Doc/PMDX-125_Manual_10.pdf) Looks like you can connect a 5th axis to a single PMDX-125.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 19 January 2010, 15:49
Replies: 440
Views: 103,214
Posted By MattyZee
I thought the PMDX-125's can handle two parallel...

I thought the PMDX-125's can handle two parallel ports, so you should have plenty of options for connecting the 4th axis connections. To quote the PMDX website "Supports 4 additional high speed...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 19 January 2010, 15:41
Replies: 130
Views: 34,571
Posted By MattyZee
I don't have a flow sensor yet on my machine. But...

I don't have a flow sensor yet on my machine. But i'm thinking of using the same sensor. I was going to make a simple charge pump circuit similar to what is used on the BOB's, but obviously a much...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 19 January 2010, 06:14
Replies: 440
Views: 103,214
Posted By MattyZee
I've got 3 keyrings, from each of my orders over...

I've got 3 keyrings, from each of my orders over the years (including last year). I think its only the soft toys they don't shipo on export orders. the keyring's are easier to hide....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 19 January 2010, 06:12
Replies: 99
Views: 31,859
Posted By MattyZee
Hey Francis, Sorry, not sure how i missed your...

Hey Francis,
Sorry, not sure how i missed your post. I bought my transformers from Altronics. http://www.altronics.com.au/index.asp?area=item&id=M5535
I'm no expert in transformer wiring, but I...
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