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Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 21 November 2018, 19:36
Replies: 114
Views: 16,662
Posted By lonestaral
Installed one of them not long ago. Bit of a...

Installed one of them not long ago.
Bit of a trial but it is working now.
Make sure you use shielded cable.
Have fun.
Forum: 701. Motor Drives Wed 31 October 2018, 03:07
Replies: 20
Views: 12,178
Posted By lonestaral
I have just installed that VFD. I have 220v...

I have just installed that VFD.
I have 220v single phase via a 3 pin socket to the VFD.
No problems there.
Runs fine.

The only problem I have had is RF.
Shielded cable arrive yesterday after a...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 30 September 2018, 23:50
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
Thanks Bruce. I have emailed them. Is the...

Thanks Bruce.
I have emailed them.

Is the shield attached to the spindle body
and the earth on the VFD?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 21 September 2018, 19:25
Replies: 197
Views: 48,450
Posted By lonestaral
Well done #130. Have fun.

Well done #130.
Have fun.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 16 September 2018, 20:21
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
The problem was that the spindle cable was not...

The problem was that the spindle cable was not properly shielded.
Now that I have separated it from the others it works.
It will do until I can find some proper cable.
Very difficult to find...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 15 September 2018, 03:55
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
Thanks again Digger. I removed the spindle...

Thanks again Digger.
I removed the spindle cable from the energy chain.
Now it works:)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 13 September 2018, 01:06
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
Thanks Digger. I found 3 of different sizes on...

Thanks Digger.
I found 3 of different sizes on old cables.
Put one on each of the VFD output wires.
It made no difference.:(
Will have to see if I can find bigger chokes.
Perhaps more than one...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 12 September 2018, 00:46
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
I have a problem that I need some help with. It...

I have a problem that I need some help with.
It might be electrical noise.

Sometimes when the spindle starts or stops the Yaxis jumps.
More often it is when it stops (the very last 1/10 second)....
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 01 September 2018, 03:23
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
Well it works. Under manual speed until the RS...

Well it works.
Under manual speed until the RS adapter arrives.
Still a few wires to tidy up.
Glad that job is done.
Taken a few years to get there.:)

Lots of information in the instruction...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 25 August 2018, 00:21
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
Bracket modified, drilled, tapped and painted. ...

Bracket modified, drilled, tapped and painted.
Z slide drilled and painted. (Yellow, sorry)
Spindle mounted.
Cable and pipes routed through energy chain.
More to do yet.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 21 August 2018, 18:37
Replies: 197
Views: 48,450
Posted By lonestaral
Nice work. I will try aluminium when my spindle...

Nice work.
I will try aluminium when my spindle is running.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 20 August 2018, 06:10
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
VFD and spindle wired and rotating. Onward to...

VFD and spindle wired and rotating.
Onward to the next job
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 18 August 2018, 04:41
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
I got power to the VFD. Parameters set. ...

I got power to the VFD.
Parameters set.
Coolant pump and tank installed and working.
Probably Monday for VFD to spindle.
The fog is slowly clearing:)
RS485 on order.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Fri 17 August 2018, 01:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By lonestaral
Nice:) I am making some changes too.

Nice:)
I am making some changes too.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 16 August 2018, 00:05
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
Thank you Paul. I will look into that. ...

Thank you Paul.
I will look into that.

About the earthing.
I have an earth from the machine frame to a spike in the garden.
Can I earth the VFD to the frame or should I run out a separate earth...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 15 August 2018, 19:42
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
I do not have an RS 484 port. Attaches is a...

I do not have an RS 484 port.
Attaches is a picture of the board that I have.
Will this work with the inverter?
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 15 August 2018, 04:39
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
Thanks Paul. A few questions. Attached is ...

Thanks Paul.
A few questions.

Attached is the schematic for wiring.

It shows R,S and T for power in.
I have 220v single phase.
Does it matter which 2 I use and what about the polarity?
...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 12 August 2018, 21:56
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
I took the plunge and ordered a spindle. It...

I took the plunge and ordered a spindle.
It arrived yesterday.
...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 04 August 2018, 20:10
Replies: 72
Views: 7,807
Posted By lonestaral
Well done #129. Have fun.

Well done #129.
Have fun.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 04 August 2018, 20:08
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By lonestaral
There is a Tormach screen available for Linux. ...

There is a Tormach screen available for Linux.
Racedirector talked about it.
I have not installed it yet.
Must talk to my IT friend about it.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Fri 03 August 2018, 22:09
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By lonestaral
Good luck with your new build. Cant comment on...

Good luck with your new build.
Cant comment on UCCNC.
I am sure someone will chime in.

I had problems with Mach 3.
I looked at Mach 4 but decided against it.
I changed over to Linux EMC and my...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 19 July 2018, 19:28
Replies: 72
Views: 7,807
Posted By lonestaral
Ah! Now I see what you were cutting. Good...

Ah!
Now I see what you were cutting.
Good work:)
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 15 July 2018, 05:42
Replies: 444
Views: 63,671
Posted By lonestaral
C.r.e.

I have met an American a couple of times recently.
He saw active service with the Corps of Engineers in Vietnam.

I myself served with the Corps of Royal Engineers.

Our conversations prompted...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 08 July 2018, 19:06
Replies: 16
Views: 1,441
Posted By lonestaral
Welcome. Good to see someone else with a tiled...

Welcome.
Good to see someone else with a tiled floor.
Keep posting the photos.
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 24 May 2018, 02:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,576
Posted By lonestaral
Hi John. I have been thinking about a spindle...

Hi John.
I have been thinking about a spindle for a while.
Any recommendation for a make of supplier
of Chinese spindles?
I would like something better but short of cash as usual:(
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