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Forum: 701. Motor Drives Sat 23 March 2019, 18:36
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By lonestaral
I had to put the VFD on a separate earth to ...

I had to put the VFD on a separate earth to
the computer and machine.
Hope this helps.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 09 March 2019, 18:09
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
Posted By lonestaral
There is a divorce in progress. I made this...

There is a divorce in progress.

I made this as the lyrics sum up my mood.

It is by The Who, titled "It's not enough".
It hits the nail on the head.

The film mentioned was released under an...
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 02 February 2019, 18:47
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By lonestaral
Welcome. Hope you enjoy the experience.

Welcome.
Hope you enjoy the experience.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 14 January 2019, 18:06
Replies: 47
Views: 10,882
Posted By lonestaral
+1. Good beer posters too.

+1.
Good beer posters too.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 21 November 2018, 18:36
Replies: 115
Views: 21,863
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, 02:07
Replies: 20
Views: 14,233
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, 22:50
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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, 18:25
Replies: 197
Views: 57,568
Posted By lonestaral
Well done #130. Have fun.

Well done #130.
Have fun.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sun 16 September 2018, 19:21
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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, 02:55
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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, 00:06
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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 Tue 11 September 2018, 23:46
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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, 02:23
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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 Fri 24 August 2018, 23:21
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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, 17:37
Replies: 197
Views: 57,568
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, 05:10
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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, 03:41
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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, 00:18
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
Posted By lonestaral
Nice:) I am making some changes too.

Nice:)
I am making some changes too.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 15 August 2018, 23:05
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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, 18:42
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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, 03:39
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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, 20:56
Replies: 445
Views: 77,887
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, 19:10
Replies: 72
Views: 10,574
Posted By lonestaral
Well done #129. Have fun.

Well done #129.
Have fun.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Sat 04 August 2018, 19:08
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
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, 21:09
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
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...
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