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Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 20 June 2013, 11:32
Replies: 174
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Posted By Tonys
Hi I am in Ipswich Suffolk 8x4 mechmate giveme...

Hi
I am in Ipswich Suffolk 8x4 mechmate giveme a call if you want any more details
Tony
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 09 March 2012, 01:45
Replies: 10
Views: 3,461
Posted By Tonys
Hi Kev This might be the second Mechmate build...

Hi Kev
This might be the second Mechmate build in Suffolk! I am in Ipswich.
Good luck and enjoy the build.
Forum: 50. Toolheads Tue 31 January 2012, 10:46
Replies: 30
Views: 11,026
Posted By Tonys
You can find him on Uk E bay under at least 8...

You can find him on Uk E bay under at least 8 different...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Tue 31 January 2012, 06:40
Replies: 30
Views: 11,026
Posted By Tonys
Happyshoper

Hi
On the UK e bay site this guy operates under several names and shops and offers various spindles -spindle packages. The same spindles are offered at different prices with different postage rates...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 20 October 2011, 11:21
Replies: 7
Views: 3,728
Posted By Tonys
Gerald, you are absolutely right. I could say age...

Gerald, you are absolutely right. I could say age and poor eye sight are to blame but more likely a non engineer trying to use proper engineering tools! Thanks

Danilon, yes springs on all motors...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 20 October 2011, 10:59
Replies: 22
Views: 6,541
Posted By Tonys
I am on the first steps of the ladder with...

I am on the first steps of the ladder with MechMate and Mach3 so have you guys got your limits and homing running through relays to allow the single input operation? Or is there a configuration set...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 20 October 2011, 09:56
Replies: 7
Views: 3,728
Posted By Tonys
Sorry fogot the pics

Sorry fogot the pics
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 20 October 2011, 09:54
Replies: 7
Views: 3,728
Posted By Tonys
Sorry about quality but here are pictures of the...

Sorry about quality but here are pictures of the set up I used. The DI shows 0.5mm movement each way with a single handed push and shove! If you think this is an appropriate way to test I will test...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 20 October 2011, 02:15
Replies: 7
Views: 3,728
Posted By Tonys
Backlash

I have the PK296AE SG7.2 on my machine with mod1 rack and 30tooth pinion. I broached the pinions to take a key way and used two set screws at 90 deg to fix to the shaft. With everything switched on...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 20 October 2011, 01:35
Replies: 22
Views: 6,541
Posted By Tonys
I have my machine set up to use separate inputs...

I have my machine set up to use separate inputs for the limit /homing and it does use three of the inputs available on the PMDX 126 J12 terminal. I can use the single “Ref All button” in Mach and...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 18 October 2011, 08:18
Replies: 22
Views: 6,541
Posted By Tonys
Mike Yes wired as post 10 and all works ok....

Mike
Yes wired as post 10 and all works ok. Your last comment about not needing the inputs for anything else has got me thinking! My understanding of mach 3,which is very limited at the moment, was...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 18 October 2011, 06:22
Replies: 22
Views: 6,541
Posted By Tonys
Mike I thought I had wired them as the PMDX...

Mike
I thought I had wired them as the PMDX manual shows!Perhaps my explanation was missleading!
Regards
tony
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 18 October 2011, 04:21
Replies: 22
Views: 6,541
Posted By Tonys
Here are acouple of videos showing the machine...

Here are acouple of videos showing the machine homing. Sorry for the quality this is all new to me!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvKmSW3Tq-Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Ij_VCNpPk
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 18 October 2011, 02:58
Replies: 22
Views: 6,541
Posted By Tonys
Limits

Hi Mike
I spent quite some time reading the proxi-limit thread and posted a couple of questions before deciding on a system. I followed Gerald’s plans to the letter and have “holes” in the x and y...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 17 October 2011, 07:01
Replies: 22
Views: 6,541
Posted By Tonys
Uk Build

Hi All

Fist apologies for not documenting my build, but there are so many well documented and photographed builds in the forum I am not sure my efforts would have been up to scratch!
I have...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Fri 15 July 2011, 07:22
Replies: 333
Views: 119,896
Posted By Tonys
Red, Sorry to cause you sleepless nights! I can...

Red,
Sorry to cause you sleepless nights! I can now see that a parallel wired N/C circuit would not detect a fault if a proxie is triggered. As I understand it, I can use a N/O circuit with proxies...
Forum: 70. Control Systems Thu 14 July 2011, 03:52
Replies: 333
Views: 119,896
Posted By Tonys
Red, Thanks for that explanation. It looks like...

Red,
Thanks for that explanation. It looks like I can avoid the complications and extra wiring of relays by using N/C switches in parallel wire directly to the PMDX126.
Once again thanks
Forum: 70. Control Systems Mon 11 July 2011, 09:36
Replies: 333
Views: 119,896
Posted By Tonys
Are relays needed?

I have read and re read this thread but still confused as to whether relays are necessary in the proximity circuits.
Red’s post 294 (including Steve Starlings reply) and Pablo’s posts 274-288...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Wed 27 April 2011, 05:49
Replies: 22
Views: 6,541
Posted By Tonys
Smile Build went quiet for 6 months, now cutting! - Suffolk, UK

Hi all
I have been lurking in the forum for some months, gathering information and working on parts lists.First thanks in advance to the forum for providing such a wonderful resource, and in...
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