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Offline nrml

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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2016, 03:20:55 PM »
Looks like another epic CNC lathe thread is about to start :drool: :clap: :headbang: :nrocks:


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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2016, 03:50:49 PM »
Very nice Ade , that some  bit of kit   :bugeye:


I methinks the Butt plug E stop may need fitting for the first test run  :lol:   


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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2016, 07:43:30 PM »
Thank you all for your continued interest (now, if only one of you was a secret Mazak expert!!)  :lol:

Biggles - tidal power is the one, I think. Even as I write this it's lashing down with rain again, and blowing a merry gale, again. I've lost count now, but it's been roughly 1/week since sometime in November. Fortunately, we're out of harms way (even down on the docks, ironically, as the gates can be closed to keep the water out, but the Mersey hasn't flooded anyway).

nrml - Well.... maybe.... I'm not sure I've got the tenacity that Andrew's got, and I certainly don't have as much "spare" time. But I'll give it a good go!

Rob - No e-stop needed yet... need an e-start first! I'll turn the butt plug up on the old Edgwick! It cuts a taper anyway, so that saves some time  :scratch:
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2016, 03:23:53 AM »
Ade, the advantage you have with the Mazak is that there are far more of them around than my Traub, so hopefully spares and knowledge should be easier to come by.

Documentation and knowledge are the key I think  :thumbup:
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2016, 03:33:50 PM »
Ade,

Any progress on the Mazak?

Phil.
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2016, 07:40:29 PM »
Hi Phil,

Regrettably not yet. Having got as far as powering it on & determining the controller isn't booting, I've got as far as registering it with Mazak & got a quote for a reprint of the documentation (slightly over 300!), which I couldn't afford at the time... Since then, I've started to move into a new & even bigger workshop, so everything's been on hold for the last 6 months. I'm hoping to be fully moved by Christmas, then I've got a few other fish to fry, so with luck I'll be able to get back to it around February/March time.... fingers crossed.

So, at the moment, it's just a big green hulk of a thing taking up room. Fortunately, the new workshop will make it look a bit smaller, and therefore (maybe) more managable  :palm:
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Re: Another machine joins the stable...
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2016, 08:56:30 PM »
Could be a good candidate for a LinuxCNC conversion.