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    Re: VFD Recommendation plz ! BP Boss 2 hp

    Mac, thanks for the input.. i have reached out to this company to find out the input amps... The rated output current (A) is 10.5 and the rated input current (A) is 23.9 / 12.5 depending upon if you...
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    Re: ANOTHER Bridgeport Mill conversion ( Build )

    here is the gear.. waiting on my VFD but i will be mounting the rest while i wait !
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    Re: ANOTHER Bridgeport Mill conversion ( Build )

    color matches pretty good ! lol now ill start mounting the electronics !!! Centroid Acorn stay tuned
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    Re: ANOTHER Bridgeport Mill conversion ( Build )

    Ok Gang, its been awhile... have been working on the Rigid Ram for the most part.. have the old electronics stripped out.. the machine cleaned, the oilers replaced and the control cabined blasted...
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    Re: VFD Recommendation plz ! BP Boss 2 hp

    thanks Mac,

    this is the drive i ended up ordering

    10.5 FLA and includes braking transistor

    https://www.factorymation.com/TD400-2003-13PH

    the bigger ones were all 3 phase input so hope...
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    VFD Recommendation plz ! BP Boss 2 hp

    Hey Guys, back to my boss .. typical 2 hp motor .. what's my best choice for VFD

    thanks !


    Joe
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    Re: Bridgeport Boss Oiling Questions

    ok Jim thanks !!!
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    Re: Bridgeport Boss Oiling Questions

    Jim, what im concerned with here is the x oilers.. the grub screw seem like they adjust the amount of oil that goes to the x dovetails versus the x ways i guess the ways would need more oil than...
  9. Re: Boss 8 CNC retrofit and 5 HP upgrade - Build thread

    very nice Mac !
  10. Would love to see some pictures Mac !!

    Would love to see some pictures Mac !!
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    Bridgeport Boss Oiling Questions

    Hey Guys,

    anyone familiar with the oiling systems on the Boss machines ? so far i have rebuilt the Bijur pump / changed the filter, threw all the manifolds in the ultrasonic cleaner, blew out all...
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    Bijur Metering inserts

    Hey guys,

    getting back to working on my boss machine and i notice im not getting any oil to most of the ways.. pump is working fine so i am thinking the metering blocks are plugged..

    any...
  13. Re: Boss 8 CNC retrofit and 5 HP upgrade - Build thread

    looks good ! are you powering the knee to be your z axis ?
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    Re: Converting V2XT to manual??

    if you want to send a truck, ill trade you a nice manual bridgeport for it !!

    Joe
  15. Re: Boss 8 CNC retrofit and 5 HP upgrade - Build thread

    Mactec, after wrestling with the bijur oil pump for 2 days im ready to concede and purchase this pump you recommend.. any idea if it is the 4mm or 6mm model ? it will be coming from china so i...
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    Re: Boss 5/6 short in Z-axis power

    i have a couple of the rigid ram boss' and a couple of the boards left if you need them.. for the most part gutted the controls to upgrade them
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    Advise needed Transformers / Caps etc

    Hey Guys,

    hope this is the right place for this.. if not delete or move so i have gutted 4 boss bridgeports... and im not going to re-use any of this stuff

    does anyone need this or should i...
  18. Re: Boss 8 CNC retrofit and 5 HP upgrade - Build thread

    as far as coolant tanks.. im going to use the one i got with the machine.. ill be building a chip tray similar to the oem version and just be using the 2 table drains
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    looks like you are making some good progress !!! my build has been sidelined for the moment but following along !
  20. Re: Heidenhain TNC 145 Measuring System Defective X Axis, What next

    i am parting out my 145 i have all 3 motors if you are interested.. the 145 head unit has already been sold it was in complete working condition when taken out of service
  21. Re: Boss 8 CNC retrofit and 5 HP upgrade - Build thread

    thanks for the pic Mac... well as far as the oilers are concerned i actually dis-assembled the Bijur cleaned it thouroughly, changed the filter and tested it completely.. you have to be careful as...
  22. Re: Boss 8 CNC retrofit and 5 HP upgrade - Build thread

    Mac, do you recommend upgrading the machine oiler to some other method ? is your chip guard mounted in the t slots like the oem unit ?

    thanks !

    JOe
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    Looks like its in great shape ! i would think if you see a ALL the ways being lubed you should be good.. or possibly figure a single point hookup before each metering valve ... and you could...
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    post up some pics.. maybe !
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    DB, looking good ! i know what you are saying about those rubber covers, but all the boss' i have run into over the years have exceptional ways.. so they must work ! Im hoping to build an...
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    Re: ANOTHER Bridgeport Mill conversion ( Build )

    DMM Tech has em...
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    Re: ANOTHER Bridgeport Mill conversion ( Build )

    So,,, one turned into four.... Finally broke down and bought a pallet jack.. used of course.. then had to repair it ..Spent the past 2 weeks making pallets for 3 of the 4 CNC bridgeports. busted my...
  28. Re: Boss 8 CNC retrofit and 5 HP upgrade - Build thread

    i think the spindle will handle more than 4200 upgrade the bearings if necessary
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    I have a couple Bridgeport Boss mills i am upgrading.. i will follow along !!

    what spindle motor are you using, motor RPM's, and pulley ratio ?
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    DC Power Supply Basics Discussion

    Hi guys,

    id like to start a discussion on how to setup a dc power supply for servos. I have been stripping a bunch of older boss Bridgeport machines in favor of installing modern control...
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