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  1. Re: Tell Me About My 7.5 HP 7500 Spindle (1994 VF3)

    Haas uses Mobil Vactra #2 for lubricating linear guides, ball-screws, and the spindle. It all comes from the same lube pump. On the newer machines, they have moved to grease for the guides and...
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    Re: This machine is awesome

    You could call REM Sales Tsugami to get a manual. If you're lucky, they could send you a pdf file of the manual. Worst case scenario, it would probably be a few hundred dollars and you would have a...
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    Re: This machine is awesome

    If this machine has live tools, it will either have a full C-axis or "indexing". If it has indexing, depending on the machine, it could either be in 1 degree or 15 degree increments, as those are...
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    Re: SL-20 Lathe, Can't use RS-232

    Well, it was worth a shot! The next thing I would ask, is do you have the cable setup correctly? But, you mentioned that he has another lathe without a floppy, indicating he is already using RS232...
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    Re: SL-20 Lathe, Can't use RS-232

    Certainly not trying to ask a dumb question, but have you tried to plug the computer into serial port 2? Just to see if it works there? It is possible that someone switched it, for one reason or...
  6. Re: New VF2, Spindle air always on and draining air tank

    I found part of your problem. You have a machine that needs approximately 4cfm and a compressor that under ideal conditions, pumps 5.5 cfm. That compressor is going to pump almost non-stop when the...
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    Tool holders?

    Hello all,

    This is not my usual forum, as I have Citizen's and Haas' in my shop, but the nearest I can tell, this may be where I need to be... I purchased a Citizen E32 about 7 or 8 years ago, and...
  8. Re: Tool Offsets and Z position display in hand jog

    I seem to remember being a part of this discussion in the Haas Lathes forum, here in cnczone. I agree that it is frustrating that Haas does not do this. It would be be a very simple mathematical...
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    Re: Tool # and Pocket table?

    It must be nice only running about 15 parts! ;) Being a job shop, as we are, changing tools is a daily thing. Honestly, the more you touch off tools, the more efficient you will be with it. Using...
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    Re: New Mini Mill landed safe and sound

    Sounds great! But, who needs an auger? Ugh... The sales man that sold us our Mini Mill said no one buys the auger for the MM since they are only making little parts. While that is true, a good...
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    Re: New Mini Mill landed safe and sound

    The bin that we got with our machine is a Rubbermaid Roughneck 14 gallon tub. Dimensions on the tag say 24 x 16 x 12.5. It fits well under the lip of our machine. As far as your picture... I'm...
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    Re: New Mini Mill landed safe and sound

    The grease canister on our VF-2 has been in there for a year and a half, that we have been using it, and it is still over halfway full. Granted, we have used it lightly on 1 shift, so take that with...
  13. Re: Setting tool length offsets without the wireless probe system

    +1 on the aforementioned Edge Technology Pro Touch Off Gage! One of my guys brought that in and showed it to me one day, and it has simplified tool touch off. Far less error than using the old...
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    Re: DM-1 vs DT-1 vs Super Minimill 2

    Our Mini Mill is a decent machine. I looked at the Super Mini Mill 2 when they came out, but their price point is roughly the same as a similarly equipped VF1. For a few bucks more, a VF2 can be...
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    Re: Haas Mini mill

    We bought our Mini Mill new, in 2006. Since that time, we have had almost no issues with the machine. They did replace the spindle just before the warranty ran out, as it was making lots of...
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    Re: Haas TM-1 maching out of spec parts.

    HFO Tech,

    Thanks for the clarification. Haas shims the column at the factory, if it is needed. But it sounds I am somewhat correct in that it would make more sense to shim the spindle cartridge,...
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    Re: Haas TM-1 maching out of spec parts.

    Correct me if I am wrong HFO Tech, but I do believe only the spindle cartridge gets shimmed. I honestly couldn't imagine loosening the bolts in the column and shimming that. Sounds to me like that...
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    Re: need help! first time code writer!

    As steryd mentioned, the P and Q for both G71 and G70 should be the same, for it to run the same profile to finish it. That will not cause your problem though. There are only a couple of things I...
  19. Re: Cimco Edit in conjunction with Citizen Swiss

    Yup. I have mine setup to show 3 columns for our E32 and E25J. But getting it to align the wait codes, I have not figured that one out.
  20. Re: Cimco Edit in conjunction with Citizen Swiss

    Just curious, what problems are you having with the WinCNC software? I have been using it for 6 or 7 years and it does fine for me. The only thing that irritates me about it, is what you are...
  21. Re: What CAM program is best for cnc swiss machines?

    Unless I am mistaken, someone please correct me if I am, there are only 3 CAM products that will handle swiss. Partmaker, Esprit, and Mastercam Swissexpert. I have no experience with the last two,...
  22. Re: SL-40 DRO Does not display current tool position

    @HFO Tech - Yes, there are workarounds. I said that. And please, I was NOT bashing Haas. I was bashing YOUR STATEMENT about it not being needed for 30+ years. I only mentioned for the Haas...
  23. Re: SL-40 DRO Does not display current tool position

    It definitely has been achievable for a number of years. I have an idea how to do it, as does many on this forum. All I am saying is, again, taking my 3-jaw example, short of taking a 3-way bore...
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    Re: Preferred Controllers 1990 to 07

    While it may be possible to get it into an 82" door, it is going to be a stretch to say the least! And a ton of work, but if you can manage it more power to ya! Just to give you some perspective, I...
  25. Re: Setting drills, ID tools and back working/end working tools

    I second Citizen's phone service. They are second to none in my book! They will help, as mentioned, with program issues, and a whole lot more!

    Setting back tools in my M212's is easy, I thought....
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