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    Re: help with production blanks

    Maybe I'm looking more at doing it myself, because everyone in this area that can do it, prices me out of the job.
    And there leadtimes are ridiculous. I usually get two weeks to make the different...
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    help with production blanks

    What is the fastest and most cost effective way to make or buy machined blanks for production. (approximate sizes 2.5"x3"x4" ductile iron)

    In a nut shell, I need to make many size blanks that...
  3. Thread: Shizuoka AN-S

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    Re: Shizuoka AN-S

    You really seem to know what your talking about so I would appreciate if you would look at this thread now and then cause I will really need some help.
    I will attempt to get started and see how far...
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    Re: Shizuoka AN-S

    it appears this is what I have.

    I have thought about pulling drives and motors and selling them on ebay and starting over with a different controller.
    What do you think?

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    Re: Shizuoka AN-S

    Here's a few pics to show what I have. It has a built in phase converter as far as I can tell.

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  6. Thread: Shizuoka AN-S

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    Shizuoka AN-S

    I bought this machine about a year ago thinking the price was right for what I got. $600 for machine, $400 to move it to my shop.
    It came with, what at the time was all the component's to complete,...
  7. Thread: X4 Setup sheets

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    X4 Setup sheets

    Anybody played with this new editor?
    I made one with our logo, and some other cool changes, but i cant figure out how to make it make a tool list like the old setup sheets.

    I print my new setup...
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    ok, lets end this post and it can now be used for...

    ok, lets end this post and it can now be used for future reference.
    It turned out to be the SVP board which is the encoder feedback.
    Luckily i only had to buy the z axis part of this board so the...
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    i'm pretty sure this whole issue is tied to the...

    i'm pretty sure this whole issue is tied to the hydraulic counterbalance. If i support the weight of the z axis i can get the alarm to go away. I think it might be as simple as air in the line but i...
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    Anyone????? I read a couple of post of similar...

    Anyone?????

    I read a couple of post of similar issues and both times it was the encoder cable. Last friday i pulled the cable and check every pin from the encoder clear to the SVP board and it...
  11. Thread: programing help

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    i also have okuma's with a 5020m controls. I used...

    i also have okuma's with a 5020m controls. I used a generic okuma post for mastercamX that can be downloaded from mastercam. Actually i got mine emailed to me from my local mastercam distributor. Try...
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    APA check data alarm

    Hello, i just bought another used Okuma MC-4VAE with OSP5020M control. I got it all setup and and moved all the axis's around. it had a low hydraulic oil alarm so i shut it down and filled it up.
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  13. Thread: big time newbie

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    The Okuma god.... Excellent to know. I...

    The Okuma god....

    Excellent to know.


    I have worked in CNC Sales as well in the past and the okuma control although weird its not bad, however i think the okuma iron is excellent.

    the owner...
  14. Thread: big time newbie

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    my best advise.....trial and error. Just do it...

    my best advise.....trial and error. Just do it and see what it does. I have this machine in full production now so it's becoming a normal thing for me. sheesh, now i prolly cant run a fanuc machine.
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    I have since this post pretty much figure this...

    I have since this post pretty much figure this machine out. My biggest issue as of late was i dont have helical int. however it is available from Okuma and they are working up a quote for me as we...
  16. Thread: big time newbie

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    I seem to be able to do what i want now.....thank...

    I seem to be able to do what i want now.....thank you for your help.

    I know just enough to be dangerous :banana:
  17. Thread: big time newbie

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    Ah...thank you. so the Okuma control cant just...

    Ah...thank you.

    so the Okuma control cant just rotate the drum with a T callout.
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    my seat of Mastercam should be here this week. so...

    my seat of Mastercam should be here this week. so i need to start tracking down a post. I also ordered the manuals for this machine and should see them in a couple weeks.

    In MDI if i type T2 for...
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    so your saying, after power up the machine...

    so your saying, after power up the machine doesn't need to read a section off the encoder to tell it where it truley is?
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    update: I was able to fat finger a program in...

    update:

    I was able to fat finger a program in and run it. but without being able to reference the axis's i cant make a tool change.

    I seem to be able to do just about anything except figure...
  21. Thread: big time newbie

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    big time newbie

    Hello,
    I have been programming/operating since b4 cad/cam (1983). just about everything (except Okuma)

    So guess what, we bought a used okuma. (MC-4VAE with OSP5020m control) I dont have much for...
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