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  1. I have it all working, it needed a forward on...

    I have it all working, it needed a forward on that I wired through the relay.

    I also added a braking resistor and it stops the spindle way faster.
  2. Re: Adding a spindle to 501A signal gen. What's needed/ How to?

    I've been controlling the spindle manually via the vfd control panel, I just upgraded the THC to the flashcut so now I have the mini IO board.
    I can get 0-10v out of the mini IO for the spindle...
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    Re: looking to upgrade steppers & drivers.

    If that doesn't get me cutting at cut chart speeds 34's will be next!
  4. Re: Flashcut with Plasma - Don't want to pierce, Keep torch down with a nested patter

    What version of flashcut?
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    Re: looking to upgrade steppers & drivers.

    I'm also changing the cam roller set up with Parker cassette's, should be a big improvement.
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    Re: looking to upgrade steppers & drivers.

    The issue I have is the torque sensing AVHC, with the plate flexing I've had to slow down. I'm currently waiting for my shipment of a flashcut stingray height control and version 8 software to give...
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    Blue screen AVHC

    Anyone interested in a Torchmate blue screen height control?

    I'm upgrading to ohmic sensing.

    PM me if you are interested.
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    Re: looking to upgrade steppers & drivers.

    I'm running str8 drivers and ht23-603 motors from applied motion technologies with two motors for the x "long" axis.
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    Re: flashcut and chinese spindle/VFD

    You need the mini io board and version 4.5 I believe.
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    Re: FlashCut Version advise

    Best suggestion is to give flashcut your serial number and they will let you know.
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    Re: looking to upgrade steppers & drivers.

    Yes it's been up and running for a good while now and working good.
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    The power supply is from Antek PS-15N70R5R12

    The power supply is from Antek
    PS-15N70R5R12
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    Re: looking to upgrade steppers & drivers.

    Here's the almost finished product, I used a different enclosure.
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    I looked in the zip files and didn't see them?

    I looked in the zip files and didn't see them?
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    Re: Hoss's G0704

    Hoss do you offer the conversion kit in .stl format? I seen a guy on ebay selling the .stl files for the mounts and thought since I have a 3D printer I could print them out and use the printed ones...
  16. Adding/changing air assist on Epilog Zing

    I was hoping there was a good solution for converting from the wasteful air curtain that blows expensive shop air across the entire bed to a direct nozzle of air just where the laser is.
    I have seen...
  17. Re: bought a plasma table a while ago - looking for advice on upgrades, setup, etc.

    Have you looked at flashcut ? I'm really happy with the repeatability of my flashcut / torchmate setup. It uses applied motion products stepper drivers.
  18. Re: FSLaser vs Eplilog for 2nd machine in education setting??

    You can't go wrong with an Epilog, they have refurbs from time to time. Top notch tech support included and made in Golden, Colorado. USA
  19. Re: looking to get into cnc laser, what to buy?

    I went with Epilog for their quality, customer service and they're made in the good old USA!
  20. looking to get into cnc laser, what to buy?

    I'm looking at a few epilog lasers but don't know what to look for in a good used machine. My budget is up to 14k. Any help would be appreciated.
  21. Re: New Z axis up and running! Help needed with end mills, what do I need???

    I'm starting out with some whiteside v bits, 90 & 60 degree 1/2 dia and 60 degree 1/4 dia. and a couple up/down 1/4 dia.

    Thanks again for all the info.
  22. Re: New Z axis up and running! Help needed with end mills, what do I need???

    With that being said what's the bit's used most? E.G. for a basic 3/4 mdf sign clearance with 1/2 end mill, letter with 90 degree v bit, finish with 1/8 ball mill.
  23. Re: New Z axis up and running! Help needed with end mills, what do I need???

    Thanks Ger. That's the issue, I'm not sure as I've not done any cnc sign routing yet so I'm not sure what would be needed and what would be nice to have.
  24. Re: New Z axis up and running! Help needed with end mills, what do I need???

    Thanks everyone I've got a good variaty of cutters from Onsrud and a few others in my cart.

    I'm looking @ v bit's now and I like the idea if the insert style, I find the Amana rc-1102 for about...
  25. Re: New Z axis up and running! Help needed with end mills, what do I need???

    That's what I'm looking for! Thanks Devastator.
  26. Re: New Z axis up and running! Help needed with end mills, what do I need???

    The one you started? I read all seven pages along with tons of other posts.

    Thanks for all the great info! Most of the bits listed were ebay deals that are long gone, I did find drillman1 on ebay...
  27. New Z axis up and running! Help needed with end mills, what do I need???

    I've got my Z axis up and running on my Torchmate, I'm running a 2.2 k water cooled spindle with an er20 collet , I purchased collets from Tormach 1/8 1/4 and 1/2 along with a few end mills for each....
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    Re: Plasma quench

    I use it as well, works great. I add more sodium nitrite when I add water.
  29. Re: Adding a spindle to 501A signal gen. What's needed/ How to?

    Yes it's a Velox Z as recommended by another TM user. It's the 8" and I made an 9" drop plate for it so I can reach the tube cutter.
  30. Re: Adding a spindle to 501A signal gen. What's needed/ How to?

    Here's some mechanical progress pics. 274306 274308
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