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    tool databse filter

    Hi. I want to use a tool from the tool database that I've been setting up to cut a profile. It's a chamfer tool but when I go to the database the filter is on to only allow end mills to open. The...
  2. Thread: 407 v 426

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    407 v 426

    Hi,

    I'm looking into buying another VMC and a Bridgeport has come up with a Heidenhain control. The machine is a 2002 model and in the literature sent it is said to have a 407 control on it, but...
  3. Thread: TRAINING

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    Re: TRAINING

    Hi Dave,

    I have it in Hypercad-S. When I enquired about it at one of the engineering shows I was originally looking to have it running in Solidworks. After talking with the guys it seemed a better...
  4. Thread: TRAINING

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    TRAINING

    Hi,

    I got Hypermill late last year and went on the 3 day basic training course. I don't get to use it as much as I should as some of the work is programmed on the machine and I'm still using the...
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    Re: Ultimax replacement graphics screen

    Hi,
    Ok you need to read the whole thread on this as it turns out not all these machines are the same. The early one are quite a bit different, ultimax 2 etc. My mil is ultimax 3 version 1 so I can...
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    HMI Embedded network controller

    Hi,

    I have a Siemens 810D controller on my 2008 CNC machining centre. I have it networked to a pc in the office and have been sending programs to it from the CAM system ok via the HMI embedded...
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    Re: selecting entities

    Thanks Meegers, Can't believe I didn't try double click, doh. Got it now, cheers.
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    selecting entities

    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to Edgecam but not to Cad/Cam in general having used other stuff for a number of years. I started a new job recently and they have Edgecam, I'd like to start learning it. I'm...
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    810D post processor set up

    Hi Guys,

    I've just taken delivery of a 2001 XYZ 710 with a Siemens Shopmill 810D control. Most of what I do is programmed offline using Onecnc. I'm trying to get a head start on configuring the...
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    BMC 20 remote jog pendant fail

    BMC 20 with max 3 control.

    The hand held remote jog pendant has been wonky for a while now but it's just started to get worse. When I switch the machine on the remote jog unit very often doesn't...
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    No manual jog

    BMC 20 Max 3 version 1.

    I try to keep the machine switched on these days but unfortunately we get the occasional power cut in the night. When I switch it on the buttons on the manual jog hand unit...
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    Ok I cleaned the boards, which weren't really...

    Ok I cleaned the boards, which weren't really that dirty to be honest, but it made no difference at all. It will work perfectly for a few days and then for no reason just change and start playing up...
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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a go as soon as I get...

    Thanks guys, I'll give it a go as soon as I get the chance and then post back.
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    control problems

    I have a BMC 20 with Ultimax 3 control and I'm having various problems.

    It keeps stopping on a tool change but in different places. Sometimes it does the tool change but doesn't clamp the spindle,...
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    Cheers Bloke, Got one of the hurco guys coming...

    Cheers Bloke,

    Got one of the hurco guys coming out to it on Tuesday next week to fit a second hand drive and set it up. I couldn't afford a new one from Yaskawa at £1200 plus £500 for installing,...
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    Ok, now I know exactly where the problem is. I...

    Ok, now I know exactly where the problem is. I swapped the X and Y servo drives around in the cabinet and it does exactly the same thing but this time faults out in the X axis with the same alarm...
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    Ok I tried that and it made no difference Bloke....

    Ok I tried that and it made no difference Bloke.

    I managed to run a couple of programs last night by setting all the tool speeds to 2500 in the program and then have the override turned right down...
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    Update. I spoke to Roy after he looked at all...

    Update.

    I spoke to Roy after he looked at all the photos I sent him and said there doesn't appear to be a high speed contactor but to check all the voltages to the spindle drive. I get a good 200...
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    Hi Bloke, There's no error code on the spindle...

    Hi Bloke,

    There's no error code on the spindle drive however there is an alarm number 3 on one of the axis drives. This is on the left of the cabinet under the power supply. I presume this is the...
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    Servo Drive Fault

    BMC 20 Ultimax 3.

    Over the past year or two I've been getting several different errors with this machine that stop it running. These have been:

    Magazine reference limit switch not seen.
    ATC....
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    Yes that does need to be clarified and after...

    Yes that does need to be clarified and after reading gthlm's post it's very important.

    In Talenttoolroom's first post he said he had an Ultimax 2 but that he plugged a PC monitor into it. Well...
  22. I've got an old hurco with ultimax 3 and come...

    I've got an old hurco with ultimax 3 and come accross similar problems when drilling holes in pockets where I have to jump over a web to go to the next hole and so on. I've always got round it by...
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    Ok Guys, I'll do my best to help. Firstly if...

    Ok Guys, I'll do my best to help.

    Firstly if you're not confident to do the soldering, and haven't got a friend who is then a specialist cable company could help. You need a short adaptor VGA...
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    Pretty good. It turned out to be a really good...

    Pretty good. It turned out to be a really good job. The hardest bit was cutting off the old 10 way IDC connector and soldering on a new 15 way VGA. The cable is made up of 5 strands but there is an...
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    Starting to have this problem more frequently...

    Starting to have this problem more frequently now. It did it today on the first job that I ran, so the machine was still cold. Any more ideas?
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