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  1. Acromax MX-16 w/ Yasnac MX1 Vertical Mill - $3000 - Phoenix

    Acromax MX16 CNC
    24x16x18 work envelope.
    Yasnac controller
    Serial port for drip feeding via a PC
    5HP 6000 RPM BT-35 spindle
    15 gallon coolant tank with pump and scraper
    Comes with various tool...
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    Re: Kool Mist #77 proper mixture for flood

    This thread came up when I was searching for info about Kool Mist 77 vs 78 so I figured I'd put my $0.02 in even though it's an old thread..

    First time I used #78, I had rust all over the machine...
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    Re: Electrical question

    Just for completeness, I just happened to find two Acme Transformer T-1-11684 on ebay for $180 shipped. These had the correct ratings for my machine. I purchased them immediately.

    I got them...
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    Re: Electrical question

    There are no transformer taps in this machine. The sticker just says 200/220/230 (which I think is just for the DC power supply). There is a small transformer (fist size) elsewhere that has taps...
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    Re: Electrical question

    I called Yaskawa and they said the 240V I'm reading is too high. Looks like I'm going to need a buck/boost transformer. Really having a hard time understanding what size I need. Some places say I...
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    Re: Electrical question

    I called Yaskawa and they said the 240V I'm reading is too high. Looks like I'm going to need a buck/boost transformer.
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    Yasnac MX1 Battery

    I've been googling for 1/2 hour and can't seem to find a definitive answer on this.

    The CMOS battery on an MX1...what is the voltage supposed to be?
    The manual tells you how to change it, but...
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    Re: Electrical question

    Also, figured I'd ask as well. The breaker on the machine is 60A. I'm going to have to run some 75 feet of conduit to get power to it. My previous install used 6AWG, but it was 10ft from the box. ...
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    Electrical question

    I've recently moved my machine to a new location. The new location has "wild leg" 3 phase power. Are there any concerns about connecting my machine to it? My machine does not have a neutral (just...
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    Re: Proper feet for my machine

    I suppose any hunk of metal that is in the vicinity of the same height as the others would do...
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    Re: Proper feet for my machine

    Only a little harbor freight 7x10. It would take me forever to make one, I'd rather just buy one.
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    Re: Proper feet for my machine

    Thanks, any idea where I might get a 6th foot?
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    Proper feet for my machine

    When I bought my cnc machine, the guy gave me 5 of the round feet in the attached picture. But there are 6 adjusters on the machine. Also, I think he said there should be ball bearings between the...
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    I ended up writing my own drip feeder for my MX1....

    I ended up writing my own drip feeder for my MX1. I happy to report it works pretty much perfectly. But it did take me a long time to get the settings right as well as a properly wired cable.
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    Help with determining alloy

    I have a part that I need to duplicate. It looks and feels (density) like stainless.

    It is not magnetic which continued to point to stainless (though I know there are stainless alloys that are...
  16. Can anyone tell me what "TG" might stand for?

    Can anyone tell me what "TG" might stand for?
  17. Thanks for the info. I'm guessing we are talking...

    Thanks for the info. I'm guessing we are talking well over $1000 for 3 axis worth of drives?
  18. Something like this has to exist already

    I have an older 3 axis VMC that uses Servopack CPCR-MR drives and a Yasnac MX1 controller. The controller is pretty limited, I mean it does the job, but for instance it does not support helical...
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    A lot of very excellent info here: Mobil...

    A lot of very excellent info here:

    Mobil Lubricants explained - Research - The Home Shop Machinist & Machinist's Workshop BBS

    Seems the old Vactra 1 is now Vacuoline 1405
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    Vactra 2 for Vactra 1?

    The manual for my machine (Acromax MX16 from 1984) recommends "Vactra No 1 or equivalent".

    I can't seem to find Vactra 1 in anything less than 5 gallon bucket. I really don't want to spend that...
  21. To my surpise, someone from the anodizing company...

    To my surpise, someone from the anodizing company just came here to take a look at the parts. (I'm impressed, heh) He took a look at them and thought it might have been something that could be...
  22. Just got some parts back from the anodizer

    Two out of the four have some marks on them and I'm curious if anyone would know why.

    http://www.pocketlogger.com/xd9/anodize.jpg

    Was it improper prep? Just wondering if it's something I did....
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    Thanks for the info! This helped a lot. I...

    Thanks for the info! This helped a lot. I couldn't seem to find what I needed on the nikken site. it helps to know they are called tap collets!

    Thanks,
    -mike
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    Coolant Evaporation problem

    I don't use coolant very often (I only use my machine 0-2 times a week, and coolant even less that that). But when I need coolant, I'd like it to be there without having to remember to go out and...
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    Tapping Head Question

    So my machine uses BT35 which is/isn't hard to find. I've got some good deals on ebay and in one of those deals I got this brand new Nikken tapping head for $30.
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