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    how do you set up your U axis machining? are you...

    how do you set up your U axis machining? are you looking to do milling and turning with the same post or do you use the trevisan to just do the U axis boring? I've done posts for U axis machining on...
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    you have to make sure that you have wrap feature...

    you have to make sure that you have wrap feature turned on, wrap lead in move and lead out move set to yes and move type set to radial tool axis then you can turn on cylindrical interpolation......
  3. Thread: NZ T2Y2

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    well if it has soft keys on the side of the...

    well if it has soft keys on the side of the screen it's a newer MAPPS 3 unit and will probably have the same BS CE spec... such a pain. Is it NEW new or "new" new? What I mean is that it could have...
  4. Thread: NZ T2Y2

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    good machines. only downside is X axis creep -...

    good machines. only downside is X axis creep - about .002".

    Have you ever run a 2 turret 2 spindle machine? The biggest thing will be sync codes (m100-197). Aside from that, programs like any...
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    @Dan B - get a 3Dconnexion spacenavigator... they...

    @Dan B - get a 3Dconnexion spacenavigator... they rock! :D
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    I've used Esprit since about 2005. It's pretty...

    I've used Esprit since about 2005. It's pretty powerful but I've complained about the lackluster GUI - especially with new monitors with their insane resolutions. I've sent suggestions based on the...
  7. The "hard drive" as you explain it is the 50mb...

    The "hard drive" as you explain it is the 50mb user area. The limitation is the ability to edit a 10mb program (yes, 10MB) and you can't run macro variables or jump statements in the program.

    To...
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    if you're on a mori dual turret machine (zt, zl,...

    if you're on a mori dual turret machine (zt, zl, nz, nzl) you can use the G68 balance cutting cycle (rtb to get the format)

    i've never heard of shifting Y in a pinch application... just double...
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    well sometimes it takes a few days but you always...

    well sometimes it takes a few days but you always get back to me which is good... sure beats the horror stories i've read about the dude from pcnc automation and all the people he screwed a few years...
  10. yea i think the one mistake i made was not...

    yea i think the one mistake i made was not squaring up the legs with the table frame before i put the X rails on. I'm square on 3 of the 4 corners but i'm out on one. i'm gonna have to loosen and...
  11. well i've figured out that by some odd chance one...

    well i've figured out that by some odd chance one of the legs on my machine is out of square so i'm going to have to go back and tweak some stuff around until i get it to line up properly. i think...
  12. Fine Line Automation FLA-200 build questions

    Hey Guys,

    I bought one of the FLA-200 kits from Nate and recently started assembling it. I have a question regarding aligning the X and Y axes... namely - what's a good way to do it? as far as...
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    Nate's been busy at work (Fine Line is his "night...

    Nate's been busy at work (Fine Line is his "night and weekend" business... much like my guitar/pickup company). I've been bugging him since I bought my FLA-200 and he's usually been pretty good at...
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    oh and for the large program... check your...

    oh and for the large program... check your parameter manual and see if there is a setting for max program size. Does the machine have a data server installed on it? what is the total number of bytes...
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    Mori machines (as well as most fanuc based...

    Mori machines (as well as most fanuc based machines) use 8000 and 9000 series subprograms for macro and subprogram callouts depending on the parameter you register the program to. Typically, an M6...
  16. yea you guys basically nailed it on the head. ...

    yea you guys basically nailed it on the head.

    what G332 does is give priority to speed or accuracy depening on the R1-4 selection. R1 gives you move jarring accel/decel in corners and such with a...
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    the NLs, as some have mentioned, are Mits 720...

    the NLs, as some have mentioned, are Mits 720 controls with the MAPPS front end. The NT, however, is a Fanuc 30/31 series controller. I've been working with Esprit for the past 6 years and find that...
  18. first thing you'll want to do is enable the C...

    first thing you'll want to do is enable the C axis and try to do a G1 move with Z and C at the same time to see if you have C axis contour or position only. I'm going to use a program technique from...
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    oh yea... duh... sorry... memory ain't the...

    oh yea... duh... sorry... memory ain't the greatest anymore
    :withstupi
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    I live in New Jersey. If I were still doing the...

    I live in New Jersey. If I were still doing the independent contractor gig I'd offer to come out and assist with some projects but I got sick of having to sue people to get paid so I'm back to...
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  22. Thread: Esprit 2010

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    I have 2010. It's quite nice. Still a little...

    I have 2010. It's quite nice. Still a little buggy but works very well. By buggy i mean yhe mold paths won't give any error messages when they find a problem sometimes and create an icon but no path,...
  23. call DP Technology and talk to Suzi Yarborough....

    call DP Technology and talk to Suzi Yarborough. She's the guru on getting these database issues resolved.
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    If I still worked for Mori I would have seen you...

    If I still worked for Mori I would have seen you there! Unfortunately their business practices are flaky as all hell so I'm no longer with them... considering the direction their management is/was...
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    I know everything you need to know about this...

    I know everything you need to know about this machine... I've worked for Mori direct, distributors of Mori and as a sub contractor for customers with Mori equipment. I use Esprit cam for 95% of my...
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