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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Interestingly the inside of my head casting is nothing like the diagrams shown here. I took the bottom coolant plate cover off to replace a broken coolant hose and looked up in there with a...
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    Re: Pics of my DMM servo retrofit build

    Everything is working great so far! I haven't machined any metal yet (was waiting on new way covers) other than some small drilling jobs but have cut plenty of Delrin and wood. I would say the servos...
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Here are the finished way cover extentions

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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    No those are all the drawings I have. He said that the bore for the ball screw bearing was 1mm off and he needed to make some kind of spacer. He couldn't route the oil lines in the head and had to...
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Here are the Mikini head specs directly from Skyfire:

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    Here are some measurements from the 3D model of the Skyfire SVM-2 head:

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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Excellent work!

    For reference here is the BT30 spindle in the SVM-2 head. The pink drawings are my 2hp Black Max motor.
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    Hmm, the SVM-2 head is looking more attractive now if I...
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Also Jan shared with me the the 3D files for the different Skyfire head castings. The Mikini casting is pretty much identical to the larger Skyfire SVM-2 head casting with respect to the shape and...
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    I actually don't know for sure. He just told me he replaced the Mikini spindle motor/drive with the Skyfire and it was worse, so he went the Marathon/VFD route. I made a REX84 conversion card for him...
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Thanks man, that's great stuff! Skyfire did get back to me, but the delays between communications and the language mis-communications are too much for my patience to handle. I been in contact with...
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Come on Skyfire, I'm getting no response from them...
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Cool, thanks! $1k doesn't seem too bad but yes I would like to see how much a new head would be and if it would just easily replace the Mikini head. I see they have a US distributor, Tripletree....
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Thanks a lot man! I figured it wasn't going to be a walk in the park. Would you mind giving me a ball park cost for what you got from Skyfire. As much money as I've constantly poured into this...
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Can you give me as much info as you can about your BT30 spindle upgrade and PDB please? I've been cutting a lot lately and my R8 spindle get blazing hot now, like too hot to touch for more than a...
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Nice a BT30 will be my next upgrade if I don't jump to a new machine by then. I also have a 2hp Black Max spindle motor and wish it had a tad more power. If I upgrade that may be with a 3-4 hp servo....
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Thanks! Nice! What spindle are you upgrading too? BT30? What controller?

    Yes those are line reactors, I spoke with DMM throughout the entire build process and they recommended line reactors.

    I...
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    Pics of my DMM servo retrofit build

    After having a bunch of studdering issues and losing position with my stepper motors I decided to fix it with 750w DMM servos. Along with a host of other upgrades.

    First I had to upgrade the power...
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    Made a bunch of changes and upgrades to the Mach screen set I use. Most notably a rapid feed override, distance to go DRO, G90/G91 toggle, and work offset toggle.
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    Made a drawer slide...
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    Re: New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    I designed some new way cover extensions and am having them made from stainless steel
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    Then I rearranged the rear cabinet after removing the stepper drivers
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    New upgrades to the ole Mikini. Servos!

    After having a bunch of studdering issues and losing position with my stepper motors I decided to fix it with 750w DMM servos. Along with a host of other upgrades.

    First I had to upgrade the power...
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    Re: Help with system lables not working

    Hey Ger, It wasn't working until I shut down Mach3, shut down the computer, shut down the machine. Then rebooted everything back up and now it's working. Thanks for your help!

    For reference here...
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    Re: Help with system lables not working

    OK first I tried adding the code to the macropump.m1s. It didn't work and the description did not update at all. I'm using another bit of code in the macropump that does indeed work so I know that...
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    Re: Help with system lables not working

    Thanks again. I don't know what the Program run does so I'm getting rid of it. It was just in the screenset.

    For the TOOLDESC I was afraid of that as I had read that too. I sort of found a work...
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    Re: Help with system lables not working

    Hey Gerry thanks a lot! When I tried that most of them worked, so I compared the differences. Turns out the text color was black just like the background so you couldn't see them...dump simple fix....
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    Help with system lables not working

    Hi I have a problem with getting the system labels to work.

    My screenset (machsteelblue) uses the following labels (case correct):

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    ProgramRun (squiggly character in front...
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