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    Re: Gantry Racking At Center-ish of Table

    Hey Gerry,
    Here's the update. I'm not sure if we did this correctly.
    I've attached a diagram of what we did numbered below, which I hope helps visually & not make more confusing :D

    1. we...
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    Re: Gantry Racking At Center-ish of Table

    Hey Gerry thanks! I will give this a shot for sure. I do like to take things apart :D I won't be able to til tomorrow evening though. This is still on the side for me for now. I will keep you...
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    Re: Gantry Racking At Center-ish of Table

    Yea it's still binding unfortunately, but now I know how to disconnect the anti-backlash nut and move manually! Gerry (ger21) has suggested that the nut is not aligned with the screw mounts and to...
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    Re: Gantry Racking At Center-ish of Table

    Hey wmgeorge,

    Yet the A is slaved to the Y axis. I will definitely try reversing the slave direction and see if that helps. I'll keep you posted...

    Thanks for the reply!

    Simon
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    Re: Gantry Racking At Center-ish of Table

    Hey guys,

    So we disconnected the flanges, cleaned the hell out everything, re-lubricated, re-aligned the gantry (it moved very smoothly by hand) then jogged it at 80 & 60% along the y-axis and the...
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    Re: Gantry Racking At Center-ish of Table

    Thanks for taking the time to do that Ntl, now I have a place to start! I'm still fairly new to cnc and each problem seems to be a completely new & unique one, so I appreciate the help!

    I'll give...
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    Re: Gantry Racking At Center-ish of Table

    Thanks again Gerry! I'll take a thorough look tonight, hopefully it's something stands out....
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    Gantry Racking At Center-ish of Table

    Hey Everyone,

    I'm having a problem all of a sudden with racking. When I press go to zero, when the gantry gets close to the center of the table the Y & A axis motors seem to come out of sync and...
  9. Re: Not Getting Straight/ Smooth Diagonal lines or Smooth Circles Anymore

    Good advice, I'll definitely pic some up, thanks!
  10. Re: Not Getting Straight/ Smooth Diagonal lines or Smooth Circles Anymore

    Hey Ger!

    That was exactly the problem and right where you said to check first. Tightened, cleaned, greased everything and it's running perfectly again! Made a maintenance checklist & schedule as...
  11. Re: Not Getting Straight/ Smooth Diagonal lines or Smooth Circles Anymore

    Hey Gallen,

    For my problem ger21 was right. I had a handful of screws loose at the spindle and the whole assembly rocked back & forth a bit. I attached a pic.

    Once I tightened them up...
  12. Re: Not Getting Straight/ Smooth Diagonal lines or Smooth Circles Anymore

    Thanks Ger, I appreciate the reply! Do you know which part is loose? Just joking, but I will sit down, clean & check every part of it this weekend. Thanks again for the quick reply!
  13. Not Getting Straight/ Smooth Diagonal lines or Smooth Circles Anymore

    Hi there!

    I have a Velox 5050 & my diagonal lines & circles are not cutting/ engraving straight. They are wobbly/ wavey & the machine feels a bit jerky when cutting/ engraving those diagonals &...
  14. Re: Need Some Breakout Board Upgrade Advice

    Wow, Velox just replied saying "We actually have the license and profile for this machine in our archives, so I've attached them to this message..." at the same time you guys were helping, so I'll...
  15. Re: Need Some Breakout Board Upgrade Advice

    Hey ger21, thanks for the help!

    They are Gecko something's for sure :) It's the original computer, but the guy couldn't remember the password, so I had to factory reset & reinstall windows 7 that...
  16. Re: Need Some Breakout Board Upgrade Advice

    Hey KH0UJ,

    Thanks for the reply! My brother is the IT server building guy so he will be handling the BIOS stuff :) Just to be clear, do you mean the original card that it came with is rock solid?
  17. Need Some Breakout Board Upgrade Advice

    Hey Everyone!

    I'm looking for advice or pointed in the right direction. I'm a newbie to CNC, but I really want to learn, so I recently bought a 2012ish Velox VR-5050 CNC Router from the company I...
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