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    Spindle Brake

    I have a Bridgeport Interact 412 machining center. When I shut the machine down for the day, the brake does not hold the spindle in place and over night the spindle drops down. It looks like the...
  2. Coolant Pump for Bridgeport Interact 412

    I am looking for help repairing or find a replacement coolant pump for my Bridgeport Interact 412.

    The motor works fine, but the pump is no longer building pressure. Can these impeller type pumps...
  3. Grundfos CP2-30K Coolant Pump for Bridgeport Interact 412

    Hi,

    I am looking for a replacement coolant pump or a rebuild kits for my Grunfos CP2-30K pump currently on my Bridgeport Interact 412.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Kevin
  4. Bridgeport Interact 412 Brake not holding with power removed

    When I shut power off to the machine for the night, the Z axis will not remain raised up. It doesn't drop immediately, but if left it will slowly creep down (all the way to the table)

    For now I...
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    No Coolant in Drip Feed Mode

    I can load a small program into memory and run it, turning the coolant on and off, however when running larger programs I need to put the controller into drip feed mode. When I do this the M8 command...
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    Re: Fanuc Controller in Drip Feed Mode

    Issue was resolved by setting the TAPE/DNC setting to ON. This page was located in the Operators Panel

    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=375346&stc=1
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    Fanuc Controller in Drip Feed Mode

    I have a Bridgeport Interact 412 with a Fanuc Series 0 Mate M controller.

    Can you tell me how to put this into drip feed mode? I have included a picture of the controller.

    I have looked around...
  8. Bridgeport Interact 412 Fanuc Controller Memory Issue HELP

    I have a Bridgeport Interact 412 with a Fanuc OM controller on it.

    I have loaded several smaller test programs (about 20K) using DNC Precision software from my PC, but if I try to load something...
  9. Fanuc Series O-Mate M Controller CAM recommendations

    Hi All,

    I have a Bridgeport mill that has a Fanuc Series O-Mate Controller on it. I am currently using Vectric VCarve Pro v6.5 for a CNC router.

    My hope was to be able to use VCarve pro for my...
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    Re: Using V Carve Pro on a Milling Machine

    Hi All,

    Update....I can successfuly load a program to the controller. I am using VCarve 6.5 and tried both the Fanuc16 ATC and the Fanuc0i ATC post processors. Most of the programming works fine...
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    Re: Using V Carve Pro on a Milling Machine

    Thanks, good to know. I am still working on getting the PC connected up to the CNC through the serial port in order to load a program. Once I clear that hurdle I will try a test program.
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    Using V Carve Pro on a Milling Machine

    I have a Bridgeport Milling Center with a GE Fanuc Series 0-Mate M Controller.

    I'd like to know if anyone here has used V Carve Pro to program a milling machine like this. I don't see my exact...
  13. Re: Bridgeport Interact 412 - Loading G Code Help

    Bump
  14. Re: Bridgeport Interact 412 - Loading G Code Help

    The Fanuc controller has a 25 pin D Shell connector on the side. I assume this is an RS-232 port. The previous company that owned this machine had an adapter going from the 25 pin connector to a CAT5...
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    Re: Removing power from a Interact 412

    Any thoughts on how I can verify the operation of the brake or common failures with it?

    Thanks
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    Removing power from a Interact 412

    When I remove power and air from my Bridgeport Interact 412, the spindle drops down.

    I have been told I have to place a wooden block under the spindle before I shut it down to prevent this.

    I...
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    Re: HELP! Overtravel Alarm +Z

    UPDATE: Solution

    I found that when I manually moved the spindle back to the top, that I did not get it moved ALL the way to the top and stopped at a point the limit switch on the far right had not...
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    Re: HELP! Overtravel Alarm +Z

    UPDATE....I have made some progress but still not quite there yet.

    I was told that when the power is removed from the machine the spindle will drop to the point it hits a stop and that I should...
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    Re: HELP! Overtravel Alarm +Z

    oops, I will re post in the correct forum
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    HELP! Overtravel Alarm +Z

    Hi,

    I am getting alarm #530 Over Travel +Z on my Bridgeport Interact 412. Looking at the attached picture the machine thinks the Z axis is at 16" but in reality the machine is at about 6".I am...
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    HELP! Overtravel Alarm +Z

    Hi,

    I am getting alarm #530 Over Travel +Z on my Bridgeport Interact 412. Looking at the attached picture the machine thinks the Z axis is at 16" but in reality the machine is at about 6".I am...
  22. Re: Bridgeport Interact 412 Upper Z Limit Switch

    The switch contacts were sticky and after cleaning them up, all three plungers are operating smoothly but unfortunately I am still having the same issue. I wanted to include a screen shot here.
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  23. Re: Bridgeport Interact 412 Upper Z Limit Switch

    Thanks for the help! It was hiding in plain sight :) I will clean it up and see if that helps.
  24. Re: Bridgeport Interact 412 Upper Z Limit Switch

    Thanks for the help. I removed the front cover to get a better look at that area behind the light. Is the switch the item pointed out by the yellow arrow, or is it located closer to the red arrow.
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  25. Re: Bridgeport Interact 412 - Loading G Code Help

    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=368430&stc=1Here is a pichttp://www.cnczone.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=368430&stc=1re of the controller
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