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    Re: Hurco KMB1 upgrade

    What are you going to use to convert the acorn's step and direction signals into the dc servo drive signals?

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    Re: Hurco KMB1 upgrade

    As to moving the head.... You have to loosen the cross bolts, and tap the side with the nuts towards the head, and then, in theory, you can move the head. The head is very heavy and it tends to be a little stuck in place from dried coolant spray, misc debris, and (eh-hem) paint residue. Sometimes mine moves ok, and sometims I have to put a block of wood against it and beat on it with a 3lb machinist hammer.
    Bob La Londe
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    Re: Hurco KMB1 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Ninensei View Post
    What are you going to use to convert the acorn's step and direction signals into the dc servo drive signals?
    Right now I'm planing on Viper drives with 160 volt Antec power supply,

    Viper Servo Motor control products

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    Re: Hurco KMB1 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob La Londe View Post
    As to moving the head.... You have to loosen the cross bolts, and tap the side with the nuts towards the head, and then, in theory, you can move the head. The head is very heavy and it tends to be a little stuck in place from dried coolant spray, misc debris, and (eh-hem) paint residue. Sometimes mine moves ok, and sometims I have to put a block of wood against it and beat on it with a 3lb machinist hammer.
    I'm hoping when I put a lifting bar in I can break it all loose when I lift the head off base. I've had all the bolt loose and out to clean paint off, I'm going to re-clean them and powdercoat them before I reinstall them.

    With it separated I should be able to move it on a trailer myself. My doors are 8 ft,so it barley fits through. I hope I can get a trailer in shop and lift it with a gantry crane.

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    Re: Hurco KMB1 upgrade

    A realy crane. Not an engine lift or most gantry cranes. I am sure you know, but the whole machine weighs about 4K lbs. Also, don't skimp on the trailer. A tandem trailer with atleast 6500 lb (7000+GVWR) weight limit is in my opinion the minimum to haul it. I brought mine home on a car hauler.
    Bob La Londe
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    Re: Hurco KMB1 upgrade

    I will haul it over split in half. So gantry crane will lift it no problem. I just got a price to move it for $400 to just pick it up a drive it to new shop next door with fork lift.

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    Re: Hurco KMB1 upgrade

    Hey guys here are some videos on the steps I took to get this in paint,along with a final walkaround. Getting very close to move in date...I need to get my butt in gear!

    https://youtu.be/Pz5IWXIQZGU

    https://youtu.be/ebpj5XzkXZs

    https://youtu.be/FzVQqI4zxtk

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    Re: Hurco KMB1 upgrade

    Little update on the KMB1 build.
    During a strange turn of events I no longer own the Hurco mill. Wife and I decided to build a new home and during the sale the new owner decided to purchase the Hurco from me. I was hesitant to sale it since it was ready for electronics,but did make it easier on me not needing to move it.

    So consider this project closed

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