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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Thu 18 January 2018, 10:50
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Posted By MetalHead
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Thu 18 January 2018, 10:48
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Views: 77
Posted By MetalHead
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: 70. Control Systems Mon 15 January 2018, 06:07
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By MetalHead
Acorn and Clearpath

I have been reviewing this setup.

I think this is a good next step combination for the MechMate.
http://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_diy/acorn_cnc_controller.html
...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 15 January 2018, 05:59
Replies: 90
Views: 18,845
Posted By MetalHead
Acorn ...

Acorn
http://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_diy/acorn_cnc_controller.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qvD5GuJUxI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5KSTO8YWkE

Clearpath...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Mon 15 January 2018, 05:50
Replies: 90
Views: 18,845
Posted By MetalHead
I have also been reviewing the Acorn controller....

I have also been reviewing the Acorn controller. I was wondering if the 23 motors needed any gear reduction. I see here that the 23's with our belt drives work great.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 07 January 2018, 05:33
Replies: 54
Views: 4,205
Posted By MetalHead
I suggest you reach back out to PMDX and let them...

I suggest you reach back out to PMDX and let them know you have the PMDX 134 board. He will tell you the correct cable, but I suspect it is this one:

http://www.pmdx.com/HDR26Ribbon-18

and for...
Forum: General - MM Build Mon 01 January 2018, 06:49
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By MetalHead
Archie, several have used other mounts in the...

Archie, several have used other mounts in the Y-Car to mount the Z-slide. It will take some reading. Here is one example.

http://www.mechmate.com/forums/showthread.php?p=31220&postcount=35
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Mon 01 January 2018, 06:43
Replies: 24
Views: 1,451
Posted By MetalHead
I have laser cut parts kits and can source...

I have laser cut parts kits and can source anything you need for the build. PM me and lets talk. Everything you need to build a machine is in the Forum.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Thu 28 December 2017, 05:32
Replies: 148
Views: 29,185
Posted By MetalHead
Ivo great progress on your machine. Thanks for...

Ivo great progress on your machine. Thanks for the detail pictures.
Forum: 70. Control Systems Fri 15 December 2017, 10:33
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By MetalHead
I "stuck" this thread since it is a good...

I "stuck" this thread since it is a good topic.
Forum: 70. Control Systems Fri 15 December 2017, 10:31
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By MetalHead
This is a old machine. I have not dug into the...

This is a old machine. I have not dug into the dryer wiring, but the way it was acting before I fixed it suggested they were tied together. That is why when I unplugged it the neutral was loosing its...
Forum: 701. Motor Drives Fri 15 December 2017, 10:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By MetalHead
Yup - a lot of data buried in this forum for...

Yup - a lot of data buried in this forum for sure!!
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 12 December 2017, 06:45
Replies: 54
Views: 4,205
Posted By MetalHead
Well we sure had it also!! Not normal for sure...

Well we sure had it also!! Not normal for sure and especially this time of year!!
Forum: 70. Control Systems Tue 12 December 2017, 06:41
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By MetalHead
I had the same floating neutral/ground issue on...

I had the same floating neutral/ground issue on my house!! The only thing holding everything down was the dryer as this was the only plug with an extra ground. So when they dryer was plugged in all...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 02 December 2017, 10:15
Replies: 148
Views: 29,185
Posted By MetalHead
Looking great!

Looking great!
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 November 2017, 10:14
Replies: 220
Views: 21,786
Posted By MetalHead
Just so I understand. These motors move X & Y...

Just so I understand. These motors move X & Y just fine?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 19 November 2017, 20:20
Replies: 220
Views: 21,786
Posted By MetalHead
So are you saying you got your motors and still...

So are you saying you got your motors and still have an issue?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 12 November 2017, 15:16
Replies: 220
Views: 21,786
Posted By MetalHead
What voltage are you running at the motors?

What voltage are you running at the motors?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sun 12 November 2017, 08:25
Replies: 220
Views: 21,786
Posted By MetalHead
Do you have a degaussing coil? ...

Do you have a degaussing coil?

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/general-cnc-machine-related-electronics/3848-scrap-steppers-servos-quickly.html

Post #9 was interesting about remagnetization.
...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Fri 10 November 2017, 17:40
Replies: 220
Views: 21,786
Posted By MetalHead
I may have missed it in the threads, but have you...

I may have missed it in the threads, but have you looked at your Geckos? Also check the resistance of the limit resistor on the Gecko. Also try switching Gecko's and then the PMDX 133's. If this...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 07 November 2017, 05:41
Replies: 54
Views: 4,205
Posted By MetalHead
I agree, keep posting your progress. Looks like...

I agree, keep posting your progress. Looks like your moving forward. So your going direct drive, no belt reduction to start?
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 31 October 2017, 20:08
Replies: 220
Views: 21,786
Posted By MetalHead
One thing folks should keep in mind, just like on...

One thing folks should keep in mind, just like on cars, over time and with use these dampeners wear out.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 31 October 2017, 05:24
Replies: 220
Views: 21,786
Posted By MetalHead
Have you checked your spring dampeners to make...

Have you checked your spring dampeners to make sure they are ok? Does the motor work ok off of the machine? Sounds like if this is on your Z axis only your lift cylinders may need replacing.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Tue 31 October 2017, 05:03
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By MetalHead
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: The Market Place Mon 23 October 2017, 08:50
Replies: 6
Views: 3,841
Posted By MetalHead
Hello Everyone !!! It is that time of year again...

Hello Everyone !!! It is that time of year again when I need to renew the hosting services for the forum.

I need each of you that feel they are getting great knowledge within this forum to make a...
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