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Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 23 September 2020, 04:40
Replies: 22
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Posted By MarkRH
Yvo, no sorry I dont Greyshark, when my z plate...

Yvo, no sorry I dont
Greyshark, when my z plate wears down will prob upgrade it.
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 12 September 2020, 06:23
Replies: 56
Views: 23,805
Posted By MarkRH
With the proper vfd filter and wire you should...

With the proper vfd filter and wire you should not have needed sheilding on motor wires. I am about to switch mine over, will let you know what I find. Thanks
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 08 September 2020, 04:35
Replies: 56
Views: 23,805
Posted By MarkRH
Abdelkabir, please post what you find with that...

Abdelkabir, please post what you find with that because teknic does not spec sheilded wire for their motors, But you definately should on the vfd. Are you using their power hub? Ive found their tech...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Tue 18 August 2020, 03:31
Replies: 56
Views: 23,805
Posted By MarkRH
Abdelkabir, teknic recommends a 75v power supply,...

Abdelkabir, teknic recommends a 75v power supply, they also recommend keeping control and supply grounding separated. If your motors dont have enough torque you should see them fault out with that.
Forum: The Market Place Sun 26 April 2020, 13:30
Replies: 5
Views: 4,518
Posted By MarkRH
I'm interested in the belt reductions if you...

I'm interested in the belt reductions if you still have them.
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 15 April 2020, 03:13
Replies: 136
Views: 86,153
Posted By MarkRH
Looks like you spent some time on that panel,...

Looks like you spent some time on that panel, looks great. With those good quality geckos and belt reductions I doubt youd have issues, I ended up using leadshine knockoffs the one genuine leadshine...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 14 April 2020, 14:10
Replies: 136
Views: 86,153
Posted By MarkRH
Just received mine also Steve, the cnc12 on a...

Just received mine also Steve, the cnc12 on a touchscreen with the virtual control is nice. Mine isnt moving any motors yet either those are yet to be ordered but I think they will be clearpath, what...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 10 April 2020, 05:47
Replies: 56
Views: 23,805
Posted By MarkRH
Congrats Abdelkabir, how are you liking the acorn...

Congrats Abdelkabir, how are you liking the acorn clearpath combo? , I am switching to acorn now. Do you find the nema 23 223oz motors strong enough? Does it cut smooth arches?
Forum: Troubleshooting Tue 07 April 2020, 18:07
Replies: 12
Views: 4,504
Posted By MarkRH
Hello Don, yes the steppers are keyed so theres...

Hello Don, yes the steppers are keyed so theres no slipping. I cut a few parts with dados and it seems to be within 1/2 of 1 mm now from part to part within the same file, in either direction. It...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 05 April 2020, 16:25
Replies: 12
Views: 4,504
Posted By MarkRH
Detached building or structure they are.

Detached building or structure they are.
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 05 April 2020, 14:27
Replies: 12
Views: 4,504
Posted By MarkRH
redoing the grounding, it seems to have helped a...

redoing the grounding, it seems to have helped a lot. I still have to drive a couple ground rods for this sub panel the is mechmate running from (there weren't any).
John, the errors were both +...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sun 05 April 2020, 09:50
Replies: 12
Views: 4,504
Posted By MarkRH
Al now that you mention grounding, went back and...

Al now that you mention grounding, went back and read Geralds thread on proper grounding and realized didnt have it done correctly, fixing this now.
John, yes calibration is good and repeatable with...
Forum: Troubleshooting Sat 04 April 2020, 07:42
Replies: 12
Views: 4,504
Posted By MarkRH
Hi John, Yes I did the axis calibration several...

Hi John,
Yes I did the axis calibration several times, and after each times I changed dip switch settings and still has the same errors that are random in x and y, if I cut a 12 x 12 square it can...
Forum: Troubleshooting Fri 03 April 2020, 15:48
Replies: 12
Views: 4,504
Posted By MarkRH
1/32 +/- errors mach 3

Hope someone knows the answer to this, my mechmate is direct drive with leadshine type drives.
This is over more than 50 sheets of plywood with many parts, it seemed to be accurate drilling 1/8"...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 20 January 2020, 08:42
Replies: 17
Views: 4,900
Posted By MarkRH
Paul the plan calls for 2.75" wide main beams to...

Paul the plan calls for 2.75" wide main beams to make all the measurements work I believe. (Ted, im getting a diff measurement)
Yours are 6.5 , so a difference of 3 3/4" each side, so add both those...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Sat 18 January 2020, 12:26
Replies: 22
Views: 8,192
Posted By MarkRH
Ted here are a few, I didnt take many during the...

Ted here are a few, I didnt take many during the build process as I should have. It was well worth the effort. All the heavier 1/4" thick material was welded with 7018 rod and the 1/8 and thinner was...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Wed 15 January 2020, 16:03
Replies: 22
Views: 8,192
Posted By MarkRH
Ted, you got it! thanks The Z has a different...

Ted, you got it! thanks
The Z has a different power supply + driver + stepper than the rest which came in a 3 pack.
I had overlooked the power dipswitch setting on Z axis, it only had half the amps...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Tue 14 January 2020, 16:08
Replies: 22
Views: 8,192
Posted By MarkRH
Thanks, Ted, Al , David for the directions. I...

Thanks, Ted, Al , David for the directions.
I checked grubs, spring tightness, even put my finger on the end of pinion while it was peck drilling and see and feel it missing a step within the motor,...
Forum: Construction started, but not cutting yet Mon 13 January 2020, 16:38
Replies: 22
Views: 8,192
Posted By MarkRH
16470 She's cutting! The accuracy is...

16470



She's cutting!
The accuracy is amazing.

Thanks to Gerald for his design and instruction thru the early part of this site, cant count how many times I referred to it while getting it...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Sat 16 November 2019, 15:52
Replies: 128
Views: 58,300
Posted By MarkRH
Thanks Ted, Bought a 12v power supply not...

Thanks Ted,
Bought a 12v power supply not thinking the 126 already has it.
Yes they are... especially when you have the motor tuning way to fast and not zeroed, oh and no e-stops installed, makes...
Forum: MechMates already cutting Fri 15 November 2019, 02:20
Replies: 128
Views: 58,300
Posted By MarkRH
Great build Ted! Just getting the first jogs...

Great build Ted!
Just getting the first jogs out of mine, still waiting on the rest of the correct wire to be delivered. Can you tell me what proxies you used and what aux power supply for them? I...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 24 October 2019, 03:21
Replies: 15
Views: 9,964
Posted By MarkRH
Found this after it was already done, ...

Found this after it was already done,

November 2007, 04:36
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)

Cape Town
South Africa
Collet about 2" below the slide plate sounds fine.
Forum: Introduce yourself and start planning Fri 18 October 2019, 05:30
Replies: 25
Views: 6,899
Posted By MarkRH
Nice, a build with teknic I only remember...

Nice, a build with teknic
I only remember seeing 1 who upgraded to teknic and they are nema 23, im sure many will watch with interest.
Forum: 50. Toolheads Sat 12 October 2019, 06:07
Replies: 15
Views: 9,964
Posted By MarkRH
John, I made the stops just shy of the internal...

John, I made the stops just shy of the internal limits of gas shock like you and the post mention. Mounted the spindle w/ collet 1/4" above spoil board at slides lowest point which leaves the collet...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 10 October 2019, 07:58
Replies: 15
Views: 9,964
Posted By MarkRH
I’ve read thru that and wondering should the...

I’ve read thru that and wondering should the collet be able to touch the spoil board? I’m mounting a 3kw spindle on the 10” slide, I guess I will lower the slide to bottom of travel, set the spindle...
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