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Morbidelli, HOMAG or ONSRUD?

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 16:34
Hey everyone

We are in the search for a 3 axis CNC router to cut MDF. What we are looking for is:

- Capability of easily customizing
- Fast operation for mass production
- Safety
- Minimum dust
- Minimum space for a 5x10' machine
- Easy to program
- Precise 45 degree angle cutting
- Fast and reliable service.

Our budget is around $100K

We are considering Morbidelli, Homag or Onsrud.

Can anyone compare these brands in terms of our criteria listed above?

Also any idea if we should look into HAAS and Multicam?

Thanks in advance


Help with a class

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:09
I am having trouble with a few question from one of my classes. I hope that there is someone out there that would help me with this.

I can post them or email them to you.

Please let me know. thank you

Starrett 224.1BRLZ Interchangeable Anvil Micrometer Set 6-9" **NEW**

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:52
The belong to my father who just passed away. These mics have never been used. I hate to sell these but really needing the money for Christmas.

The Starrett 224.1BRLZ Interchangeable Anvil Micrometer Set has a measuring range of 6-9" with .001" graduations and includes these standards: 6", 7" & 8". features a wide range of measurement and flexibility. This model has a Flat, Steel Anvil and Spindle with Ratchet Thimble and Lock Nut. Equipped with a series of easily interchangeable anvils, thus providing the full range in steps of 1" or 25mm with a single micrometer. Recommended for mechanics, automotive service and machine shops, tool rooms, inspection departments and wherever gaging involves a wide range of measurements. Opened box but item is new! $199.99 PAYPAL ACCEPTED Attached Images

Jones & Shipman Continual Dressing Grinder

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:06
Evening folks....

Anybody around here, have any experience on programming a Jones & Shipman Continual Dressing Grinder (Fanuc Controller)?

I'm after some advice if possible?

If yes - shout and i will forward some info on - if ok.

Thanks in advance.

The tool and cutter CNC grinder machine

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:57
Dear All

Please help us solve our problem about S18PCNC-5 DECKEL
"out machine had a error as below: we replaced three new SATELLITE ROLLER SCREW (X,Y,Z axis), although all dimensions of new Roller Screw are same as old ones: pitch, dia, length...). But When we calculated X, Y, Z parameters to input OCTAGON of machine, but S18 Deckel still only understand parameter of old X,Y,Z axis. So we can not tool grinding according to our new X,Y,Z parameter

Please help us or introduce person who can help us, we will pay fee

contact me:

Machine repair

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:37
Hallo guys..i'm from malaysia.

Fanuc 6 and Fanuc 3 user manuals

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:16
Please send me the operational and technical user manuals of Fanuc 6 and Fanuc 3, thank you for your help in advance, Yours Petko.

Captain Petko

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:56
Hi everyone, I am Captain Petko from Hidralex Bulgaria.


Tue, 12/12/2017 - 06:00
Pls help need seicos 18m ladder as i have one hitachi seiki HG 400 and all data of seicos 18 m lost in transit due to drained battery pls advise if some one can help me

Project managment software

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:13

what software do you use in your shops to manage and to control your projects, storage, time... I am thinking to make such program for my self maybe somebody have advices from your own experience. What is needed and what is unnecessary? Thank you.

Ball bar measurement and control

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:25
Hello Team,

i need any one of your support concerning the ball-bar measurement and the correction.
We have Moriseiki HMC machine for our machining of Steel component .In this machine we have an issue of position variation which making distribution hole. On this point of view we tested the geometry with ball-bar and the result as follows below.
i want to understand that which parameter is out off specification and how this can be corrected
please help us on this.

Sl. No Parameter Unit Measurement 1 Backlash X (max) Microns -1.1 2 Backlash Y (max) Microns 0.9 3 Reversal spikes X Microns 5.6 4 Reversal spikes Y Microns 1.7 5 Lateral Play X Microns -4.2 6 Lateral Play Y Microns 5.5 7 Cyclic error X Microns 2.2 8 Cyclic error Y Microns 2 9 Servo mismatch ms 0.05 10 Squareness Microns/Meter 1332 11 Straightness X Microns -168.7 12 Straightness Y Microns -12.7 13 Scaling Mismatch Microns 29.8 14 Scaling error X ppm -355.2 15 Scaling error Y ppm -504 16 Cyclic Pitch X mm 31.75 17 Cyclic Pitch Y mm 30.48 18 Centre Offset X Microns 54.7 19 Centre Offset Y Microns -196.2 20 Positinal Tolererance Microns 677.8 21 Best Fit Radius mm 99.957 22 Circularity Microns 379.5

IMD Magnetic Driven Chemical Process Pump

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:55
Product Description:

IMD Fluoroplastic Mangetic Chemical Process Pump is the upgrade products of CQB Series vacuum pumps .which is R & D high -Efficiency Pump based on the long time technology accumulation ,and study advanced technology aboard . The Designed Feature is small flow and high head of vacuum pump systems ,Pump apperarance and installation Dimension are designed and produced according of ISO International .All of Specifications are motor-straight ,supported by Middle bracket ,compact structure resistance ,load or upload Convenient .Inlet of vacuum pumps for sale is made of Steel-lined F46 , moulded by high temperature in order to enhance pressure of vacuum pump . Inner Rotor and Outer Rotor adopts high performance magnetic materials "NdFeB" .Isolation set used Import Non-metal material manufacture, it greatly reduces the magnetic eddy current loss . This Series of vacuum pump system performance is remarkable , inexpensive price , in the domestic and foreign many projects used and obtain recogintion,has become a subsitute imported magnetic pump first choose .

Technical Details of IMD Magnetic Drive Pumps
IMD Magnetic Drive Pump Series:
● Flow: to 400 m3/h
● Head: to 125 m
● Material Range : FEP,PFA Lined
● Temperature:to -20℃~180℃。
The industries we served including Biodiesel,Chemical, Petro-Chemical,Pharmaceutical,Water Treatment,Electrical,Sewage Treatment,and other industry.

Greetings Everyone

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 00:45
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Shoda 5 axis with a Fanuc 150-M Won't Boot

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 02:54
Calling all Fanuc Gurus,

The machine ran fine all day Thursday, shut down happy, and when powered on, on Friday Morning, I got the dreaded message on my screen:

"Graphic is Ready, Waiting Serial Bus is Ready, Serial Bus is ready, Boot Start"

Reading the manual, and many other forum posts, I decided my best chance for a quick repair was to replace the Main C card, so I bought a backup Main-C board with daughter cards, and was able to boot to the IPL screen once after the first install of the new card. Unfortunately, the 2nd boot was worse, and by the third boot with the new card, I was in the same place, and now I have two Main C cards that won't boot. I now believe my problem is elsewhere.

I've created and a PDF with lots of pics and descriptions that chronicles the repair effort to date. I tried to attach it to this post, but it was too large for the Forum's attachment limit, so I'll try to share it via this link:

I've already missed a week of work trying to troubleshoot and I'm ready to call in an expert/guru. Who do you all recommend? Any other things I should try? Should I call Fanuc directly? Many folks who I've known to have done that in past told me its a waste of time. Anyone have a different experience?

If if could find a local Fanuc expert in the Southern / Central California region, that would be even better. I'm located in Tehachapi, CA

OPRM file Issue - Fanuc I0-TD

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 08:21
Hi guys,

So recently my father passed away (May He Rest In peace), and he was handling our CNC machines and troubleshooting whenever we have a problem.

We currently have a Fanuc Series 0I - TD controller . Model : Vturn-A20.

Whenever I launch the machine, I get these error:
Option setting Error
Option Information File Error
Either Loading Or deleting option information file is necessary.

After diagnosing and researching about this error, I am confident that the issue relies under the OPRM file.

I would highly appreciate if someone is able to support me, and provide me the solution to get my machine back up and running.

Kindly reply here or whatsapp/call me @ 009613239524

how to write mitsubishi fca64s ladder logics

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 07:41
Hi! This is not an easy question to be answered right away. Let me ask my friend! He definitely knows which which software is used to write a Plc logic program.

ADjusting the Y axis double ball screw on a Kitamura hx500i.

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 12:17
Do auto synchronisation of twin ball screws

Billy to CNC

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 09:41

My name is Billy and I live in Homestead Florida. I am a old guy, retired, and trying to learn CNC machining.

I am very new to CNC. I have two machines I am trying to learn to operate. I want to develop a standard safe process to cut every part and all necessary setups.
One, a Sherline mill with 9" of X travel running Mach3. ( The Sherline has no home switch and many other limitations.
Two, a Eagle mill with 54" of X travel running Fagor control software. ( The Eagle has most everything except an encoder on the spindle, manual spindle speed control)

I like metalworking in general and have some limited experience in manual machining and welding.

I am learning G Code which has not been to difficult.

I do not have a clear idea in my head of the process from start to finish at this point.

I came here in hopes you guys could point me in the proper direction and answer the typical "new guy" questions.



New to this forum, new to CNC, where to ask basic questions??

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 09:24

I am very new to CNC. I have two machines I am trying to learn to operate. I want to develop a standard safe process to cut every part and all necessary setups.
One, a Sherline mill with 9" of X travel running Mach3. ( The Sherline has no home switch and many other limitations.
Two, a Eagle mill with 54" of X travel running Fagor control software. ( The Eagle has most everything except an encoder on the spindle, manual spindle speed control)

Where is the best place on this forum to ask basic newbie questions?