[Emc-users] Another servo question

2015-06-09 Thread Ken Strauss
I have some Reliance/ElectroCraft 1326AB-B410 servo motors (see support.elmark.com.pl/rockwell/Literatura/1326a-2_9.pdf for a data sheet). Are there any affordable drivers available for these motors? --

Re: [Emc-users] Suitable transformers = hens teeth

2015-06-13 Thread Ken Strauss
I have placed one order with them without a problem; the supplied motor was exactly as advertised. Unfortunately it was not what I needed! Note to self: Learn to read! -Original Message- From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@wdtv.com] Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:06 PM To:

Re: [Emc-users] Suitable transformers = hens teeth

2015-06-13 Thread Ken Strauss
Aren't these often auto-transformers which provide no isolation between input and output? -Original Message- From: Jon Elson [mailto:jonelson...@gmail.com] Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:53 AM To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Suitable transformers =

Re: [Emc-users] Resetting a tilt-able head to plumb?

2015-08-18 Thread Ken Strauss
I haven't closely followed this thread but what is wrong with the traditional method of sweeping a DTI attached to the end of an L-shaped rod secured in the spindle? Simple, time tested and very accurate. -Original Message- From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@wdtv.com] Sent: Tuesday,

Re: [Emc-users] Possible lathe spindle encoder.

2015-07-29 Thread Ken Strauss
http://www.allegromicro.com/~/media/Files/Technical-Documents/AN296089-Crank -Sensor-ICs-for-Start-Stop-Application-Note.ashx The addin at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-search-link-fix/ seems to fix Google's tracking feature that obfuscates proper links. -Original

Re: [Emc-users] Possible lathe spindle encoder.

2015-07-30 Thread Ken Strauss
Has anyone found a source for the ATS694? Digikey doesn't have a listing... -Original Message- From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:38 PM To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Possible lathe spindle encoder. A useful

Re: [Emc-users] Bug:Call Stack Under run

2015-07-15 Thread Ken Strauss
On the Tormach mailing list there was a report of the same error caused by having a M09 and M30 on the same line. Is it possible that this is a related problem? -Original Message- From: Rick Lair [mailto:r...@superiorroll.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:54 AM To: Enhanced

Re: [Emc-users] looking for inexpensive modular encoder

2015-07-15 Thread Ken Strauss
The site says Minimum order quantity: 280 . I don't have that many mills! -Original Message- From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:46 AM To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) Subject: Re: [Emc-users] looking for inexpensive modular encoder

Re: [Emc-users] Optimum packing problem

2015-10-30 Thread Ken Strauss
An interesting question but I prefer to keep collets in a logical size arrangement rather than trying to achieve the closest possible packing. > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 10:49 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller

Re: [Emc-users] Is the Linuxcnc Web site ok?

2015-10-14 Thread Ken Strauss
The linuxcnc.org site is back to life! At least my download of a .iso seems to be progressing. > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:31 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Is the Linuxcnc

Re: [Emc-users] Amazon playing tricks?

2015-10-03 Thread Ken Strauss
Did you put quotation marks around the "24 volt"? If it is entered as just words with no quotes you also get everything with "24" in the description. That includes "24 watt", "240 volt", etc. I just did it ebay.ca with the quotes and got 25 hits all of which are appropriate. > -Original

Re: [Emc-users] Poor mans soft turnon

2015-12-07 Thread Ken Strauss
"Thermistor" is the generic name for a device that changes resistance with temperature. I believe that they are available as both NTC and PTC (negative/positive temperature coefficient) devices. As noted in my earlier email with the TM symbol a "Surgistor" is a name trademarked by Stetron that has

Re: [Emc-users] Poor mans soft turnon

2015-12-06 Thread Ken Strauss
I assume that you mean a Surgistor(TM). You'll find them for very high prices on eBay (the one currently listed is $25!). Google shows several places that claim to have them. > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@wdtv.com] > Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2015 10:26 PM >

Re: [Emc-users] Probe

2015-12-13 Thread Ken Strauss
I have no idea where it is made but the one from Tormach is well finished, uses standard probe tips and I've been reasonably happy with mine. See http://www.tormach.com/store/index.php?app=ecom=prodshow=32309 To answer another's point, I have made replacement tips for mine using 3mm carbide rod

Re: [Emc-users] Probe

2015-12-13 Thread Ken Strauss
troller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Probe > > I would expect a $1200 probe to be well finished and use standard tips... > probably much more accurate than my BP knee mill ever was. > > JT > > On 12/13/2015 9:11 AM, Ken Strauss wrote: > > I have no idea where i

Re: [Emc-users] Probe

2015-12-13 Thread Ken Strauss
In the posts on CNCZONE to which I linked earlier the conclusion seems to be that the force to actuate the Tormach probe actually bends the "stiff" ceramic staff and causes significant measurement errors. Using a larger diameter carbide staff seems to work much better. > -Original

Re: [Emc-users] OT: Anyone have a small piece of 15/64" drill rod?

2015-12-20 Thread Ken Strauss
Have you considered that 15/64 is quite close to 6mm (~5.95mm)? > -Original Message- > From: Gregg Eshelman [mailto:g_ala...@yahoo.com] > Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2015 6:19 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: [Emc-users] OT: Anyone have a small piece of 15/64" drill

Re: [Emc-users] Any idea how they machine these?

2016-02-07 Thread Ken Strauss
There was an article in Model Engineer Magazine (British publication) on doing it at home. See Volume 176, Issue 4017, page 464. I have a scan of the article but it is too large to post. > -Original Message- > From: John Kasunich [mailto:jmkasun...@fastmail.fm] > Sent: Sunday, February

Re: [Emc-users] collets for this motor?

2016-01-28 Thread Ken Strauss
Note that metric ER collet sets can grip any size in their range. However, there are gaps with most sets of Imperial sized collets. > -Original Message- > From: Ralph Stirling [mailto:ralph.stirl...@wallawalla.edu] > Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 11:20 PM > To: Enhanced Machine

Re: [Emc-users] using an absolute encoder

2016-01-21 Thread Ken Strauss
I've used the AS5048B in a robotics application. Note that the magnet must have a transverse magnetic orientation rather than the axial orientation of most rare earth magnets. > -Original Message- > From: Mark Johnsen [mailto:m...@ijohnsen.com] > Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 7:34 PM >

Re: [Emc-users] ER-20A nuts for TTS adaptors

2016-04-12 Thread Ken Strauss
The ER40 nut that I ordered directly from Gloster definitely has a ball bearing. > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@wdtv.com] > Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 11:38 AM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] ER-20A nuts for TTS adaptors > >

Re: [Emc-users] G33.1 in a peck loop

2016-03-30 Thread Ken Strauss
> -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@wdtv.com] > Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 8:06 AM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] G33.1 in a peck loop > > On Wednesday 30 March 2016 07:45:11 andy pugh wrote: > > > On 30 March 2016 at 12:31,

Re: [Emc-users] Blacklisting parts of G-code

2016-04-22 Thread Ken Strauss
You can use G10 L1 P3 to set the offset of all 256 tool table entries regardless of their past contents. This is with Pathpilot but I have not tried it with the unmodified LinuxCNC. It seems to me that you have two choices: 1) Require a reboot and run a startup file to clear the tool table and

Re: [Emc-users] Semi OT: Heidenhain incremental encoders

2016-04-24 Thread Ken Strauss
Note that if you Google for the model number there are a number of people selling them. Is it possible that it is not a standard Heidenhain product but a special for an OEM who went bankrupt or cancelled the project and they are now being dumped? > -Original Message- > From: Leonardo

Re: [Emc-users] PID explanation a bit different

2016-04-15 Thread Ken Strauss
Sounds like a Kalman filter... > -Original Message- > From: Neil [mailto:emc_d...@narwani.org] > Sent: Friday, April 15, 2016 5:15 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] PID explanation a bit different > > How about this one? I dare you to make it to the

Re: [Emc-users] Toolchange M6

2016-04-16 Thread Ken Strauss
Then as Andy mentioned I think that you're stuck with forcing everyone to use only one tool per file since I don't believe tht LinuxCNC allows jogging or adjusting offsets during a tool change. Just setup a dummy tool table with all offsets set to a constant. > -Original Message- > From:

Re: [Emc-users] Toolchange M6

2016-04-16 Thread Ken Strauss
ge M6 > > On 17 April 2016 at 01:06, Ken Strauss <ken.stra...@sympatico.ca> wrote: > > Just setup a dummy tool > > table with all offsets set to a constant. > > > It might start constant, but it will be filled up by random numbers as > people > touch-off thei

Re: [Emc-users] Toolchange M6

2016-04-16 Thread Ken Strauss
You wrote: "Based on what we've done with Mach3, I don't expect we're going to do toolchanges within a single file. When we generate toolpaths with Vectric Aspire for example, if you use multiple tools and it's not an ATC you generate one G-code file per tool." I frequently use Vectric Cut2D for

Re: [Emc-users] O.T.: Machining paper stack

2016-07-26 Thread Ken Strauss
Such operations are very common in the printing trade and are usually done on a guillotine. Some have computer controlled back stops that provide semi-automatic setups. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btzboHQLcT0 for one model. Or have I completely misunderstood what you need? >

Re: [Emc-users] O.T.: Machining paper stack

2016-07-26 Thread Ken Strauss
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eLEz2PVWoQ for a better demo. > -Original Message- > From: rayj [mailto:raymo...@frontiernet.net] > Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:33 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: [Emc-users] O.T.: Machining paper stack > > Greetings, > > I'm

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-08-11 Thread Ken Strauss
See https://www.google.ca/patents/WO2007028964A1 The protocol may be more complicated than you think! > -Original Message- > From: Jon Elson [mailto:el...@pico-systems.com] > Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:56 PM > To: 'Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC)' > Subject: [Emc-users] snagged

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-08-13 Thread Ken Strauss
Any idea what the "magic" combination for the switch contacts that he mentions on his website is? > -Original Message- > From: John Thornton [mailto:j...@gnipsel.com] > Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 1:13 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-08-13 Thread Ken Strauss
gt; Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how > to interface ? > > http://gnipsel.com/images/touch-probe/touch-probe-01.jpg > > http://gnipsel.com/images/touch-probe/touch-probe-02.jpg > > JT > > > On 8/13/2016 2:18 PM, Ken Strauss wro

Re: [Emc-users] Need some advice on where to buy shim stock in custom widths

2016-07-13 Thread Ken Strauss
I use a small 3-in-1 sheet metal machine (something like http://www.grizzly.com/products/12-Combination-3-in-1-Sheet-Metal-Machine/T2 1320 but from BusyBee in Canada) to cut thick shim stock without significant distortion. > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett

Re: [Emc-users] Tida_TD-1336_lathe

2017-02-01 Thread Ken Strauss
I assume that your spindle is MT5. >From http://chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?t=87907 "The collet adapter that adapts the spindle bore from a MT #5 taper to accept 5-C collets is available by part number. The part number is P4026001 Collet Adapter priced at $30.00 plus shipping and

Re: [Emc-users] Math Q

2017-02-22 Thread Ken Strauss
If the length of a side is S then the radius of the circumscribed circle is S*sqrt(3)/3 = 25.3mm if I can divide. So probably 1-inch radius. > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:28 PM > To: Enhanced Machine

Re: [Emc-users] EDM Small Hole Drilling

2017-02-11 Thread Ken Strauss
A local shop uses the larger version of these to deburr holes drilled in tubing. They claim to be usable in 0.040 holes and there is a Swiss company that I can't recall the name of that makes really small ones. http://www.ezburr.com/products/micro_series.php > -Original Message- > From:

Re: [Emc-users] hal_input question

2017-01-15 Thread Ken Strauss
sers] hal_input question > > On 01/14/2017 08:00 PM, Ken Strauss wrote: > > I successfully downloaded and installed hal_input and linux_event.py > > At least the loadusr hal_input line appears to be accepted without > > saying that a file is missing. Thanks Kirk! > >

Re: [Emc-users] hal_input question

2017-01-14 Thread Ken Strauss
7 3:54 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] hal_input question > > On 01/14/2017 11:58 AM, Ken Strauss wrote: > > Thanks for the suggestion. I had looked at hidcomp but was hoping to > > use hal_input since it seems more standard, is simpler

Re: [Emc-users] OT - Arduino development - Atmel ICE useful ?

2017-02-27 Thread Ken Strauss
The software is free but the ICE hardware must be purchased. > -Original Message- > From: Lester Caine [mailto:les...@lsces.co.uk] > Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 4:34 AM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] OT - Arduino development - Atmel ICE useful ? > >

Re: [Emc-users] OT - Arduino development - Atmel ICE useful ?

2017-02-26 Thread Ken Strauss
That sounds great! Perhaps it is because I am in Canada but the Atmel store (http://www.atmel.com/tools/atatmel-ice.aspx#buy) says that I can't buy the ICE online. Several versions are available from Digikey. Did you get the Atatmel ICE Basic or Atatmel ICE or...? > -Original Message-

Re: [Emc-users] OT - Arduino development - Atmel ICE useful ?

2017-02-28 Thread Ken Strauss
As a followup: I ordered the ICE from Microchip (http://www.microchip.com/developmenttools/productdetails.aspx?partno=atatmel-ice on Sunday using the $50 discount code that expires today. The ICE arrived at my Canadian door this afternoon (Tuesday) with no additional fees owing. >

Re: [Emc-users] OT - Arduino development - Atmel ICE useful ?

2017-02-26 Thread Ken Strauss
ked with the ICE more last night and it just gets better the more I learn > about it. Its a very powerful tool for debugging. > > Dave > > > On 2/26/2017 11:20 AM, Ken Strauss wrote: > > That sounds great! > > > > Perhaps it is because I am in Canada but the Atme

Re: [Emc-users] What does "CNC" really mean?

2016-09-02 Thread Ken Strauss
Is that using paper or Mylar tape? Did you account for the weight reduction due to chad removed? > -Original Message- > From: John Kasunich [mailto:jmkasun...@fastmail.fm] > Sent: Friday, September 02, 2016 1:13 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] What does

Re: [Emc-users] What does "CNC" really mean?

2016-09-02 Thread Ken Strauss
PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] What does "CNC" really mean? > > And what about hanging chads?? ;-) > > On 9/2/2016 1:34 PM, Ken Strauss wrote: > > Is that using paper or Mylar tape? Did you account for the weight > > reduction due to

Re: [Emc-users] Nice old iron

2016-09-02 Thread Ken Strauss
I love the note and my postman is even happier: "Postage: May not post to Canada - Read item description or contact seller for postage options." > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: Friday, September 02, 2016 4:51 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller

Re: [Emc-users] Need unlocked copy of a pdf for a breakout board I just bought two of.

2016-09-06 Thread Ken Strauss
Old auctions stay around on eBay for quite a while if you search by number. > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 9:51 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Need unlocked copy of a pdf for

Re: [Emc-users] What does "CNC" really mean?

2016-08-31 Thread Ken Strauss
I thought that was "hanging chad" rather than "shard". See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_(paper) > -Original Message- > From: Greg Bentzinger [mailto:skullwo...@yahoo.com] > Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:21 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users]

Re: [Emc-users] Silly Q about glues

2016-08-30 Thread Ken Strauss
Is that what you meant? http://makezine.com/2016/03/25/dont-glue-anything-without-handy-reference-ch art/ > -Original Message- > From: R.L. Wurdack [mailto:di...@nwlink.com] > Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:05 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Silly

Re: [Emc-users] Anybody have an idea how...

2016-09-23 Thread Ken Strauss
Is that "Wilbro" or "Winbro"? Any idea who sells it in Canada? > -Original Message- > From: Jon Elson [mailto:el...@pico-systems.com] > Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 9:14 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Anybody have an idea how... > > On 09/23/2016

Re: [Emc-users] More news & ? from WV.

2016-08-17 Thread Ken Strauss
Link? > -Original Message- > From: Gregg Eshelman [mailto:g_ala...@yahoo.com] > Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:02 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] More news & ? from WV. > > Have a look at this. Wouldn't be surprised to see foundries doing this for

Re: [Emc-users] Info needed.

2016-08-24 Thread Ken Strauss
I get a 404 error on your link to build photos. > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:14 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Info needed. > > On 24 August 2016 at 17:40, Gene Heskett

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
s much labor as retrofitting > a manual mill, but it will definitely get me close and personal to all the > components. > > > On 9/25/16 7:48 AM, Ken Strauss wrote: > > I believe that Jon Elson suggested the QSE159. Digikey has it in stock > > for about $1.50. It includes

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
nal Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:49 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to > interface ? > > On 27 September 2016 at 19:0

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-09-25 Thread Ken Strauss
be , and starts it > . so thats something close . but i'm wondering if just about any sender would > do it , as it's working on a carrier rather than code > > > > > On 23 September 2016 at 13:07, Ken Strauss <ken.stra...@sympatico.ca> > wrote: > > > Looking at th

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
nybody know how to > interface ? > > On Tuesday 27 September 2016 09:29:47 Ken Strauss wrote: > > > The discussion has been regarding the optically coupled probe. Has > > anyone had success with the inductively coupled ones? Is it feasible > > to make your own IMM module? >

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
What was the source for your connector? The cord halves are on eBay but what about the chassis piece? > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:41 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged

Re: [Emc-users] An observation on digital calipers

2016-10-31 Thread Ken Strauss
While we're discussing calipers, I've been pretty happy with the ones from Accusize. They show large decimal digits plus fractions and I rather like the yellow display. Not absolute and not IP67 but they feel about as nice as my Mitutoyo ones. They also have left handed calipers. Accusize is

Re: [Emc-users] An observation on digital calipers

2016-10-31 Thread Ken Strauss
; Subject: [Emc-users] An observation on digital calipers > > On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 7:08 AM, Ken Strauss <ken.stra...@sympatico.ca> > wrote: > > > While we're discussing calipers, I've been pretty happy with the ones > > from Accusize. They show large decimal digits pl

[Emc-users] hal_input question

2017-01-14 Thread Ken Strauss
A little intro: I have computer experience with Windows (API programming) and assembler on several micros. However I am **very** new to Linux so please excuse my stupid newb questions. I am trying to use a homebrew USB device with LinuxCNC/PathPilot. My device appears to the system as a HID and I

Re: [Emc-users] hal_input question

2017-01-14 Thread Ken Strauss
, January 14, 2017 2:45 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] hal_input question > > 2017-01-14 21:36 GMT+02:00 Ken Strauss <ken.stra...@sympatico.ca>: > > > > > I am trying to use a homebrew USB device with LinuxCNC/PathPilot. My >

Re: [Emc-users] corcom's site a blank, no data on any of their filters

2017-01-05 Thread Ken Strauss
I sent you a data sheet. > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 3:20 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: [Emc-users] corcom's site a blank, no data on any of their filters > > Greetings folks; > > Does

Re: [Emc-users] hal_input question

2017-01-14 Thread Ken Strauss
--Original Message- > From: Kirk Wallace [mailto:kwall...@wallacecompany.com] > Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 3:54 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] hal_input question > > On 01/14/2017 11:58 AM, Ken Strauss wrote: > > Thanks for the suggestion. I had

Re: [Emc-users] Making taper lock hubs

2017-03-26 Thread Ken Strauss
Yes but for small angles sin() and tan() are almost identical. Sin(7)=0.1219 and tan(7)=0.1228 > -Original Message- > From: Marcus Bowman [mailto:marcus.bow...@visible.eclipse.co.uk] > Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 3:53 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users]

Re: [Emc-users] Milling setup question

2017-03-30 Thread Ken Strauss
It might be slightly more accurate to use a tooling ball in the centre of the 120mm disc rather than a dowel pin. They have a shoulder so tilt would not be an issue. > -Original Message- > From: John Kasunich [mailto:jmkasun...@fastmail.fm] > Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:27 PM > To:

Re: [Emc-users] 3D Printers

2017-03-28 Thread Ken Strauss
PVC foam moulding might be another option: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.1-inch-x-4-inch-x-8-feet-veranda-pvc-trim-board-white.1000761916.html You can make large blocks by glueing 1x4 or 1x6 pieces with PVC glue. I've been using it as an alternative to machineable wax. It is more

Re: [Emc-users] More Renishaw questions

2017-03-23 Thread Ken Strauss
troller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] More Renishaw questions > > Do you have an OMI, or are you trying to connect directly with your own? > > On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:28 PM, Ken Strauss <ken.stra...@sympatico.ca> > wrote: > > > >From postings on this list earl

[Emc-users] More Renishaw questions

2017-03-23 Thread Ken Strauss
>From postings on this list earlier this year I believe that Sarah Armstrong and Rene Hopf (and perhaps others) have had some success interfacing to a Renishaw MP10 or similar probe. I recently got an MP7 so I'm very interested. Can anyone provide details of the electronics that they used used

Re: [Emc-users] More Renishaw questions

2017-03-24 Thread Ken Strauss
Switch on is not a problem for me since the MP7 has an inbuilt centrifugal power switch according to the docs -- spin the probe at 500 rpm for a few seconds to turn on and then spin it again to turn off. I would appreciate any information on your homebrew OMM that you're willing to share. Please

Re: [Emc-users] Thing with a square hole.

2017-03-20 Thread Ken Strauss
It won't be quite square but how about drilling small (1mm?) holes in the corners, milling out the centre and cleaning up with a small endmill? It will be at least as good as a typical 3/8-inch socket. > -Original Message- > From: John Kasunich [mailto:jmkasun...@fastmail.fm] > Sent:

Re: [Emc-users] Those $20 80mm hand dials at MPJA.com

2017-03-16 Thread Ken Strauss
I must be searching wrong. Could you please supply a link or auction number? > -Original Message- > From: Chris Albertson [mailto:albertson.ch...@gmail.com] > Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:58 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Those $20 80mm hand

Re: [Emc-users] AMC seems to have removed all legacy manuals in last couple of days

2017-04-10 Thread Ken Strauss
Have you checked archive.org for captured copies? > -Original Message- > From: Jon Elson [mailto:el...@pico-systems.com] > Sent: Monday, April 10, 2017 9:30 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: [Emc-users] AMC seems to have removed all legacy manuals in last > couple of

Re: [Emc-users] Cast Bracket for FHA-25 Harmonic Actuator.

2017-04-05 Thread Ken Strauss
Brass shim stock 0.009 thick is readily available. > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:51 AM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Cast Bracket for FHA-25 Harmonic Actuator. > > On

Re: [Emc-users] Fiber optic control for CNC

2017-04-20 Thread Ken Strauss
Could something like https://www.digikey.com/catalog/en/partgroup/afbr-1528cz/66628 be useful? They are about $12 each but operate at 5Mbps so perhaps you could multiplex some of the signals. There is also an eval kit https://www.digikey.com/products/en/development-boards-kits-programmers/eval

Re: [Emc-users] Fiber optic control for CNC

2017-04-20 Thread Ken Strauss
Also look at http://media.digikey.com/pdf/data%20sheets/toshiba%20pdfs/fiber-optic%20devi ces%20toslink.pdf > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:51 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users]

Re: [Emc-users] Slide covers

2017-04-20 Thread Ken Strauss
Tormach sells replacement covers for their machines for reasonable prices. Perhaps one would meet your requirements. See https://www.tormach.com/search.html?q=bellows I have a scan of an article on making large format camera bellows. Email me if a copy would help. > -Original Message- >

Re: [Emc-users] damn radio shack

2017-03-08 Thread Ken Strauss
Does the adjustment on a Bahco still turn the opposite way from most other brands? > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 7:57 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] damn radio shack > > On 8

Re: [Emc-users] damn radio shack

2017-03-07 Thread Ken Strauss
Alternatively, Tormach sells a tightening fixture with a one-way bearing. See https://www.tormach.com/store/index.php?app=ecom=prodshow=33034 > -Original Message- > From: John Kasunich [mailto:jmkasun...@fastmail.fm] > Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:52 AM > To:

Re: [Emc-users] I am gonna need more wire.

2017-03-05 Thread Ken Strauss
With the products from a local company? https://www.capsnplugs.com/ > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2017 7:20 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] I am gonna need more wire. > > On Sunday 05

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2017-03-02 Thread Ken Strauss
gt; On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 01:44:34PM -0500, Ken Strauss wrote: > >> I recently got a Renishaw MP7 IR probe from eBay. Has there been any > >> further success with reverse engineering the interface? According to > >> the manual that came with my probe it is turned

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2017-03-01 Thread Ken Strauss
oment > > > > > On 28 September 2016 at 02:01, Gene Heskett <ghesk...@shentel.net> wrote: > > > On Tuesday 27 September 2016 13:19:49 Jon Elson wrote: > > > > > On 09/27/2016 10:36 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > > > > On Tuesday 27 September 2016 09:29:47

Re: [Emc-users] Question on Z backlash vs rigid tapping

2017-08-01 Thread Ken Strauss
> -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 7:49 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Question on Z backlash vs rigid tapping > > On Tuesday 01 August 2017 17:14

Re: [Emc-users] Question on Z backlash vs rigid tapping

2017-08-01 Thread Ken Strauss
Have you considered using a larger tap drill? A lesser thread depth makes a huge reduction in the required tapping torque without significantly reducing the holding power. Some references (http://www.tapmatic.com/tapping_questions_torque_vs_thread_strength.ydev for example) show that a 50% thread

Re: [Emc-users] Question on Z backlash vs rigid tapping

2017-08-01 Thread Ken Strauss
It doesn't answer your question but have you considered using thread forming taps? Certainly no gullets to fill! > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:57 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: [Emc-users]

Re: [Emc-users] Progress, if I spell it right

2017-07-21 Thread Ken Strauss
> -Original Message- > From: John Kasunich [mailto:jmkasun...@fastmail.fm] > Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 PM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Progress, if I spell it right > > > > On Fri, Jul 21, 2017, at 08:56 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > > But another

Re: [Emc-users] Cylinder Boring

2017-08-01 Thread Ken Strauss
To mill a hole more than 4 inches deep would seem to be problematic using an endmill plus helically interpolated holes are seldom precisely round. Why wouldn't you use a boring head? The beauty of boring is that it produces a round hole! The cheapie boring heads are hard to adjust but not too

Re: [Emc-users] new thread inspired by Christophers question about 3d printer sliceing SW.

2017-05-16 Thread Ken Strauss
> -Original Message- > From: N. Christopher Perry [mailto:vwpe...@comcast.net] > Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:07 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] new thread inspired by Christophers question about > 3d printer sliceing SW. > > Gene, > > Turns out that

Re: [Emc-users] New kind of stepper motor on eBay

2017-05-27 Thread Ken Strauss
> -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 6:06 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] New kind of stepper motor on eBay > > On 27 May 2017 at 21:58, Gene Heskett wrote: > > I think

Re: [Emc-users] new thread inspired by Christophers question about 3d printer sliceing SW.

2017-05-16 Thread Ken Strauss
> -Original Message- > From: Marcus Bowman [mailto:marcus.bow...@visible.eclipse.co.uk] > Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:46 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] new thread inspired by Christophers question about > 3d printer sliceing SW. > > > On 16 May

Re: [Emc-users] new thread inspired by Christophers question about 3d printer sliceing SW.

2017-05-16 Thread Ken Strauss
To answer Ken's question... > > N. Christopher Perry > > > On May 16, 2017, at 2:00 PM, Gene Heskett <ghesk...@shentel.net> wrote: > > > > On Tuesday 16 May 2017 11:56:40 Ken Strauss wrote: > > > >>> -Original Message- > >>> From:

Re: [Emc-users] Question on thread geometry

2017-06-02 Thread Ken Strauss
If the proper geometry is important then you may want to consider using full profile inserts: http://www.iscar.com/eCatalog/Family.aspx?fnum=126=TH=78=M > -Original Message- > From: Marcus Bowman [mailto:marcus.bow...@visible.eclipse.co.uk] > Sent: Friday, June 02, 2017 12:39 PM > To:

[Emc-users] Touchegg with LCNC - Linux multitouch gesture recognizer

2017-11-11 Thread Ken Strauss
Is there a similar quality unit that works with Windows? > -Original Message- > From: Chris Albertson [mailto:albertson.ch...@gmail.com] > Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 11:04 AM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Touchegg with LCNC - Linux multitouch

Re: [Emc-users] Avoiding probe crash

2017-12-05 Thread Ken Strauss
son wrote: > > I like Cristian's idea of having a "stop on unexpected probe trip" HAL > > pin, defaulting to TRUE. > > That seems the most flexible, and then even a remap could set/unset it > > if needed for some reason. > > > > On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 1:58 PM, Ken

Re: [Emc-users] Avoiding probe crash

2017-12-05 Thread Ken Strauss
Perhaps too much to ask but having the "stop on unexpected probe trip" behavior driven by a tool table parameter would be even better. That would eliminate the need to modify existing probe routines. > -Original Message- > From: Cristian Bontas [mailto:cristianbonta...@gmail.com] >

Re: [Emc-users] Pendants for LinuxCNC or MachineKit

2018-05-08 Thread Ken Strauss
Interesting. How does it "talk" to LinuxCNC? Does LinuxCNC display things like DROs on the LCD? > -Original Message- > From: Chris Albertson [mailto:albertson.ch...@gmail.com] > Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 2:41 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users]

Re: [Emc-users] More on er-20 stuffs

2018-05-10 Thread Ken Strauss
As a Tormach owner I may be able to shed a little light on their TTS holders: Tormach have only made ATC compatible holders (with groove for the gripper) for at least 3 years. I have used some of the thinner TTS adapter rings and found them unsatisfactory. It was difficult to ensure that the rings

Re: [Emc-users] Zeiss touch probes

2018-05-10 Thread Ken Strauss
age- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:50 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Zeiss touch probes > > On 10 May 2018 at 23:45, Ken Strauss <ken.stra...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I have no defin

Re: [Emc-users] Zeiss touch probes

2018-05-10 Thread Ken Strauss
I have no definite knowledge of the Zeiss probes but isn't the mechanical switch just to indicate an Estop condition for serious overtravel? I believe that there are piezo sensors for the actual probing. > -Original Message- > From: Rene Hopf [mailto:reneh...@mac.com] > Sent: Thursday,

Re: [Emc-users] Tap Hats [Was: Re: More on er-20 stuffs

2018-05-11 Thread Ken Strauss
You'll need a funny stud since most drill chucks are 3/8-inch NF and most small T-nuts are 3/8-inch NC. > -Original Message- > From: Gene Heskett [mailto:ghesk...@shentel.net] > Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 9:17 AM > To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Tap Hats

Re: [Emc-users] Pendants for LinuxCNC or MachineKit

2018-05-07 Thread Ken Strauss
One can delete all of the tracking garbage starting with the question mark: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/CNC-USB-Hand-Wheel-Pulse-Generator-MPG-Pendant-for-M ach3-3-Axis-Router/271618047181 > -Original Message- > From: John Dammeyer [mailto:jo...@autoartisans.com] > Sent: Monday, May 07, 2018

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