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    I've closed this thread as we'd prefer to keep...

    I've closed this thread as we'd prefer to keep the discussion on here limited to CNC and such. I will leave it up for now as I don't like deleting/censorship.
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    The development of FabMo was delayed primarily by...

    The development of FabMo was delayed primarily by the discontinuation of the Intel Edison, FabMo was ready for release when the Edison was scrapped by Intel. This set development of the controller...
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    The Desktops are being sold with SB3 (old card)...

    The Desktops are being sold with SB3 (old card) currently. It is the tool that FabMo will first be released on however and retrofitting an older DT with FabMo should also be a straightforward...
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    It is not often that I am able to check in to...

    It is not often that I am able to check in to this forum. I was alerted to this thread earlier and wanted to clear up some misinformation.

    As I've mentioned on this forum before, the "Comm error"...
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    I have not offered any more insight into this...

    I have not offered any more insight into this thread because I don't feel I have anything new to add that has not already been stated earlier in this thread ("Mr. Sturmer" actually has partaken and...
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    Hi Judson, the ShopBot partner promotion we...

    Hi Judson, the ShopBot partner promotion we provide can be used by any ShopBot user. Installing the software on all the lab computers is not a problem, I believe where you will run into a hangup is...
  7. Pictures can help get you more visibility too,...

    Pictures can help get you more visibility too, John!

    Yeah the sides weren't too complicated at the time, just no longer have them here at ShopBot :)

    -Tom
  8. Just to clarify some info for prospects. 2004...

    Just to clarify some info for prospects. 2004 would be a 96x48 PRT Alpha (PRS started in 2007) - which include a small difference in the controls, it would likely be run on a serial-usb connection...
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    For sure, the zero plate is all based off the...

    For sure, the zero plate is all based off the trigger of input 1 which is controlled by this on/off switch that exists between the clip and the plate. For some bits, this conductive trigger does not...
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    Thanks for sharing the method! I've not seen this...

    Thanks for sharing the method! I've not seen this product.

    Strange, the aluminum ZZero plate method we use is quite consistent nowadays (and for some time now). It is simply an open/close circuit...
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    Good to hear it is working again for you, Gene. ...

    Good to hear it is working again for you, Gene.

    When you physically crash the alpha step motors (run it up against a physical stop) the closed loop steppers fault and let the control system know...
  12. Hi Vinny, we just need to know the model of...

    Hi Vinny, we just need to know the model of spindle and VFD to get you going. Feel free to write in to support@shopbottools.com anytime for direct support, but basically all spindles are actually run...
  13. Technical Support - Control Computer Setup video series

    Some new videos have been published to our YouTube channel today that cover just about everything one needs to know to setup the control computer for the ShopBot.

    It's objective is to be clear...
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    The beginning of August 2017 is when the Desktop...

    The beginning of August 2017 is when the Desktop received the design update with two Y axis drive motors and frame improvements
    Some of the differences can be seen in the pictures in each Quick...
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    The issue here was that the DIP switch on the...

    The issue here was that the DIP switch on the main control board was set to ROUTER instead of SPINDLE. causing the VFD to not power until the start button was pressed (engaging the contactor)

    -Tom...
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    We in support are also happy to get the V4G...

    We in support are also happy to get the V4G control board running or help find what the issue was if you ever installed it again or tried to get it working even though it is second hand. Just shoot a...
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    When the bit touches the plate, does input 1...

    When the bit touches the plate, does input 1 trigger in the software?
    With regular motion commands does the z move both up and down correctly? I'd give it Move->Z, 1 and Move->Z, 0 commands.
    Do...
  18. Do you think that it started happening 4 years...

    Do you think that it started happening 4 years ago when you first got it?

    I would first suspect that the resistors for the drivers may be the incorrect specification for your motor amperage,...
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    Stay safe! Checking right at the input...

    Stay safe!
    Checking right at the input terminals or sometimes the output of the contactor is the best way to tell if you should be getting juice

    -Tom
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    These are mostly the 3.6v3.8 differences:...

    These are mostly the 3.6v3.8 differences:
    http://www.shopbottools.com/mSupport/SBCSversion38features.htm

    however, I never recommend that soemone change versions if they are currently working. if...
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    Here is a doc and video we normally provide for...

    Here is a doc and video we normally provide for cutting aluminum (the alloy is really important though :( some are really bad/hard to machine)

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glfoB7THcqs...
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    That is me lol, I generally am not in the support...

    That is me lol, I generally am not in the support email/calls as my time is stretched nowadays working on video documentation, but I do hop in occasionally and noticed your email :)

    Contacting...
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    Thanks Chuck, the thanks and recommendations are...

    Thanks Chuck, the thanks and recommendations are always appreciated.

    My/Our intentions at SB are to remain more diligent on watching out for the forums/posting that we can provide some helping...
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    So the primary issue here is that the VFD is not...

    So the primary issue here is that the VFD is not displaying. That means that either -

    The VFD is not receiving power from the contactor/cabling coming from the contactor
    The VFD display, cable,...
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    If you do have a fifth channel/unused channel and...

    If you do have a fifth channel/unused channel and the channel is the issue then we can try this channel rather than replacing the board. It just needs to be set up as the appropriate axis, to set it...
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