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    Filling Aluminum

    Hello All,

    My shop has been working with aluminum on our shopbot more and more. We have really dialed in a lot of our settings for each bit and our projects are coming along nicely. I need advice...
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    VFD settings

    I recently have had a problem with my spindle during spindle warmup. It made an awful screeching sound before stoping only a minute into warmup. The VFD read an error oL-2 which has several...
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    Adhesive for Floor Ramps

    Can someone help point me in the right direction? I am making dance floors with tongue and groove edges and coffin latches to lock together. The floor is complete and ready to use, with the exception...
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    Thank you all for you help and input. Ultimately...

    Thank you all for you help and input. Ultimately I had to reset to factory settings. Something with the power outage caused causing the system to shutdown improperly resulted in the default values...
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    I have uninstalled and reinstalled the control...

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled the control software. I have run all of the updates and still no change. Since i cant get the gantry to move I used a wrench to trigger the proximity sensors which...
  6. Thread: "stop on"

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    "stop on"

    I recently had a power outage to the breaker panel that feeds my shopbot. After having an electrician look over the panel I have powered on today to find that the 3-button pendant is not working...
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    The aluminum is 6061. My feed rates are .1...

    The aluminum is 6061. My feed rates are .1 in/sec. My plunge rates are between .05 and .1 in/sec (depending on the size of the bit and the cut its doing. Im ramping all of my bits (which since i...
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    Worn out bits

    I'm putting my ShopBot Alpha through the ringer right now. I'm cutting aluminum bar and have been running into some issues. The bar stock is 1/2" and 5/8" thick, and im cutting holes into it and...
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    Driver Reset

    The driver for my Z-axis has its alarm flashing and Shopbot control tells me to reset the driver. Does anyone know how to reset the driver?

    Currently the Z-axis motor isnt connected to the driver...
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    Brady, Thanks! Im going to look into that....

    Brady,

    Thanks! Im going to look into that. Also, my PM came to me with a different air compressor model from what we were going to get and isnt sure why one over the other. Could you give me your...
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    For the football inflator nipple, are you just...

    For the football inflator nipple, are you just running the air hose to the machine, or are you using a flex tube like loc-line?
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    Cold Air Gun

    We need a cooling method for our aluminum work. We have a vacuum hold down system installed on our shopbot. I was told that I shouldn't use any kind of lubricant or cooling fluid because it can ruin...
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    Brady, Thank you. I don't have a plan as of...

    Brady,

    Thank you. I don't have a plan as of yet. We have multiple projects that we will be using it for. Primarily it will be for the AL Bar. In addition we will be manufacturing work trunks and...
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    I know that the spindles cannot be plunged, or so...

    I know that the spindles cannot be plunged, or so i am told and shall not test. But Brady, you mention the airdrill only in your first reply, and everyone else has seemed to ignore that this is the...
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    Cutting Aluminum Bar

    I'm getting my first shopbot this month. I have the airdrill along with the spindle and will be cutting and punching holes in the aluminum bar. the bar is 1/2" and 5/8" thick. it will be cut to...
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