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Thread: New [to me] BT alpha 48- no power to the VFD?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Blaine Mn


    I have the dedicated laptop with SB3 installed, it all worked in Virginia. I just got the spindle to turn on... still not sure how I did it, but it does work.
    To manually start the spindle, click output #1 and then open the Keypad and after answering the prompt to push start, it should start.

    I have been using the full version of the SB3, not the Easy version- seems to work sometimes, so I should be able to figure it out sooner or later. I just need to figure out the sequence I guess. Thanks everyone and especially Scott.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Thorp, WI


    That's how you would manually start it, but you'll need to use the proper post processor that posts the code for turning on the spindle with a cut file. Not sure what you did when you had the ChiCom spindle.

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