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    Source for Machining Aluminum

    Gadsden Al company looking for source for cutting holes and slots in aluminum angle and tubing. Ready to release order. Call Chuck at 256-494-5404.
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    Machine Aluminum Tube & Angle

    Fabrication company in Gadsden, AL looking for someone to machine holes and slots in aluminum angle and tubing. 89" is longest length.
    Call Chuck at 256-494-5404. Ready to release an order. ...
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    Thanks for all your input...I'm not on the forum...

    Thanks for all your input...I'm not on the forum very often, but when I need help it's always there for me. I never look at my clock either. Guess what...my BOT computer turned on...twice. Maybe...
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    Computer Requirements

    I have had my Alpha 60x96 since 2007 using the same computer with Windows XP. Yes...I don't fix it if it's not broken. Well the computer died this morning. Has power will not turn on. I am...
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    Simon...carving texture looks great. I'm going...

    Simon...carving texture looks great. I'm going to check out your you-tube. I could use the technique on my relief carved letters on the blanket chests I build.
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    Scott...thanks for your immediate reply. I have...

    Scott...thanks for your immediate reply. I have used the plastic end of a screwdriver to tap them, but I will use your rubber mallet idea. I can apply a little more force without damage.
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    Contactors will not reset

    I have a 2007 PRS Alpha 60x96 with spindle. Attempted to startup this morning, but contactors will not reset when I press reset button. I have pushed and released the E-stop stop button several...
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    Thanks so much for both suggestions. I like the...

    Thanks so much for both suggestions. I like the second suggestion if her request stops with her sign. I'm concern she will want others for Christmas gifts to family. Not thinking negatively, but...
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    I'm in trouble now...my wife likes the...

    I'm in trouble now...my wife likes the interlocking vine monogram font signs. She ask me why I can cutout a sign for her on my expensive toy? I have discovered the letter type is vine monogram, but...
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    Thanks to much for your immediate replies. I...

    Thanks to much for your immediate replies. I plan to research costs and time before accepting any orders. I was looking for projects to fill down time for my Bot, but handling the MDF sheets and...
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    Cutout MDF Letters

    Shops in my area are selling decorative letters cut out of 1/4" - 3/8" MDF. These shops are ordering the letters from out of state. After seeing the names and dates that I V-carve in toy and...
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    :D Chris and Christian at SB just won GOLD. My...

    :D Chris and Christian at SB just won GOLD. My PRT Alpha is up and Z-zero running. We could never get a light on #1 input. So, Chris instructed me to move the black wire from #1 input to #5 and...
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    Yes, we have. Chris at SB walked me through that...

    Yes, we have. Chris at SB walked me through that procedure yesterday. I have been installing columns in a clients bathroom today, so I haven't been in the shop to check from the blue terminals back...
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    I think they will . I haven't heard from anyone...

    I think they will . I haven't heard from anyone today, so I think they are digging deeper into the reset issue. Chris and Christian have been great. I have a longtime friend who just purchased a...
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    Gene...just an update. Christian and Chris at SB...

    Gene...just an update. Christian and Chris at SB support are working the failures. Both guys have been excellent in communicating with me. The Z-zero plate failure has grown into a return...
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    Received troubleshooting recommendations from SB....

    Received troubleshooting recommendations from SB. Cycled E-stop switch several times to ensure spring wasn't stuck...no reset. Pressed reset button while watching 1,2,3 red LED counter...Slight...
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    Yes...I talked with ShopBot. Tech is reviewing...

    Yes...I talked with ShopBot. Tech is reviewing and planning to email a few other tests for me to perform. I'll let you know the results. Thanks for all your input.
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    Oh yes...after correcting the position issue...

    Oh yes...after correcting the position issue earlier, I shutdown power in the box to open the door and check the z-zero circuit. I moved the green wire to another green. Then I turned the on/off...
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    Verified control box is getting power. Pressed...

    Verified control box is getting power. Pressed magnetic contactors while depressing reset button...nothing. After turning on/off switch to on, then depressing reset button, you can here a slight...
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    Left myself open for that one...Jerry quickly...

    Left myself open for that one...Jerry quickly jumped in and took his shot. I guess I need to be a little more specific..."blanket" chest. Jerry, thanks for keeping me on my toes. Now back to the...
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    Guys...thanks so much for the input. After I...

    Guys...thanks so much for the input. After I complete staining this chest, I'm going back to my bot and implement these suggestions.
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    Moved ground...no light in #1 input. Has anyone...

    Moved ground...no light in #1 input. Has anyone ever detected the narrow yellow line in #3 input light? I have really messed up things. Machine has lost positions. X and Y moving 50% of specified...
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    Hit reset...narrow yellow line remains in #3...

    Hit reset...narrow yellow line remains in #3 input. Just noticed that I have always had the red wire from the Z-zero plate cable connected to the +5 input on the far right terminal. On the left...
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    Wired ground to classic...Reset defaults using...

    Wired ground to classic...Reset defaults using UL...no change...#1 input light will not illuminate. I just noticed that I have a narrow vertical yellow line in the #3 input. I never noticed it...
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    Brady, Gene and Jerry...thanks for your input!!!...

    Brady, Gene and Jerry...thanks for your input!!! I'll try your suggestions.
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