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by Hockeyhead
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Help with Unity controller
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Help with Unity controller

Rick,

Did you ever get any help on this issue? Wondering if this forum is still actively moderated. Very few posts lately.
by Hockeyhead
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Upgrade to a Spindle?
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Upgrade to a Spindle?

Maybe a question for the Probotix folks? I have an Asteroid machine from I think 2014 time period. If I wanted to upgrade to a spindle setup is it as simple as buying a spindle and you are off and running? Or does anything have to be done to the Unity? Thanks.
by Hockeyhead
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Upgrade to a Spindle?
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Upgrade to a Spindle?

Just curious if anyone has converted a router system to a spindle? Are there any gotchas to look out for? Is it a seamless transition?
by Hockeyhead
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: rail scratches and linear bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 5763

Re: rail scratches and linear bearings

All, It looks like I have a similar issue. I have a small scratch around the midpoint of the x-axis rail. Then a slight wear mark on that same plane stretching all across the rail. I'm kind of surprised, I'm not a heavy user of this machine (Asteroid), it get's used maybe once a month if that. I can...
by Hockeyhead
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Jog pendant? Purpose?
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Re: Jog pendant? Purpose?

Thanks for the clarification, I saw it on the website, but really didn't know what advantage it may have vs just the keyboard. One thing I really don't like about the CNC Linux software is that, provided you don't have the touch off sensor which automates the z-axis touch off, there is no keyboard b...
by Hockeyhead
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Jog pendant? Purpose?
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Jog pendant? Purpose?

It may be obvious to some but not to me. What is it? What can you do with it? Why is it better or different than just a keyboard?

Thanks.
by Hockeyhead
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Alignment issue observed when cutting spoil board
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Alignment issue observed when cutting spoil board

If you see the attached picture it shows that there seems to be some misalignment of the z-axis to the cutting surface. spoil board.jpg I noticed this when surfacing a piece of plywood for use as a spoil board. In the picture the plywood highlights the problem. Essentially there are small ridges for...
by Hockeyhead
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello - new to CNC
Replies: 21
Views: 13184

Re: Hello - new to CNC

I put a word out to the guys in the shop so as soon as we get the original back panel back we will diagnose it and post back here as to what actually happened. Lance, Please be on the lookout for this. I put it in the mail on Saturday so I would think it would arrive there this week. I addressed it...
by Hockeyhead
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello - new to CNC
Replies: 21
Views: 13184

Re: Hello - new to CNC

Glad you got it figured out. What exactly are you calling the 'back panel'? Dave It's basically the panel on the back of the Unity where everything plugs in. The round stepper motor connectors, the power connectors, the parallel connector, usb etc., etc. Realistically the problem was probably isola...
by Hockeyhead
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello - new to CNC
Replies: 21
Views: 13184

Re: Hello - new to CNC

Good News! :D

Receive the replacement back panel from Probotix last week, installed it this morning and whalla, I now can turn on my router with the software. Nice to have that fixed!

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