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  1. andrewkeisler

    Yet another nightmare with the fadal..

    Update: I found the pesky magnet right where Bob said it would be. By feel, it seems to sit about .005" below the face of the pulley. There was a fair amount of belt particles residing on top on the pulley that had turned into a thick layer of nasty stuff. I cleaned the area and reduced the...
  2. andrewkeisler

    Yet another nightmare with the fadal..

    You're a savior. I'm going out to check right now. I haven't had my spindle or tool change covers on in the last 5 years. Two many problems to keep taking them on and off haha.
  3. andrewkeisler

    Yet another nightmare with the fadal..

    SOOO after reading various threads, there is, in fact, supposed to the some type of magnet that the spindle hall effect picks up on. I do not see anything like this. I see a round plate with 3 threaded holes spaced 120 degrees apart. Probably 1/4 -20 or 5/16-18 in size. These holes do not line...
  4. andrewkeisler

    Yet another nightmare with the fadal..

    Before I get into diagnosing spindle drive... By yesterday evening the spindle would only turn on for a few seconds and won't orientate for a tool change. After running through the troubleshooting guide, that leads back to the spindle hall effect sensor. In DI DS mode, no change from 00 to 01...
  5. andrewkeisler

    Yet another nightmare with the fadal..

    UPDATE: I installed the new power supply with no issues the first day. By the second day to present (about a week) I have received these errors: Spindle driver fault Axis controller does not respond to NC.... I get this one 9 times out of 10 Spindle driver fault position limit...
  6. andrewkeisler

    Yet another nightmare with the fadal..

    scadvice, On the inside of the cabinet door there is a diagram for the 3 phase wiring at the transformer and it states T816. I am running 3 phase via 30hp phase converter. I assume thats the transformer I have, but I am not 100 percent certain. I am assuming this since this diagram is glued to...
  7. andrewkeisler

    Yet another nightmare with the fadal..

    Thanks guys. Your information is very useful. "CHECK BUS VOLTAGE AT BLUE CAPACITOR ON AMPLIFIER CHASSIS. (SHOULD BE APPROX. 130-165VDC DEPENDING ON MODEL) CONSULT FACTORY IF DIFFERENT" "INPUT VOLTAGE SHOULD BE 95 VAC AND CAPACITOR VOLTAGE 133 VDC WITH T816 TRANSFORMER" I assume this is the...
  8. andrewkeisler

    Yet another nightmare with the fadal..

    Thanks guys. I appreciate the detailed information, Bob. The more advice on swapping out the power supply, the better off I am. I rarely leave the machine at idle close to a limit. Typically, on the Y, I just go to about 9 out of the 10 inches for loading and unloading parts. Could you...
  9. andrewkeisler

    Yet another nightmare with the fadal..

    I appreciate the reply, Bob. I can now feel much more comfortable with purchasing a power supply. I've always felt like I had some odd voltage issues with the machine and I would be very happy to see my quirky issues disappear, at least for awhile. They new fancy supply... something like this...
  10. andrewkeisler

    Yet another nightmare with the fadal..

    Hey guys! I'm having some issues with my fadal and I was wondering if anyone could possibly give me some insight or advice. Hopefully Bob or some of the other fadal gurus will chime in. 1992 402028HT Owned 6 years. Since ownership I've replaced the keyboard, CRT monitor with LCD, x axis servo...
  11. andrewkeisler

    Looking to build a relationship with a shop or individual for CNC turning.

    ALL Pm's have been replied to thus far. Thank you all!
  12. andrewkeisler

    Looking to build a relationship with a shop or individual for CNC turning.

    Hello, I farm out my turning work and it seems I cannot keep the same shop for more than a job or two. Most seem to get too busy to even quote or the pricing starts to look a little funny, if you know what I mean. Anyways, all components are for my own business and products. I am not trying to...
  13. andrewkeisler

    In need of a quote for some fairly small 3 OP aluminum milled parts

    Hello guys! My old fadal is currently down so I need help getting some fairly simple parts made for a customer that I designed. Here is the link to the .STEP file - http://jmp.sh/b/rhrUvVB54flS2o5oaEUV Material 6061-t6 aluminum I am in need for 4 pieces, two as shown in the model and two in a...
  14. andrewkeisler

    The old Fadal isn't treating me well... any technical advise?

    Machine- 1993 4 axis Fadal 4020HT Well, I hadn't ran the machine in about two weeks, nor had her turned on. I went out this morning and while trying the cold start procedure, I get an error - "Waiting while slides are being positioned at zero." When clearing off the cold start and immediately...
  15. andrewkeisler

    ATC problem with the old fadal. help!

    I think I found the problem!
  16. andrewkeisler

    ATC problem with the old fadal. help!

    Update- I detached the bodine gear motor along with the tool carrier. I have tried to rotate the geneva wheel by hand. It rotates around 3 degrees (15 degees per tool change) before coming to a haulting stop in either direction. I would assume by design that it should rotate freely. The upper...
  17. andrewkeisler

    ATC problem with the old fadal. help!

    Machine- 1992 fadal 4020 This morning my air compressor decided it didn't want to turn on. In the middle of a tool change, it faulted out- low air pressure. Typically, I will get the air supply back to the machine and manually push the carousel back by hand. Then proceed to go on about my day...
  18. andrewkeisler

    Material for vibratory deburring machine dividers

    Hey guys, I assume this post should be here in the general forum, but if not, please lead me in the right direction. I bought a cm topline vibratory deburring machine at an auction and I am wondering what type of hard plastic or rubber would hold up in the media as a divider. Cm topline sells...
  19. andrewkeisler

    CNC machining quote

    I am wondering what forum on this site is most appropriate for quotes on having parts machined. In case anyone reads this that is interested in the work before I may get redirected to another forum within the site. - Material - 6061-t6 Requires 4 axis positioning Tolerance is not tight +-.005...
  20. andrewkeisler

    Affordable base CNC's have gone up in price... Alot! Haas, Hurco, Bridgeport.

    I will need a side mount tool changer for the work I will be doing... 7k from haas. I am going to contact Doosan regarding their machines. A few people on here said they picked up comparable machines to a haas for less cash. They come standard with the side mounts and seem to be very rigid machines!
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