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    when would you change an old machine ?

    my busines evolved a lot, at first I only had a lathe, and I made parts after my work, then I found a milling machine and that continued, a little later I went into business for myself with financial assistance, doing machining repairs and a bit of welding for friends, but it wasn't a good...
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    when would you change an old machine ?

    for the lathe Good shape & hold tolerance ! for the support, when I began my studies 17 years ago NUM's NC already seemed to be non-existent on the market. so I will stay like that, :) thanks all
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    when would you change an old machine ?

    for me tax is on benefit, so at the end of the years I can says, maybe it's interresting to change my machine my question was more like this : would you take the risk of losing 1 month (breakdown, machine search then purchase) or would you go for a slightly more recent machine, of which...
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    when would you change an old machine ?

    Hi, As a reminder - I work alone - the workshop is 2 years old - I have 3 old machines ( lathe 3axis1989 - VMC 1991- brother 1999) - and I'm running out of space. - I have a bit of work but no vision. - little cash flow In connection with my recent post where I'm looking for the best option...
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    NAKAMURA-TOME SUPER NTX

    I have no opinion on the subject, but when I see that machines like Villemin-macodel ... use fanuc I guess they must be well placed Why do you think they're lagging behind? Which system do you think performs better? thanks
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    Brother : 2 machines or 1 pallet changer

    U500 + robot ?
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    Brother : 2 machines or 1 pallet changer

    parts on the table must jump with the speed haha ! I find this product https://gimbelautomation.com/ there's even a program generator! in the resource tab
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    Brother : 2 machines or 1 pallet changer

    good! can you explain more about automatic loading? do you take a part from pallet A and put it on the 4th axis of pallet B?
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    Brother : 2 machines or 1 pallet changer

    yes, there are several possibilities, some of which work better in certain cases ... my basic opinion was to have enough cycle time (so increase the number of parts on the table or 4th axis) to be able to manage 2-3 machines. but it's true that it's not easy, you first have to get all the...
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    Brother : 2 machines or 1 pallet changer

    Thanks everyone! Very interesting to read, and yes it's a difficult question because there are so many parameters.
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    mazak 15n battery/memory issues

    I use usb => rs232 cable and Cimco software but other software must be ok ( http://www.mazview.com/ ...)
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    Brother : 2 machines or 1 pallet changer

    For this thread pallet changer = R450 R650 or older TC32b... I work for my own since 2 years, I have a - Brother TC22 (1999) - Mazak Ajv18 with 4 axes (1991) - old Cazeneuve with live tools (1989) My shop is full now, so the question will keep old machine and move shop for add new machine or...
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    mazak 15n battery/memory issues

    but with rs232 you can't save tool data and offsets?
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    mazak 15n battery/memory issues

    I have a Mazak M32B, on the documentation the battery is given for 3 months. A technician told me for another machine that old components consume electricity. As for the larger battery, I asked the question here, and someone told me that this wasn't necessarily the solution, as the machine...
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    Brother : 2 machines or 1 pallet changer

    long cycle time maybe more interesting on 2 machines, and short cycle time better on pallet changer machine ? I have both 2min parts and 10min parts (small size less than 60x40x30) what ZPS ?
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    Brother : 2 machines or 1 pallet changer

    Hello, I'm wondering between 2 possibilities for the future, today I have an old TC22 : I work in small series (50-100pcs), I'm alone in my workshop. When can a pallet changer be more interesting than 2 machines? The advantages of 2 machines : - you can change settings on 1 machine...
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    Lathe too heavy - redesign suggestions?

    I think 60% of the weight is in the bed.. maybe more after Spindle and axis... I don't think it's possible, you can't add steel plate under machine for dispatch weight ?
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    CN Software always on top of Windows ?

    I'm just asking is there a CN Software Without Windows? Fanuc maybe ?
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    Alternatives to DraftSight ( or any DWG viewer with editing function )

    I don't agree! it doesn't satisfy your needs, that's all.
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