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    VMX30 X-Axis Thrust Bearing Replacement

    Does anyone have experience replacing the X-Axis thrust bearings on a Hurco VMX? The ones on the X-axis on our machine are going out and need replacing. They've always been a little noisy (used machine), but now they're REALLY noisy and create noticeable vibration. A stethoscope reveals the...
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    Wavy surface side milling

    Broke down and bought a new spindle. Just under $10k delivered with tax and all. Took about 3 hours to install and we're up and running. Wavy finish issue is fixed and the machine is a lot quieter now! It's also an upgraded dual contact spindle, so things can be more rigid with the right...
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    Wavy surface side milling

    I haven't had a chance to dig into this much further, but I'm pretty certain it's the spindle bearings going bad as some have suggested. There is a few tenths of axial play in the bearings if I push hard up and down on the tool. I'm currently taking finish passes really slowly and it's leaving a...
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    Wavy surface side milling

    Haven't tried as we rarely use conventional on aluminum. The cut above was climb milling. Would that give insight into anything that could be wrong?
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    Wavy surface side milling

    I have a Renishaw calibration tool that I stuck in the machine. Runout is essentially zero, no movement on the tenths indicator. I can grab it and pull pretty hard and it moves about 5 tenths. With this same setup in my new(er) machine, it's about the same. The spindle sounds fine to me with...
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    Wavy surface side milling

    Not sure, where do I find those settings? Both my machines are the Winmax control (the used older machine was upgraded before I bought it). The machine in question is Winmax V09.01.250.33
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    Wavy surface side milling

    I don't do anything with conversational, it's all NC. I can take the exact program to my other Hurco and it has a great surface finish, so it's not that.
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    Wavy surface side milling

    I stuck a few things in the machine - a nicely flat machined piece, a (cheap) granite, etc. and ran the tenths indicator over them it and it's quite smooth. Not much of any bouncing, certainly less than a tenth. The wavy surface finish is less than a tenth according to my indicator, though, so...
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    Wavy surface side milling

    Oh, and to clarify, this happens in both the X and Y axis as well as any profiled (round, curved, angled, whatever) surface. I've also checked the spindle belt and it looks great and is properly tensioned.
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    Wavy surface side milling

    I've been running a Hurco VM20i (2014) for a few years with good results and recently picked up a used 2007 VMX30 for a great price. The machine works really well, except it leaves a wavy surface finish when side milling. Face milling looks great, it's only side milling that has an issue. The...
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    Hurco Spindle Orientation - belt failure

    Got everything back together and up and running again! Replacing the belts was fairly straight-forward. It's clear they didn't design this with easy belt replacement in mind, but it wasn't too bad. The most annoying part is getting a good tension on the belts. There's no jack screw or other...
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    Hurco Spindle Orientation - belt failure

    I sent an email to my reseller, who forwarded it on to Hurco. They responded back quickly with the following: He also called and left a voicemail with saying basically the same thing and that the belt failure is probably caused by the belts being too loose. I've been out with the flu, but hope...
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    Hurco Spindle Orientation - belt failure

    I dug into the machine a little and found the Yaskawa A1000 drive has a screen/buttons built-in in the cabinet. I suspect it's the same as Kamil's. I just need to figure out what to do with it! The Yaskawa manual leaves a lot to be desired as far as telling us how to adjust the spindle...
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    Hurco Spindle Orientation - belt failure

    We've had a belt go out on our VM20i again (2014 model, WinMAX control), and rather than pay $2k for the Hurco guys to come fix it, I'm going to do it myself. If I understand correctly, the only tricky part is getting the spindle correctly oriented after the belt change. Does anyone have the...
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    Hurco CTS Filter

    Anyone have a source for a Hurco CTS filter? This is for my 2014 VM20i which uses a VMX CTS system. The Hurco part number is 513-5009-040, which I've figured out is a Granch PRF70KEVW25MEPE filter. Hurco wants $1,730 for a new one and my Hurco distributor wants $1,830! And this is for a...
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    Optical Scanning on Hurco CNC???

    Well, Tormach's response is: Currently we are not selling the scanning package because we are in the process of making it functional with our PathPilot control software which is Linux based. We are about to end support on our former control software which was Mach 3 and until we have fully...
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    Optical Scanning on Hurco CNC???

    I've stumbled upon Tormach's optical scanning software and think it would be really useful for some of the things we do at the shop. Only problem is we don't have a Tormach, we have a Hurco VM20i. The Hurco has a Windows based control, so I'm thinking someone may have worked out a way to use...
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    Adding Memory to VF0

    I am working with an older (97) Haas VF0 that is really limited on memory - there is only about 70kb available when all the programs are erased. I took off the back panel and found the memory chips - it looks as if I could just buy more chips and solder them into place (see attached picture)...
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