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Forum: The Water Cooler 05-28-2019, 11:11 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
These larger motors are for when something beyond...

These larger motors are for when something beyond repair in my current machine goes and I replace the PS and Rockcliff with a G540.

Turns out the motor was fine. After troubleshooting, it was...
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-28-2019, 10:20 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
Old school Rockcliff Stepper Driver 4X from 2009....

Old school Rockcliff Stepper Driver 4X from 2009. Well, technically 3X since I fried one drive many years ago. Luckily I only need a 3-axis driver.
Forum: The Water Cooler 05-28-2019, 05:13 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
Question Replacing NEMA 23 2.8A with 3.5A Motor Damage Control Board?

My x-axis 23H276-28-4B bit the dust today. I have a brand new 23H2100-35-4B motor available. Would installing this larger motor have an adverse affect on any of the electronics?

TIA,
Bryan
Forum: CAMaster's PR-Series Plasma Router 05-24-2019, 09:56 AM
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Posted By noboost4you
Question Converting MC-2840 from router to plasma

Hello,

Iíve owned and operated the CAMaster MC-2840 since 2009 and itís been the greatest workhorse. I would now like to see if it is possible to convert the machine from running a Porter Cable...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 03:02 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
Email sent. Look forward to hearing from you.

Email sent. Look forward to hearing from you.
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
I'm all ears. I'm not opposed to ditching Mach3,...

I'm all ears. I'm not opposed to ditching Mach3, but we prefer to keep it as it would be one less expense. But if the "latest and greatest" no longer includes Mach3, so be it.
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 02:10 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
We're not really having any issues with Mach3 or...

We're not really having any issues with Mach3 or the stepper motors. We're just down to our last (discontinued) driver and if/when that fails, operations will be shut down until remedied. Hence why...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 01:19 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
As we are familiar with the Mach software, we'd...

As we are familiar with the Mach software, we'd like to stick with it, if possible.
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 01:18 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
Would I be able to keep my current stepper motors...

Would I be able to keep my current stepper motors and power supply with the new Gecko 540? I don't mind upgrading, if needed. Would like to keep Mach around, too.

Would there be any programming...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 07:45 AM
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Posted By noboost4you
Bueller? Bueller?

Bueller? Bueller?
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2015, 01:25 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
Question Upgrading 6 y/o MC-2840 with the latest and greatest hardware

I have an old MC-2840 machine from 2009. It has worked great, but when I had some issue(s) a couple weeks ago, the team at CAMaster could not help because nobody knew the components of my machine....
Forum: Maintenance 05-14-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,640
Posted By noboost4you
No worries. After a YouTube search, I found a...

No worries. After a YouTube search, I found a good way of rebuilding the Thomson.

Applied petroleum jelly to the inside threads of the Thomson and inserted each ball bearing one at a time. Once...
Forum: Maintenance 05-14-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
What's the procedure for removing the vertical...

What's the procedure for removing the vertical worm gear from the bottom portion of the assembly? I imagine reloading the bearings would be easier if I had the worm gear horizontal on the table.
Forum: Maintenance 05-14-2015, 12:57 PM
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Views: 4,640
Posted By noboost4you
Hi James! It's been a long time! Should I...

Hi James! It's been a long time!

Should I remove the semi-circle track as shown on the left of the picture to put the bearings in one of those two holes? Or should I install them at the top of the...
Forum: Maintenance 05-14-2015, 12:12 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
I also could not locate a part number for this...

I also could not locate a part number for this bearing block. Can anyone advise what the replacement part number would be in case we cannot reload it?

Regards,
Bryan
Forum: Maintenance 05-14-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By noboost4you
Reloading Thomson Linear Ball Bearings on Z-Axis

I have an old MC2840 cnc machine. Our z-axis was stuttering in the up position. We cleaned and greased everything, but the problem persisted. When trying to remove some parts for additional cleaning...
Forum: Maintenance 02-12-2013, 10:49 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
I suppose that is an option; however, in two of...

I suppose that is an option; however, in two of the corners there's barely anything left - i.e. the screws holding the added spoilboards have ripped out the original spoilboard's corners.
Forum: Maintenance 02-12-2013, 08:50 PM
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Posted By noboost4you
How to remove factory spoilboard, MC2840

The factory spoilboard that came with the machine is 27.625" x 49" x 3/4", painted black, and has 1" holes bored throughout. It's pretty beat up even though I've been covering it up with layers of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,988
Posted By noboost4you
After a couple more reboots and...

After a couple more reboots and disconnecting/reconnecting everything, the limit switch is back to being operational. A bizarre instance that I hope doesn't reappear. This machine continues to be a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,988
Posted By noboost4you
That is what I actually did to visually test if...

That is what I actually did to visually test if the other switches were operable. When the switch was pressed, the Green light didn't start blinking red when pushing the X-axis switch. It did,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,988
Posted By noboost4you
MC-2840 X-Axis Limit Switch Quit "Limiting"

MC-2840 with Mach3 Software

Just out of the blue when resetting the Home position through Mach, the machine went to each axis limit, but kept pounding against the X-axis limit as the switch didn't...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,054
Posted By noboost4you
I'm going to do some trial runs first before...

I'm going to do some trial runs first before committing to WinCNC. I will run the PC solely as the Mach3 controller without IE running in the background streaming music. If it still hiccups with...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,054
Posted By noboost4you
That's what I like to hear. I sent Joey an email...

That's what I like to hear. I sent Joey an email asking for a quote on WinCNC. Hopefully it doesn't break the Christmas bank! :)

Bryan
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,054
Posted By noboost4you
Think WinCNC would solve these issues and still...

Think WinCNC would solve these issues and still allow me to run IE in the background for mail and streaming music?

If so, what's the basic WinCNC package for my machine. And at what cost?
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,054
Posted By noboost4you
Minimum PC Requirements to be used as a Mach3 controller for MC Line

I've had our MC2840 since November 2009 and have used our own computer as the controller. However, every so often from the very beginning to yesterday, while the machine is cutting and Mach3 is...
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