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by Gavin Armstrong
Fri, Jun 13 2014, 2:50PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: M999 and spoilboard settings
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Re: M999 and spoilboard settings

Ok thanks forest. So to run through the procedure, 1. Fit additional spoil board. 2. Roughly measure the distance from tool sensor up to the spoil board 3. Enter a new value for tool sensor to top of spoil board. 4. Run tool length program then fly cut with z height set to 0 5. If fly cut is still t...
by Gavin Armstrong
Fri, Jun 13 2014, 12:39PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: M999 and spoilboard settings
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

M999 and spoilboard settings

I am getting ready glue an additional sheet of mdf onto my spoilboard to use as my new cutting surface. I am saving up for a vaccum pump but in the meantime I need to boost the thickness of my spoilboard. My machine is a thermwood c53 from 1997/8 Because of the additional height to the spoilboard I ...
by Gavin Armstrong
Fri, Jun 13 2014, 7:23AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Thermwood C53 router - Jerky motion
Replies: 5
Views: 1984

Re: Thermwood C53 router - Jerky motion

Many thanks for your help Brad, After looking again at my cam program I see it was in fact rolling the tool around the corners as you suggested. Just going to give it a test run with the option to keep corners sharp but I am confident this will solve the issue. I may still have an issue with tight i...
by Gavin Armstrong
Sat, Jun 07 2014, 4:18PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Thermwood C53 router - Jerky motion
Replies: 5
Views: 1984

Re: Thermwood C53 router - Jerky motion

Thanks Forest, what does the g905 do to the machine?
by Gavin Armstrong
Sat, Jun 07 2014, 10:01AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Thermwood C53 router - Jerky motion
Replies: 5
Views: 1984

Thermwood C53 router - Jerky motion

Hi, I have a C53 router (1997) and I am having trouble with the machine not slowing down for corners. The router will continue at full speed and make a 90 degree turn of direction, this causes the head to vibrate leave marks in the work piece. Slowing down the overall feedrate solves the issue in pa...
by Gavin Armstrong
Tue, Dec 10 2013, 3:31PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: C53 10hp spindle bearing
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

C53 10hp spindle bearing

I have been hearing what I belive to be worn bearing noises coming from the spindle on a 1998 c53 3 axis router. It is the old style spindle driven off the large motor and not and HSD. Has anyone ever changed one off these bearing themselves? Im guess the tramming and realightment of the head may be...
by Gavin Armstrong
Tue, Nov 26 2013, 10:08AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Condensation on machine and inside cabinet
Replies: 0
Views: 1076

Condensation on machine and inside cabinet

Hi, we are having some cold days in the shop right now. Our shed is on a farm and not isulated and missing door etc.. Anyway there is a lot of water condensing on the machine overnightm and also some mositure inside the control cabinet. Is there anything I can do to help manage the condesation. Im t...
by Gavin Armstrong
Sat, Nov 02 2013, 4:41AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Vacuum Pump for my C53
Replies: 7
Views: 3103

Vacuum Pump for my C53

Hi, I am looking to fit a vacuum pump to my C53. It has the vacuum bed fitted but I do not have the pump.

Bed size is 5ft by 10ft

What type and size of pump is recommended for this machine.

Many thanks Gavin
by Gavin Armstrong
Mon, May 27 2013, 2:07PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Extraction Recommendations
Replies: 0
Views: 1027

Extraction Recommendations

I have recently set up a thermwood c53, the machine is great and I think I have gotten my head around most of the controls and programming options, it is now working nicely with the post processer from my toolpaths program. A couple of things left on the list to do are source some TG collets hard to...
by Gavin Armstrong
Wed, May 15 2013, 12:58PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: What is a fence on a cnc router?
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Re: What is a fence on a cnc router?

Problem now solved, safety wire for the fence had been cut during transport.
by Gavin Armstrong
Tue, May 14 2013, 4:19PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: What is a fence on a cnc router?
Replies: 1
Views: 989

What is a fence on a cnc router?

Hello I have the following error when running in manual mode with my c53 router. "Fence closed in manual mode - All axes inhibited by plc ( Input 17 open )" Input 17 on the plc has no light illumantated on the board so the pin is currently open. Is it possible to force the pin closed with ...
by Gavin Armstrong
Tue, Apr 16 2013, 2:15PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Moving a Thermwood 3 axis CNC
Replies: 5
Views: 2026

Re: Moving a Thermwood 3 axis CNC

My machine arrived today mostly unscathed. There was one piece of damage to one of the twin siemens motors that moves the gantry, the forklift during loading has snapped both the encoder and tach wires clean off plus some chucks have been taken out of the main motor power wires that will need repair...
by Gavin Armstrong
Sat, Apr 06 2013, 4:08AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Servo motor rating on c53
Replies: 0
Views: 1000

Servo motor rating on c53

Does anyone know the Newton meter or kw ratings of the motor in a standard c53. I know the siemens transformer is 10kw does this mean the 4 motors are 2500w each?
by Gavin Armstrong
Thu, Apr 04 2013, 3:05PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: V-carve on 1997 C53 router
Replies: 7
Views: 2798

Re: V-carve on 1997 C53 router

What year is your supercontroller Josh?
by Gavin Armstrong
Thu, Apr 04 2013, 2:57PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Moving a Thermwood 3 axis CNC
Replies: 5
Views: 2026

Re: Moving a Thermwood 3 axis CNC

Thanks Gerry some good tips there, I went to view and pay for the machine a few days ago and with some luck it should be getting shipped next week. I sat looking at the hard drive thinking to myself I should prob remove that before shipping but for some reason I didn't and I am now regretting taking...

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