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Member postings for Lofty

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Thread: Electronic Lead Screw Project
24/11/2020 15:25:01

Dennis, may be you have your encoders mixed up, the motor encoder 1000 pulses per rev used for tracking missed steps and setting the alarm state via the driver and the spindle tracking encoder, the ones I have is

1024 x 4 = 4096.



Thread: Contacts in a Parkside Charger from Lidl's.
23/05/2020 21:08:07

Julian Ilett took one apart today
Lidl Parkside PLGK12 Battery Charger Strip Down



Thread: Understanding Digital Subscriptions
13/05/2020 09:59:19

Thanks Jason, I tried changing the setting in Firefox to no avail this end.

I then tried Windows 10 Microsoft Edge and they open finesmiley



13/05/2020 00:08:15

Hi Paul, I can open Pocketmags fine, the issue is trying to open the magazine archives on this site linked at the top green bar" Magazines"

There are loads of magazine covers and when I click any of them a get a blank page with this on:

An Error Has Occurred

I'm sorry but we can't process your request at this time (bad referrer)


12/05/2020 21:45:33

MEW digital subscription from Time media

This is what i see when I click on an archived mag:

An Error Has Occurred

I'm sorry but we can't process your request at this time (bad referrer)

I use Firefox, do I need another browser?


Thread: What am i going to make with this scrap
10/04/2020 16:49:18

A Scrap conrod into a clock

Conrod Clock


Thread: Tooling Choices, identification & WM290 Feed Question
05/03/2020 20:14:25

Dave B, I was wondering the same thing the other day as to why they have a 20amp contactor for switching 5 volt 10ma.

There is 240 volt feed wire conected to 43 on the contactor is for a built in fan on the back end of the three phase motor, this is switched via the forward /off /reverse (10 - 9) switch and is not using the contactor to switch, I was geting a lot of EMI swiching noise when switching from reverse to off so I rewired the fan control wire from 43 to a separate switch,

On my Warco 280VF the VFD is switched on and off via the E stop switch.

I put a diagram in my Album (Not figured out yet how to show it here)

I ditched the change gears for the clough42 ELS project, I can now cut metric / TPI threads at the press of a button or two, and I change turning feed rates on the fly.


Thread: Electronic Lead Screw Project
05/12/2019 18:00:15

Evening all, I successfuly tested my setup today.

Nema 34 closed loop stepper and driver on a Warco 280VF.

just got to figure out an enclure for the key pad a micro board, may put in the head where the existing taco is located.


Thread: Precision Tool Vice Type 2
25/11/2019 01:07:19

Ian, 18 months ago the same dings happened to my shiny new mill table, most annoying, I shortened the bolt by about 6mm

Precision Tool Vice Type 2 - 90mm wide


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