Here is a list of all the postings David Jupp has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Noisy Lathe Gearbox|
The attack of bronze typically happens when acidic combustion by-products are present alongside the EP additives. So the thing you typically should avoid is using an EP oil in an engine.
In a gearbox there shouldn't be combustion by-products present, so no problem.
|Thread: mitutoyo digital calliper problem|
Check around on line for the error 05 problem. Some suggest dirt on the rack/sensor may be implicated.
Worth making sure the battery is good. If holding battery down works, then maybe some packing either above battery or below the lower contact might help...
Perhaps ask Mitutoyo 'Spare & Repairs' ...
They have a UK facility (details on their web site), and I presume they will also have them in other major markets.
Their Japanese site claims to have parts lists available
Edited By David Jupp on 27/01/2020 10:55:42
|Thread: Fly press weights.|
Not quite the full picture. As long as the parts are 'small' relative to the mould, filler part size doesn't make any difference. It is actually the distribution of sizes that affects the packing density (smaller parts can fit in gaps between larger).
If you don't believe this, consider using 1/4" ball bearings or cannon balls. The packing density will be the same if just one size is used (the scale changes but the proportion of empty space remains the same). If you use BOTH, then the ball bearings can fill much of the space between cannon balls. The packing density would go up again if you also used steel powder with spherical particles (would fill gaps between ball bearings).
|Thread: Dunlop Taper Bushes|
That is yet another type. The 'hub adaptor' is a split bushing (with or without a keyway) and sits in a cylindrical hole.
Edited By David Jupp on 20/01/2020 13:53:54
Fenner produce adaptors beyond the bolt on style for Taper Lock Bushes, their 'hub adaptors' may be worth a look.
|Thread: Punching holes in metals|
If the holes happen to be a standard size, hole punches used when building control panels can be surprisingly inexpensive (e.g. Q Max brand).
|Thread: Colour matching.|
Be aware that the type of light source used to illuminate will affect the perceived/measured colour.
Matching the colour under one light type, won't always give a match under other lights.
|Thread: Advice on mobile phone etc|
Check what speed WiFi your router or Access Point supports - if that is the bottleneck, updating the client devices won't help.
|Thread: Omron Varispeed V7 - external potentiometer HELP|
Diagram at bottom of page 65 of the manual shows how to wire it.
|Thread: VFD Switch on Frequency|
The front panel knob may be an encoder rather than a pot (to sense rotation, not absolute position). The smaller Schneider VFDs are like that for example. In that case the VFD only knows the knob has rotated 'so many clicks, plus or minus from starting point' - At power off the position will be lost unless of course there is a parameter setting that can retain the position/frequency.
A 'start up frequency' may have been set.
Best thing to do is check the manual carefully for the precise model, different brands/models have different capabilities. If it is a mainstream brand, try calling their technical support line or drop them an e-mail.
|Thread: Annealing Brass|
It is the time at elevated temperature that does the annealing - the quench is not involved in the annealing. With Brass, it is possible to quench, because that doesn't cause a phase change - whereas with Steel, quenching can often harden the metal, by the production of martensite (so when annealing steel, slow cooling is the norm).
|Thread: Remote speed control pendant|
The precise details can vary, depending upon the inverter in use and how it is configured to operate, so there is no single generic circuit. The manual for your inverter should give the information required, though it may take a bit of digging around to find.
You'll almost certainly have to change a setting to tell the inverter to use a remote potentiometer for speed control.
If somebody offers a circuit diagram - first check that that your inverter is (or can be) configured to suit.
Don't get disheartened though - there are a limited number of variations on a theme, and most of the work will be matching control terminals of your inverter to those from whatever example you choose to follow.
|Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D|
For a quick method - Emgee's tip (which I had forgotten all about) is probably simplest.
For ease of future editing, Jason's suggestion to fully define the positions is a good one.
My earlier comment about using 3D pattern doesn't apply to the example you have shown.
Alibre Atom3D is cut down from Alibre Design - mainly to simplify the interface and make it easier to learn. That does result in some functionality being lost, but it is also much less expensive than the Professional or Expert versions.
If you use the 3D feature pattern, rather than 2D sketch pattern to create your arrays (if I'm interpreting your words correctly), then repositioning the array is simple.
|Thread: Unusual Pliers tool?|
SMC TK-1 or TK-2, RS amongst others sell them and have tube size details.
It's a pipe cutter. SMC do a lot of stuff for pneumatics, a tool like this cuts the tube nice a squarely. The 2 rounds in the jaw will be for different sizes of tubing.
|Thread: VFD Instructions|
Note that the 'understandability' of manuals supplied with VFDs does vary widely.
Some are poor translations or include poor use of English.
Some assume you have lots of technical knowledge, but don't give any basic guidance - or offer a huge wealth of settings and just confuse you.
One advantage of major brands is you can have access to e-mail or telephone based technical advice of a high standard included in the purchase price.
For any VFD with a brand and model number, you should be able to locate the manual on line and then decide if you could work from it.
|Thread: Inverter reset?|
It is quite common (but not universal) to define fault reset to the same terminal as Start when configuring an inverter drive. Some might prefer a separate reset button.
|Thread: Good practice for lathe circuit design|
On your last point - the E-Stop should stop anything that might cause harm to people, or cause damage to equipment.
On that basis it should power off the motor, and probably the ELS.
It's probably advantageous to leave lights and DRO powered during an E-stop event - those circuits aren't going to move anything, but should be fused, or have equivalent electrical protection.
If you progress to a VFD you might want to consider if injection braking with delayed power off would be preferable to a simple power off - though it is harder to provide this.
Low voltage lighting would be preferable to mains (hurts less when you poke a screwdriver through the lamp), lots of good LED lamps around these days.
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