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Peter Simpson 105/12/2019 18:38:16
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Does the table on an M1 mill, power drive in both directions ? If not do you have to rewind the table at each cut ?????

not done it yet05/12/2019 18:50:57
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Forgive me for asking what is likely very obvious, but how else would you get the table back to the pre-cutting position (other than by winding manually) if the power feed only operated in one direction and how would you avoid climb milling if the machine only power-feeds in one direction?

Oldiron05/12/2019 18:55:04
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See here **LINK**

Hope it helps

regards

Andy Carruthers05/12/2019 19:19:24
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Hi Peter,

Assuming your Mill does not have the S Type head with independent motor then X axis power drive is right to left only

With S Type head and VFD to main drive the X axis can be reversed as well as normal left to right travel

Peter Simpson 105/12/2019 19:36:59
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Andy thanks for your reply, my mill does have the "S" type head. I will ensure that the main motor is driven by an inverter that I can drive backwards and forwards. "not done it yet" but will in the near future.

Andy Carruthers05/12/2019 19:59:28
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Apologies, my last statement should have read ...normal right to left travel

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