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About GoetzInd

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  1. GoetzInd

    Identifying clamp

    https://www.carrlane.com/en-us/product/clamps-accessories/swing-clamps/one-touch-quick-acting-swing-clamps Although there are a couple different people that make very similar clamps. Mike
  2. Same experience here. I even had an operator put synthetic coolant in the spindle oil unit once . Luckily we use spindle load monitoring on everything and caught it before any permanent damage. Took the whole thing apart, cleaned, ran it in and no problems. Grease on the other hand, easily contaminated to the point of failure. Especially on HMC's/mill turn applications. Mike
  3. Yeah. I have not had good luck with grease spindles at all. Mike
  4. GoetzInd

    Grade 5 Ti

    IMO Grade 5 is easier to machine. A lot less gummy. Mike
  5. GoetzInd

    Nethasp and VPN

  6. GoetzInd

    Thoughts on 3D Mouse?

    Been running one since '08. Start slow and disable your scroll wheel and dynamic positioning of your mouse. Force yourself to use it and after a while you'll wonder how you lived without it. I have two that I purchased myself at about $350ea. When I go to one of my co-workers desk's to help with something I about pull my hair out. Also, I have no idea where most of the functions are in MC and SW are since I've had everything hot keyed to 3d mouse buttons for the last 10 years. Mike
  7. GoetzInd

    Nethasp and VPN

    I know it's possible because we're doing it here (with windows 10) but I don't know how. We have an IT dept that handles all that stuff. I used to do it with a dongle server years ago with traditional hasps and it worked really well. Mike
  8. +1 for MST. They have some ridiculous length stuff and great quality. Try getting through Single Source Technologies. They have the best price by far in my experience. Mike
  9. GoetzInd

    Mill/Turn machine suggestions

    I would rather gouge out my eyes than get a virtual Y millturn. That being said, Nakamura NTRX, Okuma Multus U3000 would be the first two on my list. Mazak has a tone of experience in this area but I have never ran one of their machines. Mike
  10. GoetzInd

    Mill/Turn machine suggestions

    B axis or live tooling y-axis turret lathe? Mike
  11. GoetzInd

    CAT50 Dual Contact

    Dual contact Cat50 is not bt50. BT has significantly different gripper flange geometry. What you have is a dual contact Cat50 which will work fine in a standard spindle. What they do is "close the gap" on both the spindle and holder side of the space between spindle face and flange face so that tools from both standards are interchangeable. You must have a Big Plus dual contact spindle. Which is a good thing, Mike
  12. IMO, if there is a reason to do a manual tool change, IE large tool or special attachment, the logic to remove the tool should be done in the TC macro in the control. This is the only way to make sure nothing bad happens. Here's how we do it: TC macro checks the length and diameter to see if beyond limits of tool magazine. Or, tool is flagged as manual tool change only via macro variable (or tool table if available). IF yes to either one of these, tc to empty pocket and move to operator position and prompt operator to put in tool (M00). When finished, move to operator and prompt removal (M00). Check tool presence signal in I/O to make sure spindle is empty and carry on. No post mods and no chance of programmer or operator missing something. MIke
  13. GoetzInd

    Slant Knuckle 5 Axis

    THere is an optional pallet changer for the D500. I'm sure it's quicker since its looks like it's on an A81 chassis. I think unless it's in the 500k range they are going to have a real tough time selling those. Mike
  14. GoetzInd

    Slant Knuckle 5 Axis

    Our Makino sales guy is talking to us about this machine. I don't understand the advantage of this layout over over the D500. I suspect there is none. Mike
  15. GoetzInd

    Okuma MA600 conveyor(s)

    It's a shame you need the space that bad. If you ever need to sell those machines it's going to be tough without the conveyors. Mike

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