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  1. Had the same problem. This place rocks! Thank you!
  2. Doesn't it also have anything to do with better (smoother) accuracy in high speed 5 axis speed motions? I could be wrong.
  3. Has anyone updated already? Are you running it together with 2015 or overwriting the old install? Is MC2018 plug-in avalable? It's a major upgrade, so I'm looking for some feedback before I nuke the old installation. TIA
  4. That doesn't seem right, but there is not much you can do about it. We're at the mercy of MTB's. You can only speak with your wallet when the time comes for a new equipment. PM me if you can ))
  5. That is a good lesson. Machines are getting a little wimpier... We had ceramic bearings on a bunch of older Matsuras and never had issues like that. And those machines WERE ABUSED. If anything, I'd expect an overload alarm, but not a bad spindle after feeding this tool hard like that ( I'm assuming you didn't rapid into the material?) Oh, Dzien dobry!
  6. My comment applied to this specific machine: Mats MX-520 with a 20k spindle.
  7. Those things are MTB dependend. We had a Mori where this was quite opposite. Coolant on/off only while spindle was running. That was with the DIN style coolant though. The important thing is to exactly follow the MTB's instruction and don't get fancy trying to make all equipment from different MTBs run the same way ...and sadly I do see it all the time.
  8. Hmm...the important thing here is to NEVER stop or start coolant thru spindle with the spindle running. ALWAYS shut down the spindle first. Parameters should be set the way to prevent you from doing it the wrong way.
  9. I'm not surprised that you asked that question then. Did you purchase this MX-520 new?
  10. Anything mechanical can go bad. Having said that, I'm not aware of any common issue with any of the Matsuuras.
  11. CAT40-SD012-160J (J has coolant holes along the side of an and mill) I have it modeled if you need it
  12. We use Haimer and Pioneer (much cheaper but still pretty good)
  13. Couldn't agree more. Those guys set up our large Okuma 5axis head/table at one time and they have done a much better job than Okuma themselves, lol. I think James recommended them to me.
  14. I'd strongly recommend going back to Camplete. No other post worked as well and as trouble free as theirs.
  15. Ron, EZ5 assumes that probe is set perfectly spot on. The biggest problem I seem to see is that TLO (combination of gage length and COR to top of table) is often out of whack, which throws EZ5 out of whack giving you wrong numbers. To be fair, EZ5 will work great if my overall accuracy is about .0020, so it's a very quick and easy way of confirming if the machine wasn't whacked during the previous shift. When we bought our first 5 axis everything was set supposedly spot on. After we run EZ5 to set parameters, my test part that I programmed for this exact purpose was off (.002+/-).. Needless to say we rechecked lasers, probe and everything else few times but could never get EZ5 to get us close on the test parts. Matsuura worked hard with us on that one. We ended up using the actual test part to adjust parameters and got it easily to under .0005, which worked for me. After this, Matsuura applications created their own, a little simper test part together with an easy to use spread sheet that we all can use to adjust the parameters. You run the part, measure it, input the difference in the spread sheet and it gives you the numbers that you need to input in the machine parameters. That simple. At least that's been my experience. JM2C

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