Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

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Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

Post by glbreil »

Perfect Thanks, that is what I was looking for but could only find where it said 400 to 2000 watts.

Thanks Gary
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Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

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Made some real progress today. Both axis completely setup and working good. Also got the spindle running and the speed matching the Hickory output voltage. Had to do some tweaking on the max motor speed, but it is running about as good and I could expect.

Added a couple videos to the to the album of the axis traveling out and back to .0001 indicator. Looks about perfect.

Also the spindle going through the paces.

Gary

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KL88FycMxDj5WmwWA
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Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

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Looks good.

At the MDI prompt, you can use the up arrow key to recall previous commands, so you don't have to retype them.
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Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

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Thanks Marc that is certainly good information to know!
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Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

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Lookin' good!!!
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Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

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What is the brand and model of those replacement X limit switches, and where did you find them?
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Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

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They are the correct Hardinge part number switches. I got them from Mara Industrial. I have attached a link. Gary

https://maraindustrial.com/cart/switche ... -cb56.html
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Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

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I have a question about the .hom file.

At set up I jogged out to the limit switches back ok to a safe distance and set M26/X & M26/Z.

Then I changed the .hom file to read as it says in the manual:
M26 /X Q1
M26 /Z Q1

On startup that recognizes the home is set and establishes the DRO in the position it is currently at for both axis, but I also want it to return to Zero when I home it at start up. Adding G00 works.

M26 /X Q1
G00 X0
M26 /Z Q1
G00 Z0

But it goes over there at full throttle and I much prefer slow and easy. What is the best code for the .hom file to run it back to zero at a given feed rate?

Thanks Gary
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Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

Post by lavrgs »

Try G01 F10 (modify to suit)
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Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

Post by glbreil »

I was thinking with G01 I had to tell it how far to move and you never know what that will be at start up.

I will try G98 G01X0Z0 F5 today and see where that goes.
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