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  1. Sounds a bit like when I burned a servo and and...

    Sounds a bit like when I burned a servo and and later drive card on our cnc router.
    In your case, can you swap drives to test them? I know x is usually lighter gauge than y, though.
    Sounds like...
  2. Quote: "...whereas text plus snake, you'll likely...

    Quote: "...whereas text plus snake, you'll likely run the gantry with the laser OFF more often than ON.."

    Good point-thank you. (I can be a bit slow at times!) ;)
  3. Thanks, Kev and John. Kev, I'm not able to see...

    Thanks, Kev and John.
    Kev, I'm not able to see those JPGs - I'm guessing I have to pay now to see photos posted here?

    I have since tried some 'mapping' of areas, and tested both machines-...
  4. Thanks, Scott, Tony & Gary. Yes, 35 mins is...

    Thanks, Scott, Tony & Gary.
    Yes, 35 mins is fast- especially when Cermark needs a sbit of slowness- still, much time is wasted in the turn-around stage of the lens' path on most systems.
    And we'd...
  5. Client has decided to shink the plaque size to...

    Client has decided to shink the plaque size to maybe 1/4, (thank goodness!)
  6. Kev, I ran that file I have to quote on 100 of, ...

    Kev, I ran that file I have to quote on 100 of, as a test, with only the name in the middle rastered/engraved, and the rest vector marked, by doing a centreline and then 2 inlines and a perimeter...
  7. Chinese fibres with moveable beds- Y at 300x 300...

    Chinese fibres with moveable beds- Y at 300x 300 and X,Y at 200 x 200 bed
    410436 410437410437 410436410436
  8. Thanks for the reply, Kev. I'll add photos of...

    Thanks for the reply, Kev.

    I'll add photos of the moveable Y, and the X & Y versions below, for interest's sake...

    Yes, I rastered the whole plate/s.
    I found with the chinese machines, and...
  9. Thank you very much, Kev. Much to think about....

    Thank you very much, Kev.
    Much to think about.
    I'll attach photos of three jobs in the last year, that have each been over 12 x 24 inches of cermarked stainless steel.

    The biggest, I timed, on...
  10. Fibre laser with moveable bed- queries

    I've had a few biggish stainless steel engraving jobs that we've done on the ULS or on the bigger CO2 laser, with Cermark.
    The last one was 680 x 380 mm approx, and took 8 hours on the CO2, at...
  11. Thanks, Martin. What I actually did to solve it,...

    Thanks, Martin.
    What I actually did to solve it, was disconnect the green plug from the RD controller to the Z limit switch, and after that, the console buttons works the Z up and down perfectly.
    I...
  12. I am very happy with Reci- if they ARE genuine...

    I am very happy with Reci- if they ARE genuine Reci tubes.
  13. Someone suggested maybe the AF wiring might be...

    Someone suggested maybe the AF wiring might be connected to to the Z limit connector in the controller also.
    I'll have a look when I get a moment, and the mood.

    Thanks
  14. After disconnecting the limit switch- no...

    After disconnecting the limit switch- no difference.
    Maybe the autofocus pens that I removed most off are the cause?

    The Diagnostics menu on the console, shows a red box for Z limit, regardless...
  15. Thanks all- I have decided that maybe the bed's...

    Thanks all- I have decided that maybe the bed's upper limit switch is broken, and is registering that the bed is up against it, therefore won't allow upward movement.

    I was able to move it back up...
  16. Ruida Z axis oddities- only goes down, not up. Ideas for why would be appreciated!

    I'm having a weird moment.
    From the PC, and from the RD6442G console, I can only make Z, or the bed, go down.
    I can't get any up movement.

    And I can't figure out why...

    I have the two...
  17. How about looking on the ULS website for them:...

    How about looking on the ULS website for them:
    https://www.ulsinc.com/support/software-downloads
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    I think you are possibly making this much more...

    I think you are possibly making this much more complicated than it need be.
    Whatever PC is connected to the laser will have something to drive the laser.
    If ULS/Trotec/Epilog, the laser will be set...
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    Cross your fingers and hope it's still good up...

    Cross your fingers and hope it's still good up till when you might need it!
    Reci is a top brand - so you might get 5 years? or more. Who can say - but we have a 7 year old Reci tube still going fine...
  20. Do you have a multimeter to check the voltages on...

    Do you have a multimeter to check the voltages on the assorted terminals, before you attach it to the laser's electronics?
    Or is there a serial number you can Google to look up the PSU...
  21. Every PSU that looks like that, which I've...

    Every PSU that looks like that, which I've replaced, or refitted, had markings on the case to tell you Live or Mains (240vAC) IN, Neutral 240vAC; earth/ground, and DC voltage (24, 36, 42 or...
  22. Good advice above, and great advice to use the...

    Good advice above, and great advice to use the <search> function.
    I'll also suggest seriously looking for a better 2nd hand 'western' machine. Our ULS is 17 years old and still earns its keep, while...
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    6 figure salary? Keep it as long as you can....

    6 figure salary? Keep it as long as you can.
    Epilog/Trotec ? Don't forget ULS - and don't forget second hand as an option.
    Dual capacity machines - nope.
    Making $ from it ? OK what's the next...
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    A photo of the problem would be helpful... and...

    A photo of the problem would be helpful... and sadly this scenario adds up to that necessary thing, higly valued, called 'experience'.
    Warping is something we are forever trying to alleviate,...
  25. I have a VLS460 here also - the motherboard is...

    I have a VLS460 here also - the motherboard is perfect-I got ULS to recondition it - but similar though they may be, the number and type of plugs coming off it isn't 100% compatible with the M-300's...
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