Ok overall consensise so far, about 25-50hrs actual machine time over the last 9mo. Heidenhain 426 conversational input on Anayak VH1800. Its a bitch<g> The thinking mentality , logic, behind the the predefined cycles are different than today. Gotta remember they did not have & readily avalaible, good CAM systems to get data feed to the machine & get'r running. Besides Mastercam/Smartcam/Sufcam early 90 ish. High end systems McD/Slumberje?/CV/Camax/IT/ were the few REAL cam systems out there, and were few & far between. So take a shop floor guy & give'em a way to get basic geometry off basic prints in to the machine, let the control do all the hard trig math, with a few "rules" for those cycles & wala! Yer cut'in 3D shit with cycle looping /inrementaly progressing & multi passing milling controled by number of repeats stuff. Plus while the machine is running, next up programs can be witten/ screen tested(backploted),pre difined work offsets calculated(programing in background). & it has its own user defined macro input called "Q" programs for "family of parts" type work. . Make a d It's input & editing key functions & terminolgy are kinda funky as comparied to US? IE: no entry=clear entry - NC start=Cycle Start NC stop=interrupt cycle/feed hold. It's ok, but just makes you think for a second. The reasoning is, that control was put on all kinds of machines, prolly robots & other cnc controled equipt. So across the board terminolgy is used. Its just another Freekin machine tool. Another notch in the belt. Gonna need a bigger belt here soon. As I said before, I will own you bitch! You are a piece of ancient shit. But you still work, so this crazy ol moldmaker is gonna have some fun with you, with your big ass 50taper (no tool changer) 30hp gear drive dick head shaped head.<g> This machine tool is what happens when German engineering & Spanish engineering get together. WTH? were they thinking? Freekin goof balls. Such a big ass machine but not enough rigidity to hold large face mills from deflection - noticed on mainly exit off of part. Just slightly, again noticalble by cutter marks (trailing & leading edge) & size measurement. +-.001 over 4"dia face mill. Not so much head out of sqr as seen from stepover, but deflection in direction of travel. Its gotta be not enough strength by desgin of the physical head shape. It looks like a swivel dick sticking out of the Y carrage. This compact swiveling head design was intended for a purpose.? Maybe tall cores/ castings with small corner radii? Thus the head could be swiveled to gain access way down vertical walls? Its big enough & strong enough to preform very well at jobs like that. Kinda reminds me of giant version of the old Bridgeport "Quilmaster" head. With a huge X(70") Y Z travels open bed, full front loading - door access. You just don't see the likes of one of these too often. I dont think this beast has ever been fully tammed. This shop has been "captive" so production output was not much? Any hoot, its a play thing for me, as I feel semi-retired at 52. I just do this shit so I dont get bored, as can be clearly seen here, by me wasting my time here<g>
Ya Ya you know, Its German..........the BEST! oh sorry Swiss,& Norwegian guys.
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