I need another couple of inches....

Awl --
...... in the X and Y travel on my Fadal 3016.
Is there a setting I can change to squeeze out a little more travel? Even
1/2" could be helpful in some situations.
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On Aug 7, 1:00am, "Proctologically Violated"

PV, Cant believe nobody responded yet? Hasn't anyone ever taken off the over travel switches on their machines? Or went into the parameter/ machine config setup & played with the 0's 1's & hex dec. settings? Wooo look out something bad could happen! like ram/ wedge/ brake- the axis into the "solid stop"-eot- you brokit man position? Been there done that. mine was a run-away X axis. Bam! that is a scray sound. Thats the purpose of shear pins/ drive couplings/ & other "made to brake" thingies that run other more powerfull thingies. Like the lathe shear pins. ;>( The other time I needed mo trav on the 26X26X 80" Cincinnati whilst doing 5 cav rubber mold (welcome door mat) machining, I needed about 1/2" more X travel on the end cav that was turned 90 from the other 4. Anyway, I figured out that I could manually "mis align" the table to the control when starting the machine up in the morning. Most machines do it auto magically with a TPA or axis align button or something to sync the control with the axis. By mis aligning the axis the saftey switches take over & stop ya before trouble. I'm not familar with Castro Fadel's <g> (very bad experince on the old POS's I ran) I'm sure there's a way to squeeze that itsy bitsy more travel you need w/o shifting your work piece. Just gotta get good buds with the Fadel service tech. & pick his brain. I make it a point to poke around & talk to any *brand* machine certified tech. I run into. Those guys know the heart beat of the industries. I still keep in contact with a the old Cincinnati & Hurco service guys. Those guys know WTF is what on CNC's. I'm still learning after 30yrs. <g>
Hey you'll need some Holdzems to help with that!
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wrote:

PV, Cant believe nobody responded yet? Hasn't anyone ever taken off the over travel switches on their machines? Or went into the parameter/ machine config setup & played with the 0's 1's & hex dec. settings? Wooo look out something bad could happen!
===========================================Yeah, Sam has me kill-filed (again), I think. Either that, or him'n'jb haven't left Bob's Motel/Honeymoon suite for about 3 days. Room #69. <MMMMMmmmmmmmm>
But, I'm hearing this travel extension idea isn't such a good/safe idea from others, and that I won't be getting much for the trouble anyway.
Sheeit, if how I banged up the machine with just a cupla vises hanging over the edge is any indication, I'm much better off safe than sorry.
Hey, I may have an order for your Holdzem's, at my yob, which has hundreds of urinals/sinks throughout, for Hands-Free Whizzing.
With suitably positioned Holdzems, a multi-tasking muthafucka can take a piss AND use his cellphone, as an example.
Or, piss and brush his teeth.....
Which is in no way to suggest that a sink be used as a urinal..... But, I have heard of such things....
Which is why my new invention, The Bachelor Sink, will hit the market soon. A regular sink, but with a lip on the front, and a little bitty flushometer. And a Holdzem, of course.
Should help keep a few marriages together, as well: "Orange soda, my ass...."
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