I sent this post a day or two ago, original hasn't shown up yet, sorry if it
shows up twice.
I picked up my eBay lathe with the Anilam Crusader ML control, got it set in
place, wired the control, turned it on and all I get is a vertical glowing
bar, about 3/4" wide on the display. When I push buttons on the control,
there is no beeps or anything. This was supposed to be running when the
shop shut down, but they claim that it won't run if too hot or too cold. I
found the too hot problem, the muffin fan under the control hums but doesn't
turn. This thing has to be used in my car port for now, I have walls on 3
sides but no front door, anyway it's not much if any warmer than outside
temp. I have been busy with other work and haven't even gotten to check
fuses and power supply voltages yet. If too cold is the problem I'll put a
heater in the control cabinet.
If I can't get the it running right away, I'm considering temporarily
removing the servos and using steppers (I already have steppers, drives,
parallel port breakout, etc.) until I can get the Crusader running or
replaced with EMC2 and servo control card.
I have some questions for anyone who may be familiar with the control. Is
there supposed to be a beep when you push the buttons (like my crusader II)?
Have you ever heard of the control not working because it was too cold?
15 years ago