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wyobmf
04-29-2007, 06:58 PM
Hello,
Are these machines good iron?
What post processor would I use? Or does it have to be specific to yasanak?
Thanks

Mitsui Seiki
04-29-2007, 08:21 PM
They are good if you are making small parts.

dertsap
04-29-2007, 10:50 PM
well worth the money, i don t know about the support in the US but here it is second to none , we lost a spindle one time and i was in and out on shift for three days and the service guy was in all three days (never left)
matsuuras are nice machines probably my most favourable at least of the machines i ve ran ,
i m sure a fanuc post will work if you don t have the yasnak post , but i do beleave most decent software should have the proper post for that

thespindoc
04-29-2007, 11:18 PM
I have a Matsuura v1000 mill with 30 tool changer, and I love it. It is a 1979 vintage which I bought about 1 year ago. Mine has a Fanuc 6M controller but I have a Yasnac control on my CNC lathe. Either would be good.

tobyaxis
04-30-2007, 12:29 AM
Great Machines, Rigid Boxed Ways, Work Horses!!!!!!!!! Yasnac Controls are very close to Fanuc's but have more Options like Bolt Hole Circle Canned Cycles and my Favorite G12/G13 Spiral, Helical, and Polar Interpolations.

The one that really stands out is the MC1000 VS2 with a Yasnac MX2 Control, CAT40 Spindle 30 Tool Pockets and Table X40 by Y20 by Z20.

Good Iron.........YES!!!!!!!!!:)

wyobmf
04-30-2007, 12:32 AM
Thanks, that is good to hear.
I just bought one that is in unknown condition, I got a pretty good price on it.

tobyaxis
04-30-2007, 01:18 AM
Thanks, that is good to hear.
I just bought one that is in unknown condition, I got a pretty good price on it.
Unknown Condition???????:confused:
I wish you all the luck with your new machine. Where did you buy this Machine Ebay?????

Try to keep in mind that if the Machine wasn't properly taken care of it won't be worth the Rigging Costs.

Do you know if it even runs????

joecnc1234
04-30-2007, 06:26 AM
I have two of these machines, and they are great machines, 20 years old and I wouldn't trade them for any machine. They rarely break down, and when they do, you can fix them yourself, Methods Machine will walk you through it over the phone. Parts are easy to come by, and they run and run. I bought these machines 4 years ago for 16,000 for both of them, I've only put $500 in parts in one of them, I changed the bearings on y axis. We run them 80 hrs a week and they hold at least .0003". I see these on ebay all the time and I can't wait until I can pick them up for 3-5k, I will buy everyone. I have a 93 600, I've spent 10k on it in the last 2 months, still a good machine just a Little more problems no big deal. I use fanuc post with minor mods I think you could use any generic fanuc post and it will probably work, I just like mine a certain way. Matsuuras are the best you can get, especially older ones they are built solid and easy to repair. If you have any problems with this machine pm me and I can probably help you get it going in a couple of hours. seriously
Joe

Edit As long as you have a mx control and not the 2000g the 2000g is a pain in the a**

wyobmf
05-02-2007, 10:03 AM
Thanks for the info.
I am pretty sure it is in good working condition but the guy could not power it up.
Thanks

joecnc1234
05-03-2007, 07:30 AM
could he not power it up because he didn't have power, or would it not power up. I've wired my machines everywhich way but right and the controller still fired up.
Joe

nyleeloise
05-03-2007, 02:58 PM
Does anyone in the Fresno ca. area have a matsurra that I can view I'm a hobbiest and trying to get started in cnc ??Nyle Reed

joecnc1234
05-04-2007, 07:42 AM
I'm not in fresno area but if you like you can take a vacation down to tucson and check out my machines, while your here you can even change out a couple of parts for fun. LOL
Joe

tobyaxis
05-04-2007, 08:33 PM
I'm not in fresno area but if you like you can take a vacation down to tucson and check out my machines, while your here you can even change out a couple of parts for fun. LOL
Joe

That is a nice offer Joe.:) I wouldn't pass that up if I were in your area. I miss the Matsuura at the old shop. Those Machines are great :rainfro:

wyobmf
05-22-2007, 05:45 PM
Got the mill unloaded, It looks good.
Some one has retrofited it to a fagor panel and PLC. It looks like they are still functioning but I think the PLC has no program in it.
Does anyone know where I could find the software to program this?
Also does anyone know where I could find the wiring diagrams for this machine?
Thanks

tobyaxis
05-22-2007, 07:32 PM
You might find the wiring diagrams here.
http://www.yaskawa.com/site/Support.nsf/productGroup/CNCControllers.html

The Fagor Panel I know nothing about.

joecnc1234
05-23-2007, 06:38 AM
Yaskawa website has all the connection diagrams on their site in pdf. As far as plc programming goes I have done it a few years back for a simple pick and place machine no fun at all I would contact the manufacturer of the plc and ask for some help they will give you a manual but thats the easy part figuring out what and where to program could take forever I would suggest contacting a local university with an engineering school and getting a student to program it for you or hire a professional. The amount of time savings to get the machine up will pay for itself quicker than trying to do it yourself.
Joe

wyobmf
05-23-2007, 09:45 AM
Joe,
Thanks for the info, I was lucky enough to find a print out of the logic in the panel, I am also a PLC programer by trade so programing the PLC should not be an issue, if the manufacturer will give up the software.
Thanks

nyleeloise
05-23-2007, 09:53 PM
does anyone have a lead on a matsurra 500,also would like a photo. I'm very green but willing to learn{I'm 74 does that give you any visions ] Nyle

nyleeloise
05-23-2007, 10:13 PM
Has anyone had experience with the tormach machine ?how difficult are they nto program useing ahome computor?{remeber I'm green Nyle

tobyaxis
05-23-2007, 10:23 PM
Nyle,

There is a Tormach Sub-Forum here where you will find a lot of help.

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=323

Cheers!!!!:)

flytiger
04-09-2008, 12:32 AM
hi, joe! are you still here? I need your help, i have a mc500v machine with the yasnac m3000 control , there are a tape reader and a communication board in it. I think the borad is used to instead of the tape reader. a serial port rs232 type to pc. do you know how can i use the rs232 port? what is the right setting for it? data bits, parity check, stop bit, baud rate? I hope you can help. thanks tim.

camtd
05-16-2008, 07:14 AM
Joe,

You mention the your Matsuura 600 more problems then you other Matsuura's

What kind of problems?

I am looking at a 20 year old Matsuura 600 with a Mx3
control. They are asking $20,000.00 everything is suppose to be in good condition.

The baud rate for dnc is 9600. What kind of feedrates could I expect? I will looking to do 3d machining also.

What is a fair price to pay for a machine like this?

Thank You

produca2
05-12-2010, 05:41 PM
I just bought a MC - 500V and havent picked it up yet, I am trying to figure out what kind of power this thing needs to get it running. Single phase, three phase....what?? Does anyone know off hand or have a 500V sitting around they could help me figure this out with? I would really like to save an hour trip to go open up the machine! Thanks.