I have a Patriot VFD purchased in May. Have made many of the mods to eliminate vibration as well as upgrades I have made from ballscrews, new brackets and mounts for steppers and so forth.
I have converted it to total cnc, with 16" travel in Y as well. still don't have 4" travel in Z as advertised only 3.5" ? "scratching head"
My problem is this. How the heck do you adjust the lathe spindle to make it parallel to the X ways? It is off by 0.011 and this is causing a tapering of approx 0.001 for every inch of travel along the axis. It makes for useless shafts if you know what I mean
I know there are two mounting screws on each side of the base to head mount. What I'm not sure of is the center pins? They are threaded internally?
I know that most mating surfaces on this have location pins which I have had to remove in order to get things indicated in. Now I must tackle this as the last hurdle.
Anyone know the procedure for this machine?
Thanks in advance.