Welcome to the club.......
Just received confirmation from Ann at Tormach that my Cashier's Check was received. Machine, PCNC 1100 and deluxe stand should be shipped on Jan 3, 2011.
Happy New Year to All,
Welcome to the club.......
Congratulations! Looking forward to your future posts, so keep us up to date. Are you using your own computer? They have some really nice stuff on their site, along with the videos of the machines in action. What is your first part going to be?
Congratulations !! Make sure you take the time and read the post that others and myself have posted here on how to build the pyramid of bricks to get your engine hoist under the stand or a forklift will do best. Also be very careful with the stainless steel limit switch cover, it's sharp as hell (right to the bone).
After that it's all down hill man, good luck !
Thanks for the welcome. I purchased the Tormach computer and pendant. No immediate project to machine yet, just want to focus on the installation.
Great choices, it won't be long now
Etced - I received my 1100 about 3 months ago and put together a series of video's on installing it. By all means, each person will have their own tips, tricks, challenges and preferred methods - but hopefully the videos can be of assistance. All free for viewing at YouTube - saunixcomp's Channel
Tormach PCNC 1100, SprutCAM, Alibre CAD
"Don't use bricks. A brick is liable to crack and separate. Use wooden blocks."
mmmm maybe but I highly doubt it, as long as they're good new bricks you're ok. I've been using the same bricks since I purchased the machine and have moved the machine 4 times now. Just for double protection I was placing two bricks at a time under each foot to spread the weight across, but have used them in singles with not one problem.
The risk does vary with type of brick but all can be cracked, new or old. Bricks have excellent compression resistance but they are very weak in tension. A brick will experience tension if the load is not even over both top and bottom surfaces, such as load being applied by the edge of a steel bar, and the undersurface being uneven. After all, that is exactly how bricks are manually broken by brick layers. And that is why the first row of bricks is laid on a bed of mortar.
Bricks are not used by mechanics to support cars. Ask at your local garage.
I recognise that you place the bricks under the foot pads of the Tormach, but honestly, bricks are dangerous when used for those loads.
The way I see it bricks are not worth the risk. Thats why you never see them on a rigging truck. Risk to your body or machine is not worth the price of some lumber.
Received a email today from Bob Miller at Tormach. My 1100 and deluxe stand was put on a truck today. It won't be long now