RotoCAMM TS-400E

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Re: RotoCAMM TS-400E

Post by Bloodtype » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:43 pm

Well paolo8453, it only freaking worked! I have control of the machine and everything seems to operate as it should. I am stunned!!! I'm so grateful for your help on this. This is fantastic.

Total cost of the CNC Engraver including petrol for collection, a new software cd, and a Serial plug - £30 approx - result!!

Now to make some sawdust....

Seriously, thank you. So kind for you to give your time to helping me with this.

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Re: RotoCAMM TS-400E

Post by paolo8453 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:35 pm

No probs. I was in the same boat when I got mine.

Other advice -

Take very good care of that handset - the machine wont work without it and you'll not get another one. They tend to get worn where the wire connects to the handset body.

Get a tube of good lube for the Z-Screw - not the guides but the 'lead screw' inside the cover. I tried all different grease and kept getting Z-Axis errors. This is THE ONLY stuff I found that has worked - http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/greases/1847967/

Other than that - ENJOY! :D
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Hardware: TS-400 which seems to be the same as an EGX-400/600...

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Re: RotoCAMM TS-400E

Post by Bloodtype » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:30 pm

Good tips, thanks for flagging those. Have ordered that grease and will have a look at reinforcing the connection to the handset.

Will report back!!

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Re: RotoCAMM TS-400E

Post by Bloodtype » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:32 pm

Have just checked the spindle hours - around 400hrs. Not too bad. Going to be interesting when it comes to belt, spindle unit and spindle motor replacement!

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Re: RotoCAMM TS-400E

Post by paolo8453 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:01 pm

Barely broken in! :lol:

If anything serious breaks you're pretty much screwed. There's some very fancy AC motors in there that you just won't get anymore. Oh - and those motherboards...

As someone else said in the thread somewhere - it would be a great machine to convert to stepper motors if anything catastrophic happens.

It really is a pretty serious bit of kit and really well made so it should last.
Hardware: TS-400 which seems to be the same as an EGX-400/600...

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Re: RotoCAMM TS-400E

Post by Patrick Thorn » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:34 pm

Some positive news.
The EGX-400/600 was the basis of this machine, so as the EGX-400/600 was just discontinued production this year, then there should be those common parts available, within reason, till about 2023. That said, I do not know of any of our AC axis motors failing. :)
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Re: RotoCAMM TS-400E

Post by Bloodtype » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:58 pm

Ace, thanks Patrick. That's a relief!!

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