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by Allan S.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Roland TS-400 - Help - drivers/software
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: Roland TS-400 - Help - drivers/software

Hi again Paolo, I ordered the z-axis sensor...under £4 on eBay for a basic version that's intended for Mach3 CNC users. It's 20mm thick and has an aluminium touch plate. OK, not as good as the brass one supplied by Roland, but £4.... I soldered the connecting lead to a mini jack plug (tip connector)...
by Allan S.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Cheshire, UK
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Hello from Cheshire, UK

Thanks for that Kai. It's unfortunate that EngraveStudio cannot be made to work on the TA-400. Regarding Vectric's VCarve Pro,at £540 I cannot possibly justify the purchase because I'm simply a hobbyist tinkerer, having retired from work back in 2009. I'd really like to use my TS-400 to produce 2.5D...
by Allan S.
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Cheshire, UK
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Hello from Cheshire, UK

Hi Joe, and all, I've got the Roland TS-400 and I'm enjoying finding out its capabilities. I've just come across the Roland Engrave Studio software, which seems a useful application to me. The problem is that it only seems to recognise the Roland EGX-350 and Roland EGX-360 engraving machines. I'd re...
by Allan S.
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Roland TS-400 - Help - drivers/software
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: Roland TS-400 - Help - drivers/software

Many thanks Paolo. As I’m sure you’re aware, I’ve been a bit anxious about trying this out. I’m a bit more confident now so I’ll go ahead and order the sensor and jack plug.
Thanks again.
Regards, Allan
by Allan S.
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Roland TS-400 - Help - drivers/software
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: Roland TS-400 - Help - drivers/software

Thanks Paolo, I'm grateful for this info. So it would appear that I don't need to use the Roland version of this datum setting device. I am guessing that the cutter contacting the device simply causes a short circuit across the jack plug contacts. If you have any wiring data on this to confirm my su...
by Allan S.
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Roland TS-400 - Help - drivers/software
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: Roland TS-400 - Help - drivers/software

Hi, I would like to automate the datum setting up on my TS-400. At one time, Techsoft used to sell a z-axis datum setting sensor, although it was rather pricey. I've seen the same type of sensor elsewhere quite inexpensively and I suspect it would work just as well as long as it's connected correctl...
by Allan S.
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: RotoCAMM TS-400E - Stopped working - help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: RotoCAMM TS-400E - Stopped working - help!

Hi Paolo, I've read your posts with great interest because I have just recently acquired a TS400 as well. From your posts I gather that I've got a long road ahead before I really start to get the best out of the machine, but it is a superbly built piece of kit and I reckon it'll be worth the effort....
by Allan S.
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Photo engraved Keyring
Replies: 6
Views: 4569

Re: Photo engraved Keyring

Impressive stuff, Joe.
What software do you use?
by Allan S.
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Cheshire, UK
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Hello from Cheshire, UK

Hi all, I'm pleased to be here. I've acquired an excellent CNC machine, a vintage Roland TS400 machine, complete with enclosure so I'm hoping to learn everything there is to learn about it. The other evening I discovered this forum so I've come on board. It seems a bit cheeky of me to immediately st...