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by Allan S.
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Techsoft TS400 Main Board - looking for
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Techsoft TS400 Main Board - looking for

Hi Paolo,
doesn't sound good....what is the nature of the problem?

Regards,
Allan
by Allan S.
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Roland Techsoft TS30 (Pre MDX40)
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Roland Techsoft TS30 (Pre MDX40)

Hi Scott, The TS30 is a great piece of kit and very versatile, despite it no longer being supported by either Roland or Techsoft. My suggestion is this: Get a stand-alone XP laptop and keep it off the school network. Install Techsoft 2-D Design on the laptop. Install Techsoft 2-D design on the schoo...
by Allan S.
Tue May 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: TS-400 - Installing Drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: TS-400 - Installing Drivers

Hi Paolo, How's things going with your TS-400? You've probably had one longer than any others on this forum so you've probably achieved more than most users here. I'm curious as to what other users are doing with/making with their TS-400's. It's a great piece of kit, really well made, but there's no...
by Allan S.
Tue May 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: TS-400 - Installing Drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: TS-400 - Installing Drivers

Hi dpenfold.
How's it going now with the TS-400?
I've got one and I'm interested in what other people are doing with their machines.
by Allan S.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Roland TS-400 - Help - drivers/software
Replies: 10
Views: 1833

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: 5282

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: 5282

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: 10
Views: 1833

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: 10
Views: 1833

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: 10
Views: 1833

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...