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MDX540 parts

Post by R055540 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:27 pm

Hello,

I've got an MDX540 that I need to get going, I've plugged it in and downloaded drivers etc. Laptop recognises that I've got a 540 plugged in so that all seems ok.
I've sent a support request over to Roland with the serial number hoping to get a copy of the software to run it, but not heard anything. I was thinking about giving them a quick call but wanted to clarify what I need before I did; I'm assuming I just need Vpanel to drip programs over?

Also hoping they have spindle drive belts and z0 sensor/cables in stock!

Does anyone have any photos of normal condition spindle pulleys, I'd say mine look tired, and I'd hate to ruin a new belt confirming that

Thanks

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Re: MDX540 parts

Post by R055540 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:18 pm

Ah, all good! The support guys got on to me this morning and emailed over the bits I was after.
Also have a spindle belt in the post which should arrive tomorrow!
Should have asked for some instructions for re-assembling the big sheet metal box I took off to get the thing in the house!

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Re: MDX540 parts

Post by Patrick Thorn » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:57 am

The Manual!
ZBX-540E_INS_EN_R1.pdf
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Re: MDX540 parts

Post by R055540 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:26 pm

Ah! Amazing, thank you!
The belt arrived too, so I can have a go at putting that on tonight.
Managed to install drivers, get Vpanel working and a program from a seperate cam package working last night.

It makes some slight rumbling noise on the Z, just sounds like the servo trying to tick the ballscrew back a tad under the weight of the spindle or something. But all good otherwise, super impressed!

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Re: MDX540 parts

Post by Patrick Thorn » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:57 pm

with the Z axis.
When Power goes of there is a clunk of the solenoid locking the Z axis.
When power is a applied to the motors the solenoid is help off.
In certain positions you do hear a noise of the motor holding Z position with th spindle weight. It is perfectly normal and can run like this forever.
If it annoys you, just use the handy panel. Press Z then move the hand wheel a click.
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Re: MDX540 parts

Post by R055540 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:28 pm

Not sure if it clicks, haven't noticed it. I'll have a look when I get home tonight.
I think it probably is just the spindle weight driving the screw, it stops when you jog a couple of steps up or down as you suggested. Thought the Z screw pitch looked too fine to worry about self driving when I had a look under the bellows.
I'll tie some balloons to it as a Heath Robinson counterweight solution if it gets too much to bear

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Re: MDX540 parts

Post by figure1a » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:50 pm

R055540 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:26 pm
Ah! Amazing, thank you!
The belt arrived too, so I can have a go at putting that on tonight.
Managed to install drivers, get Vpanel working and a program from a seperate cam package working last night.

It makes some slight rumbling noise on the Z, just sounds like the servo trying to tick the ballscrew back a tad under the weight of the spindle or something. But all good otherwise, super impressed!
What cam package are you using? Would love to see some alternatives as the SRP Player is really limited.

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