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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

Ross

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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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