Matsuura Mc 500v2 retrofit.

13 May 2016 14:58 #74604 by skunkworks
A brother label writer.. It isn't the best - The clear coat seems to like to peal off after a while. On the K&T we used electrical numbering stickers and then clear heat shrink over that. That worked the best IMHO.

14 May 2016 01:22 #74633 by skunkworks
simple program with rigid tapping. (didn't have time to try it in metal)

14 May 2016 11:14 #74643 by BigJohnT

emcPT wrote: Hello,

What do you use to label your wires? It is retractable tube with printed labels? If so, how do you do it?
That machine is quite a good machine. Congratulations.

I use Brady heat shrink labels and they are permanent as I am.

30 Jun 2016 00:53 #76815 by skunkworks
The spindle taper has 30 years of wear - a 6 inch tool was around .006" out. So - we didn't have much to lose ;)

Now it is around .0005" at 6 inches.

(the dremel was the only thing that would fit up the BT35 taper) - that we had anyway

We also took added about .0015 shim between the 2 ball nuts on the Z axis.

Control panel
13 Jul 2016 13:02 #77391 by skunkworks
Almost done... maybe 90%. Still need some i/o hooked up for over-currents and lube level. Some tweeking of the tool change so that it can fail gracefully.

13 Jul 2016 13:04 #77392 by BigJohnT
Looking Good!

30 Sep 2016 16:21 #81111 by eman5oh
Replied by eman5oh on topic Matsuura Mc 500v2 retrofit.
I see you did a spindle regrind, how did you align the Dremel to the taper?
30 Sep 2016 17:47 - 30 Sep 2016 17:47 #81115 by skunkworks
really no alignment other than making sure it clears the whole way in.. The matsuura was doing the taper by moving z and y coordinated.

edit - after that we blued it to check fit. Looked good.

Last edit: 30 Sep 2016 17:47 by skunkworks.
16 Nov 2016 06:42 #82857 by johnmc
Replied by johnmc on topic Matsuura Mc 500v2 retrofit.
Good Day ,Sam
Your matsuura is looking neat, is the monitor a touch screen, where did you fit the pc ?, on the console is that a mpg for each axis?, has the Ethernet has been difficult to implement?. pardon the many
I have a matsuura with brain dead fanuc m6 control and your machine setup really looks the answer.
09 Jan 2017 05:41 #85500 by chopper79
Nice job on the retrofit. I am going to begin mine in the next week or so. I have a 1982 MC-500v showing up Tuesday of this month. The MX1 controller will not function properly so retrofit it will be.

I will start a new thread, but wanted to let you know that I like what you have done.
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