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A lazy man does it twice. Valves were ceased and not switching to appropriate port. By jskene in forum Benchtop Machines. The brown and blue wires should be carrying the Hi All, I recently brought back to life my benchman vmc that was sitting in my garage for 10 years. Results 1 to 12 of Hopefully we can learn how to retrofit this together.

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Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: The Prolight software has been set up for your machine proper port and control box etc. This is indicated on page E3 of the ProLight Dos manual available on this site: I also have a prolight lathe I need to retrofit benchmaj well.

Your parallel port for tool changer and serial port is set up and communicating properly in your computer. The time now is Ok, so now I understand. As if the seal in the cylinder is bad or a solenoid is acting up. I’d be interested in hearing how your retrofit project goes.


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Will keep you posted I replaced it with a new solenoid; it is working now. Hi All, I recently brought back to life my benchman vmc that was sitting in my garage for 10 years.

If not is there a button that makes that solenoid click? IndustryArena uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our benchjan.

Why not a plug?

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The first thing I would do since the solenoid is v is check for voltage. Run it with Mach3. Mark, I just purchased a Prolight and planning the same retrofit bencnman controller you are. The limit switches I find to be a pain on myso ignore them.

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 Jump to page: Any suggestions where to look for parts? Install Gecko 3XX drivers on each 4 of ’em axis.

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Problem now is finding a replacement part for it. Hopefully we can learn how to retrofit this together.

Doesnt it need the pressure retained bencnman a drawbar or auto tool changer? I mention unplugging the blue and brown wires to not back feed any circuitry.


I’d like to be able to use Mach 3 with the mill, as the original software is very old and difficult to use.

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After further investigation, solenoid is the culprit. The time now is Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. By jskene in forum Benchtop Machines. Everything power up OK except when I supplied air to the machine, air was gushing out from the broken plug please see benchmqn. Results 1 to 12 of I guess that would happen after storing the unit for over 10 years. The magnetic safety switch for the safety shield The E-stop must be pulled out.