Files From Russ

Items from Russ Sadler's You Tube Series. Index of Videos, FILES, etc. And now, additionally, the Think Laser Series. Russ Sadler’s Engineered Modifications and Designs
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Philipp Pap
Posts: 80
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:45 am
Location: Innsbruck
Country: Austria
Laser Machine Make or Type: rdc6445
Laser Power: 55W
Laser Bed Size: 50x30cm
Home Position: TL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Windows Version: 10

Re: Files From Russ

Post by Philipp Pap »

Here is the link to the overview pdf viewtopic.php?f=97&t=3438#p20240 of the videos from Russ, where you can search for the right assembly video and here are some Previews (maybe the pictures could get moved into the pdf?)
#90 Beam Align Kit- BEAM ALIGN KIT.jpg
#91 Laser Targets & Mirror Tool- laser targets kit and mirror tool.jpg
beam checker.jpg
beam targets.jpg
Beamstand & Targets DATA.jpg
laser pointer mk3 DATA.jpg
mirror tool.jpg
MK4 Laser Pointer Data.jpg
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Philipp Pap
Posts: 80
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:45 am
Location: Innsbruck
Country: Austria
Laser Machine Make or Type: rdc6445
Laser Power: 55W
Laser Bed Size: 50x30cm
Home Position: TL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Windows Version: 10

Re: Files From Russ

Post by Philipp Pap »

mk5 pointer.jpg
Mk6 pointer.jpg
Mk7 laser pointer.jpg
tube clamp.jpg
tube clamp MK2 BUILD DATA.jpg
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Uros Cesnovar
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:16 am
Location: Krsko
Country: Slovenia
Laser Machine Make or Type: voiern WR4040 60W
Laser Power: 60W
Laser Bed Size: 400x400mm
Home Position: TR
RDWorks Version: v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Windows Version: 10 - 2020

Re: Files From Russ

Post by Uros Cesnovar »

I am looking for Russ's files for RDWorks learning lab 98 the one for (New year card - spruce). I can not find it posted. Can someone post it?

Thanks for the help!
Ton Durant
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:54 pm
Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Country: England
Nickname: Tone
Laser Machine Make or Type: CO2 50w Black & Green from Germany
Laser Power: 50w
Laser Bed Size: 500x300mm
Home Position: TL
RDWorks Version: v8.01.26
Accessories: CW3000 Water Chiller
Windows Version: Windows 10

Re: Files From Russ

Post by Ton Durant »

Big Thank You Russ for sharing these very useful tools.

Cheers Tony :)
Paul Balkwill
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:13 am
Location: Craigavon Northen Ireland.

Re: Files From Russ

Post by Paul Balkwill »

Hi Russ,
I have been absent from the laser engraving for a long time due to Ill health but am ok now :P . What I would like to ask you for some help please , I switched on the laser a few weeks ago and found the tube was useless so I replaced it ok but now the head keeps going to the bottom right and shuttering until I hit escape it then goes to the middle of the bed bottom left, it only will only work on the bottom right 1/3 of the bed.I think the settings are screwed up I dont know how to reset them. I tryed to download the vendor settings from the forum but adobe says the files are curropt ,(please excuse the spelling) is there anything you can do to help. my machine is a chinese red kh7050 and i'm useing rdworks ( cant get into thunderlaser software yet) I look forward to hearing from you , Yours Paul.
Chinese Laser model no KH7050 with an 80w tube and a 100w psu
Table Size is 700mm x 500mm
Paul
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Gene Uselman
Posts: 2054
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: Files From Russ

Post by Gene Uselman »

Hi Paul- and welcome. Russ does not actually monitor this forum but we are acolytes of his teachings. It is not quite a religion as it may sound. It sounds like you have more than one problem [the laser tube should not affect the machine memory files. It appears you have deleted your Vendor files and that is what is in the rescue file section- unfortunately it is very common and easy to do. There is a lot of info in the FAQ files and I would spend an hour reading as much as you can stand- it will help you downstream, hopefully.

The Vendor/User/Machines files are quite different from machine to machine- the size may be the same but some machines home to a different corner-this will be determined by where the limit switches are positioned. Normally when homing the limit switch will stop the movement in X or Y and then back off a small amount and then slowly run back into the limit switch- that will determine the '0' position [there is a setting that may move the starting position a few mm away from the switch in both X and Y. The Z position will be set if there is an upper Z limit switch- otherwise will normally be set to 3000- if your indicators do not reset to '0' your limit switches are bad or some other issue connected to the switch exists.

The Vendor/User/Machine files also make adjustments for the different limit switch types and wiring possibilities- for instance reversing the polarities and directions of movement [this is pretty much a change one setting and then try it to see what it controls, patience is your friend. Each machine is built by different people who may or may not have any knowledge as to what they are doing and why. The cases are often built by one company of welders and painters and the machine assembled with different components [sometime with whatever is handy/cheap at that moment in time] by different people and perhaps marketed by some other group.

So the V/U/M files are only a starting point- you will know more than you want to know about the machines by the time you are functioning again.
That is why we always recommend saving these files before actually working on the machines- and sometime people do... Gene
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