Christmas shoppers can bag substantial savings by going online

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Christmas shoppers can bag substantial savings by going online rather than to the high street, research by consumer group Which? shows. It found that savings of more than 1,000 pounds could be made on a shopping list of five popular gifts — a flat-screen television, camera, camcorder, hi-fi and DVD recorder. Researchers compared prices on … Continue reading Christmas shoppers can bag substantial savings by going online

ACT database management

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Regular maintenance is critical to keeping your ACT! database corruption-free. Database maintenance should be done weekly or bi-weekly. Multi-user databases and large databases should be reindexed more often. To perform database maintenance, you must be logged in as a Database Administrator and be the only user currently in the database. ACT database maintenance

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: WINDOWSSYSTEM32CONFIGSYSTEM

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This error arises when the System registry hive is either deleted or corrupt. System registry hive contains configuration information necessary for the system to boot. The first thing to try is to run chkdsk command from the Recovery Console and then reboot the system. If chkdsk does not solve the problem, then the System file … Continue reading Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: WINDOWSSYSTEM32CONFIGSYSTEM

Ways to connect an older CNC RS-232 machine tool to the Internet

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1) An RS-232 cable connected directly to a PC RS-232 port, with the PC connected to the network, that, in turn, is connected to the Internet. 2) RS-232 cables connecting several CNC machines to an automatic (multitasking) switchbox connected to a PC on the network that is connected to the Internet. A variation of this … Continue reading Ways to connect an older CNC RS-232 machine tool to the Internet

Fanuc Standard Comms Settings

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Normal Fanuc comms settings for your software – Baud: 4800 Parity: Even Data bits: 7 Stop bits: 1 The FIFO buffer setting in Windows is also important to prevent buffer overflows (alarm 087) on the CNC.