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by Centroid_Tech
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Gear ranges
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Gear ranges

Dave, If you wanted to use all 9 gear ranges, you could but as DICKEYBIRD stated, the PLC program will have to be modified in order to take all of those gear ranges into account. The base PLC program has logic for 3 ranges. In addition to the modified PLC program, you will also have to create a cust...
by Centroid_Tech
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: One PC for multiple Acorns?
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: One PC for multiple Acorns?

That shouldn't be an issue as you will have 2 different software, a Mill and a Lathe, with 2 separate PRO licenses for each individual ACORN.
by Centroid_Tech
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: moog s-24 mill tool changer
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: moog s-24 mill tool changer

I don't see anything that tells me that those encoders wouldn't work with the Centroid hardware.
by Centroid_Tech
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: encoder connectios
Replies: 11
Views: 133

Re: encoder connectios

Marty, Ronnie stated that he was having issues with one of the motor drive cards and could not get a replacement. He will still have to purchase a drive in order to control that particular axis. Looking at the PDF file that you linked, it appears that the MultiTEK Slim comes in either a 3 or 4 axis ...
by Centroid_Tech
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: moog s-24 mill tool changer
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: moog s-24 mill tool changer

It seems like those aren't differential encoder signals which if they aren't, it will not work with the Centroid control. Do you have a pinout for those encoders? If so, verify that there are A, /A, B, /B, Z, and /Z signals. If there aren't, you can either purchase new encoders, build a circuit that...
by Centroid_Tech
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Offline version of INTERCON Number 2
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Offline version of INTERCON Number 2

For future reference, your Centroid control serial number is 3606. Our database shows that system is running CNC10 v2.36. In order to avoid backwards compatibility issues, I will email you the Offline Intercon v2.36 via filemail.com as I can't attach it due to its size. It is Windows XP compatible. ...
by Centroid_Tech
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Offline version of INTERCON Number 2
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Offline version of INTERCON Number 2

You can download the latest CNC11 v3.16 software here http://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_diy/centroid_cnc_software_downloads.html. When you get to the section where it asks you what you want to install, select either the Mill or Lathe DEMO. That is the Offline Intercon software. Do you happen to kn...
by Centroid_Tech
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: moog s-24 mill tool changer
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: moog s-24 mill tool changer

Please email Centroid Tech Support at support@centroidcnc.com an I/O list as well as the behavior of that I/O in order to get an accurate quote on that custom PLC program. Are you sure that encoder count is correct? Typically, in that particular range, encoders are either 2000ppr or 2048ppr which pr...
by Centroid_Tech
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: encoder connectios
Replies: 11
Views: 133

Re: encoder connectios

The ACORN only has 1 encoder port but that is mostly used for the spindle encoder. You do not connect the axis motor encoders to the ACORN. The ACORN just sends the STEP and DIRECTION signals to the drive. The encoders are installed onto the axis drive. You will have to get a drive which can run tho...
by Centroid_Tech
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: moog s-24 mill tool changer
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: moog s-24 mill tool changer

I don't see why not. You won't be able to use the logic that is in the standard swing arm tool changer PLC program as that PLC program is written for a swing arm that only moves in 1 direction. You should be able to control that tool changer with the Centroid control but the PLC program will need to...