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by Chaz
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: DM-3000 Lathe Acorn conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Re: DM-3000 Lathe Acorn conversion

I'm struggling to get my ATC to work. Did you get yours to work 100%?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cCDulVashA

Any idea how I would code this in the PLC?

Thanks
by Chaz
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn ATC Overview
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Acorn ATC Overview

For reference, this is what I am trying to do. Nothing too spectacular. For reference, this is a stepper motor on the A Axis. I cannot trigger it via a relay or similar. So I guess I cannot trigger an output like below (found in another thread)? TurretMotor IS OUT2 ;&*; https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by Chaz
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Mounting the controller
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Mounting the controller

cncsnw wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:19 pm
Yes. That is what they ("those metal rings") are there for.
Great, thanks, as expected, just wanted to be sure, didnt want to risk damaging the board.
by Chaz
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Mounting the controller
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Mounting the controller

Thanks, but is it OK for those metal rings (where it mounts) to be connected electrically to the frame? Ive seen a few pics / vids, I looks OK but just want to be sure.
by Chaz
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn ATC Overview
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Acorn ATC Overview

Can anyone using a rotary tool turret share their cnctch.mac file please? Any help with this or the PLC bits will be much appreciated, struggling to get to grips with this.

Thanks.
by Chaz
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco PC Turn 120
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Emco PC Turn 120

I've managed to get my Harrison M300 done, still busy with a few things.

Have you worked out how to do the ATC 'macro' stuff yet?
by Chaz
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Centroid Community CNC Support Forum
Topic: Mounting the controller
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Mounting the controller

Sorry, had posted in the wrong section.

Can I mount the controller through the 4 bolts without isolating the 4 mount points? In other words, is screwing the board into aluminium (with a cover to shield the back pins) OK? Thanks.
by Chaz
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Mounting the controller
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Mounting the controller

Can I mount the controller through the 4 bolts without isolating the 4 mount points? In other words, is screwing the board into aluminium (with a cover to shield the back pins) OK? Thanks.
by Chaz
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco PC Turn 120
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Emco PC Turn 120

I agree, Mach 3 has been doing my head in for a while. Certainly the 120 is a lovely bit of kit but let down by Mach 3 and/or the PC. You arent too far from me are you? Id love to come and see what you have done with Acorn. I'm just about the pull the trigger and have a few questions. The original P...
by Chaz
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco PC Turn 120
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Emco PC Turn 120

Small world, my old machine.

Found this by looking up Centroid due to the same stability issues you and others keep referring to. Ive now got a Harrison M300 in the garage, partially converted but cant get the encoder / tapping working with Pokeys and Mach 3, time to jump ship I expect.