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by cnckeith
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Bridgeport EzPath Lathe,Acorn Board & Handwheels
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Bridgeport EzPath Lathe,Acorn Board & Handwheels

currently there is no support for dual handwheels on a lathe with Acorn. we are working on USB MPG compatibility drivers which might allow two MPG handwheels to be used. for now, moving an axis manually with Acorn can be accomplished by the means outlined on this page. http://www.centroidcnc.com/cen...
by cnckeith
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Output Control Both Auto and Manual < Acorn tech support review >
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: Output Control Both Auto and Manual

legacytorch, how about a video clip of the machine in action? i'm sure i'm not the only one that would like to see it! -k
by cnckeith
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn & PC Division of Tasks
Replies: 24
Views: 307

Re: Acorn & PC Division of Tasks

if it makes you feel any better so you can sleep...:-) we have over 10,000 CNC control units running with the same system that Acorn uses with no loss of valuable material. The CNC job processing techniques and methods Centroid has developed were not done lightly, many many man hours over the course...
by cnckeith
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: TT-1 configuration file setup, for Acorn Control.
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: TT-1 configuration file setup, for Acorn Control.

are you using the tt-1 to measure tools or set a part zero or both?
by cnckeith
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Vcarve and Acorn
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Vcarve and Acorn

Both have Centroid Mill Inch and Mill mm posts that work well.
Aspire can directly import Centroid .dig files as well.
by cnckeith
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn & PC Division of Tasks
Replies: 24
Views: 307

Re: Acorn & PC Division of Tasks

fyi..info on this subject is available in other threads as well in general. 1.) the BBG is doing most all the heavy motion control lifting 2.) you still want a clean windows 10 install with a decent cpu and an SSD for the best CNC experience 3.) if you want to do Digitizing or use Centroid's G-code ...
by cnckeith
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Can you use Acorn with multi-core processors
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Can you use Acorn with multi-core processors

yes multi core PC CPU is no problem, we run I3,I5 and I7 all the time.
just make sure one of those cores benchmarks around the minimum speed requirements.
by cnckeith
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: HERCUS Mill Retrofit
Replies: 40
Views: 434

Re: HERCUS Mill Retrofit

please post a report.zip file
by cnckeith
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn will not load pro license
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Acorn will not load pro license

thanks for the report. we will email you a fresh license file in a bit.
by cnckeith
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco compact 8 Acorn Conversion progress
Replies: 19
Views: 408

Re: Emco compact 8 Acorn Conversion progress

DMM has informed us about using an external supplies for the DYN2/4 drive as well. Noise was sited as well as the possible elimination of the on-drive logic power supply in future DYN2/4 units. We will be updating the Acorn to DYN2/4 to use an external supplies soon. I'll post them here when they ar...