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by diycncscott
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn & PC Division of Tasks
Replies: 24
Views: 327

Re: Acorn & PC Division of Tasks

The PC parses the G code, breaks up the g code motion commands into vectors, applies accel/deccel trajectories, inserts I/O commands into stream and sends data to motion control board where it is buffered. Depending on the geometry being processed, size of job and CPU/Network load from other process...
by diycncscott
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Output Control Both Auto and Manual < Acorn tech support review >
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Output Control Both Auto and Manual

Then remove mist output from what I've provided and then do the same thing I did with M8/Flood/Flood keys but for M7/Mist/Mist keys...
by diycncscott
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Output Control Both Auto and Manual < Acorn tech support review >
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Output Control Both Auto and Manual

1. Start with a standard PLC program with Flood and Mist outputs assigned. 2. Replace the "Coolant Functions" section with the code below: ;--Coolant Functions ;If a flood key is pressed, fire one shot IF (CoolFloodKey || KbFloodOnOff_M || SkinCoolFlood_M) THEN (CoolantFloodPD) ;If one shot is fired...
by diycncscott
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Output Control Both Auto and Manual < Acorn tech support review >
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: Output Control Both Auto and Manual

No success just a bunch of compiling errors.
Really doesn't offer us anything to go on. Please post a report.

Does it matter whether the keys are the mist and flood or would any 2 aux keys work? Any particular m function numbers?
by diycncscott
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: First Aluminum Part cut using Acorn
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: First Aluminum Part cut using Acorn

Motors? Drives? Price?

Looking for something in that range for robot arm :-)
by diycncscott
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn ATC Interface
Replies: 33
Views: 445

Re: Acorn ATC Interface

The stages are executed in the order they are presented in code. The number is just a place holder. It doesn't matter if 2 follows 1 or not just as it doesn't matter whether your I/O are defined in sequence or even with like I/O are grouped together -though I highly recommend keeping I/O grouped and...
by diycncscott
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn ATC Overview
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Acorn ATC Overview

The following is an overview of using an ATC with Acorn. I'll post the entire content here as I go. When complete, I will attach a pdf of the information contained in this post for downloading. NOTE: Not all I/O described here needs to necessarily be defined. Instead of waiting for an input to close...
by diycncscott
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn ATC Interface
Replies: 33
Views: 445

Re: Acorn ATC Interface

Yes, the M107 simply sends the tool number to the PLC where it can be read from SV_TOOL_NUMBER. The macro itself doesn't implicitly tell the PLC to do anything (and neither does the M107). You must explicitly set a bit in the macro to tell the PLC you want to do a tool change. my example uses M94/6 ...
by diycncscott
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn ATC Interface
Replies: 33
Views: 445

Re: Acorn ATC Interface

Ray, There is NO limit whatsoever to the number of positions the Acorn can support for an ATC. The only limitation is the # of I/O available but, if you use and incremental type sensor for tool counting, you're looking at 32bits (billions of tools). For your app you would create a custom mfunc6.mac ...
by diycncscott
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: CNC12 unresponsive and ethernet communication error (check firewall)
Replies: 62
Views: 675

Re: CNC12 unresponsive and ethernet communication error (check firewall)

Because of the actions that VCP performs - intercepting packets to get data and injecting packets to send to the hardware, it can sometimes generate a false positive. Of the 100's and 100's of people that are now running Acorn, only 1 other person has reported this. He updated his Windows Defender a...