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by martyscncgarage
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: New Build: Phoenix 4'x4' CNC Router
Replies: 7
Views: 160

New Build: Phoenix 4'x4' CNC Router

Starting a new build for a customer. Its a nice heavy 4'x4' CNC Router made by Phoenix/Magnum Technologies. Originally came with an old Centroid DC Brush Servo control. Being refit with Acorn, DMM Technologies DYN4 AC servo drives and 750W AC servos. It will be fed from a 230VAC 30A 4 wire circuit i...
by martyscncgarage
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Setting up multiple machines & Software Licenses
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Setting up multiple machines & Software Licenses

I thought this needed its own thread: Marty is correct. The report feature does work as you would expect it to. If you take a report from a system that is running CNC12 v4.08, you can load that report onto another system that is running CNC12 v4.08 and all of your configuration files will be transfe...
by martyscncgarage
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: HERCUS Mill Retrofit
Replies: 38
Views: 404

Re: HERCUS Mill Retrofit

My dual voltage power supply arrived so i swapped it over. I noticed that when powered it up it said quadrature encoder error yet the encoder seemed to work fine and the numbers were changing as i spun it by hand. The other problem i encountered was one of the servos now squeal. i have swapped over...
by martyscncgarage
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: End to Acorn Introductory Pricing date is January 3rd 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1186

Re: End to Acorn Introductory Pricing date is January 3rd 2018

Well maybe I am whining a bit... and of course $60 is not going to break the bank. However, I do think there is an element of fairness. I offered my thoughts, so it is only fair that others offer there's, and I appreciate your perspectives. ;) I am new to this world and approaching very much from t...
by martyscncgarage
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Milling Spindle Options
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Milling Spindle Options

Turns out it is dc. Even tried the 600w motor on the controller and it works too. Controller is a piece of rubbish it’s super slow to respond and u can hear the speed wander but that voltage should mean I can run a KB card yeah? I’ll probably just connect it up with this car for now to get it runni...
by martyscncgarage
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: HERCUS Mill Retrofit
Replies: 38
Views: 404

Re: HERCUS Mill Retrofit

My dual voltage power supply arrived so i swapped it over. I noticed that when powered it up it said quadrature encoder error yet the encoder seemed to work fine and the numbers were changing as i spun it by hand. The other problem i encountered was one of the servos now squeal. i have swapped over...
by martyscncgarage
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Router related questions.
Replies: 34
Views: 419

Re: Router related questions.

@cbb1962 you may want to also check out https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Phase-57-NEMA23-2N-m-Hybrid-Closed-Loop-Motor-driver-kit-LC57H380-LCDA357H-/173061563368? I made them a offer of $58/each for 3 + the $40/each for shipping, and it was accepted. I thought that was a nice price for a closed loop 3 ph...
by martyscncgarage
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco compact 8 Acorn Conversion progress
Replies: 19
Views: 388

Re: Emco compact 8 Acorn Conversion progress

Marty, Yes the schematic you showed me is also the schematic DMM sent me, and it works. The original schematic in the Acorn "bundle" shows using the 5vdc internal power supply of the drive. That version did not work for me. Clay Centroid is in the process of updating the DMM DYN2 and DYN4 schematic...
by martyscncgarage
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco compact 8 Acorn Conversion progress
Replies: 19
Views: 388

Re: Emco compact 8 Acorn Conversion progress

DMM servos on DYN4 drives. First motion! https://www.facebook.com/clay.ferriola/videos/10210997916328393/ I used this schematic. http://centroidcncforum.com/download/file.php?id=1404&t=1 I used the Acorn version first and it would not run right. I called DMM and they said there is too much noise tr...
by martyscncgarage
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Limit/home switches
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Limit/home switches

The control remembers the last job that was run. If you come back a week later, start up the control, and press cycle start without thinking (or you are watching the tool and THINK you are pressing -Z) bad things could happen. There in no way to actually clear the selected job field, hence loading ...