Southwest Industries Prototrak DPM conversion

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Re: Southwest Industries Prototrak DPM conversion

Post by martyscncgarage » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:19 pm

Best of luck, I know what it's like to have multiple irons in the fire. Hope the garage expansion yields more shop space.

When you sent your servo in, did they happen to tune it to get baseline PID numbers? You might check with Scott?
Also, CNC12 is on the horizon, you might ask about the upgrade should you get CNC11 now so you can get your machine through the rest of the testing/build.

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Re: Southwest Industries Prototrak DPM conversion

Post by CRM » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:47 pm

Marty, thanks for the heads up on CNC12. I've waited 6 years, a little longer isn't going to kill me. This retrofit is happening in fits and starts, usually during the winter. Too much to get done outside in the 17 days of summer we have in Minnesota ;)
As to the PID baseline numbers, I don't know. But I'll be sure to inquire beforehand when I'm getting ready for the remote support session.
The garage addition is on, but doors have to be built and hung (the entire west endwall is door) and the landscaping needs to be finished. But yes, it should allow me to move some stuff out of the climate controlled part and free up some badly needed space.
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Re: Southwest Industries Prototrak DPM conversion

Post by martyscncgarage » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:30 pm

Nice! More room for machines!
Do check with Scott to see if they did get baseline PID numbers when they had it. Post pics 9n your progress.
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Re: Southwest Industries Prototrak DPM conversion

Post by CRM » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:41 pm

Man, when it rains, it pours. The final push to wrap this conversion up is going to have to wait a while longer. Had a water pipe break in the house. :cry: Right now, the priority is a functional kitchen and Air Conditioning again.
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Re: Southwest Industries Prototrak DPM conversion

Post by diycncscott » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:44 pm

Bummer. I'd get the AC working first. You can always eat out but I think the AC will make the kitchen work much more bearable.

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Re: Southwest Industries Prototrak DPM conversion

Post by martyscncgarage » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:22 pm

Boy that sux. I hope you get through it ok. You'll be back at the conversion before too long.
Best of luck to you.
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