DP-4 on older 98 Haas?

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countryguy
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DP-4 on older 98 Haas?

Post by countryguy » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:19 pm

Hi.... Our DC-AIO Supermax is getting a big cousin. a 1998 Haas VF/4. Well Used, but with enough life left for my Son and I. What we've learned is the older Haas systems do not take Probes too well w/o a lot of work w/ Macro's and some special hook-ups. (renishaw, etc). While I do see a lot of that material on the web, I thought I would ask about your DP-4 and wondered if that device can be used? This haas does have Macros enabled. Would be nice to be able to use on both machines.
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countryguy
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also... DP-7? : DP-4 on older 98 Haas?

Post by countryguy » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:06 am

I see some text about the DP-7 also? not sure which is which? No text I could locate on DP-7,but it is mentioned in a few places.

Good luck w/ the Acorn units guys! Love the new pages and all the cool looking tech coming out.

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Re: DP-4 on older 98 Haas?

Post by Centroid_Liviu » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:39 am

Theoretically any control that supports a probe input (please see page 15 of the DP-4 Manual for a 3rd party hookup schematic) can use the DP-4. Just because a control supports a probe however does not mean it has anything comparable to what is on a Centroid for probing cycles. You would have to check that control manufactures manual for specifics on what you can do with a probe on that system. The difference between the DP-4 and DP-7, is accuracy at extremely long stylus lengths. For almost all general machining the DP-4 would be sufficient.

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