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by Tlempicke
Sun Jan 28, 2024 6:12 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Need help writing macro
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: Need help writing macro

Thank you!
by Tlempicke
Sun Jan 28, 2024 8:31 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Need help writing macro
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Need help writing macro

I have added a laser pointer to my CNC router. It projects a + onto the workpiece. This is offset from the tool tip and I would like to write a macro to add to my pendant to set the tool position. Shortly I will post a picture of the setup if this is not clear. I think that there might be a macro al...
by Tlempicke
Fri Nov 10, 2023 1:47 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Add on laser, need opinions
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Add on laser, need opinions

I have been looking at a J Tech laser add on for my machine. I have a Shopbot machine that I converted to Acorn six or more years ago. It has been upgraded to the point where it is almost unrecognizable. Acorn with Clearpath motors aluminum table, Etc. I would like to hear from some of you that have...
by Tlempicke
Wed Oct 25, 2023 10:30 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Air Blower installation
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Air Blower installation

Thank you! That did the trick. This setup will only be used for some plastic work that I am planning so I put a valve in the line and I can just shut of the air when I don't need it.
by Tlempicke
Wed Oct 25, 2023 10:27 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn 10V analog output wonky (Resolved, and not what you thought)
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Acorn 10V analog output wonky (Resolved, and not what you thought)

I had the exact same problem and it was cured by buying a piece of good quality shielded coax rather than the Radio Shack stuff I was using.
by Tlempicke
Tue Oct 24, 2023 12:47 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Air Blower installation
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Air Blower installation

Then let me rephrase the question. How can I control more than one relay with one command? If I can do this I will parallel the spindle control with the air blower control and all of the existing tool paths that I have will work without modification.
by Tlempicke
Tue Oct 24, 2023 10:48 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Air Blower installation
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Air Blower installation

I have installed an air blower system on my machine. It operates as it should when I use the control panel to turn the output (No 5) on and off. This tells me that all is well with the. wiring, the relay, and the Acorn. How do I now get the post processor to insert the code to turn it on and off. Be...
by Tlempicke
Mon May 01, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Using Z zero plate with pendant
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Using Z zero plate with pendant

Thanks for the help
by Tlempicke
Mon May 01, 2023 1:38 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Using Z zero plate with pendant
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Using Z zero plate with pendant

I see where the Z Zero macro is now a part of the VCP. How do I program one of the aux keys on my pendant to start the Z Zero routine?
by Tlempicke
Sat Mar 25, 2023 1:56 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: It's me again, Clearpath losing/gaining steps <resolved, loose pulley>
Replies: 15
Views: 1667

Re: It's me again, Clearpath losing/gaining steps

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Keith - you called it. Took the motor off of the machine and this is what I found.
Clearpath has a good write up on the subject of clamping Here
https://teknic.com/files/downloads/Secu ... Shafts.pdf