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by GBCues
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn (CNC12 works at bench test) but motors don't move
Replies: 44
Views: 1115

Re: Acorn (CNC12 works at bench test) but motors don't move

I know the supplied schematic by Centroid shows to use the H2 and H3 terminals, but the CL86Y manual indicates it will take 5-24 VDC inputs. Try wiring one driver (or one driver at a time) via the 5VDC inputs on the DB-25 connector and see if that makes a difference. FWIW, I run CL57 drives. The Cen...
by GBCues
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: CNC12 mill or Router?
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: CNC12 mill or Router?

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Yes, you can upgrade now (offer will expire some day)
by GBCues
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: New Control Cabinet Design Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: New Control Cabinet Design Questions

Look at the Input/Output definition table at the bottom of the schematic. There are no outputs defined. What you are seeing is the representation of the ribbon cable that goes from the Acorn to the relay board.
by GBCues
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: CNC12 4.6 Lathe Can't Clear EStop Detected (Resolved)
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: CNC12 4.6 Lathe Can't Clear EStop Detected (Resolved)

Well, it turns out a wire from my EStop to Common came loose that I couldn't see - why is it always the simple stuff??
Righty-Tighty, Lefty-Loosey LOL
You can delete this post if you like.
by GBCues
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: CNC12 4.6 Lathe Can't Clear EStop Detected (Resolved)
Replies: 3
Views: 189

CNC12 4.6 Lathe Can't Clear EStop Detected (Resolved)

Hi All, I have a spare Acorn board that I like to use to test new software releases and different configurations. I have installed 4.6 Mill and 4.6 Router successfully, but I cannot get 4.6 Lathe to install without a persistent "Emergency Stop Detected". This was not a problem with Mill no...
by GBCues
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: G540 mounting ideas. Why is it designed like this?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: G540 mounting ideas. Why is it designed like this?

Well, I'm not sure why you're questioning the design of GeckoDrive's G-540 here, but . . . Years ago, Mach3 was the most popular CNC control software for DIY'ers. It sent pulse and direction signals out different pins on the parallel/printer port of a PC. The Gecko G-540 was designed by Maris Freema...
by GBCues
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: VFD Article
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: VFD Article

It looks like Belden "improved" their website and moved things around. I was getting a 404 error on the above URL, I found the article here:
https://www.belden.com/Blogs/tips-for-p ... -vfd-cable
At least I think it's the same article
by GBCues
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn suitability for small 4 axis lathe.
Replies: 25
Views: 1324

Re: Acorn suitability for small 4 axis lathe.

viewtopic.php?f=57&t=4212&p=34039&hilit ... 4039[url] [/url]Richard70 used a stepper motor to drive his lathe spindle in this project:
by GBCues
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn suitability for small 4 axis lathe.
Replies: 25
Views: 1324

Re: Acorn suitability for small 4 axis lathe.

You are in the right place to get answers from Centroid, but it IS a holiday weekend, and a long weekend for most.
by GBCues
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Mill/Lathe Board Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Mill/Lathe Board Testing

You are however restricted from running both Router and Mill on the same PC with the new beta 4.59 software. I assume the same restriction will remain when production version 4.6 is released.
FYI