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by glbreil
Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:28 pm
Forum: Centroid Hickory CNC Controller
Topic: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit
Replies: 94
Views: 5075

Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

Question about encoder cable. Once the rest of the retrofit is complete I am planning to retrofit the air driven tool turret with a servo motor. I am using Leadshine EL7 drives and servos with absolute encoders. The encoder cable already has the motor connector on it and it is impossible to get it ...
by glbreil
Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:08 am
Forum: Centroid Hickory CNC Controller
Topic: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit
Replies: 94
Views: 5075

Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

Question about encoder cable. Once the rest of the retrofit is complete I am planning to retrofit the air driven tool turret with a servo motor. I am using Leadshine EL7 drives and servos with absolute encoders. The encoder cable already has the motor connector on it and it is impossible to get it r...
by glbreil
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:05 pm
Forum: Centroid Hickory CNC Controller
Topic: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit
Replies: 94
Views: 5075

Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

Getting pretty close, just about everything has been tested and is working like it should. I got the chip conveyor turning on and off from the macro today. I put a little video in the photo album along with a picture of the complete high voltage cabinet. It isn’t all bright and shiny, but after all ...
by glbreil
Mon Apr 15, 2024 4:31 pm
Forum: Centroid Hickory CNC Controller
Topic: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit
Replies: 94
Views: 5075

Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

Thanks Marc for the help the MPG is working perfectly now!
by glbreil
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: Centroid Hickory CNC Controller
Topic: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit
Replies: 94
Views: 5075

Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

Can you enable the MPG by pressing the yellow "MPG" button on the Virtual Control Panel? If you do so, does the handwheel then work to move the selected axis? I think that maybe the only thing missing is to automatically enable the MPG when you turn the axis selector knob from "OFF&q...
by glbreil
Sun Apr 14, 2024 11:22 pm
Forum: Centroid Hickory CNC Controller
Topic: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit
Replies: 94
Views: 5075

Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

Have you checked to see if it is incremental mode? Mine was that way. Also the default feedrate was 1% 8-( Assuming you mean the incremental button on the VCP. It jogs fine with the + & - buttons on the pendent. Not quite sure how to tell what the default feed rate is, it is set a 100*% on the ...
by glbreil
Sun Apr 14, 2024 11:03 pm
Forum: Centroid Hickory CNC Controller
Topic: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit
Replies: 94
Views: 5075

Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

Making a little progress, got the parts catcher and vertical cutoff slide working and added a couple of short videos to the photo album. I am having a problem with the WMPG-6 hand wheel. I have noticed some others that have had similar issues where the hand wheel would only move the axis in 1X and i...
by glbreil
Fri Apr 12, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Centroid Hickory CNC Controller
Topic: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit
Replies: 94
Views: 5075

Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

It is difficult to find information on that probe in general it seems. I found the manual for it but that is about all. There may be some issues with lower spring stiffness causing inaccuracies when using a touch probe meant for tip down vertical use in a horizontal arrangement. We only recommend T...
by glbreil
Sun Apr 07, 2024 9:19 am
Forum: Centroid Hickory CNC Controller
Topic: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit
Replies: 94
Views: 5075

Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

I was thinking with G01 I had to tell it how far to move and you never know what that will be at start up.

I will try G98 G01X0Z0 F5 today and see where that goes.
by glbreil
Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: Centroid Hickory CNC Controller
Topic: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit
Replies: 94
Views: 5075

Re: Hardinge CHNC II+ Hickory LeadShine EL7 Retrofit

I have a question about the .hom file. At set up I jogged out to the limit switches back ok to a safe distance and set M26/X & M26/Z. Then I changed the .hom file to read as it says in the manual: M26 /X Q1 M26 /Z Q1 On startup that recognizes the home is set and establishes the DRO in the posit...