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by cnckeith
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Z Axis only traveling in -neg direction...
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Re: Z Axis only traveling in -neg direction...

I am new to the Centroid Acorn product. I have a homemade CNC with dual drives for the Y and Z axis and a single drive for X. I have also recently experienced this same issue. I started the system up and did a home step and the X-axis only would move in the positive direction. After some playing ar...
by cnckeith
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: VCP design - too much?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: VCP design - too much?

Hi cool.

the reset button is not an estop, please don't emulate an estop button as that is a safety concern.

also, spindle is missing the Auto/Manual mode selection? or is that the blue finger button? same with vac on/off missing the auto/man?
by cnckeith
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Router VCP "SET WCS Z0" and "Auto Z to PLATE" not working
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Router VCP "SET WCS Z0" and "Auto Z to PLATE" not working

software won't complain when it thinks you know what you are doing:-))
by cnckeith
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Router VCP "SET WCS Z0" and "Auto Z to PLATE" not working
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Router VCP "SET WCS Z0" and "Auto Z to PLATE" not working

You can't use a Mill report.zip file with the Router version of CNC12. Mill report.zip files are for Mill CNC12, Router report.zip files are for Router CNC12. Updating from Mill CNC12 to Router CNC12 1.) make screen shots of existing Mill Wizard screens and make a fresh report.zip file 2.) rename ex...
by cnckeith
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Fadal VMC 2016 and VMC 3016
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Fadal VMC 2016 and VMC 3016

Hello. These machines are better served by an Oak or Allin1DC cnc control system depending on the type of existing axis servo motors installed. https://www.centroidcnc.com/fadal_vmc_retrofit.html That being said, yes you can install an Acorn CNC control system on this machine tool with new servo mot...
by cnckeith
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Router VCP "SET WCS Z0" and "Auto Z to PLATE" not working
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Router VCP "SET WCS Z0" and "Auto Z to PLATE" not working

looks like you restored a report from a mill installation when you installed CNC12 Router?
by cnckeith
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: ACORN powered CNC Router with DIY ATC Spindle
Replies: 12
Views: 1132

Re: ACORN powered CNC Router with DIY ATC Spindle

great video! thanks for posting, i posted it on the Acorn Facebook page!
by cnckeith
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: error on wizard after update mill 4.64 from 4.20
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: error on wizard after update mill 4.64 from 4.20

Update from older version... 1.) make screen shots of existing Wizard screens, make a fresh report.zip file 2.) rename existing cncm or cnct directory 3.) follow fresh install video and documentation and install the latest verson of Acorn CNC12 4.) Use the new version Wizard to set up the machine co...
by cnckeith
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Drive fault 9031 on ACORN CNC12
Replies: 27
Views: 1282

Re: Drive fault 9031 on ACORN CNC12

please always post a fresh report.zip when requesting support

and yes, most stepper motor drives perform better on the DB25 connector. use a break out board to make the wiring easier. like the one here.
https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_di ... _gear.html