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by Gary Campbell
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Need help with spindle motor recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: Need help with spindle motor recommendations

Like Marty said the easiest is to use a 3ph motor and VFD. If you require a smaller package, then by all means use a servo motor and drive. I've had good luck using Leadshine servos to drive lathes, even some setups that use a single servo for both 0-10v controlled speed and step and direction for p...
by Gary Campbell
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Fusion360 Machine List for Centroid/Acorn
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Fusion360 Machine List for Centroid/Acorn

Hello Everyone, While starting a programming solution for a part, I noticed you could select a machine type under Setup in Fusion360. Curious, I searched the list and did not find Centroid in the list. I selected a generic type (x,y on the table, z on the head). I think it would be great marketing ...
by Gary Campbell
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Need help with spindle motor recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: Need help with spindle motor recommendations

A few notes from the cheap seats...... Very few if any get the DMM products to work well with 0-10v control You will need a quadrature encoder that meets centroids specs on the shaft, seldom will the motors encoder work Question, do you plan on using both velocity (spin) and position (step and direc...
by Gary Campbell
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: SPIN BRAKE to vacuum ON/OFF
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: SPIN BRAKE to vacuum ON/OFF

fma1955 wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:15 am Sorry Gary I meant that the names are NOT OUTPUT5 & OUTPUT6.
When they are configured as OUTPUT5 & OUTPUT6, then my macros will work, assuming you change the "2" in the example to 5 and 6.
by Gary Campbell
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: E-Stop on Ether1616/Delay
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: E-Stop on Ether1616/Delay

Suggestion:
Use the Acorn inputs for homing and estop (IP8) functions. Use ETH1616 for any others

EDIT: Acorn EXPECTS that ESTOP will be on IP8
by Gary Campbell
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: SPIN BRAKE to vacuum ON/OFF
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: SPIN BRAKE to vacuum ON/OFF

When I change the numbers to 5 & 6 nothing happens
Are the outputs configured to "OUTPUT5" and "OUTPUT6" or something other than that? My code works for an output configured as the generic "number", Marty's works for one configured as an internal function
by Gary Campbell
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: AUX Buttons
Replies: 15
Views: 2086

Re: AUX Buttons

Look at the last post in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=4005&sid=49943315e ... c2b6fbe108
by Gary Campbell
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: SPIN BRAKE to vacuum ON/OFF
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: SPIN BRAKE to vacuum ON/OFF

Here is some sample code I use to toggle an output: (change the "2" to your preferred output number) This allows the same macro button to turn an output on or off, depending on its existing state IF #50010 ;Prevent lookahead from parsing past here IF #4201 || #4202 THEN GOTO 1000 ;Skip mac...
by Gary Campbell
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Windows 7 compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Windows 7 compatibility

CNC12 only supports Windows 10
by Gary Campbell
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn CNC Controller & Mach3
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Acorn CNC Controller & Mach3

I have some ClearPath SD motors and the Acorn CNC Controller and would like to know if I can use Mach3. No, that would be like trying to use BetaMax tape in a DVR I noticed that the A axis is not included in the free version of the CNC Centroid, am I correct? Yes, Pro license is required for 4th axis