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by cncsnw
Wed Nov 29, 2023 1:46 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Hardinge CHNC4 Retrofit
Replies: 83
Views: 23208

Re: Hardinge CHNC4 Retrofit

As one would expect, it appears that AC power and servo motor power are in one; encoders, PLC inputs, and VFD control signals are in the other.
by cncsnw
Wed Nov 29, 2023 12:36 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Hardinge CHNC4 Retrofit
Replies: 83
Views: 23208

Re: Hardinge CHNC4 Retrofit

In the pictures I have of a similar control (T2149), there were two conduits running between the gray Centroid control cabinet and the interconnect compartment on the back of the lathe.
by cncsnw
Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:25 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Problems with Centroid_OAK_Mill_SpinBrake-r2.src
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Problems with Centroid_OAK_Mill_SpinBrake-r2.src

As its name suggests, the PLC program you have selected and installed has control for a spindle brake, not a Z axis servo brake. Try installing a more standard PLC program, like Centroid_OAK_Mill_Standard-r10.src. That will have support for a Z axis servo brake release on OUT9. Unfortunately, I do n...
by cncsnw
Tue Nov 28, 2023 1:58 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Problems with Centroid_OAK_Mill_SpinBrake-r2.src
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Problems with Centroid_OAK_Mill_SpinBrake-r2.src

If you were to post a Report, then we would be able to see whether you have OUT9 forced on.
by cncsnw
Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:25 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Unclamp Tool Output Defaulting On
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Unclamp Tool Output Defaulting On

That is what it seems like to me, too. It appears that when the Wizard interface was designed, someone thought for a few seconds about limit switches, home switches, emergency stop, and drive-okay signals, and concluded that "normally-open" and "requires inversion" were synonymou...
by cncsnw
Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:17 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Setting up Spindle Load Meter without spindle encoder
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Setting up Spindle Load Meter without spindle encoder

Supposing that you want to use "axis #6" for spindle information:
1) Set P35 = 6
2) Set P313 = 0
3) Make the PLC program assign the spindle load meter value to SV_METER_6
4) Leave P78 = 0
by cncsnw
Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:12 pm
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: v5.07 rev 15 beta download now available. updated draft release notes attached.
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: v5.07 rev 15 beta download now available. updated draft release notes attached.

According to customer:
1) Rapid Override issue with G99 feed-per-revolution moves is fixed. Thank you.
2) Lathe X/Z axis cross-up on Current Position mini DRO, on Runtime Graphics screen, is not yet fixed. DRO still shows wrong axis positions.
by cncsnw
Mon Nov 27, 2023 2:33 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Software enhancements request
Replies: 70
Views: 17387

Re: Software enhancements request

From a technical standpoint, going forwards through the program with an MPG handwheel driving the feeds should be readily achievable. After all, we already have the ability -- on lathes, at least -- to slave axis feed to a spindle encoder. It should be a short step to slave axis feed to the handwhee...
by cncsnw
Mon Nov 27, 2023 2:24 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Unclamp Tool Output Defaulting On
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Unclamp Tool Output Defaulting On

Domenic, You should follow up to find out if, and why, the Wizard would set inversion for a ToolUnclampButton input that is designated N.O. N.O. seems like it would be the usual and expected state for such a button, so it does not make sense that the Wizard would invert the input if the user selects...
by cncsnw
Sun Nov 26, 2023 2:22 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Question about Wizard setting: units of measure
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Question about Wizard setting: units of measure

Whether a rotary axis works in degrees/minute or revolutions/minute depends on how you set the motor turns ratio. If you enter the number of motor turns per degree (or on metric machines, degrees per motor turn) then one unit on the rotary axis will be one degree, and speeds will be in degrees per m...