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by cncsnw
Mon Jul 22, 2024 4:24 pm
Forum: Machining Strategies. Work Holding, Tool Path, Cutters, Feeds/Speeds etc.
Topic: Waterjet CAM software
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Waterjet CAM software

Does anyone have suggestions or preferences for CAD/CAM software to generate CNC code for a waterjet cutter? Our customer previously used the native software from Flow to read DXF files into the machine and get toolpaths they could run. With the Centroid control on the machine, they will need a diff...
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by cncsnw
Mon Jul 22, 2024 2:13 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Actualizacion EMCO VCM 300
Replies: 172
Views: 43940

Re: Actualizacion EMCO VCM 300

Those messages are generated internally by CNC12; not by the PLC program. Assuming that you have Parameter 18 set correctly, then this would be a bug in CNC12, which Centroid needs to fix. Please post a current Report, so they can test and reproduce the problem. CNC12 should not report a probe-tripp...
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by cncsnw
Sun Jul 21, 2024 3:34 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Can Vectric's "Output direct to machine" work with CNC12?
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Can Vectric's "Output direct to machine" work with CNC12?

Are you running Aspire on the same computer that runs the machine with CNC12? Or are they on separate computers? If separate computers, do you have a local area network connection with one or more shared folders? When you used this feature with Mach3, were they running on the same computer? Or two c...
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by cncsnw
Sun Jul 21, 2024 3:18 pm
Forum: Machining Strategies. Work Holding, Tool Path, Cutters, Feeds/Speeds etc.
Topic: Rigid Tapping - Thread Question
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Rigid Tapping - Thread Question

I am not a machinist, so I am sure others here will have ideas better grounded in reality. But my take is: 1) In tapping (as opposed to thread milling or lathe threading) the fit is determined almost entirely by the size and shape of the tap. 2) You might get a slightly looser fit if you tap each ho...
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by cncsnw
Sat Jul 20, 2024 12:46 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Actualizacion EMCO VCM 300
Replies: 172
Views: 43940

Re: Actualizacion EMCO VCM 300

What was the error number and message?
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by cncsnw
Sun Jul 14, 2024 2:51 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Setting up tools on a lathe
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Setting up tools on a lathe

There are, of course, many machines with built-in tool setter arms.

On those machines, the tool setter is not on the spindle centerline.

Therefore, an off-center tool setter is a normal condition that the software should be written to handle.
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by cncsnw
Sun Jul 14, 2024 2:33 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Actualizacion EMCO VCM 300
Replies: 172
Views: 43940

Re: Actualizacion EMCO VCM 300

For the probe-detect signal, connect pin 2 or 3 (the 12V COM) to pin 9 (INP771) of the Oak PROBE header. With the probe-trip signal on pin 8 (INP769) and the probe-detect signal on pin 9 (INP771), you would set: - Parameter 11 = 50769 - Parameter 18 = 50771 Those are the default values for those par...
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by cncsnw
Sat Jul 13, 2024 8:19 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Actualizacion EMCO VCM 300
Replies: 172
Views: 43940

Re: Actualizacion EMCO VCM 300

Yes, you can connect a probe via the MI8 interface to the Centroid control. If you want to use the "PROBE" header on the Oak, then you would wire the B6 and B7 terminals to pins 3 and 8 of the Oak PROBE header. If you want to use ordinary PLC inputs (e.g. any of INP13-INP16 on the Oak) the...
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by cncsnw
Thu Jul 11, 2024 10:42 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: ENA +/- on G0678
Replies: 29
Views: 2675

Re: ENA +/- on G0678

I believe there is a bug in Acorn CNC12 v5.10 (and maybe earlier versions as well; I only had the opportunity to observe v5.10), by which inverting the enable outputs does not work. Whether inverted or not, the enable outputs are active (LED green, header terminal pulled low) when the axis is suppos...
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by cncsnw
Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:38 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: One Axis only
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: One Axis only

Those parameter settings look right. The OpticDirect becomes drive #1, and the Oak drive interface headers become drives #2 - #5. The OpticDirect encoder input, as the first DriveBus device, is encoder #7. The encoder inputs on the Oak headers remain #1 - #4. The PLC logic has to account for the cha...
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