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by cncsnw
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:34 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Centroid CNC7 User Varibles
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Centroid CNC7 User Varibles

Depending on your needs, you can also use M120/M121 and M123 to write variable values into a log file, then look at the file contents later.

What CNC7 software version number do you have? The version number is displayed on the F7/Utility screen.
by cncsnw
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:32 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: DC3IOB Lathe
Replies: 7
Views: 45

Re: DC3IOB Lathe

I do not know any way to make USB drives work under MS-DOS. If you were to upgrade to Linux and CNC10 v2.72, then you could use USB drives. Doing that would require a computer motherboard that is compatible/supported by Centroid's Linux installation, but which still has an ISA expansion slot. The MS...
by cncsnw
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:12 pm
Forum: Machining Strategies. Work Holding, Tool Path, Cutters, Feeds/Speeds etc.
Topic: Tool height measurement but part is in the way
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: Tool height measurement but part is in the way

Alternately, since the tool is a drill in a chuck, you could: 1) While setting up before the job, get an approximate offset by measuring the drill, with it extended 5mm or 10mm down from being pushed all the way up in the chuck. 2) When it comes time to use that tool in the job, put it in the chuck,...
by cncsnw
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:07 pm
Forum: Machining Strategies. Work Holding, Tool Path, Cutters, Feeds/Speeds etc.
Topic: Tool height measurement but part is in the way
Replies: 5
Views: 42

Re: Tool height measurement but part is in the way

I have a touch probe that I use to measure part Zero's. I touch of the touch probe on the tool setter to get my reference height. This means that your touch probe is your Reference Tool. Since you have a Reference Tool, you can use it to set a new Z Reference on any surface you want, any time you w...
by cncsnw
Wed Feb 01, 2023 2:50 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: DC3IOB Lathe
Replies: 7
Views: 45

Re: DC3IOB Lathe

Once you are up and running with CNC12 (on either an Allin1DC unit or MPU11+DC3IOB combination) then you can add the wireless MPG at your convenience; use a touch screen and VCP if you wish; and all the other things that come with CNC12. Using Allin1DC would allow you to put a spindle load meter on ...
by cncsnw
Wed Feb 01, 2023 2:48 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: DC3IOB Lathe
Replies: 7
Views: 45

Re: DC3IOB Lathe

I would definitely strip the wiring from that cabinet and do it over. That is pretty pathetic. For what it's worth, that control would have started life as a factory-wired cabinet in early 2004, with a SERVO3IO unit. The DC3IOB was a replacement, probably installed early 2010. Part of the reason for...
by cncsnw
Wed Feb 01, 2023 2:32 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: 2001 Milltronics retrofit path
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: 2001 Milltronics retrofit path

That should be a very straightforward retrofit with the Oak. The SGDB drives are nearly plug-and-play with off-the-shelf Yaskawa cables from Centroid. I would run the drives in analog velocity mode (which they are almost certainly configured for already). However, if you are more comfortable with po...
by cncsnw
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:31 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: AllIn1DC VCP no longer loading
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: AllIn1DC VCP no longer loading

It looks like something is amiss with the Windows shortcut you are using to launch CNC12. It should be opening CNC12 (cncm.exe) in the c:\cncm directory, so that VirtualControlPanel.exe can then find its files below c:\cncm. Somehow, on your system, when cncm.exe launches VirtualControlPanel.exe, th...
by cncsnw
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:52 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Transfer of license
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Transfer of license

This is a case where "possession is 9/10 of the law". Just e-mail Centroid Tech Support and tell them the control serial number (or the "system ID" code from the F1/Setup screen); tell them who you are; and tell them you are the new owner. The unlock codes should already be in pl...
by cncsnw
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: RPM using Hall effect sensor with 4 magnets
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: RPM using Hall effect sensor with 4 magnets

It looks like all you need to do in the PLC program is locate the "SpinSensorTimer_FW" calculations in the vicinity of lines 4226-4227, and change "60000" to "15000". This is the conversion factor between "milliseconds between sensor triggers" and "revolu...