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by cncsnw
Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn connectivity issues
Replies: 10
Views: 87

Re: Acorn connectivity issues

Try installing/reinstalling/updating the driver for the ethernet adapter. When it is not working, check the Windows Device Manager to see what is listed under "Network adapters", and whether anything shows up under a generic heading ("Other devices"?), suggesting that Windows doe...
by cncsnw
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Milltronics MB24
Replies: 17
Views: 271

Re: Milltronics MB24

Unless they are obviously damaged (e.g. the bores are worn out from running loose, so they are no longer a slip fit on the shaft; or the setscrew threads are chewed up so they won't tighten properly) then there is probably no reason to replace the couplers. The original terminal blocks look like dec...
by cncsnw
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Milltronics MB24
Replies: 17
Views: 271

Re: Milltronics MB24

Regarding terminal blocks: I would not use ones like the 4-position "barrier" block in S-K Machine's picture. It is larger than necessary; it does not have enough positions (so space is wasted with mounting holes for multiple blocks); it lacks square saddle clamps under the screw heads (so...
by cncsnw
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: How to make axis acceleration faster?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: How to make axis acceleration faster?

On the PID Configuration screen, reduce the Accel Time values.

That is the time, in seconds, that the axis will take to accelerate to, or decelerate from, the Max Rate that you set on the Machine Configuration -> Jog Parameters table.
by cncsnw
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Upgrading 1984 Wells Index 820 with Allin1DC
Replies: 219
Views: 9636

Re: Upgrading 1984 Wells Index 820 with Allin1DC

I don't see any reason you could not use the original 3-phase transformer and rectifier assembly, assuming that you have 3-phase service to power the machine. Admittedly, I did not re-read the last 20 pages of posts to see whether you said you had 3-phase, or only single-phase. The connections to th...
by cncsnw
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: CNC12 Spindle becomes unresponsive - Take 2
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: CNC12 Spindle becomes unresponsive - Take 2

That just means he pressed Alt-T at some point. In a closed-loop torque-mode control, CNC12 would display its current servo motor temperature estimates. On an open-loop or velocity-mode or position-mode control, CNC12 has no way of guessing at motor temperatures, but Alt-T still triggers the message.
by cncsnw
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: 4th axis - motor hums and can be turned by hand and encoder updates position
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: 4th axis - motor hums and can be turned by hand and encoder updates position

You could try connecting your X motor to the DC1; Y to the first output on the DC3IOB; Z to the middle output on the DC3IOB; and fourth axis to the third output on the DC3IOB.

Then test it without making any parameter changes.
by cncsnw
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: 4th axis - motor hums and can be turned by hand and encoder updates position
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: 4th axis - motor hums and can be turned by hand and encoder updates position

I can't help you with Mach3. With the Centroid "DriveBus" hardware, when you add a DC1 to a DC3IOB, the DC1 becomes axis drive #1, and the three outputs on the DC3IOB become axis drives #2, #3 and #4. That is why the LED on the DC1 shows "1", and the LED on the DC3IOB now shows &...
by cncsnw
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Help Newbie (Resolved)
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Help Newbie

Or rather, to 10x what they were?
by cncsnw
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: M17
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: M17

OUT10 is a PLC hardware output. In this case (Hickory) it is an open-collector output, but it might just as well be a relay. It is entirely up to the PLC program logic to decide when to turn it on and off. M17 and M19 are M function macros, found in CNC G code files with names like "mfunc17.mac...