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by cncsnw
Sun Apr 14, 2024 2:49 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Siemens Spindle Servo (15Kw) ALLINONEDC Hurco BMC-30
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Siemens Spindle Servo (15Kw) ALLINONEDC Hurco BMC-30

Good catch. If I had had more time last week, I would have posted the attached schematic page. See X431-81, on lines 21-22. On the Quickdrill, I wired that signal through an immediate contact of the safety relay, so that opening the safety relay forces the drive to fast-stop the motor. See also line...
by cncsnw
Sun Apr 14, 2024 2:23 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: today i drafted a discussion paper on tool height offset methods
Replies: 23
Views: 1220

Re: today i drafted a discussion paper on tool height offset methods

The "Reference Tool" is the tool, real or imaginary, that is the standard length against which all the other tools' length offsets are measured. "Z Reference" is the head position (Z axis DRO reading) at which the Reference Tool touches the surface that you are going to measure t...
by cncsnw
Fri Apr 12, 2024 11:46 pm
Forum: Machining Strategies. Work Holding, Tool Path, Cutters, Feeds/Speeds etc.
Topic: Newbie Intercon question
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Newbie Intercon question

Yes. If you want to make an array of circular pockets, then two Repeat cycles will do it.

The first Repeat copies the Pocket cycle down the remainder of the first row.

The second Repeat copies the Pocket plus the first Repeat, to make the remaining rows.
by cncsnw
Fri Apr 12, 2024 11:44 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: NPT Threads in Intercon - Workflow
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: NPT Threads in Intercon - Workflow

You could make your Turn cycle turn a taper. Assuming you are doing external threads, then for the final diameter, enter the major diameter you want at the large (Z-) end of the thread, and for the taper angle enter the half angle, as a negative number (-1.7899 degrees for NPT threads). Parameters f...
by cncsnw
Fri Apr 12, 2024 4:39 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: AllinOne, Add 1616 and Delta C2000 with PG01L card
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: AllinOne, Add 1616 and Delta C2000 with PG01L card

The message box in the upper right corner of the CNC12 screen is a scrolling box. The newest messages appear at the bottom. In your picture, you can see that "308 Waiting for input #17 (M101)" has been superseded by "304 MDI...". That means that the orient command has completed, ...
by cncsnw
Fri Apr 12, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: VCP RESET onscreen button
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: VCP RESET onscreen button

Maybe it could change to something in a medium gray, so the operator is a little more likely to look elsewhere (like, say, at the message box...). That is probably counter to what Gary is hoping for (presumably a prominent "fault" indicator), but is consistent with the designed behavior: w...
by cncsnw
Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:47 pm
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: VCP RESET onscreen button
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: VCP RESET onscreen button

reading marc's comments i thought he was asking for a virtual estop button which osha isn't going to like. No, not at all. I was suggesting that the appearance of the VCP reset button could change, depending on whether the actual emergency stop button was pressed. This would make it more obvious to...
by cncsnw
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:49 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: AcornSix - Zri Homing with linear scales
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: AcornSix - Zri Homing with linear scales

Tom was probably thinking you meant #23401-#23408. Just out of curiosity, do #23401 and #23402 change state on your system, corresponding to whether or not the asterisk is showing? Yes, I think #25101-#25108 are relatively new. Presumably they were added to avoid the awkward timing issues you get wh...
by cncsnw
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: VCP RESET onscreen button
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: VCP RESET onscreen button

This is largely a function of the PLC programming, and to a lesser extent VCP design. I agree that the subject needs to be revisited. In my opinion, the VCP "reset" button/box should have three display states: 1) Normal: the VCP reset is not set, and the emergency stop is not pressed. Cont...
by cncsnw
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:45 pm
Forum: Centroid Oak, Allin1DC, MPU11 and Legacy products
Topic: Siemens Spindle Servo (15Kw) ALLINONEDC Hurco BMC-30
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Siemens Spindle Servo (15Kw) ALLINONEDC Hurco BMC-30

Have you verified the analog voltage at the analog input to the Siemens drive? If you are getting a suitable analog signal there, then the Centroid software/parameters is doing what it is supposed to do. I do not immediately know what could be miswired or misconfigured with a Siemens 611 drive, to a...