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by ShawnM
Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:48 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: How to wire Huanyang VFD to Acorn to control spindle speed?
Replies: 16
Views: 126

Re: How to wire Huanyang VFD to Acorn to control spindle speed?

Thanks for the tip on the VFD cable. I bought a premade16gauge double shielded cable from eDealers Direct Automation on EBay. This one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/144247023611?itmmeta=01HQPRCXS589S9R6335ZW12CT2&hash=item2195cae7fb:g:RZEAAOSwOuRhaFOa Bought a 25-foot version and will cut it to len...
by ShawnM
Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OPCON and USB-BOB
Replies: 36
Views: 888

Re: OPCON and USB-BOB

Awesome, can't wait to try one of these out and make a nice mechanical operators console like your pic. I'm working on a layout now and will laser cut and laser etch a control panel in the coming weeks.

When will these be available Keith?
by ShawnM
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:48 pm
Forum: Acorn CNC Plasma
Topic: Acorn cnc plasma z axis home
Replies: 7
Views: 76

Re: Acorn cnc plasma z axis home

Homing Z close to the material is a bad idea and a recipe for disaster in my opinion. When your machine needs to rapid around the table for any reason and you have a clamp, a part, a tip up or anything else that might get in the way when the torch is only 1" off the material surface what do you...
by ShawnM
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:36 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: How to wire Huanyang VFD to Acorn to control spindle speed?
Replies: 16
Views: 126

Re: How to wire Huanyang VFD to Acorn to control spindle speed?

That video is 5 years old and not relevant anymore. The Acorn install manual has the spindle bench test procedure in it starting on page 30. Follow this procedure. There's a macro written just for testing the spindle output. It's far easier and CURRENT.
by ShawnM
Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:25 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: CNC12 "Sticking" during Macros
Replies: 24
Views: 648

Re: CNC12 "Sticking" during Macros

Once you get the auto squaring dialed in it wont happen anymore. I've seen some try and get the master and slave home switch distance too close and have issues with homing but once it's dialed in you shouldn't have to mess with it again.
by ShawnM
Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: Acorn CNC Plasma
Topic: Acorn cnc plasma z axis home
Replies: 7
Views: 76

Re: Acorn cnc plasma z axis home

When you first HOME the machine at startup the Z axis should home UP to the TOP of the Z axis travel not down. If it's moving down when you HOME you need to reverse the homing direction in the wizard. You should have a home switch at the top of travel on the Z axis. When you TOUCH OFF to the top of ...
by ShawnM
Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:46 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: M3/M4 lost control <outputs left in forced off mode>
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: M3/M4 lost control

It would be super helpful if you'd post a current report from your system so we could look at your settings.
by ShawnM
Fri Feb 23, 2024 6:00 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: WTB - 4X4 plasma table
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: WTB - 4X4 plasma table

Thanks Keith, but does it have an Acorn plasma controller on it? :mrgreen:

I'll reach out to Joey and see what he has. I need it just to cut those i-beams that I cut for GE. The laser wont reach down inside the web of the i beam unfortunately.
by ShawnM
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:33 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: WTB - 4X4 plasma table
Replies: 2
Views: 142

WTB - 4X4 plasma table

I'm just throwing this out there to see what is available. I have retrofit a ShopSabre 5x10 plasma table with Acorn and I no longer need a table this big because we cut most everything on a 12k fiber laser now. That said I have two parts that I cannot cut on the laser and need a cnc plasma for the j...