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by essbend
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Upgrade of Sequoyatec RichAuto to Acorn CNC
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Upgrade of Sequoyatec RichAuto to Acorn CNC

The AN-OUT to VFD-AVI is where the magic happens. The Acorn can create and vary a voltage between 0 and 10 volts DC. At 0 volts, the VFD does not spin the spindle. At 10 volts, the VFD will spin the spindle at the maximum speed. At 5 volts, the spindle is half of its max speed. At 7.5 volts, the sp...
by essbend
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Upgrade of Sequoyatec RichAuto to Acorn CNC
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Upgrade of Sequoyatec RichAuto to Acorn CNC

Some more photos... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F-CLsoN6eSFMsL9-DusDXv_MtE9ovpc3/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rKGVBdoWt_B6P4ubGd7UrfPu_3lpapAl/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PUpgIqyk36MEq77QEaUPfC0-sBewaPAt/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d...
by essbend
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Chinese 1325 Acorn Retrofit
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Chinese 1325 Acorn Retrofit

Thanks, Marty. I finally got some time to work on this. Here is a close up of the RichAuto. It is self-contained between the hand controller and control box. There is a USB port on the hand controller where you can load up GCode. I'm not sure what the X4(TS) input signal is for. I assume it is for t...
by essbend
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Chinese 1325 Acorn Retrofit
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Chinese 1325 Acorn Retrofit

Hey folks, I'm a member of Twin Cities Maker, a makerspace in Minneapolis. We just got a Chinese 1325 machine (1300mmx2500mm, or 4'x8'). I'm going to post a log of the conversion as we make progress. We got it from Toolots, who shipped it from California. They are just a distributor, so they had spe...
by essbend
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Spindle hour meter
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Spindle hour meter

Hello, I don't presently own an Acorn. I was doing some research on features of various CNC controllers. One feature I was searching for but couldn't find was some kind of logging for how many hours are on the spindle. This would be useful for maintenance scheduling. Does the Acorn or CNC12 software...