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by Old_machinist
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Hard wired estop
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Hard wired estop

I am sure to get blasted here, but I want to know. I have my Bridgeport running well with Acorn and Gecko G320X drives. I wired my estop switch to cut all power when hit. I know that is not what was intended, but in an emergency I wanted no doubt at to what was going to have power. I do not use a sp...
by Old_machinist
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: 50% Rapid Button
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: 50% Rapid Button

Thanks Marty

That sound like a good plan as I am sure I don't know what I am doing.

How do I contact Marc?

Charles Hopkins
by Old_machinist
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: 50% Rapid Button
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: 50% Rapid Button

At this point, that is over my head.
But now I know it is possible, I will be motivated to learn enough to get myself in trouble.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Charles Hopkins
by Old_machinist
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: 50% Rapid Button
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: 50% Rapid Button

Let me rephrase this question.
I was thinking of a macro which would preform the same task as the feed rate override. One VCP button for 50% and another button for 25% is what I am thinking. The question is mostly, can a macro do math?
by Old_machinist
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: 50% Rapid Button
Replies: 14
Views: 984

50% Rapid Button

What would it take to have a 50% feed and rapid button?
The VCP works well, but a quick button would be nice during setups.

Charles Hopkins
by Old_machinist
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: keyboard jog
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

Re: keyboard jog

ShawnM
I should have mentioned that the short cut keys are becoming automatic quickly as I use this machine more and more.
The more I use it he more I like it also.
That is just incase anyone wants to know.
by Old_machinist
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: keyboard jog
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

Re: keyboard jog

ShawnM
I don't have a wireless keyboard either. I had wired pendants on a few machines over the years that I was responsible for and rarely used a one of them. I do mostly small work which makes my "control panel only approach" still easy to reach
by Old_machinist
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: keyboard jog
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

Re: keyboard jog

I agree with the surprise moves when using keyboard jog. It has caught me while using MDI inputs. This will be something I will have to get use to. The dos based software I have been using for the last 25 years has keyboard jogging and it is something that has become automatic to me. The wireless pe...
by Old_machinist
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: keyboard jog
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

keyboard jog

Is there a way to enable keyboard jogging automatically when CNC12 starts?
I know the shortcut alt+j

Charles Hopkins
by Old_machinist
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Tune Servos
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Tune Servos

I received an answer from Marcus Freimanis from Geckodrive, Inc. He wrote" Yes, you can tune them while attached to the machine but the machine will mechanically dampen then motors, making tuning a bit harder. The machine will soften any bad motor behavior; you typically want it unconnected bec...