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by KJNC
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Can I see which smoothing profile is active?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Can I see which smoothing profile is active?

(I could very well be wrong here--but I am asking as perhaps I am missing something here because I am new to CNC12) I've been working with a few smoothing profiles by manually clicking on them. But today I wrote them into each program and it seems the first call for "Contouring Router" wor...
by KJNC
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Eric gives us an update on his Acorn ATC setup.
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Eric gives us an update on his Acorn ATC setup.

This is very nice to hear.
With ATCs becoming more affordable and this sort of documentation I could foresee myself buying one someday.
by KJNC
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Tool touch off from a single point.
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Tool touch off from a single point.

Hello I've recently converted an OEM Avid CNC NEMA 23 controller over to Centroid Acorn (Mach 4... Why is it even sold?) and everything works rather smoothly (100khz seems to work fine with the Leadshine stepper drivers). However, up until now I've always used LinuxCNC and did all of my tool height...
by KJNC
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Tool touch off from a single point.
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Tool touch off from a single point.

Thank you Swissi and Marty for the responses. Although the Probe App looks great I've found that a basic tool length offset works on LinuxCNC--so I think after watching some videos I'll likely find the basic method that Centroid Mill uses (I do strongly think a cheap 3d taster with Probe App might h...
by KJNC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: ZenBot 4x8 CNC Router
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: ZenBot 4x8 CNC Router

The controller box looks very clean and I think I might borrow your grommet idea for the DB25 cable.
I've got a few G540 setups and hand soldering DB9s is fine but doing passthrough with GX16 or the like complicates it too far for my limited skills.
by KJNC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Tool touch off from a single point.
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Tool touch off from a single point.

Hello I've recently converted an OEM Avid CNC NEMA 23 controller over to Centroid Acorn (Mach 4... Why is it even sold?) and everything works rather smoothly (100khz seems to work fine with the Leadshine stepper drivers). However, up until now I've always used LinuxCNC and did all of my tool height ...
by KJNC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: VFD Article
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: VFD Article

Automationdirect is pretty good for cables from my experience.
The VFD cable is pretty well made and not that costly for what you get.
I have very pathetic looking setups with unshielded stepper cables and the like with no issues--but VFD cables have always been properly done.