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by CivilCNC
Wed May 19, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro

I'm not sure about the isolator board. I think the outputs from the acorn are already isolated. You need to dig into the manual for the drives to see what it needs for an input. You will have to connect the power draw bar to the VFD. There are safety and control signals. The power draw bar talks to...
by CivilCNC
Wed May 19, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: SOLVED - Sunfar_C300 VFD Connection - No Reverse
Replies: 7
Views: 704

Re: Sunfar_C300 VFD Connection - No Reverse

SOLVED As suspected, the setting F0.5 was set to "1", changing to -"0"- enabled a working reverse both in MDI and manual adjustment. So what worked on Mach3 as "1" did not work with Acorn which should be set to "0". Now, the Spindle needs tuning to match the ...
by CivilCNC
Wed May 19, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro

If your drives will accept step and direction inputs you are good to go. I fed the speed control directly to the VFD. In addition you will have to use a couple of outputs for spindle forward and reverse. My spindle is the standard one they supply. It's a 2 HP 3 phase 220vac motor. It's driven by a ...
by CivilCNC
Tue May 18, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro

RJ11 Din mounted breakout PCB.PNG
SO- big find here. this is exactly what I need to run these servo drives with the acorn board!!!!!! :D :D :D :D

https://www.asi-ez.com/member/~16000.asp

-JAKE
by CivilCNC
Tue May 18, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro

You only need the onboard computer to run the acorn. The original novakon break out board will be removed. It will not work with your acorn. The acorn will take over all of it's functions. The acorn has it's own isolated speed control output. You can feed this to the VFD. If I were you I would just...
by CivilCNC
Tue May 18, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro

Just got my servo powered novakon up and running with MachSTD mill- I'm not a fan of this control much at all. Especially after using an acorn on my g0704 build. I'm looking to connect the acorn board thru my db25 parallel port on my novakon BOB. Will I need to run an external computer besides the o...
by CivilCNC
Fri May 07, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro

I have a Novakon torus pro (stepper version) running on an acorn. It was a relatively easy upgrade. The computer Novakon supplied was more than adequate to run the acorn. If you look on the success stories page you can see a photo of how I fit it into the original case. I removed the original mothe...
by CivilCNC
Fri May 07, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro

Richards wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 12:23 pm Here a webpage that shows how to find CPU info in Windows 7 and Windows 10:

cpu.png
Awesome, I will check when I have the computer fired up at the shop. THANKS!
by CivilCNC
Fri May 07, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro

Alright I think I may be in the clear, for the onboard PC!! My research tells me this is a GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S2PV motherboard. https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Gigabyte-GA-H61M-S2PV/270 The motherboard supposedly benchmarks at 2180, but I am not certain on what CPU :?: it has.. im assuming this w...
by CivilCNC
Fri May 07, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro
Replies: 20
Views: 789

Re: Centroid Acorn with servos? New build: Novakon Torus Pro

Please note, if the processor doesn't meet the minimum specs there's nothing you can do to "make it work". Just putting Windows 10 on it and adding RAM doesn't make it a CNC PC. See the Centroid page listed in a previous post by Marty and check the processor against the CPU benchmark webs...