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by suntravel
Sun Mar 03, 2024 1:31 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Safe Spindle Temperature?
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

Re: Safe Spindle Temperature?

Usually no grease but deep freezing, so it slips in easy.

Uwe
by suntravel
Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:45 pm
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OPCON and USB-BOB
Replies: 74
Views: 3593

Re: OPCON and USB-BOB

Sword wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 10:08 pm .....As he eyeballs the old Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback on the shelf of misfit computer paraphernalia, wondering what lies within.... :lol:
Yeah, CNC joystick with force feedback punishing operator's hands if he crashes the machine :lol:

Uwe
by suntravel
Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:41 pm
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OPCON and USB-BOB
Replies: 74
Views: 3593

Re: OPCON and USB-BOB

Well any RC controlled plane, car ect. is working with resistive Joysticks, as do lots of industrial machines, drive by wire in racing. Even in hydraulics with proportional valves like on any fork lifter. It is a more natural control than just on/off, what could be done with 4 momentary switches als...
by suntravel
Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Safe Spindle Temperature?
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

Re: Safe Spindle Temperature?

I use dry Teflon Spray for stuff like this, slight rust prevention and no dust or chips sticking on it.

If the bearings are greased correctly, spindle temp is a good indicator of ok preload.

Uwe
by suntravel
Thu Feb 29, 2024 3:21 pm
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OPCON and USB-BOB
Replies: 74
Views: 3593

Re: OPCON and USB-BOB

Thank you for the info.

I had hope that the joystick could also control axis speed with a potentiometer like this one:

https://docs.rs-online.com/812a/0900766b81586d6e.pdf

Uwe
by suntravel
Thu Feb 29, 2024 10:40 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Safe Spindle Temperature?
Replies: 23
Views: 1026

Re: Safe Spindle Temperature?

If new SKF are on the way, use them. I am not sure if they have used high quality bearings in Taiwan.

Uwe
by suntravel
Thu Feb 29, 2024 10:37 am
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OPCON and USB-BOB
Replies: 74
Views: 3593

Re: OPCON and USB-BOB

What type of joystick will work to move the axes, and could it move diagonal ?

Uwe
by suntravel
Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: OPCON and USB-BOB
Replies: 74
Views: 3593

Re: OPCON and USB-BOB

Perfect, the way to build a commander Kirk desk :)

Uwe
by suntravel
Tue Feb 20, 2024 4:24 pm
Forum: Public Beta CNC Software Testing, Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Tool table in the report
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Tool table in the report

Make a backup of the PLC before changing it, so you can go back to the last working version.

Uwe
by suntravel
Tue Feb 20, 2024 4:18 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Tool offsets Lathe
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Tool offsets Lathe

If you have set Z Ref with the probe, manual Z measure at another Z position than that of the probe will not work. If I have to set Z for a tool and do not want to use the probe while a part ist in the spindle, I make sure the tool is selected and drive it to part Z 0. Than I correct its Z offset so...