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by benscale160
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn not working
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Acorn not working

The issue is with the beagle bone board its self.
by benscale160
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Acorn not working
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Acorn not working

While I was in the middle of using my machine today, I got a network not connected error on the cnc 12 software. Upon further investigation, I found the heartbeat light not to be flashing. However the other solid blue power light was on solid. I exited cnc 12 then powered down and powered up my cont...
by benscale160
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Any word on the I/O expansion acorn board.
Replies: 35
Views: 3500

Re: Any word on the I/O expansion acorn board.

Very good to hear.

Any chance you can give an approximate size of the board. Just want to make sure I leave enough room in my cabinet.

Thanks
Ben
by benscale160
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Any word on the I/O expansion acorn board.
Replies: 35
Views: 3500

Any word on the I/O expansion acorn board.

Just curious if anyone has heard anything. I'm at a crossroad right now where having it would be nice, but can probably make due by using other hardware.

Ben
by benscale160
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Correct lathe spindle and x axis directions
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Correct lathe spindle and x axis directions

Just to make sure I understand: X is positive moving away from centerline. Ok makes sense. So in theory I should never see a negative X number unless I'm looking at my machine position because the machine is homed at the furthest point away from centerline from x. Or in the case where the tool would...
by benscale160
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Correct lathe spindle and x axis directions
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Correct lathe spindle and x axis directions

OK, so this is probably straight from the lathe 101 beginning class. I'm a little confused as to which direction M3 and M4 command with respect to rotation. I know M3 commands a clockwise direction. And M4 commands acounterclockwise direction. I suppose the confusion stems from operating a CNC mill....
by benscale160
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret

A little update on my tool turret. While I have not attempted to use the PLC program that I got from centroid yet, I have addressed some of the concerns I had with running the 24vdc turret motor. As mentioned before, the way the system works is the turret rotates in one direction until the sensors i...
by benscale160
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Setting steps using Clearpath sdsk servos on emco 120p
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Setting steps using Clearpath sdsk servos on emco 120p

Thank you for all the replies. Turns out the Gibbs were a little too tight to then point where I would loose .002-.003" of motion before the screw would reverse. I went ahead and ordered the higher resolution motors and am much happier with the results. As far as my inconsistent readings, I thi...
by benscale160
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Setting steps using Clearpath sdsk servos on emco 120p
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Setting steps using Clearpath sdsk servos on emco 120p

As the conversion continues I'm at the point where im fine tuning the motion on my emco 120p axises The calculation: Machine units are inch Ball screws have a 5mm pitch Motor to screw pully is 2:1 Steps per rev on the sdsk servo is 800 (1600 steps per screw revolution) The math suggests that my turn...
by benscale160
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret

Marty, Thank you for the info. I did speak to Mario in tech support and he said someone sent in a turret from a 120p machine. He apparently wrote a PLC and created method to run the turret motor using 3 inputs and one output. Not really sure how it's gonna work. Though I know that using some logic i...