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by benscale160
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret

So is it possible for the lathe cnc12 software to open a comm port to the above device , request a tool change, and wait for a response? If I need to pay centroid for some time to help develop a solution so be it.

Ben
by benscale160
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret

Sorry, Andrew is the developer of this board

http://emcoturret.blogspot.com/2011/?m=1
by benscale160
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret

Marty, The turret is exactly as you describe. I got a response back from Andrew and wanted me to run the basic operating principle of his board by you guys before he provided the technical details as to the specific protocols as to how his board interfaces with the PC. "Hi Ben, The serial commu...
by benscale160
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Emco 6p lathe retrofit/tool turret

My name is Ben Renard. After must dismay with the original controller I have decided to make the change to acorn. I am replacing the axis motors with Clearpath sdsk servos. Spindle is a 5hp ac motor with a vfd. So far I have the axis motors and spindle operating with the controller. The next big hur...