AXYZ 6012 Retrofit with Acorn and Clearpath servos.

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Hamm3rs18
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Acorn CNC Controller: Yes
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AXYZ 6012 Retrofit with Acorn and Clearpath servos.

Post by Hamm3rs18 »

This old CNC router needed a control facelift, so I took the road down the Acorn rabbit hole. And I'm happy I did.
Old controller was AMC v1, which could not handle true 3d paths causing it to randomly speed up and down. And was forced to use their toolpath software.

Replaced with Acorn and servos which added a lot of bennifits:
  • Auto squaring
  • true 3d
  • probing
  • G-code support.
  • Faster rapids.
  • Wireless Pendant
When I first wired everything up it was such a mess of wires and terminals, so I did up a quick schematic and a PCB IO board made to make it a lot neater inside.
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martyscncgarage
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Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:01 pm
Acorn CNC Controller: Yes
Allin1DC CNC Controller: Yes
Oak CNC controller: No
MPU11 & GPIO4D -w/ 3rd Party Drives: No
DC3IOB: No
CNC12: Yes
CNC11: Yes
CPU10 or CPU7: Yes
CNC Control System Serial Number: none
Location: Mesa, AZ

Re: AXYZ 6012 Retrofit with Acorn and Clearpath servos.

Post by martyscncgarage »

Nice job!
Marty
Reminder, for support please follow this post: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=383
We can't "SEE" what you see...
Mesa, AZ
cnckeith
Posts: 3525
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:23 pm
Acorn CNC Controller: Yes
Allin1DC CNC Controller: Yes
Oak CNC controller: Yes
MPU11 & GPIO4D -w/ 3rd Party Drives: Yes
DC3IOB: Yes
CNC11: Yes
CPU10 or CPU7: Yes
CNC Control System Serial Number: none
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Re: AXYZ 6012 Retrofit with Acorn and Clearpath servos.

Post by cnckeith »

nice! thanks for posting!
Need support? READ THIS POST first. http://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1043
All Acorn Documentation is located here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=3397
Answers to common questions: viewforum.php?f=63
and here viewforum.php?f=61
Gear we use but don't sell. https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_di ... _gear.html
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