Acorn 1340 CNC Lathe coversion

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jmezomatrix
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Acorn 1340 CNC Lathe coversion

Post by jmezomatrix »

This is a lathe conversion that uses the Acorn controller. I replaced all lead screws with ball screws. On the X axis I replaced the dove tail ways with 25mm linear bearings. I left the back accordion way cover off so you can see the conversion. The turret works great but I do have the program wait for operator confirmation after indexing before proceeding. It did over shoot on a tool change once so I don't trust it 100%

I Will be changing to VFD on the spindle when I get the time. Been very happy with the Acorn product.


cnckeith
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Oak CNC controller: Yes
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DC3IOB: Yes
CNC11: Yes
CPU10 or CPU7: Yes
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Re: Acorn 1340 CNC Lathe coversion

Post by cnckeith »

cool! thanks for posting i shared your video and comments on the Acorn Facebook page!
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