Retrofitting a 15 yr old Stone milling machine (Prussiani)

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ash
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Retrofitting a 15 yr old Stone milling machine (Prussiani)

Post by ash »

Hi everyone!
This is my first post in this forum and I'm glad it's in the success stories section. I bought Acorn with ethernet expansion board and milling software around 6 months ago for retrofitting a Prussiani milling machine. The machine had an obsolete control panel riddled with lots of stability issues. The decision on purchasing a new controller was easy since I had one priority above all, reliability. I compared all the available options ESS+ mach4, Linux CNC, etc with acorn. It was like comparing android and apple. but a cheaper more accessible apple. I made the purchase and started retrofitting the machine. I completely tore down the old control panel built it up from scratch with updated quality components. I couldn't be more satisfied with acorn. The machine is running great with no issues. Everything from the customizable VCP to easy-to-use yet feature-rich inbuilt CAM is proving to be of incredible use.
I'm really glad I picked acorn and happy to be a part of this community!.
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martyscncgarage
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Location: Mesa, AZ

Re: Retrofitting a 15 yr old Stone milling machine (Prussiani)

Post by martyscncgarage »

Very nice. Congratulations on a job well done!
Reminder, for support please follow this post: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=383
We can't "SEE" what you see...
Mesa, AZ
ash
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:18 am
Acorn CNC Controller: Yes
Allin1DC CNC Controller: No
Oak CNC controller: No
MPU11 & GPIO4D -w/ 3rd Party Drives: No
DC3IOB: No
CNC12: Yes
CNC11: No
CPU10 or CPU7: No
CNC Control System Serial Number: 4436

Re: Retrofitting a 15 yr old Stone milling machine (Prussiani)

Post by ash »

Thanks a lot Marty!
your acorn-related videos helped me in many situations during the retrofit.
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Re: Retrofitting a 15 yr old Stone milling machine (Prussiani)

Post by cnckeith »

wow! clean install, congrats and thanks for posting. very impressive.
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
martyscncgarage
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DC3IOB: No
CNC12: Yes
CNC11: Yes
CPU10 or CPU7: Yes
CNC Control System Serial Number: none
Location: Mesa, AZ

Re: Retrofitting a 15 yr old Stone milling machine (Prussiani)

Post by martyscncgarage »

ash wrote: Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:06 am Thanks a lot Marty!
your acorn-related videos helped me in many situations during the retrofit.
Very glad they helped you out!
Reminder, for support please follow this post: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=383
We can't "SEE" what you see...
Mesa, AZ
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