ACORN powered CNC Router with DIY ATC Spindle

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Chris D
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Re: ACORN powered CNC Router with DIY ATC Spindle

Post by Chris D »

Greetings again,

I just posted a new video explaining the Magazine component of the Automatic Tool Change System. Mechanical, electrical, Wizard settings, and Macro programs are explained. Take a look if you are curious about how this ATC works.



The next video, which I hope to upload in about a week will cover the Tool Length Measuring sensor and the Part Height Measuring sensor and all the related details.

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Re: ACORN powered CNC Router with DIY ATC Spindle

Post by cnckeith »

great video! thanks for posting, i posted it on the Acorn Facebook page!
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Chris D
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Re: ACORN powered CNC Router with DIY ATC Spindle

Post by Chris D »

I posted yet another video related to the ATC system I was able to implement on my CNC Router with Acorn control. This video explains the tool length measuring and the part height measuring sensors, macros, etc. Very useful even if you don't have an ATC.

https://youtu.be/9FW6pWEcMcw


There are two more videos planned in this series. The next one will cover that mechanical details of the collet loosening/tightening actuator and the one after that will cover the electronics and macros that make that work. I suspect both of these videos will be a good watch to see how much you can actually do with the Centroid Acorn control.

Chris D
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CNC12: Yes
CNC11: No
CPU10 or CPU7: No
CNC Control System Serial Number: ACORN 4447

Re: ACORN powered CNC Router with DIY ATC Spindle

Post by Chris D »

Here is a link to the video covering the mechanical design and components of the tightening / loosening actuator used in the Automatic Tool Changing System. In a couple of weeks I hope to publishing the final video on this topic and that will detail the electronics and code to make this work.

https://youtu.be/FqJKw8ixR9c


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Re: ACORN powered CNC Router with DIY ATC Spindle

Post by martyscncgarage »

Nicely done Chris! Thank you for taking the time to do the video series and share your experience with CNC12
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