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*** released 7-13-21 Acorn Installation Manual for comment ***

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*** released 7-13-21 same link below takes you to the released version. be sure to refresh/clear browser cache to download the latest 7-13-21 doc.

Acorn Installation Manual for comment

https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_di ... manual.pdf

On the to do list.

1.) Add table contents with hyperlinks to various sections of the manual.
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Re: Draft Acorn Installation Manual for comment

Post by Gary Campbell »

Missing info from 1st page:
aCORN bob.JPG
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Post by Dave_C »

It looks pretty good. Not sure how us old guys got our machines up and running with just a few of those pages years ago, LOL I guess a lot of that info has always been out there, just scattered all over the place.

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Re: Draft Acorn Installation Manual for comment

Post by RogDC »

Regarding PWM output and Laser interface, it would be beneficial to call this out on the DB25 header connection that output 2 of the DB25 is utilized when considering drive connection configuration.

A link to the laser interface/configuration document would be helpful

Clarification on the 0-10VDC spindle control and PWM for some spindle controls are sourced from two separate locations
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Re: Draft Acorn Installation Manual for comment

Post by ShawnM »

I agree with Gary, this pic is a must in the manual. Buyers need to know where to hook up their prospective drives to the Acorn. I know there are a few hybrid steppers that will hook to the headers but 9 out of 10 wire to the DB25. I see this topic is addressed on page 32 of your DRAFT and that might be a good place for this pic. This may come as a shock Keith but many don't read the manuals (or wiring diagrams) so a pic can be worth a thousand words. :mrgreen:
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Re: Draft Acorn Installation Manual for comment

Post by cnckeith »

thanks.. good call. will do
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
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and here viewforum.php?f=61
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Re: Draft Acorn Installation Manual for comment

Post by Black Forest »

The title of the manual should read in big bold letters, RTFM :D
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Re: Draft Acorn Installation Manual for comment

Post by martyscncgarage »

Black Forest wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:37 am The title of the manual should read in big bold letters, RTFM :D
Who does that?! ;)

Great comments, please keep them coming! Some of us that worked on the document stared at it for so long, we can no longer see the forest from the trees!
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Re: Draft Acorn Installation Manual for comment

Post by RogDC »

Section 6.14 -
  • Reference 'Touch Plate' for users coming from other platforms not familiar with 'TT' or 'Tool Touch Off' device
Section 7.1 -
  • Include a diagram of a table router X-Y-Z Axis motion for users not familiar with a Mill
  • Reference orientation of A & B rotary axis in relation to mill/router
Multiple sections -
  • Note 'Software Axis Pairing' and 'Auto Squaring' requires purchase of Acorn Pro v4.6x license
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Re: Draft Acorn Installation Manual for comment

Post by mikes »

Wow, this is great! I can see a lot of work went into this. I wish I had it when I started down the Acorn path.
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