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Recommendations for PC to run p.m. 940 conversion

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This is for the 940 V running clear path servos acorn board C 86 power hub 4

One last thing I need to order is a small PC and a touchscreen monitor to complete my p.m. 940 conversion Marty had recommended one to me and I was just looking for everyone else’s input to see what they’re running not looking to spend a boatload but I also don’t want the bottom of the barrel, it will be tied to the machine and obviously only used for that, also I have the two power supplies that were recommended the steel caged ones I’m looking for the two that are den rail mounted that’ll run the basic clear path servos with the acorn! I could never get a clear model number
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Re: Recommendations for PC to run p.m. 940 conversion

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There are many and you should be able to find a PC under $300 in general, any Intel Processor running 2.9ghz or better should meet the minimum requirements: https://www.centroidcnc.com/cnc_pc_perf ... ments.html

Lenovo M92P Tiny PC's meet it but are getting old. Look at their newer PC M93P there are others. I like the small form factor PC's They can usually be put in the operator's console.

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Re: Recommendations for PC to run p.m. 940 conversion

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OK awesome thank you Marty how about a newer touchscreen other than the sonic Vue TB 20 to 10 is there something more current you recommend I’m ordering the 93P tiny right now
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Re: Recommendations for PC to run p.m. 940 conversion

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i just used an old laptop that met the min requirements

if youre looking for a small form factor pc to buy new, check out the intel NUC line. I have actually mounted them inside of control cabinets at work before for vision inspection systems
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Re: Recommendations for PC to run p.m. 940 conversion

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Thanks for the reply it looks like the Intel is a little bit more money closer to the four and $500 range is there one you recommend that’s on the cheaper side
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Re: Recommendations for PC to run p.m. 940 conversion

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Vwfan wrote: Wed Feb 02, 2022 10:45 am Thanks for the reply it looks like the Intel is a little bit more money closer to the four and $500 range is there one you recommend that’s on the cheaper side
Laptop Computers are not recommended. Some work, some don't.

Do a little research.
Here is one for $150 with SSD and Windows 10
Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p Tiny PC i5 4570T 2.9GHz 8GB RAM 120GB SSD Wifi Win10 pro https://www.ebay.com/itm/-/304104147357
There are others
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Sorry about that Marty I was thinking about the Intel nukes does seem to be just a little more pricey, save some money for tooling, i’m going to snag that M 93 tiny off of eBay how about a screen
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Re: Recommendations for PC to run p.m. 940 conversion

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Vwfan wrote: Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:08 am Sorry about that Marty I was thinking about the Intel nukes does seem to be just a little more pricey, save some money for tooling, i’m going to snag that M 93 tiny off of eBay how about a screen
There are plenty of PC's out there.
When you get the lenovo, make sure you update its drivers. Lenovo has a utility that does that.
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downlo ... n-e32-p300

Monitors must be widescreen, Are you going with Touchscreen?
I like the Viewsonic TD2210 but it is in short supply. Planar monitors are good too.
If you search this forum for both you will get some hits.
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Re: Recommendations for PC to run p.m. 940 conversion

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OK thank you Marty yes touchscreen for sure and I was having a little trouble finding the TD2010 was just wondering what else you recommend
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Re: Recommendations for PC to run p.m. 940 conversion

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I search through this forum not a ton of help as far as wide screen touch monitors also looking online I can’t find anything that says captive touch projective captive touch also 10 point a lot of those just need to find a monitor I already ordered the tiny M 93P
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