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  1. Wiring and testing a C86ACORN

    Wiring and testing Instructions for a C86ACORN with the Centroid ACORN

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  2. Wiring and testing a C86ACCP

    Step by Step instructions for wiring, setting up, and testing the C86ACCP on the system.

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  3. Semi-rigid tapping with Mach 3

    Project Semi-rigid tapping with Mach 3

    I'm using a UC100 motion controller with your C11G breakout board to control a KBCC-125R DC motor driver for the spindle. Then the axis are Automation Technologies Nema 23 3 phase hybrid steppers with their KL-5080H controllers which are very accurate and fast!

    The floating tap holder allows for a little over 1/4" of movement in either direction and it is made from hardened A2 tool steel. It uses two set screws from alternate directions to drive the square tang of the tap and one set screw on the top to hold a split steel drill bushing

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  4. Laser Cutting Machine

    Shizuoka Milling machine 

    Controls upgrade project.

    My Shizuoka 3B-V Vertical machining center was built in 1985 and originally had a FANUC 6M Control. The control was very antiquated and difficult to program. The machine has a 28” X travel, 15” Y travel and 16” Z travel. It weighs in at about 11,000 pounds.

    It’s a really well-built machine and I wanted to modernize it with a PC-based control. After searching the Internet and looking through several CNC machining  forums I decided to work with CNC4PC for this conversion.

    The original control system components and wiring were completely removed and rep

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  5. C86ACCP Clearpath Connector Board for the Acorn Controller

    Using a C86ACCP to connect a Clearpath servo to an ACORN Controller. 

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  6. COVID-19

     

     COVID-19 Update

    We just want to share that most of our team is now telecommuting and working from home to ensure their safety and help slow the spread of the coronavirus.   We have also worked very closely with our supply chain to ensure product availability. While we have been having issues with some items, most of the issues have been resolved and we do not expect to have major supply issues in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions regarding the availability of any specific item, please contact us on the webchat or open a support ticket.



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  7. New GlockCNC Headstocks

    New Headstocks for Taig, Sherline or Other Custom ApplicationFor Your Mill

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  8. Configure a Pendant on Mach3 using Modbus

     

     

     

     

     Warning :

    These instructions show how to configure the software, but keep in mind that while the E-Stop is reporting to condition to the controller, you should wire the on-board relay that reflects the status of the e-stop button to disable the system at hardware level

     

     

    Hardware:

    • MPG4- 6 Axis Pendant
    • C22M1 Rev.1 - Serial Modbus Pendant Interface Card

    Software:

    • MACH3 Ver. R3.043.062
    • Brains MPG4_MODBUS_C22M1_V1

     

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  9. Configuring an M16D for Step and Direction Control using a DMM DYN4 Servo for the Spindle

    Configuring an M16D for Step and Direction Control using a DMM DYN4 servo for the Spindle

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  10. Configure Mach4 and the Ethernet Smooth Stepper Plugin to use a C6 for Speed Control

    Setting up the Ethernet Smooth Stepper using a CNC4PC C6 Step and Direction Spindle Control Board using Mach4.

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