I met with Brian yesterday and we have added some detail to the seminar agenda. It now looks like this:
9:00-10:30 Brian, Ron, Dave, Scott N., Scott S.
Mechanical Considerations. Some example machines. Stepper, servos, ballscrews, belts, pullies, etc
11:00-12:30 Dave, with Brian, Ron
Electronics, BOBs, SS, Geckos, Power supplies, Limit switches, spindle sensors, general wiring hints.
Installing Mach and basic config, ports and pins, motor tuning, basic test and debug
General config, choosing the right answers.
Operator interfaces- Shuttle Pro, Xkeys, Ipac, PoKeys, MPGs, pendants
9:00-10:30 Brian Barker
Basic Mach operation, loading programs, running, operator control, CV
11:00-12:30 Ron Ginger
Using Wizards, Screen4, Intro to VB
1:00-2:00 Scott Schaffer
Customizing screens with Flash.
Flash screen, examples, what can be done, brief How to.
2:00-2:30 Tom Hubin
3D video scanning
3:00-4:30 Brian, Karl
The new cutter Comp,
9:00-10:30 Dave, Brian
Other I/O options, modbus, PLCs, Brains, tool changers.
Plug-ins, using and writing.
1:00- the end All
Wrap up, feedback, General Q&A.
Im still working on the plans for Friday night, but there will at least be a reception room at the Holiday Inn where we can all have a drink talk.
Saturday will be a reception (free beer!) at the York Museum of Industry.
We will have a router making signs, an Emco lathe with tool changer, a mini mill with tool changer and likely a few more demos.
I have also been told there is more good machinery in the auction, by at least double, any previous year.
Its going to be a great session, dont miss it.