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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: arhctysv on January 10, 2007, 05:51:56 PM

Title: Bridgeport BOSS Retrofit
Post by: arhctysv on January 10, 2007, 05:51:56 PM
Does anyone have a retrofit for the
Bridgeport BOSS CNC Mills
BOSS 3-6. Either using the original
Stepper Drives or replacing the stepper
drives with another set. Would like to
be able to control spindle off like the
BOSS control did. Anybody know of
any engineered package using the MACH
control that exists.
Title: Re: Bridgeport BOSS Retrofit
Post by: Chaoticone on January 10, 2007, 08:07:01 PM
Hey Arhctysv,
    I have a friend that may be able to help. He has one nice Boss and is an expert in Mach. I feel sure he will contribute a lot to your retro. ;)

Brett
Title: Re: Bridgeport BOSS Retrofit
Post by: arhctysv on January 10, 2007, 10:25:52 PM
I have done AH-HA retrofits in the past.
I have at least three machines to do from a
customer of mine and looking for an alternative
How do I contact this person or can
they contact me?
rich@archcity.net
Title: Re: Bridgeport BOSS Retrofit
Post by: Chaoticone on January 11, 2007, 01:19:54 AM
I will ask them to contact you.

Brett
Title: Re: Bridgeport BOSS Retrofit
Post by: HillBilly on January 11, 2007, 07:55:12 AM
I have the plans and board for the NC2A and the BOSS 3-6 using the original stepper drives.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=646.0

Email me at ashburn@icx.net and I will send you some information.

Darek
Title: Re: Bridgeport BOSS Retrofit
Post by: Graham Waterworth on January 11, 2007, 02:07:39 PM
This may be the sort of thing you want.

http://www.oceancontrols.com.au/motor_controller/stepper_motor_controllers.htm

Graham.
Title: Re: Bridgeport BOSS Retrofit
Post by: Brian Barker on January 13, 2007, 08:47:10 AM
I would check out Custom-cnc.com , they build a nice box that could be used like the RC500. It has the drives and place to hook on the IO. all you need to do is plug in the motors :)