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General Mach Discussion / Re: Cyber-NC and Mach3
« on: January 29, 2016, 12:42:06 PM »
Oh, all I need is the .XML file by the way, that should do it...

Thanks !!

General Mach Discussion / Cyber-NC and Mach3
« on: January 29, 2016, 12:06:03 PM »
Hello all!
   This is my fist post, so bear with me. I have purchased an old CNC machine, later to find out it was a Cyber-NC brand, found etched in on the breakout board. I went to the www site it had on it with no luck. I have a 32 bit computer running XP professional, and what I need is for someone who has this same CNC, to show me all the settings they have in screenshots so I can get mine back running. I have read and read the Mach 3 manual, and I do have the limit switches and E-Stop button working via automated setup of inputs. I also went to control panel, looked at the I/O addressing and set the second one to 778, not 278 as the manual shows.

I know very little about this machine, other than what I have researched on the net. I think it has Gecko drivers, and the motors are 8 wires, and 2 pairs are soldered together making  a 4 wire system to the board box. I have shielded wired throughout, I have some movement in the motors but something is not right. The movement is not smooth like I have seen in other CNC systems. I did use the "set steps per unit" button on the settings page, and during the movement, it started slow, chattered a bit, moved some, chattered then stopped. I have the steps at 8000 per instructions. The movement is what bothers me still.  Oh and the jog button seems to not work as well, very slow if at all.

So what I am asking is a lot, I need screenshots of every Mach 3 that you use to set your Cyber-NC machine up. And if you have any info on this machine I should could use it as well.

And I am up to upgrading to Mach 4 if need be. I would need the same screenshots to get my CNC going.

Thanks so much in advance!

P.S. I have contacted Artsoft, with not much help. I think I need a guy named Tom to help me, as I saw on another forum helped a guy with my same setup. And I will try to contact him now..

General Mach Discussion / Re: Newbie needing info!
« on: December 22, 2009, 10:39:34 PM »
Here is the Power Supply:

General Mach Discussion / Re: Newbie needing info!
« on: December 22, 2009, 06:28:46 PM »
Yes, I thought aluminum would be the best route. Here are some pics of the breakout box:

General Mach Discussion / Re: Newbie needing info!
« on: December 22, 2009, 05:43:33 PM »
More pics:

General Mach Discussion / Re: Newbie needing info!
« on: December 22, 2009, 05:25:28 PM »
Yes, those are the bearings. What I need is the holder those bearings slide into. Here is some pics. The holders are blue in color, the bearing is black. I need the blue part...

General Mach Discussion / Newbie needing info!
« on: December 22, 2009, 04:35:22 PM »
Hello all! I just bought a CNC Router form a sign company they never used. This was due to them not knowing how to run it and not wanting to learn the software. So I picked it up and was doing some basic cleaning and piddling, and found some slop in the Z-Axis. The router is held by two 1/2" bars with 4 linear bearings. The bearings are Thompson Super 8's, inserted in what looks to be a PVC material bearing holder. The bearing rests inside the holders with snap clips, and the holder has 3 machine screws attaching to the plates. What I found was, the Super 8's have these 4 steel pieces that have worn out the PVC holder, causing the slop. All I know about the CNC Router it was bought in 2002, the motors are made in Italy, 8 wires, going into 4. Has one limit switch per axis, table is approx. 30" x 50". The breakout board was made from a company that is out of business. The CNC works, but my question is, can anyone tell me what kind of CNC I have? There are no marks. brands, plates etc. None on the power supply box, or the breakout box. The reason is I want to get some new bearing holders, but need to know what to look for. Or should I just get someone to turn 4 new ones from aluminum? I can add pictures, just let me know what to take the picture of and I will add...

 Thanks so much in advance!


Hello all! My name is Rick, I work as a designer for an engineering firm in Houston Texas. I just recently purchased a used CNC Router from a sign company. I have read some manuals and watched some tutorials, but I'm still new to all this. My use for the CNC is to create one off cabinet doors for cabinet makers, and of course my own personal use. The CNC is a 3' x 4' model, metal framed, looks to be about 5 yrs old. The sign company never used it, as they had no time to learn how to make it work. I told them when I get it set up in my garage I will do their work for them on the side!

My background has been in AutoCAD, started in 86-87 when it was a DOS program, and the computers were around 4 hertz. So when I see a complaint about their computers running slow I just laugh and remember the old days. Back then, if you called up a drawing, it you could watch it actually draw the drawing in front of you, sometimes taking 30 minutes!

I look forward in learning from all of you, and if anyone wants to show me the right direction on setup, books to read, I sure would appreciate it!

  Thanks and hope all have a Merry Christmas!

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