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I am retrofitting a lathe and need some information as I have been away from the forum for some time and have not been following along
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Mach4 General Discussion / Mach4 and Galill DMC 4133 on lathe
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:00:30 AM »
  I have a cnc lathe with a Fagor control the computer and access boards were damaged somehow  (prior to my purchase) the lathe as far as i can tell has not ran in quite some time. it would boot but not run.   After sending the (box) back to Fagor it was determined that repair or replacement / upgrade would be out of my price range.  On the order of 13,000  USD.   My plan is to integrate it with Mach4 and a Galill DMC 4133  motion controller.   This is a full on flat bed cnc lathe built about 15 years ago. It has 3 servo drives  (X Z and spindle) with loop closed at the computer. it also has  2 hand-wheels .  My goat is to get the machine back up and running with the hand-wheels and  existing buttons integrated with mach4. This is the direction  i am planning to take. The lathe has been taking up space in my shop for 3 years so it is time to get on with it. 

I know there are  many pieces to this puzzle and i am reaching out to the old hands for guidance.    I would guess the first question would be has anyone else done this  like i know Hood did a Hardinge 16C chucker with tool changer some years ago with mach3.

any comments- help would be greatly appreciated.

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Promote and discuss your product / Ether-Mach Motion
« on: January 30, 2017, 06:22:37 PM »
Ether-Mach Motion Is listed on CNC4pc web site  it is listed as a Mach4 controller I am looking for some third party verification on this item and what the hell is it and how does it compare to the Ethernet Smooth stepper..

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I stumbled across where someone built a torch height control and there were links back here but the links were dead. does anyone have any ideas where to find the details of this circuit.

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General Mach Discussion / Getting started near Huntington WV
« on: January 24, 2013, 01:43:45 PM »
I live in WV and was wondering if there are any MACH minded people in this geographic area.  West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky

My Mill project has been neglected for way too long

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General Mach Discussion / Burny plasma table question
« on: December 24, 2012, 10:09:14 AM »
I have a friend who has a Burny plasma table with DC servo motors and encoders it works however it is a eye follower machine.  and my guess is the way to run it under mach 3 would be to use Gekos however the dc servo motors have 4 wires plus encoders  any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated  motor is Cleaveland Motion Control servo pak DC servo motor  model# MT2630-141AF  S/N 09055437  code date 0545   I have a few DC servos but they have only two power wires feeding the servos

any help would be greatly appreciated
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Yes I know I am sick and have metalitis. I will be working in the Minneapolis era for an un determined amount of time I am retrofitting a bridgeport cnc mill R2E4  and have it almost completed where I am really weak is on the software end and was wondering if there was anyone in the general erea I might buddy up with. if curious just Google my screen name. Thank You in advance.
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Well I finally took the cable cutters to the cabinets and pulled all of the non essentials out. after attending the mach conference last weekend I could not resist any longer  ;D

   The plan is to use the original servos and encoders and wire in all the original on board equipment; coolant , oilier, mist unit, adjustment for the vari drives (air driven) and probably have digital speed readout for all the pieces to keep everything in balance. I may find that the vari discs don't get moved much as I plan to run the machine on 220 single phase with a VFD.

   The machine did not run for me but I did get it to home and I jogged all 3 axis so the servos, encoders and spindle drive work. at this time I am planning to use Larkin 200 volt drives and CNC4Pc control boards BOB, MODIO and pendant.

General Mach Discussion / calling Shaun Wainford .......
« on: February 17, 2008, 11:57:04 PM »
Shaun, I was looking at the testimonials and your pictures won't display I am wondering if they are posted somewhere.

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When I look here http://www.artsoftcontrols.com/artsoft/testim/shaun.htm    the photo's will not display only the placeholders

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