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This BOKO CNC mill is for sale in Liverpool, UK. Bed travel is 1000x600 mm. ISO40 spindle. Running on new hybrid stepper motors. Retrofit is unfinished but all the hardware needed is included with the machine. It is running on two parallel ports with Chinese breakout boards. The main panel board needs fitting in a cabinet so does the PC and display. Z axis motor needs fitting in the machine. Drives are all installed on the panel board. Spindle is controlled through inverter by a POT. I was carrying out the retrofit when the pandemic hit us and I had to leave. Mechanically the machine is in very good shape.


Visited the customer for another project. Saw the radial drill in operation and captured a short video. Customer seams quite happy with his machine. Here's the video.


Here is the baffle plate with 2300 center drills.

Finished a CNC turret punch retrofit last week. It's a Finn Power TP 2000. Manufactured in 1993. It is now running on Mach3 with two parallel ports and an Arduino Mega on modbus and brains. It is consuming 48 inputs and 36 outputs including servo motor outputs.

Customer bought it used and when it reached here two months ago then they realized that machine had been lying around in open and had rain water all over it. It took a month to clean up the machine and paint it then customer invited us to try out it's controller. Water marks were inside the electrical cabinet too and predictably it did't show any display when powered up.

It was decided then and there to retrofit it to new control and motors/drives. Machine was equipped with 4 Siemens servo motors which we replaced with Chinese motors. Siemens System 3M controller was also disassembled and in went our Mach3 system. Hydraulic servo punch controller was interfaced with Arduino and parallel port. Arduino is also handling inputs and outputs for tool changer and other bells and whistles. Designed our own break out board to interface machine I/O with Arduino and the PP. Here is a video of the machine running at 350 hits per minute. It is capable of 600 ppm in nibbling mode and 900 ppm in marking mode. That's the capability of parallel ports in Mach3. Mach is a winner. Took almost a week for the wiring, one for motors mounting and another couple of weeks for screen design, macros programming and other logic design. See the video on Youtube https://youtu.be/GlgS88Fz0wc. It's been a very satisfying project thus far.


Works in progress / Re: Modern Screen based on SwissU
« on: November 23, 2018, 04:41:07 AM »
I used a similar color scheme in a screen set I designed. I noticed that these colors make it difficult to view in bright sun light. Have you had any such problem?


Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / suggest simulator for Pipe Bender
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:18:50 AM »

Recently developed the machanism and controller for this 3D free form pipe bender in Turkey. Need a simulator for viewing the product and process before programming the machine. Can anyone suggest a suitable source for this. Here is the link for a short youtube video of the machine.



General Mach Discussion / Tangential knife control
« on: October 31, 2017, 09:38:50 AM »
Hi all,

Recently I noticed that tangential knife control slows up the feed when working on curved contours broken into lines. I think what it does it change the A-axis orientation at the beginning of each line segment while stopping the x, y axes movement. Is there any workaround to get the optimum performance. What about Mach4. Is it better in this sense.

Zafar Salam

Feature Requests / Axis inhibit changes don't take effect till Mach3 resets
« on: September 17, 2017, 09:58:52 AM »
I am working on Mach3 V3.043.062 and noticed that if I make changes to Axis Inhibit then it doesn't get effective till I reset Mach3. I need to do it on the fly through VB script. Is this fixed in some other version of Mach3.


Modbus / Re: Simple tutorial on analog inputs with Arduino
« on: June 07, 2017, 11:54:49 PM »
Download links are right there in the tutorial pdf.

Hello Zafar..i'm a newbie on this, where can I get Vinys code? and should I just upload it to a clean Uno?

Modbus / Re: Simple tutorial on analog inputs with Arduino
« on: April 04, 2017, 09:41:23 AM »
???[/img]Hello, how can I add jog c ++? I have used arduino, mach3, modbus. In the current mach3 I have added jogx ++, jogx, jog y ++, jogy, jogz ++, jogz -, joga ++, joga -,What is your email? I am 1040373253@qq.com

Use ButtonPress as the terminal lobe. Scan code 331 and 332 are for Jogging C axis.


Modbus / Re: Simple tutorial on analog inputs with Arduino
« on: February 03, 2017, 10:24:20 PM »
Ok.thanks! I am waiting.
Can not find villy's code.

Download the pdf file in the first post on this thread. The links are in there.

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