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Works in progress / Re: THE LATHE PROJECT - 2011
« on: July 27, 2011, 05:53:52 PM »
Guys, I got some free time coming up again. I would be happy to help. Whats left to be done?

Never used then so I cant say. I can tell you that you normally get what you pay for. I have had trouble with HK products in the past. Support will be limited at best.

Here is the datasheet for the driver they use on this board.


Here is the screen designer... The downlod link is in the project tab.


The scripting is VB.

As far as boards go...

To drive the motors you need a driver with step and direction signals.

For I/O its a simple 5 volt TTL (High / Low)  interface using the PCs parallel port. I would just make my own and opto-isolate it from the computer.

Best thing to do would be start reading the manual as it will give you allot of info.

Sounds easy enough. I think I would make a custom interface that just allows you to select the sheet you using and press go. Keep it dumbed down for the operator. Make a way that the tray can lock into an indexed point so everything is lined up (just like a pallet loader on a real CNC). Is the dispensing already externally metered or will this need to be controlled within mach?

Works in progress / Re: THE LATHE PROJECT - 2011
« on: February 28, 2011, 12:11:52 PM »
Sorry guys.. I am still working on mine..had my Haas VF-2 burn out a board due to a friend plugging in a 4th axis board backwards. Needless to say my focus was on repairing CNC computers for the past week as I was quoted over $10,000 to have it fixed. :o Good news is I actually fixed it! Only had to replace 37 ICs across 5 boards to do so... 160 volts into a 5 volt logic gate has the effect it seems. Anyways... I will be plugging on it again this week. Don't want to release anything quite yet as I don't want anyones machine to crash on my macros. I know it wont fill everyones needs but I hope it will help many. I hope I am not the only one still working on this?

Works in progress / Re: A lathe screew with buit in wizards
« on: February 06, 2011, 08:39:49 PM »
I cant say as far as selling it how it would do. I know that with selling comes the need to give support. No matter how good it is you will get tons and tons of questions.

 I have created quite a few wizards as well as modifying existing ones to give much more flexibility and fine tuning. I would be more than willing to help with the interface and add my wizards. The interface I am working on is more less a windows style theme so it is very clean, easy to use and professional looking. let me know if your interested.

Works in progress / Re: A lathe screew with buit in wizards
« on: February 06, 2011, 08:05:20 PM »
That would probably be me that was talking about the Haas interface. I am working on one as well but it is far from done. What I am trying to do is make the wizards work like the newfangled milling ones do. Would be nice to make a full program in wizards not just parts of one. This is how the Haas TL interface works. Take a look at this thread...


Maybe you could post some of your ideas on what you are looking for. Since you also are a screen designer maybe you can help out with this project as well.


General Mach Discussion / Re: NEMA 23 and 34 motor mount G-code
« on: February 05, 2011, 11:22:45 PM »
If you can provide me with a dimensioned drawing of what you want and the tooling your using I can put it into g-code for ya.

Works in progress / Re: THE LATHE PROJECT - 2011
« on: February 03, 2011, 01:48:21 PM »
I am still very interested and should have a little free time coming up. I just need a direction to go. I haven't really got a clue what to start working on.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach Turn Help Needed
« on: February 01, 2011, 12:25:27 PM »
Furthest away from the chuck is zero on Z. As you move towards the chuck  you are decreasing the number (negative) If you have a front tool post then then the X zero is all the way at the back. Closest to you is your full positive. Rear tool post is the opposite.

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