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Compatability Question
« on: January 14, 2009, 02:43:35 PM »
I just bought a Hardinge precision CNC lathe. The retrofit is a Servo Products CNC System Model 8000. It has a 25 pin printer hook up. Can Mach3 run on this type of setup? Thanks!

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Re: Compatability Question
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 04:00:43 PM »
Do you have any links to documentation or have pdf's that you can attach to the forum?
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Re: Compatability Question
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 04:41:57 PM »
i've got the operating and programming manual and a pile of wiring schematics. what kind of info are you looking for.

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Re: Compatability Question
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 04:52:08 PM »
Pinout of the 25pin connector would possibly be enough, certainly for a start anyway.
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Re: Compatability Question
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 09:04:40 PM »
Not sure what to look for.

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Re: Compatability Question
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009, 03:07:02 AM »
If you could scan any wiring schematics you have we may see something there.
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Re: Compatability Question
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009, 09:11:53 AM »
See if this helps. I have no idea what I'm looking at.

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Re: Compatability Question
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009, 10:41:24 AM »
That doesn't look too promising,  the first two prints indicate the 25 pin connector is a serial interface comm port.   Mach3 cannot control it over that port.

You might be able to dig deeper into the machine controls and find a place where Mach3 can talk to the motor driver boards by giving them step and direction pulses, but not here at this serial interface port.

What I would do is open the machine up and look for the motor drivers and get nameplate info on them ( they will usually be a discrete module for each motor, either a servo driver or stepper driver) Then post that info and maybe someone can help.

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Re: Compatability Question
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 11:51:18 AM »
Found this print. Couldn't see any nameplate on the drives. I'll look again.

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Re: Compatability Question
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 04:29:58 PM »
Reference the attached print.

1. Servo Products Machine Interface D-3634-A

2. Servo Products Resolver Interface Analog Section D-3642-C

3. Servo Products Resolver Interface Digital Section D-3646-C

4. Servo Products 4 Channel DAC D-3658-C

5. Servo Products Front Panel Interface D-3817-B

6. Servo Products MAX CPU D-5454