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Re: Yet another Retrofit. Hardinge HXL-S
« Reply #100 on: September 12, 2008, 02:44:28 PM »
The Cubloc has Modbus.

So I just use the standard Modbus support in Mach.

Yes £100 is pretty good considering what you get.   There are smaller CUSB devices, and also the CB405 boards which give even more IO.

example

http://www.audon.co.uk/cb405.html#expansion

For the 405 Baseboard.  Processor not included unlike the CUSB devices.

Wayne....
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Re: Yet another Retrofit. Hardinge HXL-S
« Reply #101 on: September 12, 2008, 03:03:52 PM »
 Have a PLC for the new mill already so not needing one but definitely worth thinking about for any future retrofits.
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Re: Yet another Retrofit. Hardinge HXL-S
« Reply #102 on: September 16, 2008, 06:18:12 PM »
Here's a pic of the Smoothstepper and diycnc.co.uk breakout board mounted in a DIN rail adapter.

Wayne....


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Re: Yet another Retrofit. Hardinge HXL-S
« Reply #103 on: September 16, 2008, 07:18:50 PM »
Looks good, you just have plastic spacers keeping the SS off the Alu?
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Re: Yet another Retrofit. Hardinge HXL-S
« Reply #104 on: September 16, 2008, 08:47:15 PM »
Not plastic.  The SS is stood off 5mm on pukka standoffs.  Then 25mm standoffs to separate the 2nd plate.

One of the mounting holes on the SS can be set to GND, and this I have done.

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Re: Yet another Retrofit. Hardinge HXL-S
« Reply #105 on: September 17, 2008, 03:08:47 PM »
Hi Wayne,

May I ask what pukka is?

EDIT: (forgot to say) very nice work!

Thanks,
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Re: Yet another Retrofit. Hardinge HXL-S
« Reply #106 on: September 17, 2008, 03:28:45 PM »
Dave

The language barriers hit again!

I googled it to find out where it came from ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pukka_sahib

I meant it as "real" or "proper" standoff for example.


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Re: Yet another Retrofit. Hardinge HXL-S
« Reply #107 on: September 17, 2008, 04:40:48 PM »
Ah, I see! lol! Thanks for the lesson  :)
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Re: Yet another Retrofit. Hardinge HXL-S
« Reply #108 on: September 19, 2008, 02:41:36 PM »


It Lives !!!

Well at least the X axis.   I'll do the Z tomorrow, have a couple of PCB's to make to tidy things up some more.

Wayne.....

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Re: Yet another Retrofit. Hardinge HXL-S
« Reply #109 on: September 20, 2008, 02:44:01 PM »
Will get around to the Z axis in about an hour.

But here's a Pic update.    The Cabinet Door is now getting a little busy, but not much more to do there.


Wayne......