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circuit board between PC and Machine
« on: September 07, 2009, 10:49:12 AM »
hi guys...im new on this forum n this is my 1st post here....
i am a newbie to automation  n mach3 software....i still in the learning stage.....Im from INdia (mumbai)
i neeed to know the model no n make of the circuit board wic we use between the PC and the Machine...
im planin to convert my conventional lathe to a CNC lathe......so kindly help me wit it....
Re: circuit board between PC and Machine
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 01:34:19 PM »
Try CNC4PC C11. They are many others manufacturers but I have used this one with sucess on a lathe.

Thanks

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Re: circuit board between PC and Machine
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 04:52:10 PM »
My preference is for PMDX 122 from www.pmdx.com

Hood
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 03:51:16 AM »
thanks guys for ur quick reply....

wat r the other things i wud need to convert a conventional lathe into a CNC lathe.....lik d stepper/servo motor n all such things....
plz giv me the details.....

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Re: circuit board between PC and Machine
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009, 05:13:14 AM »
For a basic setup you will need a computer with a parallel port and Windows XP or 2000. A breakout board of some kind (PMDX122 etc) Stepper/servo motors, stepper/servo drives and a Power supply suitable for the stepper/servo drives..
 Other things that are not essential but preferable even on a basic system  are limit switches and E-Stop. Also best to have ballscrews rather than the leadscrews normally found on a manual lathe.

The size of the lathe will determine what exact hardware you will need.

Hood
Re: circuit board between PC and Machine
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009, 07:48:44 AM »
ok...thanks a lot
Re: circuit board between PC and Machine
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009, 11:42:42 AM »
wat will be the price of the board u guys hav mentioned???
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 11:57:09 AM »
i hav 1 more question......

wat is the use of the breakout board????
Re: circuit board between PC and Machine
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 01:42:22 PM »
Is for receiving signals from and to the parallel port and to comunicate to other devices (servos drives for example).
Read and test a little bit, or buy a pre-wired system.