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Hurco mill want to run vipers with Mach 3
« on: June 26, 2010, 08:40:25 PM »
I've got a Hurco mill that has servo motors on it and I want to run Viper drives and Mach 3. The hurco replacement parts would pay for a retrofit in no time.

How hard is it to tune the Viper drives?

Any advice appreciated.

JAckal
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Re: Hurco mill want to run vipers with Mach 3
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 04:36:13 AM »
Hi Jackal,

Here is a link on the CNC zone to my Colchester lathe upgrade using Viper 200s.
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82579&page=3
It explains the tuning a little.

If you know what the PID parameters 'do' in a servo loop then you'll do the tuning quickly.
If not then it will take a bit longer - its easy, if not just a bit of a guestimation exercise,

ATB
Derek
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Re: Hurco mill want to run vipers with Mach 3
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 02:29:19 PM »
Thanks Derek,

That lathe sounds pretty sweet.

Jackal
Everything is bio-degradable if you run over it enough with a lawnmower.