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Converting from Centroid m39 to mach3
« on: March 10, 2011, 02:01:42 PM »
Hello,

Does anyone know roughly what would be involved in switching from a Centroid m39 control system to mach3 in terms of boards etc?

Thanks for any help.

Rick

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Re: Converting from Centroid m39 to mach3
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 02:18:22 PM »
Do you know if the drives take or can take Step/Dir signals or are they analogue +-10v control?
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Re: Converting from Centroid m39 to mach3
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 03:26:12 PM »
I am not sure but will find out a.s.a.p.

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Re: Converting from Centroid m39 to mach3
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 10:28:32 AM »
Just spoke to our machine guy and he said we were analog +-10v. Also he thought that mach 3 did not support servo  yet. Does anyone know if that is true?

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Rick

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Re: Converting from Centroid m39 to mach3
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 11:04:52 AM »
I have AC servos on  my lathe and mills;)
What I have however is Allen Bradley  servo drives that can accept, amongst other things, Step/Dir signals.
It is still possible for you to use your analogue amps but you would need to use Galil or DSPMC or Kflop/Kanalog to interface them to Mach.
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Re: Converting from Centroid m39 to mach3
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 08:31:02 PM »
See http://ajaxcnc.com/ Thats a mach based kit just for centroid.