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new to mach3
« on: March 26, 2011, 11:41:19 AM »
i have a supermax ycm40 3 axis knee mill. it currently has an anilam crusader m series controller that keeps going down.  so we are converting it to mach3. i have ordered dugong drives and a breakout board.  hoping to find help with how to hook it up and get it tuned in. then hopefully find some work.....   mine is a new startup and hoping to be self employed asap.  my direct email is BrMachineShop@yahoo.com.  hoping to network and meet lots of people here.. thanks

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Re: new to mach3
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 11:43:38 AM »
Good to see you made it here Brad.
Any specific questions you have just post and I am sure you will get as much help as you need :)
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 11:53:57 AM »
Thank you Hood.  All of your help has been great and was a big part of why I have chosen to use mach3.

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Re: new to mach3
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 11:57:59 AM »
Well hope you are still saying that when you get it done ;D

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 12:04:24 PM »
As well as it seems to have worked for a lot of people I'm sure it will do very good for my startup. Didn't you say you run mach3 on several of your machines? :)

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Re: new to mach3
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011, 12:17:11 PM »
Hell no I wouldnt use that Mach3 crap ;D






Yes   I do really, two mills, a big lathe and a coil winding machine.

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Re: new to mach3
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2011, 12:41:13 PM »
Glad you have a lathe. My next project ( if mill goes good and I get some work ) is probably going to be a cnc lathe or enclosed vmc 

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2011, 12:52:17 PM »
Good, the more lathe users the better as there are a few niggly things that I keep getting promised will be fixed , they will one day, but too many router/mill guys that they always take priority.
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2011, 10:50:25 PM »
Still not sure on a few things.  And its possible I am overthinking things ( I am bad about that ) do I hook up the c10 breakout board to the cpu, then hook up three drives to c10, then hook up servos and scales to drives, and limits and stop to c10?   Do I use existing power supplies or anything else on existing controls? Thanks

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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2011, 12:04:09 AM »
Brad,

Glad to see you here. Sounds like you are on the right track. The online manual CNC4PC has will show the connections. You can go ahead and print that out and start studying it.

 For myself, I do better if I download any manual and print a copy that be underlined, notes made, and dirty fingerprints. Then you  can go back and print another if needed. ;D

Here is the C10 wiring guide:

http://cnc4pc.com/Tech_Docs/C10R10_WG.pdf

The latest C10 manual:

http://cnc4pc.com/Tech_Docs/C10R10_USER_MANUAL_V2.pdf


Other examples at the bottom of this page:

http://www.cnc4pc.com/Store/osc/product_info.php?cPath=33&products_id=45

There is a sample XML file, also. It has the basic setup in it. Works sort of like a template and you might have to change a few of the settings to suit your particular machine. It is supposed to be easier than starting from scratch.  At least we will know what kind of  character should go in to the box.

Hood, or some of the other guys can probably tell us the easiest way to put the XML file into Mach. It may be drag & drop with auto configure????

We are at the right place. It will be next week before Arturo will have all 3 of my drives. He shipped 2 on Friday. You must have bought your first and he ran out. (LOL) ;D

I can hardly wait.

Mine will go slower becasue  of picture taking, etc. There isn't much info with pics on these Hurco retrofits out on the web. I haven't seen any detailed about the Dugong drives.

Maybe my hack & butcher job will help someone by showing them what not to do. ;)

JAckal
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