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Siemens machine control panel
« on: June 08, 2011, 05:22:52 PM »
hello
at the beginning I want to apologize for my bad English
i want to ask if it posible use siemens 6FC3178-3EF on my cnc lathe with mach3. i want to connect it with my pc trought second lpt port. (i can not use my driver board because i have occupied all ports). is it posible?

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Re: Siemens machine control panel
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 03:52:41 AM »
You will likely be able to use some of the functions with the parallel port but the spindle and feed overrides would need analogue inputs. You could use a PLC with analogue inputs or even a Pokeys or ModIO.
Hood
Re: Siemens machine control panel
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 05:58:16 PM »
These Siemens overides output a gray code.Not pots as one would expect.
Mark.

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Re: Siemens machine control panel
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 06:16:03 PM »
Thanks for the info Mark, so its just sort of steps rather than infinitely variable?


lajoolaj
It would still need more I/O than the two parallel ports would offer so PLC, PoKeys etc would be needed.
Hood.

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Re: Siemens machine control panel
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 06:52:20 PM »
I would try Peter Homann At MODIO. His Modio is adaptable to grey code encoders. He uses it for tool changers ran with the Modio so he shoud be WELL versed it its use.

Just a thought(;-) TP
Re: Siemens machine control panel
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 06:59:57 PM »
Thanks for the info Mark, so its just sort of steps rather than infinitely variable?

Hood.

Yep,steps,but they can be set in the parameters of a Siemens control to make them what you want.I`ll leave what`s possible in Mach up to you. :D

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Re: Siemens machine control panel
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 03:59:17 AM »
Yep,steps,but they can be set in the parameters of a Siemens control to make them what you want.I`ll leave what`s possible in Mach up to you. :D

As you will know Mark, most things are possible with Mach and doing that would be as easy as changing a few numbers in a brain or macropump. :)
Hood
Re: Siemens machine control panel
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011, 04:12:56 AM »
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As you will know Mark, most things are possible with Mach and doing that would be as easy as changing a few numbers in a brain or macropump. :)
Hood
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You have brains !!!!!
Where do you keep them?

All the best from Broxie.

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Re: Siemens machine control panel
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2011, 04:25:00 AM »
Well as some cant even get the quote right I am not surprised they need to ask where brains are kept ;D
Hood
Re: Siemens machine control panel
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011, 07:54:42 PM »
These Siemens overides output a gray code.Not pots as one would expect.
Mark.

Are you sure they are grey code and not 3, 4 or 5 bit binary depending on the resolution?
The majority of controls I have stripped have used this method.
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