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Re: Most Recommended USB Controller
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011, 06:56:31 PM »
Its been a while since I first tested the Beta with the backlash but I am sure when I was stepping via the MPG at 0.01mm moves it was correct by the time I got to the amount in the backlash I had set, in other words needle on DTI and DRO in Mach corresponded and I am sure when I reversed again at 0.01 steps it was correct on the needle and DROs. Dont think I moved one step one direction then reversed by more than backlash to see if it was out but will try and remember when I make it back to the workshop.


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Re: Most Recommended USB Controller
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2011, 05:34:36 PM »
There is also this one. http://www.planet-cnc.com/. It's being used a lot on the PhaltPrinter. You can read more about it on their forum http://www.phlatforum.com/viewforum.php?f=254

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Re: Most Recommended USB Controller
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2011, 09:01:24 AM »
Hi Yoram,

Thanks for drawing attention to the Planet-CNC USB controller.
This board is available to buy complete or for those who can make their own PCB's, full constructional details (hardware, firmware and software) are available for the 4 axis version.

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Re: Most Recommended USB Controller
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2011, 10:24:32 AM »
Here's another non-Mach3 USB option.

http://www.edingcnc.com/
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Re: Most Recommended USB Controller
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2011, 11:02:22 AM »
There is also this one. http://www.planet-cnc.com/. It's being used a lot on the PhaltPrinter. You can read more about it on their forum http://www.phlatforum.com/viewforum.php?f=254

That is an interesting product, for a stand-alone CNC machine.  Does anyone here have any hands-on experience with it?  I REALLY like the idea that the machine can be controlled through a c# application.

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Re: Most Recommended USB Controller
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2011, 11:37:17 AM »
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Here's another non-Mach3 USB option.

Thanks for the info Gerry - more stuff for me to read up on  :)

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Re: Most Recommended USB Controller
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2011, 12:31:59 PM »
Ray you would really like the Kflop you can run it either way. Gcode, C, VB ,etc A programmers pair of dice (;-)

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Re: Most Recommended USB Controller
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2011, 04:47:02 PM »
Ray, look at the link to the phlatforum. They use it a.lot there. They guy who makes it is a regular there too.
Re: Most Recommended USB Controller
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2011, 06:26:30 PM »
Ray you would really like the Kflop you can run it either way. Gcode, C, VB ,etc A programmers pair of dice (;-)

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Terry,

Yes, that does look tempting....  I really like being able to create custom screens, and that is a painful process with Mach3.  Is the KFlop robust and stable?

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Re: Most Recommended USB Controller
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2011, 06:47:46 PM »
Ray everyone I talked to said it was great.

BUT I would suggest suggest you call TOM at Kflop and discuss with him your needs. He is a very knowledgeable STRAIGHT shooter. I hear they have rigid tapping running with it as well .

BUT I am not sure whether that is with servo mode OR encoder VFD mode.  It does support a spindle encoder. But it would have to support electronic gearing to do it encoder/VFD mode.



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