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Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« on: December 05, 2011, 05:02:04 PM »
Hi,
I have a Boxford VMC 190 Mill and the TCL 160 Lathe using old DOS software over the serial port.
Can I control the machines which MACH3 user the serial port ??

Or do I have to convert them to new hardware and then use a parallel port ??

 
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Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 05:07:26 PM »
You need to use the parallel port or one of the external controllers that are available.
How much new hardware you will need to get depends on what the drives etc are, if they accept step/dir then it may just be a case of rewiring but afraid I am not familiar so cant say. A few pics of the hardware may help.

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Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 10:01:12 AM »
Hi,

++ Hood thangs for you replay.

Is there any one there have update a Boxford VMC 190 Mill + toolchange to MACH3 ??


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Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 10:27:17 AM »
I've converted both machines to Mach3, are you uk based if so i'll pm you my phone number.

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Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 10:35:34 AM »
Hi f45,

I converted a small Boxford VMC a couple of years back and details are here http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/files/14.htm

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Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 10:56:04 AM »
Hi,

+++ angel tech
I live in Denmark, please send a private message whitch you phone number and will call you.

+++ Tweakie.CNC thangs for you link :-)

One of my concerns is the Automatcic toolchange, have to intergrate i in MACH3,
shut I user a PLC using MODBUS og just a Macro i MACH3 to controlle it ?

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Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 11:11:17 AM »
Hi f45,

You need to do a search but there are plenty of threads here concerning the setup and operation of ATC's.

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Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 11:12:21 AM »
I did a toolchange ladder for a guy with a Boxford mill but not sure what model it was, will see if I can find out as it may be the same.
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Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 12:46:05 PM »
Just looked back through my info and it was a VMC 300 that I did the PLC ladder for so probably not the same.
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Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2015, 02:03:48 PM »
Hello All

I am new to the forum and am looking for some Help with converting a Boxford 160TLC without ATC and a Boxford 190VMC to run on Mach Control

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks