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Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2015, 05:50:15 PM »
Mach has Lathe wizards, personally I do not think they are that great and the ones I occasionally use I modified slightly.
There is also the NFS Turn Wizards they work with the same licence as the NFS Mill Wizards but not sure if you can buy individually or not.


I will certainly try and help with the turret, my VB code will work but it will not be neat ;)

Hood
Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2015, 06:25:12 AM »
Just signed up for ONshape, it looks good indeed.

George
Re: Boxford VMC 190 CNC Mill and TCL 160 CNC Lathes
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2015, 09:54:13 AM »
I'm about to remove all the gubbins from my TCL160 this afternoon and start the conversion.
I will fit a new control PCB and use  3 new MSD542 micro stepping axis controllers.

The book says the steppers fitted are half stepping mode giving 400 steps per revolution. The windings are wired in parallel. I think for ne I will leave them fitted although I do have 3 spare 2Nm steppers I could use. Does anyone know if these are ball screws that are fitted to the X and Z axis ?

If I take it steady, I will leave the control electronics intact and just disconnect the stepper motors from the main pcb and hook them up to my new controller. That way I can still have control of the Tool turret and the Spindle motor from the original front panel of the machine.

Any pointers will be very welcome.