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Re: Kasuga NC mill to CNC ?'s
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 08:46:39 PM »
I am not sure about the bandit control but the tool changer has a AUTO LOCK and MANUAL toggle switch so I'm guessing it can be controlled with Mach. The manual is taking a long time to scan in as it has a lot of pages. Is there anything specific I should post here? I can put the cover and the index and let me know what section to upload.





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Re: Kasuga NC mill to CNC ?'s
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 02:51:06 AM »
Page 10 may hold some clues.
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Re: Kasuga NC mill to CNC ?'s
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2012, 01:59:55 PM »
It would seem simple enough to operate, just one input and one output to/from Mach and you are set.
I am presuming the control box can be set to the divisions you require?
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Re: Kasuga NC mill to CNC ?'s
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012, 03:10:51 PM »
I think I want to go with Kflop with Kanalog to have the rigid tapping capability. I noticed there is a mach3 plugin for it when I did a google search.

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Re: Kasuga NC mill to CNC ?'s
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2012, 03:19:08 PM »
I believe it does do rigid tapping, no experience with it but I am sure there will be people here who can help if you do use one, failing that I think there is a Yahoo group.
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2012, 08:06:16 PM »
So do I also need the Kmotion BOB? Also which cables do I use? My servo motor shaft is .625 and I plan on mounting 4 or 5 encoders with shielded cat 5 is that sufficient or do I need a thicker gauge? X Y Z 4th axis and the spindle.

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Re: Kasuga NC mill to CNC ?'s
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2012, 02:49:18 AM »
I dont think you will need the BOB as you will be needing the Kanalog board for the Kflop to fit on and I think the Kanalog acts as a bob. You would be best doing a bit of research on the Kflop/Kanalog as from the looks I have had it is one of the more complex solutions requiring C programming if wanting more than the basics. I have heard the guy that makes the Kflop is very helpful and will do a lot for you or at least help you but again no experience so you would have to do some research.

Do your motors have encoders already or are they resolvers?
Cat5 should be ok but make sure it is not solid core conductors as it will tend to crack with flexing if it is.

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Re: Kasuga NC mill to CNC ?'s
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2012, 10:06:00 PM »
I have no idea if they have encoders or resolvers. Would a pic help? My brother has some basic C progamming knowledge so I should be ok with that. Is it a one time deal for setup and then it's good to go?

Re: Kasuga NC mill to CNC ?'s
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2012, 12:08:21 AM »
Ok so it seems Ebay has answered my question. I found one for sale with a very similar part #. I have a resolver.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUMMIT-DANA-216-330-33-4050D-2-DC-SERVO-MOTOR-1430RPM-/370367757128?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item563ba37b48