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Re: Kasuga NC mill to CNC ?'s
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2012, 02:16:13 AM »
Why are you buying the SnapAmp? I thought you were  using the original amps?
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« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2012, 02:22:49 AM »
I didn't know I could I guess I will cancel the snap amp

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« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2012, 02:29:13 AM »
That was the reason you were getting the Kanalog, if you needed to use different amps/drives because yours were knackered then it would likely  be more sensible to go with Step/Dir capable drives and that way your options of controller would be much greater, you could even have used the parallel port if you wished although personally I would use a controller.
If your original amps are working fine then its a much simpler retrofit as all the wiring for that side of things is intact and you will just need to reroute the wiring that went to the original controller to the new controller (Kflop/Kanalog or whatever you will use)

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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2012, 02:30:25 AM »
Thanks for the heads up and fast response u just saved me $400

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« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2012, 02:35:26 AM »
Do you have wiring diags for the mill?
I am wondering if the resolvers go to the control or the amps? I think they will likely go to the amps and if so I am wondering if there is an output on the amps that put out ttl compatible signals. If there is then they would have gone to the control and that would mean you wouldnt need encoders as the amps have already converted the resolver signals into encoder equivalent signals.
Do you have a make/model number of the amps that are in the machine?, maybe a manual can be found if you dont have one already.
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« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2012, 02:53:12 AM »
I don't have a manual I'd really like to have one. I can get more info when I get into work tomorrow.

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« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2012, 02:56:15 AM »
That would be good, I have quite a lot of manuals downloaded but mainly for AC amps/drives so likely wont have what you need but often a search can bring up the relevant manual, fingers crossed :)
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« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2012, 03:15:02 AM »
So do I need a bandit controller manual?

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« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2012, 03:35:05 AM »
No not really, the bandit manual may give some insight into the connections that are present but the most beneficial would be a manual for the amps. Having said that if you did have the bandit manual, technical connection type, not programming, then it wouldnt be a bad thing.
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Re: Kasuga NC mill to CNC ?'s
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2012, 11:40:18 AM »
I think I may have found something it's not the same machine but they use the same control.

http://www.shadowcnc.com/shadowmanual.htm