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Re: Boxford vmc260 to mach3 conversion
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 08:00:20 AM »
Contactors are good to have as they can possibly be used in your E-Stop chain, just depends how the stepper drives and spindle controller work. There will likely be info in their respective manuals for such things.

Always good to have physical limits in my opinion although some dont bother on smaller machines. You can use the same switches as homes and limits if required.

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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2014, 09:36:08 AM »
Don't just start ripping things out. Get the BOB of your choice and try to interface with as many original items you can. Most likely they are decent.
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 09:39:35 AM »
Btw, when you say serial port, you are referring to a DB9 and not a DB25 aren't you?
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Re: Boxford vmc260 to mach3 conversion
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2014, 01:10:59 PM »
if you look at the headers you'll see where you need to interface, x y and z step and direction are there and limits, also the 0-10 and enable for the gemini.
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2015, 02:34:39 PM »
Been a while since I started this thread, been busy with other projects. But I am now ready to continue with the conversion. I have bought the csmio 3 axis controller and a pilz safety relay.
Wondering if anyone can help me decipher this tangle of wires!