Hello all,

I have an Enshu Yuasa "Accu-mill" Model AM-1547 with a Fanuc 3M Model A controller. This machine and controller is in pefect working order. However, the controller only allows me to program two axes to move simultaneously. I would like to use Mach 3 to make the machine capable of controlling all three axes simultaneously and to use additional (more modern?) G code and M code functions. I have little to no experience in these things but I have all the manuals available for the machine and the controller. Can I use Mach 3 to control all three axes simultaneously and to use additional G code and M code functions? If so, what will I need to do to accomplish this? I am not sure what you would need to know to answer this completely so I have listed some specs below:

Controller - Fanuc 3M Model A

Least input increment = .0001inch

Controlled axes = 3 (XYZ)

Simultaneous Axes controled: 2 axes (XY, ZX, YZ)

Feed Speed (xyz) 0.01 to 150 ipm

Rapid Traverse (x and y) 300 ipm (z) 150 ipm

Feed motors (3): Fanuc Model 0

Automatic acceleration/deceleration: Linear for rapid traverse, exponential for cutting feed

Servomotors: Fanuc DC servomotors

Servo amplifier: 6 phases (3 phases full-wave), SCR drive

Position detector: Pulse encoder

Power Supply: 3 phases

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

David