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Re: 1989 Bridgeport interact 412 Mach3 conversion
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2013, 02:07:32 PM »
Thanks Johann! This was very helpful info!

I like the panel too. Sand blasting finish gives it a good look.

Dan
Re: 1989 Bridgeport interact 412 Mach3 conversion
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2014, 06:35:04 PM »
It has been a while..

Have the machine running for a couple of months now but only started to machine some more parts with it for about a month now.
Putting the machine back together took some time. Decided not to touch the outside but the inside was painted white with an industrial coating.
Here the back panel can be seen,

 

This is what it looks like now,



Still need to make a better arrangement for the controls and keyboard but it is functional.

Started to make some parts,





And trying to get to know Mach3 a bit better. Making good progress IMO.

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Re: 1989 Bridgeport interact 412 Mach3 conversion
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2014, 04:11:47 AM »
Looking good and seems to be working very well, certainly a nice looking manifold you have made :)

Hood
Re: 1989 Bridgeport interact 412 Mach3 conversion
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2016, 01:24:03 AM »
I found an interact 412 1986 model with hidenhan control i'm seriously considering buying and retrofitting. I'm sure it works fine as is, but plotting, finding centers etc etc is just so easy with mach 3.
How much in the end do you think this retrofit cost? Hood as you said in another post i'm thinking the CSMIO A or S controller, but using the drives that are already in the machine unless i MUST buy new drives? Hood if decide to go ahead can you give us a hand to get organised and buy the right stuff. I'd struggle without your help and experience, but I'd certainly pass it on, I tend to be ********* with anything to do with electronics.
Thanks guys. Heres a link to the machine, what do you both think?
http://www.machines4u.com.au/view/advert/Bridge-port-for-sale/270610/

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Re: 1989 Bridgeport interact 412 Mach3 conversion
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2016, 06:25:02 AM »
If keeping the original drives it would be the IP-A you would want, it is the analogue command one, the IP-S is Step/Dir and your drives will almost certainly not be Step/Dir.

As for price, well not really sure, you would definitely need the IP-A, you would also need the Enc module if wanting Rigid Tapping and likely you would also want the MPG module so that you can easily integrate the MPG and buttons on your panel.

What else you would need on the machine I don't know, maybe need a spindle encoder, although there will likely be one there, apart from a computer then I think more or less what I have mentioned, plus time of course, should about do it.



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Re: 1989 Bridgeport interact 412 Mach3 conversion
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2016, 02:28:40 PM »
I listed the IP-A with the Enc module in the bargain basement if you're. We can talk the price if you're interested.

Dan
Re: 1989 Bridgeport interact 412 Mach3 conversion
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2016, 05:00:35 AM »
Damnit this machine got sold fast... the hunt is on... soon as I find something I'll definitely get onto all of you... I will need help with wiring... luckily my house is insured for fire...

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Re: 1989 Bridgeport interact 412 Mach3 conversion
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2016, 11:48:26 AM »
Probably someone saw you post the link here :D

Hood
Re: 1989 Bridgeport interact 412 Mach3 conversion
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2016, 11:54:06 AM »
That price caught my eye immediately.
It wouldn't have lasted long around here.

Be careful what / when you post, I doubt that you will get a commission for the sale.  ;D