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Bridgeport series 1 R2E4 want to retrofit mach motion
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:22:44 AM »
Im new here but if anyone can help me with this or give me any advice it would be greatly appreciated. I have a 1985 BP series 1 R2E4 and I have looked into Mach Motion they have a kit there for around  $6,600. So has anyone out there used this kit with this particular machine and dose it work well?

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Re: Bridgeport series 1 R2E4 want to retrofit mach motion
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 11:27:23 PM »
 Veritable Frequency Drive..... wondering how hard this is going to be to hook up?

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Re: Bridgeport series 1 R2E4 want to retrofit mach motion
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 11:56:07 PM »
I ordered the rest of my retro kit today, should have it in a week from today. having a hard time figuring out what to take off the machine and leave on the machine. Have boocoos of pic's if anyone whould like to help me figure this out. The machine is very nice kinda hate to take it apart.

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Re: Bridgeport series 1 R2E4 want to retrofit mach motion
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 01:56:24 PM »
What is better to use a usb external disc drive or a usb zip drive?

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Re: Bridgeport series 1 R2E4 want to retrofit mach motion
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 01:57:47 PM »
It will all depend what you got in the kit but likely if its a complet kit with drives/motors/controller etc then I would imagine the majority of your old wiring/controls will need to be removed.

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Re: Bridgeport series 1 R2E4 want to retrofit mach motion
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2013, 01:58:42 PM »
What are you using the USB drive for? Just transferring files?
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Re: Bridgeport series 1 R2E4 want to retrofit mach motion
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2013, 02:05:59 PM »
Just got done taking out the old control boards and I got an email from mach motion, he told me everything comes out so I can mount my servo drives in the box. But I'm not sure about the other stuff in the power supply box I know there are some relays and low amperage stuff in there.

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Re: Bridgeport series 1 R2E4 want to retrofit mach motion
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 02:08:29 PM »
Yes to transfer files, the guy that scans my parts just needsto know what I want to put my programs on or in.

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Re: Bridgeport series 1 R2E4 want to retrofit mach motion
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2013, 02:11:12 PM »
Don't forget I'm still very new to this. But I'm trying.

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Re: Bridgeport series 1 R2E4 want to retrofit mach motion
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2013, 02:14:52 PM »
Well personally I prefer to have all my machines networked to my desktop computer at the workshop (hard wired network, not wireless) but if transferring by USB then a simple USB stick will do, just make sure you copy it to your hard drive from the stick rather than trying to run it from the stick.

Not sure what you got in the kit but iot is always a good idea to have contactors for things such as your mains to your drives etc.
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