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cncdrive.com UC-100 and UC-300 any views, review?
« on: September 14, 2013, 01:21:07 AM »
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Anybody tried the USB motion controllers UC-100 and UC-300 from cncdrive.com. Any view, review, pros, cons ect.?

Zafar

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Re: cncdrive.com UC-100 and UC-300 any views, review?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 09:23:54 AM »
I've been using the UC-300 and a C32 BOB for a couple of months now. I really couldn't be happier with it. I haven't run into any big issues at all.  There were a few minor bumps that Balazs and Arturo fixed right up.

I have another machine with a first generation smooth stepper and the differences between where he smooth stepper was at its release and where the UC-300 is are huge. Not trying to bash the Smooth stepper but I was less than happy with it ( and still am) when it came out.    I'm using the UC300-LPT and cables to interface it to the C32. I also have a Kflop and although it' an amazing piece of hardware the interface between Mach and the Kflop was too technical for me.

If I was to do another machine I wouldn't hesitate to use this combo again.

Derek
Re: cncdrive.com UC-100 and UC-300 any views, review?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 10:30:28 AM »
I am also a user of SS, both USB and Ethernet. It's Ethernet version is far more superior than USB. Wanted to experiment with UC100 and UC300. Also using their DC drives too. Superb service from Balazs, both technical and commercial. Going to order the UC-300 now.

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Re: cncdrive.com UC-100 and UC-300 any views, review?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 10:39:59 AM »
Also using their DC drives too. Superb service from Balazs, both technical and commercial. Going to order the UC-300 now.

Zafar

Couldn't agree more. I have Dugong drives in my router and the new DG4s drives on the mill with the UC-300 and really couldn't be happier.

Derek
Re: cncdrive.com UC-100 and UC-300 any views, review?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 04:48:31 PM »
I've just finished installing UC100's on two machines and am very happy. The installation was very straightforward, just following the instructions in the manual. They have also let me convert to running Mach on laptops with USB which makes space management in the workshop easier.

Best of all is the performance improvement. I cut some tests this afternoon and was able to run at more than twice the normal feedrate with absolutely no loss of definition from "smoothing". Basically a no fuss upgrade for very little money.
Re: cncdrive.com UC-100 and UC-300 any views, review?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 10:05:48 PM »
I've just finished installing UC100's on two machines and am very happy. The installation was very straightforward, just following the instructions in the manual. They have also let me convert to running Mach on laptops with USB which makes space management in the workshop easier.

Best of all is the performance improvement. I cut some tests this afternoon and was able to run at more than twice the normal feedrate with absolutely no loss of definition from "smoothing". Basically a no fuss upgrade for very little money.

I am also running my vertical machining center with UC100. No problems so far except for a few auxiliary functions not working as they are supposed to be. Balazs is working to iron them out. I have MPG, VFD (with PWM control) and Arduino installed on that machine. All gave me no problem. Superb performance overall.

Zafar
Re: cncdrive.com UC-100 and UC-300 any views, review?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 07:05:59 PM »
What's the difference between the UC100 and UC300.  Same price.   Looks liek the UC300 has more IO.  Do I need that for a basic CNC router?

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Re: cncdrive.com UC-100 and UC-300 any views, review?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 07:13:33 PM »
I would say that's probably correct. I have UC-100's on my 2 routers and  UC-300 on my mill. The UC-300 is controlling 5 axis. X,Y,Z , A for the 4th axis and C for the ATC carousel. It's also controlling 8 outputs and 12  inputs. If your running a single parallel port now then the UC-100 will be fine.

derek