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Upgrading controller to Mach3
« on: March 18, 2015, 12:37:09 PM »
I'm trying to upgrade an old Axyz brand router to Mach3.  I have purchased a new breakout board to talk to Mach 3 from Campbell designs, but I have no idea where to start rewiring existing connections.  I have included link to my existing configuration and new board if someone could lead me in the right direction to get started.  Thanks in advance!




https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n0dczl3zab534hf/AAAMLqfNs63dHn47dUROPCqja?dl=0
Re: Upgrading controller to Mach3
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 07:16:08 PM »
 Hi
      What type of files are they? I can't open them.
Regards
Charlie M.
Re: Upgrading controller to Mach3
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 10:23:09 AM »
Sorry, they lost .jpg extension when I renamed them!  Should be able to open now!  Thanks!

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Re: Upgrading controller to Mach3
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 11:05:53 AM »
Hi galcorn,

I'm trying to upgrade an old Axyz brand router to Mach3.  I have purchased a new breakout board to talk to Mach 3 from Campbell designs, but I have no idea where to start rewiring existing connections.  I have included link to my existing configuration and new board if someone could lead me in the right direction to get started.

first you should download a few manuals:
for your BOB -> should be this
http://www.campbelldesigns.net/files/breakout-user-guide-1-8.pdf

for your drivers -> for the MCG MSD 50D should be this
http://www.alstron.com.sg/Motor_MCG/PDF/MSD50D.pdf

sorry i can not identify the fourth one

you should be able to identify the connected signals on the motor controllers ( 9 pole sub d).
write down an post.

i am not able to read description of attached connector 1.
please make a better photo or description


wires off connector 2 should be the ones witch go to the sub d off motor controllers.
please confirm.

Regards Thomas
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Upgrading controller to Mach3
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2015, 10:25:34 PM »
Hey galcorn, any luck on the conversion/upgrade. Very interested as I recently purchased an older AXYZ machine. I have a computer with the Toolpath for Windows software but no way to run 3d nc files from Vcarvepro. I am looking at a conversion so that I can run Mach and wondering the best way to proceed and hoping that those who have gone before me can shed some light on the correct trail. Thanks in advance, Heflin