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Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« on: April 01, 2006, 01:03:57 PM »
Hi all!

I am new here although I have been looking into Mach software for years.

I just obtained a used Vanguard 6000 engraver. However, I do not have the computer and software that goes with it. I believe that if I knew the pinout of the DB25 located at the back of the engraver, it could be interfaced directly to a computer using Mach 3/4 software.

In addition, it could be converted to 3D.

Anybody have an idea?

Thanks, and kudos to Art!

Pierre




Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006, 05:35:04 PM »
Do you have the pinout for it??? I think you will find that it is a COM port and is not for running the drives... I think your best bet is going to be putting on new drives.
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006, 07:25:07 PM »
Brian,

One of the limit switches is connected to one pin on the DB25 (see attached picture). Chances are good that I can use a breakout box and directly from a computer using Mach 3/4.

However, adding new drives is in the cards ...

Thanks,

Pierre
Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006, 08:30:56 PM »
Nice looking rig!
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Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2006, 10:03:15 PM »
Thanks, Brian.

It has a 12" X 14" X 2" travel. I also got the chip vacuum cleaner that is not shown.

I got it for a bottle of single malt whisky! (actually, I threw in a bottle of Grand Marnier as well ...)

I also found a company in California that will provide the pinout. I will post here the developments.



Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2006, 10:32:38 PM »
Got the old Hermes working!

Just bought a Campbell Design breakout box and hooked it up.

Figured out the machine pinout (trial and error) and within A DAY, all axis and limit switches are working!

Will post a video shortly, although the wiring is not pretty just yet ...

ynneb

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Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2006, 05:10:23 AM »
Great effort, cant wait for the video.
Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2006, 06:33:36 AM »
Nice work!
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2006, 06:54:10 PM »
Heree are some picture
Re: Hermes Vanguard 6000 engraver
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2006, 07:44:09 PM »
Can you help me? How do we post a video here?