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Re: mach3 on kent mill
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2008, 06:16:27 PM »
Sounds like it uses analogue signal (plus minus 10v) so unless you get converters or different drives you cant use Mach.
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Re: mach3 on kent mill
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2008, 03:43:17 PM »
well here is a link to the pics dunno if these may help me it just doesnt seem like it should be as complicated as mabe im making it to be. http://profile.imageshack.us/user/jediking/
Re: mach3 on kent mill
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008, 03:13:20 PM »
The control box looks nice and compact but it will not work with Mach directly, you will need different motor drives that take step/dir signals or get 3 DC servo motors and 3 drives and go this route.

Like the motors here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/3-DC-Servo-Motors-with-Encoders-1340-Oz-in-CNC-Router_W0QQitemZ290200887361QQihZ019QQcategoryZ78195QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Drives:
I'm using these:
http://www.larkencnc.com/viper/v100.htm

or these for less:
http://www.geckodrive.com/product.cfm?pid=13

You can probably get good money on eBay for the Servo II stuff. 

Did you ask the Servo people what it will cost to get the system going if you were to buy what ever is needed from them?
Re: mach3 on kent mill
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2008, 03:44:06 PM »
i am in contact with the servo guys an waiting on a quote for the dongle which is the key to the software that i do have but it seems quite antiquated and even then dont really know how user friendly their system is. ill have to wait and see what the dongles gonna cost then weigh out my options. so if i were to get a driver would i need to get some one who knows how to hooke it all up or would i need to totally redo my box? im ordering the manual for the SII today hopefully theres some more info there be a few days before i get it.
Re: mach3 on kent mill
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2008, 12:25:12 PM »
well got my manual today so imma read up on it so ill let u guys know what i come up with