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Re: Boxford 160TCL
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2008, 04:23:17 PM »
I added Home/Limit switches to both axis and used a Cubloc 220 PLC to run the front panel switches via Modbus.

Re: Boxford 160TCL
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2008, 05:44:15 PM »
Simon,

Well done! You put a lot of effort into it and have made a very competent conversion. More bits for your helecopters?

Ian

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Re: Boxford 160TCL
« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2008, 05:48:42 PM »
Ian,

Thanks. Yes I plan to make more helicopter bits, but first I have the VMC to convert. With all I have learnt from this conversion, it should be a lot easier! although the toolchanger is rather complex.

Simon
Re: Boxford 160TCL
« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2008, 12:50:38 AM »

Hi
I'm using a c11 rev3 baord and am finding the markings
 a little confusing, being a machinest & not electronics type.
please let me know if I have this right.

on the output market X8

 function   terminal marking
 X step   =  2
 X dir     =   3
 com     =   ground
 Y step  =   4
 Y dir     =   5
 com      =  ground
 Z step   =  6
 Z dir      =  7
 com      =  ground

thanks


Re: Boxford 160TCL
« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2008, 04:20:27 AM »
Nemachinest,

You are correct with your connections. Bear in mind that the Rev 3 board does not work well with some drive cards, which are you using? Send an email to Arturo Duncan at CNC4PC, he is very helpfull.

Ian
Re: Boxford 160TCL
« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2008, 08:06:34 AM »
Simon,
I like the looks of the switches. Beautiful machine too.
Can you give me a link to switch that you used ?
Much appreciative,
RC

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Re: Boxford 160TCL
« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2008, 08:14:01 AM »

I used Omron, D2HW-C201H
http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=8774480

They don't like being ignored by Mach3 and run into though, the plunger stays in! Mind you at £1.70 each they are cheap enough to replace.

Thanks
Simon
Re: Boxford 160TCL
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2017, 05:08:58 AM »
I added Home/Limit switches to both axis and used a Cubloc 220 PLC to run the front panel switches via Modbus.


Hi Simon I have pretty much same panel but not clever enough to made use of it is there any way you can find a minuet and show the way how? Please. Bet there's number of this panels have not been used .
 

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Re: Boxford 160TCL
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2017, 01:02:30 PM »
Hi,
Yikes... That was 9 years ago... Sorry I haven't had the machine for 7 or 8 years and my memory is not what is once was...
As you can see from the pictures all the switches are directly accessible via the pins on the board and can be then wired into something to read them... The same goes for the LEDs on the switches...

If I was going to do it again, I would not bother as after all the work, I never used the panel in real world situations.
Good luck
Simon
Re: Boxford 160TCL
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2017, 02:54:06 PM »
Hi Simon
Sorry my bad, didn't look at the date :-)
I see buttons as row and columns available on connector  was wondering if you have code as Im not sure if able to integrate this controller to mach. Second thing is how you integrate feed-rate override, with surely useful knob to have :-)  ? Is only if you remember :-) 
Thanks a bunch
Ilia