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by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Software update
Replies: 3
Views: 3702

Re: Software update

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by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Software update
Replies: 3
Views: 3702

Re: Software update

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by Marty_Escarcega
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Software update
Replies: 3
Views: 3702

Software update

Software was updated today. If anyone noticed any peculiarities, please post here.
Marty
by Marty_Escarcega
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Centroid CNC Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 7308

Re: Centroid CNC Acorn

Dave, I can't remember, did you switch to Acorn on your lathe?
Marty
by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Centroid CNC Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 7308

Re: Centroid CNC Acorn

Whoops! That was me Dave. I fixed it.
Can't wait to see your mill rigid tapping with Acorn! :D
Marty
by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Centroid CNC Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 7308

Re: Centroid CNC Acorn

Yup, I'm sold! I bought my Acorn board last night so I can install it in the mill control panel. I will order the computer and the PRO mill licenses later after I get the machine a little further along. I've had Mach 3 for about 4 years but it has too many limitations for me. IE: Non standard G-Cod...
by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Centroid CNC Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 7308

Re: Centroid CNC Acorn

You can use the Gecko 320x servo driver with Acorn...basically any motor driver that can take step and direction input will generally work fine with Acorn.
Marty
by Marty_Escarcega
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: mhp s-24, st. louis
Replies: 3
Views: 4313

Re: mhp s-24, st. louis

I had to go search what it was. It appears to be a CNC knee mill. Do you own this machine? Does it have a tool changer?
Tool changers add a level of complexity but doable with Centroid controls. What are you hoping to accomplish and at what budget? Is the machine operational now or dead control?
Marty
by Marty_Escarcega
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Ball Screw Pitch
Replies: 11
Views: 6629

Re: Ball Screw Pitch

ctwo wrote:I'd have to spring for the Centroid Pro CNC. Looks like an interesting solution.
You WON'T be dissappointed!
Marty
by Marty_Escarcega
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Centroid CNC Acorn
Replies: 11
Views: 7308

Centroid CNC Acorn

Centroid Acorn is doing well...I wanted to post a couple of recent videos from Centroid on a bench top Techno Isel CNC lathe. It is running open loop steppers (Acorn will control closed loop steppers, AC servo drives like DMM DYN2 and DYN4 [Doing and Emcoturn 120 with those now] any motor driver tha...
by Marty_Escarcega
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Using G28
Replies: 18
Views: 11383

Re: Using G28

Mach3 works but seems buggy. I too have left Mach in favor of Centroid. Hardware and software from the same company who has been doing it for over 30 years. No comparison in my humble opinion
by Marty_Escarcega
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Using G28
Replies: 18
Views: 11383

Re: Using G28

Thanks Bill. Your expertise and comments are always welcome. Hopefully Dave will reach out to you.
Marty