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    Bridgeport Series 1 CNC conversion help

    I've removed the original controller and steppers. The new system consists of a Centroid Acorn controller with Yakotec servo drives and servos.

    Looking for help in setting the parameters of the Yakotec drives for proper movement.

    Anyone out there have experience with Yakotec??

    Thanks,

    Todd
    Orange, CA

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    Re: Bridgeport Series 1 CNC conversion help

    Quote Originally Posted by tar356 View Post
    I've removed the original controller and steppers. The new system consists of a Centroid Acorn controller with Yakotec servo drives and servos.

    Looking for help in setting the parameters of the Yakotec drives for proper movement.

    Anyone out there have experience with Yakotec??

    Thanks,

    Todd
    Orange, CA
    If you have put the motor spec's into the drive ( if needed ) and selected the rigidity level then you can just do a auto tune
    Mactec54

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    Re: Bridgeport Series 1 CNC conversion help

    Thanks for the reply mactec54...

    I don't see an "auto tune" feature in the Yakotec software???

    Todd

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    Re: Bridgeport Series 1 CNC conversion help

    Quote Originally Posted by tar356 View Post
    Thanks for the reply mactec54...

    I don't see an "auto tune" feature in the Yakotec software???

    Todd
    It may be call teach or some other name it does have it when I last looked in the manual
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    Re: Bridgeport Series 1 CNC conversion help

    Ok, I'm struggling here...I should also clarify that I have the ES2 series of drives.

    mactec54, I don't see anything in my manual that references any sort of learning capability, but I see it mentioned in the brochure/catalog.

    hmmm....

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    Re: Bridgeport Series 1 CNC conversion help

    Quote Originally Posted by tar356 View Post
    Ok, I'm struggling here...I should also clarify that I have the ES2 series of drives.

    mactec54, I don't see anything in my manual that references any sort of learning capability, but I see it mentioned in the brochure/catalog.

    hmmm....

    That being said, my manual is titled "Brief Edition"...but have never another version.

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    Re: Bridgeport Series 1 CNC conversion help

    Quote Originally Posted by tar356 View Post
    That being said, my manual is titled "Brief Edition"...but have never another version.
    This could be part of the problem:

    "Please refer to the debugging procedure inSection 4.4. "

    There is no 4.4 in my manual, or any manual I can find online???

    Todd

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    Re: Bridgeport Series 1 CNC conversion help

    Quote Originally Posted by tar356 View Post
    This could be part of the problem:

    "Please refer to the debugging procedure inSection 4.4. "

    There is no 4.4 in my manual, or any manual I can find online???

    Todd
    You will need the full manual contact the manufacture it may take a while,

    It has a self tuning function once you setup the rigidity which would be in the full manual
    Mactec54

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    Re: Bridgeport Series 1 CNC conversion help

    Quote Originally Posted by tar356 View Post
    That being said, my manual is titled "Brief Edition"...but have never another version.
    I found an ES2 you may have the same manual, looking at that model it may not have the Tuning feature
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    Re: Bridgeport Series 1 CNC conversion help

    Quote Originally Posted by mactec54 View Post
    I found an ES2 you may have the same manual, looking at that model it may not have the Tuning feature
    Yea, I've seen that manual also. Look at page 23, you'll see the reference to the missing section "4.4".

    I've just sent a second email to Yakotec (no reply from the 1st).

    Todd

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    Re: Bridgeport Series 1 CNC conversion help

    Quote Originally Posted by tar356 View Post
    Yea, I've seen that manual also. Look at page 23, you'll see the reference to the missing section "4.4".

    I've just sent a second email to Yakotec (no reply from the 1st).

    Todd
    It will take a while to get a reply different time zone then they will have to find someone who can read your email could take up to a week, this is why you don't buy unsupported products like this
    Mactec54

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