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    Re: Camsoft Block Processing Speed

    I just cruised thier website... closest answer to your query below.

    I can see the answer is DEPENDS. Which PC computer, which Galil card. Also, you need top quality servos, encoders, servo amps...
  2. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    FINAL REPORT ON DMM SERVOS

    First there is a lot more detail on issues with these servos on this web site's thread...
  3. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    Jim has been invaluable with setup on the DMM servo system. lately, he exchanged several emails with the vendor on my behalf, then spent a day testing DMM settings and tuning a servo. His letter,...
  4. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    CHIPS!
  5. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    OK, got the spindle all up and running with S codes to command speed. I ended installing a new encoder from Automation direct. Had a bit of trouble with the test spindle routine but got it going with...
  6. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    Not really. it has a 1/4" bore 1/2" deep. I got it used off another piece of CNC machinery. Been in my parts box for YEARS.

    If this don't work, I'll go with that automation Direct offer,...
  7. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    My fark up.

    I thought it was a solid shaft encoder. NOT. It was a hollow shaft with two missing set screws. the solid 1/4" shaft just slid out. Should be running shortly after I get to town for...
  8. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    Here's the result of my high speed spindle test

    I am looking for a spindle encoder that will do 9000 RPM, need differential output. Any suggestions on best offer?
  9. Thread: CNC viewer

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    Re: CNC viewer

    not free but a good back plotter and viewer https://www.ncplot.com/

    free for 15 days, try it
  10. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    Worked on the acceleration issue. Its not perfect, but perfect can be the enemy of good enough. I grow and market for a living and harvest starts next week, so I will leave this for now and finish up...
  11. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    Walked away and took a summer vacation...

    When I got back on this, swapping cables indicated card trouble. OH BOY, don't want to call a Galil card dead. So I took the time to install multiboot and...
  12. Re: how to download trial versions of Camsoft cnc softwares?

    No trial downloads that I know of. lots of info on their website about how it works and example machines.
  13. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    ARGH - a step backward.

    I lost the eight inputs on the second Galil ICM. Had two working, one was the estop input. Now all eight are dead. I double checked by booting up Galil WSDK. the first...
  14. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    Five years ago, I modified the knee to do tool length offsets on my Excello.
    here's the build thread
    https://www.cnczone.com/forums/camsoft-products/174184-cnc.html

    I will repeat this on the...
  15. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    current work has been the machine operator panel. IMHO, the biggest difference between a profession quality and a hobby quality refit is a great control panel. A lot of thought went into this one to...
  16. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    I see I neglected to explain the concept here. The bushing at far right in the parts pic just slides inside the hollow spindle. I drilled tapped for two #6-32 screws on the end of the spindle. two of...
  17. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    Spent the last several days mounting an encoder to the spindle. had to get real clever here. Only got about 1/4" of the top of the hollow spindle exposed and it can't get in the way of the tool...
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    Re: Camsoft installation

    If you are comfortable with the cryptic galil commands, I thinks its better to get your servos running and tuned under galil terminal and WSDK (or Galil tools). Then you KNOW they are fine when you...
  19. Re: Vectrac CNC Knee mill refit from Fanuc 0M to Camsoft

    I haven't kept up this thread. Sorry, life gets in the way sometimes.

    I had an ABSOLUTELY AWFUL time getting the servos installed and running correctly. Would have given up on the whole project...
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    Re: Camsoft installation

    Yes, to test galil cards I either use a different hard drive or set up a restore point. Install Galil, test the card. Either roll back to before the restore point or go back to the other hard drive....
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    Re: Camsoft installation

    You installed XP 32 bit? Important not 64.

    And Camsoft was the first software you installed? Important to not have galil drivers in there.

    If so, this has never given a problem for me.

    My...
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    Re: Camsoft installation

    I'd suggest you try installing XP and see how it goes. I ran several 17x0 cards with XP no problems. You should have no trouble finding a free COA number for XP if you surf the web a bit. it is not...
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    Re: Setting up AMC BE25A20 in torque mode?

    This may not hep the OP, but here are the instructions for flipping the output on a Galil card:

    The standard configuration of the AEN signal is TTL active high. In other words, the
    AEN signal...
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    Re: Setting up AMC BE25A20 in torque mode?

    I have worked with this drive and Galil motion control cards.

    Enable/inhibit goes to an open collector https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_collector on the galil card.
    basically the drive needs...
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    Re: EDM with Camsoft?

    That's the beauty of Camsoft…

    You need the devices to give the software 0 - 10 volt analog input signals or logic inputs.

    From there it is actually incredibly easy to write any custom code you...
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