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by bpmsl
Fri 16 Sep , 2016 11:58 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Can I transfer my Novamill control card to a novaturn?
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Can I transfer my Novamill control card to a novaturn?

I have a couple of later eprom chips, but the key thing is my series 2 VR Milling licence won't work with VR Turning.

Thanks for the info.

Cheers
BPM
by bpmsl
Fri 16 Sep , 2016 10:37 am
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Can I transfer my Novamill control card to a novaturn?
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Can I transfer my Novamill control card to a novaturn?

The turn card is fine. Was just wondering if I could do the upgrade. I guess the most applicable question is will my VR Milling licence work with VR Turning?
by bpmsl
Mon 12 Sep , 2016 20:42 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill controler conversion EStop and Hood open pins
Replies: 3
Views: 1946

Re: Novamill controler conversion EStop and Hood open pins

Been busy making stuff lately and forgot to come back to complete this thread, I bought a bespoke 3D printer so the Novamill is a mill again. Here is an image of the final conversion. 20160912_201857.jpg 20160912_201932.jpg The controller is a USB CNC clone, the Red daughter boards are 4 channel opt...
by bpmsl
Mon 12 Sep , 2016 20:14 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Can I transfer my Novamill control card to a novaturn?
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Can I transfer my Novamill control card to a novaturn?

Hi, I've fitted a modern control card to my novamill and was wondering if I can use my old novamill control card in my novaturn with my existing vrmillingv2.32 or vrturningv1_47 software and my novamill dongle / licence file? I'm using FLstep on the novamill at the moment (with an old win 98 toughbo...
by bpmsl
Mon 21 Mar , 2016 22:52 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Bringing my Novamill back to life
Replies: 34
Views: 10553

Re: Bringing my Novamill back to life

OK that looks great and the linked information has sent me in an equivalent direction. I have a few more of the opto-isolating boards left (I bought a job lot from China) so will isolate digitally from a PWM spindle signal (the controller can do 0-10v or Radio Control PWM) then use the +10v and grou...
by bpmsl
Mon 21 Mar , 2016 14:34 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Bringing my Novamill back to life
Replies: 34
Views: 10553

Re: Bringing my Novamill back to life

Hi Folks, This is definitely a timely thread for me. I'm "upgrading" my novamill to run on a Chinese USB CNC controller card and finally got round to testing the spindle yesterday. Everything except 24v supply and the spindle drive signal is opto-isolated and interfaced via the 96 way header. This h...
by bpmsl
Mon 03 Nov , 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill controler conversion EStop and Hood open pins
Replies: 3
Views: 1946

Re: Novamill controler conversion EStop and Hood open pins

Thanks Agel Tech, But I want the interlocks working and to understand how they actually work too, so I could do with understanding which pins on the header will allow me to identify the hood open condition and if the hardware will also prevent the spindle from running if the hood is up :-) cheers BPM
by bpmsl
Sun 02 Nov , 2014 16:30 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill controler conversion EStop and Hood open pins
Replies: 3
Views: 1946

Novamill controler conversion EStop and Hood open pins

Hi folks, I've been using my novamill for a while as a 3d printer with a 4 axis USBCNC control card and an extra stepper driver. I'll shortly be wanting to do some machining so need to get the interlock sorted for the spindle and hood. From memory I use the Stop pin on the 96 way header (a25) to pau...
by bpmsl
Mon 09 Jun , 2014 13:31 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Novamill headstock slight squeak when spinning off load...
Replies: 0
Views: 1860

Novamill headstock slight squeak when spinning off load...

Hi, My Novamill headstock has a very slight squeak when spinning off load, usually after doing a latteral cutting move. Is this an issue? If so is it likely to be the headstock bearings beginning to go, the drive belt running slightly out of line, or could it be dust in any headstock associated seal...
by bpmsl
Tue 25 Mar , 2014 23:35 pm
Forum: Post Processors
Topic: CAMBAM Post processor Settings....
Replies: 0
Views: 5160

CAMBAM Post processor Settings....

Please see

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=4505

any help much appreciated...

Cheers
BPM
by bpmsl
Tue 25 Mar , 2014 21:09 pm
Forum: Novamill
Topic: Help - CAMBAM post processor settings
Replies: 0
Views: 1739

Help - CAMBAM post processor settings

Please see...

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=4505

Ta BPM
by bpmsl
Tue 25 Mar , 2014 21:05 pm
Forum: Other CAD CAM and CNC
Topic: CAM BAM settings for Novamill and Novaturn
Replies: 1
Views: 5967

CAM BAM settings for Novamill and Novaturn

Hi guys, has anyone found the right post processor settings for CAMBAM for a 1999 Novamill running VR turning 2.31 and a Novaturn on DOS? The options are... Centroid Default Fanuc Fanuc DK LinuxCNC LinuxCNC-Turn Mach 3 Mach3 CutViewer Mach3-Turn Mach3-Turn-CutViewer TurboCNC If not does anyone know ...
by bpmsl
Thu 20 Mar , 2014 13:30 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn toolchanger - interface to mach / non Denford card
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Re: Novaturn toolchanger - interface to mach / non Denford c

Thanks CNC Guru, Having finally got round to reviewing the content of the drawings, am I correct in assuming that all I need to do is close the toolpost control card (in the big black box?) connections TPFR circuit (6 and 7) until the outer middle and inner sensors (control box cores 92, 93 and 94) ...
by bpmsl
Mon 28 Oct , 2013 17:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help - 96 Way Din connetions for common anode control card
Replies: 0
Views: 1375

Help - 96 Way Din connetions for common anode control card

Hi Folks, I've been merrily working towards a usbcnc conversion for my Novamill and may have come across a snag. The control card I have uses common anode connections i.e. the +5v is fixed / common and the ground is active ( http://www.planet-cnc.com/faq/driver_opto/ ) to drive opto isolated inputs ...
by bpmsl
Sat 21 Sep , 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn toolchanger - interface to mach / non Denford card
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Re: Novaturn toolchanger - interface to mach / non Denford c

Thats great thanks, i'll see what i can do.
cheers
bpm
by bpmsl
Sat 17 Aug , 2013 16:37 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn toolchanger - interface to mach / non Denford card
Replies: 3
Views: 2166

Novaturn toolchanger - interface to mach / non Denford card

Hi all,
I'm looking at using a usbcnc controller in my novaturn, everthing looks good for the stepper drives and the spindle controller, but I dont know how the toolchanger is interfaced to the control card. Can anyone shed any light?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.
Barry M
by bpmsl
Tue 09 Jul , 2013 23:15 pm
Forum: Denford Classifieds
Topic: WANTED - USB control board for novaturn and novamill
Replies: 0
Views: 1070

WANTED - USB control board for novaturn and novamill

having got familiar with denford software it seems a shame to move over to mach just to get a reduced machining time. So does anyone have a second hand USB board from a machine they've already converted? Denford, will i need to buy new SW or will my current dongle / key let me use the latest version...
by bpmsl
Mon 04 Feb , 2013 13:13 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn Specification
Replies: 4
Views: 2280

Re: Novaturn Specification

Does anyone have a picture or drawing of the swarf tray? I'm guessing its just a rectanglular piece of formed sheet metal.

Cheers
BPM
by bpmsl
Tue 29 Jan , 2013 16:31 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn Specification
Replies: 4
Views: 2280

Re: Novaturn Specification

Thanks for that,
I'll look into something equivalent sourced from the UK.
Cheers
BPM
by bpmsl
Tue 29 Jan , 2013 14:29 pm
Forum: NovaTurn
Topic: Novaturn Specification
Replies: 4
Views: 2280

Re: Novaturn Specification

Thanks, One thing that caught my eye was that the extra equipent quoted spray mist coolant, I thought that the Novaturn and the Novamill wasnt good for use with coolant but perhapse I was wrong. Does anyone know what the spray mist coolant option was, and what coolant was specified? Cheers BPM