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 Post subject: Machine Control Identification and Upgrades?
PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar , 2006 8:59 am 
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Enter as much information about your CNC hardware and software as you can - it makes it easier for everyone to know what you're talking about then.
Please see this document for help identifying your older machine:
http://www.denfordata.com/projectimages ... _guide.pdf

See this document for the benefits of upgrading one of our older machines:
http://www.denfordata.com/projectimages ... lling5.pdf

For example, if you have say a Triac with a euro-card rack control system, upgrading the controller card will enable the machine to create 3D rapid prototypes without any of the old problems like not enough memory to hold large programs, axes stalling, taking hours to machine a 3D part, not being able to network.


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The cost of upgrading a machine depends on your location and the model and age of your machine.

While the upgrade is quite a simple procedure we have had several instances when customers have tried to carry out the upgrade themselves and have damaged equipment by installing incorrectly.

As a result the upgrades will have to be carried out by a Denford Agent or Engineer.


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 Post subject: Re: Machine Control Identification and Upgrades?
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What Control Should I Expect in My Machine.

SMARTSTEP
(Red 7 Segment Display)

Fitted From 1993 to 1999

DENSTEP
(Red 7 Segment Display)

Fitted from 1999 to 2002

NEXTMOVE ST RS232
(Green 7 Segment Display)

Fitted from 2002 to 2004

NEXTMOVE ST RS232 & USB
(Green 7 Segment Display)

Fitted from 2004 to Jan 2008

NEXTMOVE ST RS232 & USB
(Yellow 7 Segment Display) Black Connectors

Fitted from Jan 2008 to CURRENT


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 Post subject: Re: Machine Control Identification and Upgrades?
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Enter as much information about your CNC hardware and software as you can - it makes it easier for everyone to know what you're talking about then.
Just to add, any controls older than the above, that is not a Baldor, cannot be upgraded by Denford.
eg, these would be GSM controls, North East PNC x and possibly others

Search for systems like these as a start to finding suitable software and hardware for retrofitting to your older machine:
EMC (Linux)
Mach3 from Artsoft (Windows)
DeskCNC (Windows)


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 Post subject: Re: Machine Control Identification and Upgrades?
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Enter as much information about your CNC hardware and software as you can - it makes it easier for everyone to know what you're talking about then.
About Triac VMC upgrades UGR0007

Apart from fitting the new Baldor eurocard and USB bulkhead you need to rewire the supply to the machine's feed and speed pots (potentiometers)
This diagram shows what you need to do:
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TriacVMCFeedSpeedPotUpgrade.pdf [885.13 KiB]
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[edit: 11th June 2012]
You may also need to adjust the MINimum speed on the baldor analogue card in the rack, see this post:
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=3765


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