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NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Thu 05 Mar , 2015 23:50 pm
by Iron-Man
Hello all!! I have been very busy working on several projects. I have started my retrofitting of a NovaTurn. I will be using Yaskawa AC servos 100W. I will post more pictures and video soon. If you want to see some basic videos please go here;

CNC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg8HZzmHRtQ
Sound Card https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Xj6C5Uq2I

I have demonstrated Ubuntu 10.04, LinuxCNC and Windows 7, 32bit-MACH3 using a MESA 6i25 for closed loop analog servo control and a PCIe x1 parallel port card to breakout board for open loop stepper control.
In a previous post a few years ago, the unit does not have the controller cabinet. I am designing a new unit. It will be very small.
The Gizmosphere is approx 3.96" x 3.96". The iBOB2 is approx 2.5" x 2.56" in size.
To Admin, I would love to demonstrate your software running on this system if possible.

I welcome any comments or thoughts.
I am still interested in locating a tool turret for this lathe if one is available.

Thanks,

Robert Blanton

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Mon 16 Mar , 2015 16:18 pm
by Iron-Man
The "Schematic Circuit Diagrams for the Novaturn" reference SHEET number 4, for the 42 way connector. Sheet 4 is not part of the circuit diagrams. Is sheet 4 available?


Thanks,

Iron-Man

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Fri 20 Mar , 2015 0:20 am
by Iron-Man
Just finished the new X axis servo motor plate. I used my converted Sherline Mill with DC servo amplifiers that I built/designed a few years ago. If anyone is interested, please let me know. Most of the initial work is posted on CNCZONE under Iron-Man Servo. I will be powder coating the parts. I have already started the new design for the Z axis servo plate.

I welcome any comments.

Thanks

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Mon 30 Mar , 2015 16:38 pm
by Iron-Man
Completed Z Axis Servo plate. X Axis Servo plate trial fit. The Z Axis did not come out as planned. I may redo it. I will also be retrofitting a Denford Triac Mill with Allen Bradley AC Servos.


I welcome any comments.

Thanks

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Thu 02 Apr , 2015 13:49 pm
by Iron-Man
Picture of iBOB2. The iBOB2 turns the Gizmosphere 1 into a powerful CNC controller. You can attach Mesa cards, parallel port cards or any PCIe compatible card.

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Thu 02 Apr , 2015 20:51 pm
by TDIPower
not much metal left on the inner wall of those slots! I'm sure you have thought about that. Good work!

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Thu 02 Apr , 2015 23:06 pm
by Iron-Man
TDIPower wrote:not much metal left on the inner wall of those slots! I'm sure you have thought about that. Good work!
Thanks for the comments. I am trying to make as little modifications as possible. The piece is 1/4" aluminum and is very strong. When I get the Triac retrofitted, I may redo the parts in steel.

Thanks

Iron-Man

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Mon 06 Apr , 2015 0:02 am
by Iron-Man
From This:
Gizmo 1 I-O plate 04-03-2015web.jpg
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Gizmo 1 test fit I-O plate 04-03-2015web.jpg
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To This:
Gizmo 1 I-O Shield Polished_web.jpg
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iBOB2 Gizmo 1 I-O Polished Shield_web.jpg
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Gizmo 1 I-O Shield Polished trial fit 2web.jpg
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The I/O shield is now ready for powder coating.

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Tue 21 Apr , 2015 1:09 am
by Iron-Man
Assembly drawing ST6_0700 shows a # 2MT taper inside part # ST5/703, are the dimensions of this part available? In addition, is part ST5/704 a brushing / bearing?

After a little research, just figured out the part is a "Morse Taper Socket Adapter". I will try this model and adjust as needed; http://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/00185041

Thanks

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Thu 21 May , 2015 15:43 pm
by Iron-Man
Parts powder coated and ready for install. Currently working on the CNC controller.

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Thu 28 May , 2015 3:54 am
by Iron-Man
This is what I have in mind for the control panel. I hope to build my own tool changer and C axis. The Gizmosphere will eventually be located inside this cabinet. The cabinet was not available when I started initial design work. The DC drive is a 4 quadrant "servo motor" drive.

I welcome any comments.

Thanks

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Wed 24 Jun , 2015 2:38 am
by Iron-Man
Cleaning up the NovaTurn and bellows. First custom I/O cable completed. Working on the CNC controller and testing servo motors.

I welcome any comments.

Iron-Man

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Fri 07 Aug , 2015 17:34 pm
by Iron-Man
I have been working on a design based on the iBOB2 and Gizmosphere 1. The Dimensions of the GQ1 are Width 6.79", Height 6.61" and Depth 10.29". It has 6 axis of +- 10V analog servo control and all I/O are available on 2 DB50 and 1 DB 25 connector. The RJ45 is for a pendant interface. It could also be made for step and direction. I prefer true closed loop control. I plan on selling the iBOB2 for anyone who wishes to make a ultra small CNC controller or place the complete controller within a small case or enclosure.
The small circuit board in the back left is the iBOB2.
This will be used for the NovaTurn Lathe.

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Mon 10 Aug , 2015 21:57 pm
by Iron-Man
I need to machine my own chuck key. Can anyone post the specs and a high resolution image of the NovaTurn chuck key?

Thanks,

Iron-Man

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Mon 24 Aug , 2015 22:37 pm
by Iron-Man
Does anyone have the exact part number for the NovaTurn encoder or data sheet?
I should be posting video of the NovaTurn AC soon.

Thanks,

Iron-Man

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Wed 26 Aug , 2015 22:11 pm
by TDIPower
it's coming on well. nice to see the progress.

Pete

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Mon 31 Aug , 2015 1:29 am
by Iron-Man

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Mon 31 Aug , 2015 22:39 pm
by Iron-Man
TDIPower wrote:it's coming on well. nice to see the progress.

Pete
Pete thanks for the comment.

Iron-Man

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Fri 16 Oct , 2015 0:31 am
by Iron-Man
I have had to repair the encoder, it was faulty / defective. I have posted all the information that I could locate that might identify the encoder.
It appears to be a 755A with a 10mm shaft with flat. In the Novaturn, only A and index are used.
I modified my encoder to provide all signals, A A', B B', Z Z' which will be used for position control.
I had to replace the ET7272B as it was faulty. I may modify the case to accept a 10 pin connector for quick disconnect.
For those of you who might have a damaged or faulty encoder, please see the information below.
I am currently designing a circuit to interface the Hardinge control panel to the MESA 7i77. This circuit will control the leds and membrane switches without using any additional I/O on the 7i77.
Has anyone looked at the Gizmosphere for CNC / control applications?

I hope this helps,

Iron-Man

Re: NovaTurn Servo retrofit AMD Gizmosphere iBOB2 PCIe x1

Posted: Wed 11 Nov , 2015 3:44 am
by Iron-Man
PathPilot on AMD Gizmosphere1, T40E + iBOB2

I am almost finished. I have PathPilot running on the GizmoSphere 1.
Specs:
G-T40E dual-core processor running at 1.0 GHz, combined on a single die with AMD Radeon™ HD 6250 discrete-class graphics. The board provides a performance capacity of 52 gigaFLOPS (GFLOPS) at less than 10 watts. Custom high- and low-speed edge connectors enable a full range of functions. This unprecedented level of integration between serial and parallel processing offers a power-efficient foundation for high-performance multimedia content delivery across a broad range of embedded designs such as digital signage, x86 set-top box (xSTB), IP-TV, thin client, information kiosk, point-of-sale, casino gaming, media servers and industrial control systems.

Currently decoding I/O on the Hardinge interface. The MPG, Axis select, and Rapid Override are functioning under Linuxcnc. I just need to change the bit file and 7i77 I/O for complete functioning.


Iron-Man