VR Turning and serial port.

Help and advice for Denfords lathe control software VR Turning.

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MAX THE MILLER
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VR Turning and serial port.

Post by MAX THE MILLER » Wed 24 Apr , 2019 22:15 pm

Is there a version of VR Turning that will work via a serial (RS232) port?

I might be able to justify purchasing a licence for VR Turning, but upgrading the serial card to USB is out of the question.

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Re: VR Turning and serial port.

Post by Martin » Thu 25 Apr , 2019 8:10 am

Hi Max

VR Turning will work on either RS232 or USB depending on settings & as long as the machine has a SmartStep or DenStep control with a VR Eprom
fitted(2.0 Beta or 2.1)

Before that we used Dos software & a Dos eprom.

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Re: VR Turning and serial port.

Post by MAX THE MILLER » Thu 25 Apr , 2019 10:06 am

The control card is I believe a Eurostep and is pictured in this thread:-

viewtopic.php?f=40&t=5620&p=22582&hilit=eurostep#p22582

I have a V2.1 EPROM. Can this be fitted to the Eurostep control card?

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Re: VR Turning and serial port.

Post by Martin » Thu 25 Apr , 2019 11:42 am

Hi Max

Yes you can replace it with the 2.1 EPROOM & then connect using VR Turning.

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Re: VR Turning and serial port.

Post by MAX THE MILLER » Thu 25 Apr , 2019 11:57 am

Thanks Martin.

I'll give it a try.

Max.

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