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Re: Tech Shop goes out of business

It is true. They ran out of cash to the extent they couldn't even reorganize under Chapter 11; it's doors shut and a trustee to liquidate and pay the final
Dave Evers
1:23 AM
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Tech Shop goes out of business

It seems that Tech Shop has gone out of business nationally. Jon
Jon Elson
Nov 15
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

... Thanks for that Sam ... I think I have decided to take the plunge and get a Linuxcnc box working ASAP. This gives the confidence that I can probably get
Lester Caine
Sep 26
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

If it is around a 100 line encoder + index the printer port would certainly be an option with linuxcnc. I have a compact 5 pc that I use with the original
samcoinc2001
Sep 26
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

... My concern with Mach4 is the fact that 'commercial use' is something of a can of worms. Obvious for commercial shops a full licence for every machine can
Lester Caine
Sep 22
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

Mach4 and the PoKeys do the Lathe trick very well. The conversational wizards created by machmotion are also good. The M16 is a breakout board specially
arturodu
Sep 22
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

... Yea - just put an independent CNC control on it and forget Mach. Plenty of choice for lathe controls on aliexpress. Steve Blackmore --
Steve Blackmore
Sep 21
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

... It is looking like this is the way forward and I do have a 7I90HD I picked up a couple of years back, but wiring 50 way ribbon cables is a pain. I'm a
Lester Caine
Sep 21
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

On 09/21/2017 04:30 AM, Lester Caine lester@... ... LinuxCNC definitely does lathes very well. You pretty much have to have a "controller" rather than
Jon Elson
Sep 21
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

I doubt that it matters. Imho. The important thing is that the pulse is crisp, clean, has a fast edge. And no variable fuzziness over speed. On 21/09/2017
Hannu Venermo
Sep 21
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

... 'Problem' is it's only 90 or so slots ... think both machines are different, but around 1 degree step size ... ... -- Lester Caine - G8HFL ... Contact -
Lester Caine
Sep 21
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

If you already have an encoder for index pulse, or tracking, you are all set. On 21/09/2017 14:53, Lester Caine lester@... [CAD_CAM_EDM_DRO] ... --
Hannu Venermo
Sep 21
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

... But I don't like Mach4 - already ruled that out! I'd stick with Mach3 but it's not a long term option although I'm more than happy to use it for another 10
Lester Caine
Sep 21
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

On 21/09/17 12:40, 'Henrik Olsson' henrik@... ... The encoder is build into the back of the Orac and Compact8 so not something one would want to
Lester Caine
Sep 21
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Re: Current CNC options for Lathes with encoders?

Yes You are missing something. Suggest the pokeys. Suggest the mach4 - even though I have not yet moved my lathe to it. And very much suggest rigging an
Hannu Venermo
Sep 21
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