- Jun 20, 2006
- Beaverton, OR
That sucks about the Siemens control. Sounded like a great price. I would still give Milltronics a call. Good control, good prices, and you dont have to pay extra for stuff like rigid tap.
That sucks about the Siemens control. Sounded like a great price.
After all the cheap retro talk that I hear here, I stopped and talked to Seimens at The Show. I am not sure what the reality is of the 802 as that wouldn't touch my app, but the final ballpark price on the 840 is a true
They are claiming a new "retrofit" control comming out Jan1.
Think Snow Eh!
I was thinking maybe he had a source for refurbished controllersI would talk to Milltronics and get a refurbed Centurion 7 control It will work with your existing servos and be so, so much better than mach. If I had to do my retrofit all over again there is no chance in hell I would go with mach. Rigid tap for one reason.
Back in post #19 macona said:
I was thinking maybe he had a source for refurbished controllers
Ajax has almost the same thing, but buy my the time you add the options you are at $6,000 + and no support to speak of.
Although you wouldn't need the probe or digitizing, you could really add up the options. Especially if you started buying their encoders, etc.Hi JC,
The latest software will run in Linuix or Windows but I'd run the Centroid software in Windows -Like or not, Windows works. It works with ALL the PC hardware out there now and will work with ALL the hardware that comes out in the future. If went went to Newegg and went eeny-meeny-minie-moe and bought a motherboard or graphics card tomorrow - it's going to work in any Windows from XP to Win7 32 or 64bit. period. I like Linux too.. but you simply can't say that about Linux.
As for your spindle... hard to say. What kind of work do you do? If you do alot of low speed "hogging" you may want to consider keeping the mechanical vary-speed because it offers a mechanical advantage at low spindle RPM. If you do mostly 750rpm+ aluminum etc... I'd probably go with the VFD and use the back gear (does it have one?) for low rpm stuff.
Some of the standard features that the $500 Centroid software includes:
Intercon conversational programming - Everything you see in the demo is standard
4MB Standard file size
G54-G59 WCS (6)
Sub Programs and Macros
Programmable spindle speed (12bit 0-10VDC output)
What it doesn't include:
The probe ($1160.00) or digitizing software ($3000.00)
The Tool touch off post ($505.00)
Unlimited file size ($495)
Extended WCS (12 more for $275)
BCD Toolchange for ATC's ($250)
ajaxscott Posts: 252Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:03 pm
Here is the link:Yes you can purchase a spare DC3IOB. The cost of a spare drive is $1325.