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Fgc
13-01-2017, 07:17 PM
Dear all

for some reason my earlier message failed to post.

I am in the process of rebuilding a few dead machines

Denford Starmill ATC
Denford Orac ATC
Emco VMC 100

Thank you in advance for your kind help and advise.
Francis

Chaz
14-01-2017, 06:44 AM
Welcome.

http://www.denfordata.com/bb/ is your friend for any Denford info. Numerous on the forum also have Denford experience.

Are you going to be rebuilding to Mach 3 or something else?

Fgc
14-01-2017, 08:11 AM
Hi Chaz

I'm rebuilding to Mach3 for the StarMill and Orac but will probably use a standalone panel for the Emco VMC100

Chaz
14-01-2017, 02:48 PM
Hi Chaz

I'm rebuilding to Mach3 for the StarMill and Orac but will probably use a standalone panel for the Emco VMC100

Cool, why different? What panel are you considering?

magicniner
14-01-2017, 03:55 PM
Moving to industry standard dialects of G-Code allows use of a wide range of CAD/CAM systems?

Fgc
14-01-2017, 04:48 PM
I am going mach3 only because I had an old license from many years ago so the cost to me is a set of smoothstepper board. But if I were to do it again I would probably go with a dedicated panel. Mach3 license plus smoothstepper and breakout total 2/3 the price of one of the indistrial looking panels that support standard G/M codes. Also these panels support ATC (which I think will be easier to get going too) rather than have to write a bunch of macros.