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DrNik
14-08-2013, 10:11 PM
got these from a scrap machine, as they look quite professional though maybe i could use them on my upcoming build, i considered if i could connect the break out board correctly it should work (should is the magic word), after all it only needs a few wires connecting to get it going, i did like the fact it only needs 240v kettle lead to work , no need for power supplies although i did get a switchmode supply and a 4 way indexer which im sure i dont need, cheers Nik
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DrNik
14-08-2013, 10:13 PM
btw machine was scrapped due being a spare and then technology left it behind

John S
14-08-2013, 11:20 PM
Looks like step and direction into 1 and 2 then 14 and 15 link together and go to ground on the BOB

No idea how you set amperage though ?

irving2008
14-08-2013, 11:21 PM
any part numbers or other identifying marks?

JAZZCNC
14-08-2013, 11:44 PM
No idea how you set amperage though ?

Looks like the dip switches at top John.?

Can you show pic of those switches Drnik.

irving2008
15-08-2013, 12:30 AM
The bottom 3 switches of the top bank are labelled 'motor curr'. Also 2 switches labelled 'resn' I'd guess are microstep setting?

More intriguing are the 'setup' trimmers for accel, etc.

audioandy
15-08-2013, 07:56 AM
Hi John

We use this Parker equipment at work send me a pm with the model numbers I think we will have the manuals for them.

Andy

You can tell I hav'nt been on here for a long time!

Nick send me your details including model numbers I,m sure I can help.

audioandy
15-08-2013, 01:17 PM
The bottom 3 switches of the top bank are labelled 'motor curr'. Also 2 switches labelled 'resn' I'd guess are microstep setting?

More intriguing are the 'setup' trimmers for accel, etc.

Hi Irving

These are used with DIP Switch 3 where you can have internal speed control.

DrNik
15-08-2013, 08:19 PM
well cheers Andy, i'll post these pictures

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i also got this as it was attached to the 3 drivers, im not going to be using it,
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irving2008
15-08-2013, 08:41 PM
Manual here http://www.parkermotion.com/manuals/PD/PDS_E.pdf‎

2.5A min, 5A max driver in 350mA steps
step settings 400, 1000, 2000, 4000 (i.e. 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/20)
opto-isolated inputs
regenerative dump circuit

DrNik
15-08-2013, 08:53 PM
Manual here http://www.parkermotion.com/manuals/PD/PDS_E.pdf‎

2.5A min, 5A max driver in 350mA steps
step settings 400, 1000, 2000, 4000 (i.e. 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/20)
opto-isolated inputs
regenerative dump circuit

is that good???? ive looked at the manual, but how easy is it to connect to a BOB board (if it can be run off a BOB board)

audioandy
15-08-2013, 08:58 PM
Hi Nik

The 6400 is a programmable motion controller we have some of the old 6200 which I have programmed, not really any good for CNC.

You will have no problem running the drives from a breakout board.

I have some of the same drives which I removed from decommissioned equipment at work, I haven't had time to play around with them yet.

Is there anything in particular you want to know about the drives?

Andy

DrNik
15-08-2013, 10:13 PM
well as they had their own mains connection i did think i wouldnt need a big transformer or power supply to run my motors, thus an easier way to supply each motor, being a newbie i was hoping it was a simple act of connecting to the right break out board and they would all work in harmony, but as i didnt give anything for them its no loss,
what actually comes out of a break out board to in turn make the motor driver do what it does

audioandy
15-08-2013, 11:40 PM
what actually comes out of a break out board to in turn make the motor driver do what it does
Just a 5 volt signal,the direction signal is either high or low which determines which way the motor turns and the step signal is a pulse (square wave).
If I get time this weekend I will connect one of the drives I have to a motor and have play then let you know how I get on.

Andy

DrNik
16-08-2013, 10:56 PM
thanks andy thats great, but.........well it gets worse.......... popped in to see a mate today, id mentioed i was going to build a cnc plasma and should he come across anything keep it for me, well.............
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ive got 5 decent sized machines, was in excess of 125,000 each, all with 2 heads that machine 2 items at the same time, so ive got 10 lots of z axis setups,everything to run them as a stand alone system, even temperature controllers to keep them warm/cool, i'll list everything one ive managed to strip just the one, but take a look at the pics and see you guys think

GEOFFREY
17-08-2013, 12:25 AM
WOW, I wish I had a friend like that. Well done!!! G.

audioandy
17-08-2013, 08:43 PM
Hi Nick

Looks like you might have some useful stuff there.

The Trio Motion controllers are pigs to program (in my opinion anyway)we had a machine at work that used them we ripped them out and replaced with the Parker stuff.

Keep us posted.

Andy

Swarfing
17-08-2013, 11:52 PM
What a jammy barstuard