After being looking at various controllers at the end i decided to test some of the offline ones. Started with one of the cheap ones. As you can imagine it would be great to forget about Windows if possible. So i decided to overview it "officially" here, hopefully sb could find that helpful.
DDSCV1.1, 3 and 4 axis. / note that in the 3 axis version you can not change any axis to rotational , but the 4rth axis variant, has a rotational axis option for A/
Mistakenly bought the 3 axis version / if sb wants that one , PM me/ . I have read the MANUAl from page one to end very carefully and apart from some small questions all looks well.
And yes, i will connect my 2 long axis to one of the controller axis or just one of them and control the other from the servo itself . Will see about that.
Here was the most extensive info in English i found till now
OK. So it arrived.
-Price paid 165$ for the 3 axis version
According to me if one knows what he is doing it could be a perfectly self sufficient control for great price. It has spindle control, probing, software limits, separate axis homing, separate axis zeroing, etc.
Instead of writing novels, i made a video overview of it:
Part one, ~20 min introduction, basic functions and settings
Part 2, running program test
Prt 3 / still to film, when i have more time will set it on my big machine, connect all and see how it moves, homes and so on in real life, otherwise all above is pointless/
Last edited by Boyan Silyavski; 15-09-2016 at 07:25 AM.
Hi, could you open the case and get a photo of the PCB, I am very interested in seeing the difference between the 4 Axis, if any. There is no problem driving two stepper drivers from one axis. The X on my router has two motors and I use two separate drivers from the X axis signals.
Last edited by Joules; 15-09-2016 at 09:59 AM.
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Thanks, thats just the picture I needed.
These controllers are going to be a game changer for the many people sat on the fence telling themselves CNC is too hard to get into.John S -
These look great, what Lathe/Mill Post Processor is required to generate code for them?
Most similar things I've seen claim "Standard G-Code" but then don't mention which easily available Post Processors produce "Standard G-Code" as all the PPs I've found have a manufacturer/machine/controller designation.
Mach3 developers had the good grace to work close to a standard for a popular industrial controller rather than a paper standard to which no manufacturer quite adheres.
- NickIf you will not be swayed by logic or experience simply pick the idea you
like best, but ask yourself why you sought advice in the first place and,
for a simple life, perhaps consider not doing so in future
That's the big question before jumping to conclusions
What i found till now:
- Post processor for mach3 definitely does not work, as you could see in second video it runs away from the job coordinates. Who cares, me not. I could save my programs again in the proper format
-It doe not recognise manual tool change code also. So jobs have to be split. Not big deal
-Does not recognise G20 and G21, so program must be in mm to begin with. No problem so far.
-Will run properly G code as of the Gcode and fanuc output from Aspire. Though program was simple. / See video2/ .
As i have not connected it yet to a machine i can not say more. But there is a good chance that all goes fine.
This is a basic controller. The much more expensive Chinese controllers not only do all but close the loop also, at least the most expensive ones, which makes them really industrial
funny, i see now that it supports G20 and G21 but when i was testing it ?, so maybe i made a mistake somehow with the file. Will check again
That's what it supports.
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