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    Hi,

    Considering one of these for a lathe. I need 3 axis control, Z, X and Turret.

    https://www.cnc4you.co.uk/UC300

    Does this allow me the following:-

    0-10V for Spindle or do I need to use my RS485 via USB? Id like to use their software and ditch Mach at some point.
    Z, X and Turret stepper control.
    Usual limits
    Threading? Can this be done with an encoder that provides an Index pulse?

    Do I need to buy anything else for this board? PSU?

    Thanks

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    It's not listed on the features, but this tells you what you need to know about threading and encoders - http://forum.cncdrive.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=299
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    I would highly recommend the ethernet version, along with the UB1 breakout board.
    http://www.cncroom.com/interface-cards/uc300eth-ub1

    Note that there is no "lathe" mode in UCCNC at this time.

    For lathe use, I think the Centroid acorn may be the best hobby control right now.
    Gerry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    I would highly recommend the ethernet version, along with the UB1 breakout board.
    http://www.cncroom.com/interface-cards/uc300eth-ub1

    Note that there is no "lathe" mode in UCCNC at this time.

    For lathe use, I think the Centroid acorn may be the best hobby control right now.
    Thanks Gerry.

    I did figure this out later once I did a bit more research.

    Sounds like a reasonable device. The supplier I linked has doubts about UCCNC and prefers to keep using Mach 3 however it gives me options.

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    Chaz's Avatar
    Lives in Ickenham, West London, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Hours Ago Has been a member for 5-6 years. Has a total post count of 1,216. Received thanks 90 times, giving thanks to others 59 times.
    Gerry, does this board - https://www.cnc4you.co.uk/UC300 - need a Breakout board of sorts or is this all that is needed?

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    Yes, both the USB and ethernet UC300's need a breakout board. (or multiple breakout boards).

    The ethernet UC300 is more powerful and faster than the USB version, and the cost is about the same.

    Imo, UCCNC is much better than Mach3. Better trajectory planner, and mostly bug free. If you find a bug, they'll usually have it fixed in a few days.
    It's missing some features that Mach3 has, but for most people, but they are features that most people don't use anyway.
    Gerry
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    Chaz if your converting lathe you want Centroid Acorn. Nothing else can touch it. Watch this.
    http://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_...ontroller.html

    Last edited by JAZZCNC; 03-02-2018 at 12:18 AM.

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    Thanks, spotted it too, looks good.

    Will it allow me to use a rotary turret with some form of macro like Mach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    Thanks, spotted it too, looks good.

    Will it allow me to use a rotary turret with some form of macro like Mach?
    Yes I think it's already setup to do that but if not then it can be made to do it thru macros and the built in PLC.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by JAZZCNC View Post
    Chaz if your converting lathe you want Centroid Acorn. Nothing else can touch it. Watch this.
    http://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_...ontroller.html
    I've been able to do all that for the past 5 years on my lathe (and not have limited IO)... ;-)

    The real benefit of Acorn would be the conversational programming, but you have to consider how often you'd use it.
    It is something I thought I'd really miss when I dumped Mach3, but in the past 5 years, there's only be once where I've really missed having the ability. However nearly everything I do is repeat production, so I design it once on a computer, generate the G-code, and copy it to the lathe where it remains with just an occasional tweak if needed. If I was doing more one-off/repair parts on the CNC lathe, I'd of probably pulled my hair out by now.
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