Thread: Hacking a Roland CAMM3 PNC-3000
Impractically quick! (and dangerous!). Usually cut wood between 5 and 20 depending how deep. Bellows came with the unit (Isel), 20 years old now. They are actuall just folded with U shaped thin plastic formers glued in the folds.
TomSherline lathe, Chester DB11V lathe, Myford/ Rodney mill, CNC mill Isel/ home made, Sealy Hack Saw, Meddings Pillar drill.
I replaced the 20mm linear shafting and it certainly tightened it up.
Replaced the X, Y ball screws and doubled up on the nuts to add a 1kN preload :naughty:
The ebay M8x.75 half nuts I bought on Monday haven't arrived. Can't thread the ballscrews 'til I have the nuts or it suddenly becomes guesswork for the length and die closure.
A very nice man at bellevillesprings.com gave me half a dozen washers to preload the thrust bearings. Their £15 minimum order translated in to 150 pcs :whistling:
The metal for the splash guards did arrive so I will probably start on that.
Pic is the bed and saddle upside down.
I've extended the table 2" forwards with a lip. Then I decided that driving my Warco mill using MSDOS was a right PITA after seeing what Windows 7 can do with this thing.
I have the new software about 80% complete so I'm going to do that before I cut the splashguards. It takes a DXF file, converts it to a cut and then drives the mill.
Back in a few weeks, if I don't get sidetracked again :whistling:
Splash guards fitted and looking a bit '70s retro.
An IP65 sealed box bolted to the right hand end is the suds tank, I'm using the Tee slot as a gutter.
Next, sealing it with gasket compound and cutting some slots in the bed so I can fit tee nuts from above and improve the drainage.
i love this little machine..
What materials are you going to cut with this and what sort of things are you going to produce?
Ah so i did.
Sounds very interesting. keep it up mate
I have an old PNC3000 at home, used it few years ago but EPROMS seem to be dead now (25 years old...).
I understand you have reprogrammed yours, and I would like to give another life to my machine.
Do you know where I can find the original EPROM content?
On the longer run, I would like to replace all this venerable electronics with a Raspberry PI + some kind of controller board (the one used on 3D printers or a custom designed one, linux enabled if possible). Do you know about such initiatives?
Many thanks for your help
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