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    dudz's Avatar
    Lives in Bretagne, France. Last Activity: 20-05-2017 Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 256. Received thanks 1 times, giving thanks to others 50 times.
    I have a Chinese motion controller for my cnc, which has been Ok, but does have issues (but rarely).
    So I want a better quality motion controller but not top of the range expensive kit.
    I came across these which seem to be reasonably priced. (more exp from CNC4you)

    Anyone have any exp with these ?
    http://www.cs-lab.eu/en/produkt-18,2...onnectors.html
    Last edited by dudz; 06-11-2015 at 10:39 PM.
    3 axis CNC/router / Alu profile frame....25mm Alu Cutting bed X=500mm Y=300mm Z=110mm.....Supported 25mm X rails ....Supported 20mm Y rails....Supported 20mm Z rails.....2.2kw Chinese WC spindle......"USB Breakout Board Interface 200KHz"....M542 Drivers..SY60STH86-3008BF Motors...running....Mach3 / Cambam / Emachineshop.

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    Yes I've fitted loads of them and they are top notch piece of kit.

    Only down side to the IP-M is if you need slaved axis then it doesn't home to independant Home switches for each motor but other than that they are excellent with industrial quality and bullet proof 24v I/O and built in speed controller. Best of all they remove the need for a BOB which can't be under estimated what an advantage that is.
    Software and support is top notch has well.
    I only try to use Cslabs controllers these days when building machines if the budget can run to it and even then I'll sometimes Trim else where to make it so can use if doesn't.!. . . . Recommended it in a heart beat.
    Last edited by JAZZCNC; 06-11-2015 at 11:01 PM.

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    Having just converted my Chinese 1325 from DSP to MACH3 and the CSLABS IP-S (with much help and advice from JAZZCNC) I would heartily recommend the CS-labs kit. Like having a new machine

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    dudz's Avatar
    Lives in Bretagne, France. Last Activity: 20-05-2017 Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 256. Received thanks 1 times, giving thanks to others 50 times.
    Good to hear.

    My PC sometimes freezes in the middle of a job and the motion controller rarely but however does loose communication with the PC, causing unexpected stops. So I need to replace both the motion controller and the PC.
    3 axis CNC/router / Alu profile frame....25mm Alu Cutting bed X=500mm Y=300mm Z=110mm.....Supported 25mm X rails ....Supported 20mm Y rails....Supported 20mm Z rails.....2.2kw Chinese WC spindle......"USB Breakout Board Interface 200KHz"....M542 Drivers..SY60STH86-3008BF Motors...running....Mach3 / Cambam / Emachineshop.

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    I bought a gigabyte brix compact PC that I have mounted inside the control cabinet, very compact and does the job very well, very low power usage as well.

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    dudz's Avatar
    Lives in Bretagne, France. Last Activity: 20-05-2017 Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 256. Received thanks 1 times, giving thanks to others 50 times.
    Just had a look at them. Good idea, but more exp than normal used towers eh ?
    3 axis CNC/router / Alu profile frame....25mm Alu Cutting bed X=500mm Y=300mm Z=110mm.....Supported 25mm X rails ....Supported 20mm Y rails....Supported 20mm Z rails.....2.2kw Chinese WC spindle......"USB Breakout Board Interface 200KHz"....M542 Drivers..SY60STH86-3008BF Motors...running....Mach3 / Cambam / Emachineshop.

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    Mine cost me 180 Euro with 500gb HD and 4GB ram. didn't think it was too bad, only uses 11watt of power in standby as well. Doesn't come with OS though. (nice avatar by the way, is that your bike?)

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    Lives in Bretagne, France. Last Activity: 20-05-2017 Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 256. Received thanks 1 times, giving thanks to others 50 times.
    Quote Originally Posted by alboy View Post
    Mine cost me 180 Euro with 500gb HD and 4GB ram. didn't think it was too bad, only uses 11watt of power in standby as well. Doesn't come with OS though. (nice avatar by the way, is that your bike?)

    Nope, thats a good deal IMO, what speed Processor ?. I will keep my eyes open for such a deal


    Avatar is a Ducati 996 (same as I used to have).
    Last edited by dudz; 07-11-2015 at 01:05 AM.
    3 axis CNC/router / Alu profile frame....25mm Alu Cutting bed X=500mm Y=300mm Z=110mm.....Supported 25mm X rails ....Supported 20mm Y rails....Supported 20mm Z rails.....2.2kw Chinese WC spindle......"USB Breakout Board Interface 200KHz"....M542 Drivers..SY60STH86-3008BF Motors...running....Mach3 / Cambam / Emachineshop.

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    Here's the spec of the PC

    Brand Gigabyte
    Item Weight 1 Kg
    Product Dimensions 19 x 16.6 x 8 cm
    Item model number GB-BXBT-2807-500/4
    Series GB-BXBT-2807
    Processor Brand Intel
    Processor Type Celeron D
    Processor Speed 2807 GHz
    RAM Size 4 GB
    Computer Memory Type SODIMM
    Graphics Card Description Intel HD Graphics
    Operating System None

    More than enough for running MACH3.

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    dudz's Avatar
    Lives in Bretagne, France. Last Activity: 20-05-2017 Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 256. Received thanks 1 times, giving thanks to others 50 times.
    Ok. Just ordered an IP-M
    Last edited by dudz; 10-11-2015 at 09:37 PM.
    3 axis CNC/router / Alu profile frame....25mm Alu Cutting bed X=500mm Y=300mm Z=110mm.....Supported 25mm X rails ....Supported 20mm Y rails....Supported 20mm Z rails.....2.2kw Chinese WC spindle......"USB Breakout Board Interface 200KHz"....M542 Drivers..SY60STH86-3008BF Motors...running....Mach3 / Cambam / Emachineshop.

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