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    Default Re: Conversion or Retrofit Of light machines controller to artsoft Mach 3

    Quote Originally Posted by mhopkins74 View Post
    I got the control board on mine converted today. Hopefully this weekend I can test it out. Has anybody figured out how to do this modification to the tmc 1000 or pro light mill controller yet? Would save some money if one has.
    Hi,the pro light uses thew same controller ,I already convert one of this machines.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lerma303 View Post
    Hi,the pro light uses thew same controller ,I already convert one of this machines.
    Have you the mods for x y and z axis for the mill lerma. It would be much appreciated. Or am I looking at it wrong. Your wiring conversion will activate all motors even on mills? I just got these and wanted to start on the lathe first.

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    So on the prolight 3000 lathe, do you p0lug the db9 into the control box now to gain z axis control? I have 2 plugs in the db9 port of the control box. do I pull those out ? scratching my head a little.



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    Got x and z figured out through ports and pins in mach3. Spindle is not starting up through mach3 yet only manual. Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Mike H.



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    Default Re: Conversion or Retrofit Of light machines controller to artsoft Mach 3

    Wow, Thank you very much for the instructions. We have 3 machine to convert, a Light Machine CNC Router, a benchtop mill and lathe... I was investigating how to go after this and this seem to be the easiest/cheapest i found so far. We are a small High school robotics club so our budget is very limited... Anyone used this instruction successfully yet?



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