Apologies if in wrong forum.
General question, advice please.
I have just purchased a 'pacer compact' cnc circa 2001.
It has old windows 98 pc with internal controller card.
AXYZ, who I presume must have bought pacer at some point, advertise that an upgrade to a new controller box (+ pc and software) is available to run it via usb from vista or windows 7 system.
Now I am a novice here and would like to ask if I need controller (I already have pc and want to use vectric software) from AXYZ, at a presumablty inflated price or whether their are generic and cheaper alternative controlers out there that will easily do the job?
Thank you in advance for your time taken in considering my questions.
I was the Technical Manager at PACER Systems and have been self employed as TS Services since the AXYZ takeover.
Which Compact model did you purchase C800, C900 or C902 ?
What version of XMC software is on the PC you got with the machine ?
Will you do mainly 2D or 3D machining ?