Hello! I am new here so go easy! LOL
I have a machine that I picked up from work it was made by Genetix and is called a Q Array. It did very precise printing on microscope slides. It has the computer with motion controller, drive amplifiers and the x,y & z movement. I want to make into a CNC Machine. I have been a machinist for a few years before working in the Biomedical Engineering field so I got an idea where I want to go with the project but a few things hold me up. The machine worked before I got it and I for one need to figure out what CNC Software will work with the motion controller card. The card is a Optimised Controller LTD. which the company is now owned by Baldor. The Motion Controller Card is #NMP002-523 & the specs say it can be used for CNC. I have the info on the card if someone wants to look at it for me.
Also the drive amplifiers are Allen Bradley 1398-DDM-005 which I have been told control motor speed via +10 to -10 volts. The X,Y & Z movement has positional feedback for the motion controller via a board in between from Genetix, only for the fact of controlling some other equipment that was on the machine that I have now taken off, pumps, temp monitoring etc. Looks like an extra set of 6 or 8 relays on the board for those functions. All of this was controlled by thier software.
I tried to attach some info in pdf format but it is too large. If someone wants to see it I can email it!