I am to learn how to program/operate an Allen-Bradley 8600MC which uses CMS wintools, I think, and some other CAM program I have not seen discussed here (Router 9.1?). I am then to teach the business owner to do the same.
A CMS-trained technician put it together, but left for greener pa$sture$ before finishing. The controller - a 9 foot tall cabinet - seems to still have a few electrical problems, but the owner has seen the machine run.
The computer he has for CAM is an eMachine boasting a 633MHz Celeron and a board-maximum 256MB. It's running Windows ME. Needless to say, I'm a little concerned.
I'm a Windows guru, a Mac Jedi, and a punched-cards programming dinosaur. I worked in manufacturing for over 20 years ( industrial textiles ).
I've never done this before.
All the information on G code is very helpful ( it's gonna save my ... ) but can anyone help me with the rest?
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OK, is it that the equipment is actually that unusual, or have I said the wrong thing?
Please, say something?
Last edited by Ecclesiastes; 01-07-2008 at 10:09 AM. Reason: Lack of response