Well, this is my first time to post here but I came across a deal I couldn't refuse. I have the chance to purchase a MSC Vectrax 5HP CNC mill. This has all the goodies - coolant pump, power drawbar, and MDI wheel(I think that is what it is called). It is about a 1996 model and it has a Fanuc controller.
Now the questions are:
Can I run this off my standard RPC? I would think that the power to the control will only use 120 or 220 single phase and only the spindle motor and coolant pump will be 3 phase.
What sofware should I look at to program and run with?
I will be using it for things like making parts for my aluminum trailer I'm building and I'm thinking about building a CNC router for woodworking. Probably can do some wood working with this maching but won't the the high spindle speed.
BTW - Don't ask about the price because you wouldn't believe me...