I plan to retrofit my 3 spindle excellon pcb drilling machine with a new controller. Because I have used pcb drilling and routing machines for some years now, I am kinda stuckup with the industry standard Excellon Drill files which are generated diretcly from sophisticated softwares like OrCAD and Protel. I am a a complete tyro with G code, dont know head or tale of it.
I am looking for some guidance in selecing a software controller which can take excellon drill files and provide reasonably good speed control for the three motors, control coolant flow, vacuum on/off etc....
I have electrocraft motors on the machine which I have already been able to run with my gecko 340s.
Spindles can be run with a three phase variable freq. drive from danfoss or refu.