I have a client that wants me to convert a standard computer in rediness for flow to install the software. I have suggested my client keep the older machine as a backup and this is his wish too.
* The machne is:
Machine is a Flow waterjet 5 axis
* New software version:
Program is Flowcut ver6.2
* PC Spec needed:
System req. 1ghz processor
Hd space 1 mb
standard graphics card
On Thursday this week I am going to overhaul the present computer which is very out of date and get the controller card number etc. The cables that attach this computer to the machine are very much wider (Some 40/80 pin) another is it would seem 26/52. Could anyone here direct me to the manufacturer of the controller card if indeed that is what it is that is connected via the larger ribbons? And if anyone has completed this task before could they share any information please.
The new machine has been built already to a high specification but for obvious reasons finding any hard data on this is proving difficult.
The card is in the current computer and you are just moving it over the the new computer for flow to install the new software?
What version of Flowcut are they currently running? Why do they want to upgrade?
If this is a Delta Tau PMAC card and they want another option they could have Delta Tau NC software installed. It is not like Flowcut at all it just runs stanard G&M code. I belive Flowcut is there software that you load what you want to cut and it makes all the decisions for you (load the dxf and press go). With Delta Tau NC you use a CAM program to creat the G&M code but this gives you alot more options and control.
Hi Ron. The client has an earlier version of flowcut on the old computer. We are building another for him to install Flowcut ver 6.2. My client like the dxf way of doing things at present so the option is to build the new pc and have flow install Flowcut ver 6.2.
He wants to keep the older pc as a backup just in case things went wrong somewhere down the road. He's been in your trade for some years but I am not too sure whether he has used Tau NC? I think his preference is for the flowcut software right now.
Thanks so much for your help indeed.