OK, so I've got an opportunity to get a Lagun CNC Mill with a Centroid Controller Model CNC4E. I was wondering if anyone had any info, not specifics just general info.
First question they said it ran when it was taken out of another shop 8 years ago, but never hooked it up. INCLUDING Delivery they want $1000. Is this worth it?
Second it uses the knee as the Z axis, I'm used to the quill being the Z, does this work well in 3D milling?
Third, any info about the Centroid CNC4E controller would be great. Specifically, is it just a regular, albeit old, computer in the case hooked up to stepper drivers and so forth? If so could it EASILY be hooked up to a modern computer and use Mach3 as the control software?
If the old drivers can't be used can the stepper motors still be used with modern gecko drives?
Thanks for the help here are some pics.