hello, as you have heard many times before -- im new to this cnc thing. I have an emco 5 cnc lathe , with arc features and all that good stuff, and I have a light machines 2000 vmc. now my first question is about the software? can either machine run different software than is currently being used. which is the stock "dos" based software for both machines. can I get mach2, or somthing else or does open up a whole lot of headaches? there is a rs 232 connector on the lathe can I tie up a computer through that? so I didnt have to program right on the lathe. the mill has an anamatics 4 axis controller. the mill is servo drive, the lathe is stepper drive.they both have ballscrews. hopefully I covered machine info ok. if you need other info let me know. I also got pics if that would help. next qusetion is what kind of collet goes with the PLM2000, there is a nut on the spindle where the tool goes , and no hole for a draw bar on the top? so Im assuming its not an r8. any ideas .cat? maybe. thanks mike m
Last edited by mik32176; 04-10-2005 at 05:11 PM.