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    Quote Originally Posted by MillNut View Post
    Thank you Mike. After I posted question I started looking up parallel to USB connectors. I'm not a super electronics geek from the old days- I know many of them though.Supermax YCM-30 retrofit I usually stumble my way through this computer/electronic stuff. This retrofit/get old machine up and running stuff isn't my forte but I fight through it because I don't have a big budget and I love the pain of learning something new.Supermax YCM-30 retrofit

    That said, I do have a Toshiba T4600 that may have a serial port can't remember. If it doesn't then I can scrap together an old pc with a serial port to communicate with the Bandit. I will look up the DNC software to get idea of that process.

    I see what you mean about code file size. I did a test HSM part and posted the code. Holy Crap! Didn't realize how much data is generated! When I programmed a Fanc Wire EDM 20 years ago I don't remember code being that big!Supermax YCM-30 retrofit


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    I'm really not either, I had to fight my way through all of this, which is why I'm taking the time to put a website together documenting it. ...and I purchased my YCM-30 for the same reason, I'm just tinkering in my garage, so I definitely didn't have the budget for something new. I've had a blast learning though. When I integrated the VFD to be controlled by the old AB 8400MP, I thought I was big sh!t - let me tell you! hahaha

    ...yeah, G code from a post is a bunch of lines, arcs, etc. The same G code written at the machine console will be a couple lines for pockets, hole patterns, etc. For that reason, you end up with a bunch more code, which isn't a big deal for modern machines. ...for the AB 8400MP though, you'll have to drip feed...and it works great!



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    I know the feeling on the vfd. Wired up both my South Bend 10 k and the mill with ABBs. Had Engineer at work help me configure a self latching relay to operate reverse on the lathe. I love the vfd control for threading on the lathe!! The vfd on the mill is great but I don't usually play with the freq, just adjust the belt. It is good for reversing when tapping though.

    I just looked up the specs for my Desktop. I have a Dell Precision 490 Workstation (as well as a Dell Precision M6300 laptop) I like the workstations over regular pcs. Specs call out 2 Serial ports and a parallel port. That computer has Win 7 as well as Inventor on it as well. The 490 might be able to talk to the Bandit. Hope the serial ports are supported by Win 7. If that's the case then I don't have to build another computer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MillNut View Post
    I know the feeling on the vfd. Wired up both my South Bend 10 k and the mill with ABBs. Had Engineer at work help me configure a self latching relay to operate reverse on the lathe. I love the vfd control for threading on the lathe!! The vfd on the mill is great but I don't usually play with the freq, just adjust the belt. It is good for reversing when tapping though.

    I just looked up the specs for my Desktop. I have a Dell Precision 490 Workstation (as well as a Dell Precision M6300 laptop) I like the workstations over regular pcs. Specs call out 2 Serial ports and a parallel port. That computer has Win 7 as well as Inventor on it as well. The 490 might be able to talk to the Bandit. Hope the serial ports are supported by Win 7. If that's the case then I don't have to build another computer.


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    Win 7 does just fine with serial ports...that's what I'm running.



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