View Full Version : GS2 && Turbo Spindle Control

07-16-2005, 08:51 PM
Hey everyone. Just got a new GS2 for my mill, and it runs the spindle fine in forward and reverse if I push the buttons on it manually. Now, I would like to use Turbo to turn it on and off.

I am using 4.01 running in true dos 6.22.

I have tried to attach a .gif file here out of the manual to show yall what is going on. I have tried to hook it up with no luck. Could someone please help me with this. Thanks in advance.


07-17-2005, 05:07 AM
See this (http://www.dakeng.com/relay.htm) for controlling a relay from TurboCNC. I build one and it works like a charm.

One issue is that your inputs are Fwd/Stop and Rev/Stop instead of Start/Stop and Fwd/Rev so the wiring will be a bit different, I'll work on it.

You can also connect a DigiSpeed controller (http://www.homanndesigns.com/DigiSpeedDeal.html) to the 0-10V input to control speed.

07-17-2005, 05:26 AM
Ok, I think that's it: the first relay (K1) is configured in TCNC as the On/Off and K2 as Fwd/Rev.

If K1 is not activated, spindle is Off. If it is activated the spindle is On and the direction depends on the state of K2. I omitted the relay driving circuits, you can find them in the link I posted.


07-17-2005, 05:49 AM
Oh, wait. Are the buttons momentary? I.e. push for Fwd, push again to stop? If so there's more to it.