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    Hi all just bought a esab CNC table
    Model number , combirex CXD-P 4000
    at handy money
    It's that old it runs on floppy discs

    Who would advise ripping all the control gear out and replace with modern gear
    I think it runs on servo motors
    I only ever worked with steppers on our table, so not sure how servo works
    I brought it for the factor that it's a ht2000 hypertherm unit on it, and it would suit us as we need to cut heavier stuff faster 20-25mm
    I had a homemade Mach 3 table running a 120Amp thermal dynamics, this esab table is slot bigger 12ft X 30ft which would also suit us better

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    Default Re: Old esab CNC table

    I converted an old Esab DuctCutter to Mach3, and it wasn't that bad, the Vision controller on it was not very user friendly, and I wanted rid of the floating head. I didn't have a lot of luck with the servos and original drives, so finally ended up going to geckos. If I ever need to upgrade motors, or have a motion controller issue, I'll likely switch to Clearpath Servos to simplify the system a bit.



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    Thanks for reply
    I'll check them out


    UOTE=wyofreeride;2325076]I converted an old Esab DuctCutter to Mach3, and it wasn't that bad, the Vision controller on it was not very user friendly, and I wanted rid of the floating head. I didn't have a lot of luck with the servos and original drives, so finally ended up going to geckos. If I ever need to upgrade motors, or have a motion controller issue, I'll likely switch to Clearpath Servos to simplify the system a bit.[/QUOTE]



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    Default Re: Old esab CNC table

    I would try Techserv Cutting Systems http://techserv.co.uk
    They make some really good machines (I know because I have had two of them).
    They use their own controller which is really easy to use and they do a lot of retro fitting to machines like yours, if fact I believe there are a couple of videos on YouTube showing such installations.



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    Default Re: Old esab CNC table

    Hi Simon, thanks for the mention.

    Cheers

    Mike

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