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    A few months ago, our engineering lab revived a 'router works 24/24'. The problem is that it came with no documentation, software, or router bits. And i can't find any of the documentation online. I honestly know nothing about CNCs, so having no documentation means we cant set it up. If anyone knows where i can find the user/setup manual, that would be awesome. Thanks.



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    why would an engineering company buy a machine with no docoments , software an no bits an by the sound of it , no one who knows anything about nc`s . make you wonder



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    Ahaha. Not an engineering firm. A high school with an engineering program, and the wrong people choosing what we get to buy.



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    Hi
    Since you are posting on the Larken Forum, you must know its a Larken.

    I have a website Larken Automation ( see sticker on side of control box) that tells you to go to my site, where you can download manuals and software from the tech /support page.

    Have you contacted Progressive Edu, and talked to Karl their tech support guy ?

    If you need any further help, please call me at 613-746-5685.

    Larry Kenny
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    Default Re: New 24/24

    Quote Originally Posted by Larken View Post
    Hi
    Since you are posting on the Larken Forum, you must know its a Larken.

    I have a website Larken Automation ( see sticker on side of control box) that tells you to go to my site, where you can download manuals and software from the tech /support page.

    Have you contacted Progressive Edu, and talked to Karl their tech support guy ?

    If you need any further help, please call me at 613-746-5685.

    Larry Kenny
    Larken Automation
    Hello,
    Maybe you can help me with the Larken Machine we have, I'll call you soon to discuss if you like, we use the machine to produce molds for Tap-Handles, the machine model is a 24/24; anyway I've always used Vectric Aspire for CAM, StarCAM is nice but I either don't understand it well enough or it seems to be missing some features that I like in Vectric, I also like the Vectric UI. I just can't seem to find a Post for the Larken in Vectric, any chance you could help with one?
    Thanks for your help and time.

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    Default Re: New 24/24

    Ive seen a vectrics post for larken, but the techno-Gcode post will work too
    ( Starcam is just a basic free layout program i give with my starcnc controller.. its not meant to compete with vectrics. )

    Is the Starcnc controller parallel or USB ?

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    Default Re: New 24/24

    Quote Originally Posted by Larken View Post
    Ive seen a vectrics post for larken, but the techno-Gcode post will work too
    ( Starcam is just a basic free layout program i give with my starcnc controller.. its not meant to compete with vectrics. )

    Is the Starcnc controller parallel or USB ?

    Larry K
    Hi Larry,

    I'll give you guys a call today; the controller box interfaces to the PC via USB, so I'm assuming Logic and an interpreter hence the need for a Post. I exported a cut path yesterday to Mach3 Arcs G-code and loaded it into the StarCAM after to use the spooler but for some reason the G-code loads the drawing way off Zero, I tried panning out to see how far away it was positioned and the software crashed.

    Why do I need that spooler? It's the interpreter, or is it just an FTDI thing?

    What format will work for exporting my cut paths? Any other machines compatible?

    Thanks,

    Rob

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    Default Re: New 24/24

    Hi
    You can email me the gcode file to Larken@storm.ca

    Did it not have a Techno gcode post ?

    The spooler interprets and spools to the controller in the box. Unlike mach3 starcnc has ram on board with a circular buffer for 4000 lines.. so the running is done in the controller, not the pc. This lets you run other programs on the pc while the machine is cutting.

    Send me an email, and i will help you get going.
    ( I'm not at the shop much during regular hours these days )

    Larry

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    Default Re: New 24/24

    Quote Originally Posted by Larken View Post
    Hi
    You can email me the gcode file to Larken@storm.ca

    Did it not have a Techno gcode post ?

    The spooler interprets and spools to the controller in the box. Unlike mach3 starcnc has ram on board with a circular buffer for 4000 lines.. so the running is done in the controller, not the pc. This lets you run other programs on the pc while the machine is cutting.

    Send me an email, and i will help you get going.
    ( I'm not at the shop much during regular hours these days )

    Larry
    Thanks Larry,

    I'll email instead and send the G-code file today (latest Monday), we managed to finish the job yesterday using Corel Draw and the StarCAM software but I'd still like to get Vectric working, and I didn't get a chance to look and see if Techno was listed, regardless though if it works I'll search around a little to see if I can find it, then add to vectric and test.

    Thanks again for all the help, and thanks for replying so fast!

    Rob

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    Default Re: New 24/24

    Yes, thats what Starcam is mostlt for... seting up Corel draw and autocad files so you can cut them in 2d.
    The name is misleading .. i shouldn't have called it StarCam .. ita a layout program.

    The post will be under the name Larken , not starcam.

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    Cool Re: New 24/24

    Quote Originally Posted by Larken View Post
    Yes, thats what Starcam is mostlt for... seting up Corel draw and autocad files so you can cut them in 2d.
    The name is misleading .. i shouldn't have called it StarCam .. ita a layout program.

    The post will be under the name Larken , not starcam.

    Larry
    Thank you Larry,

    So StarCam isn't for setting cut paths but instead it's for positioning and exporting via Spooler, correct?

    The only way it works is to load the G-Code into StarCam and use the Spooler?

    Also I have the post now!

    Larken (mm) *.nc
    Larken (inch) *.nc

    I had a busy day Friday so I'll be trying it out soon, I expect good results!

    Thanks for the help!

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    Default Re: New 24/24

    You can run Gcode directly into the spooler if you want.
    No Starcam doesn't do offset toolpaths. But it does a lot for setup. You can import HPGL, DXF and Gcode, do pultipass cutting, set controur directions, setup drawing cut order into layers, do basic cad drawing, sort the cut order, ... and lot more.

    Call me or email me for more support.
    Is this a school ?

    Larry

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