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    Default Re: UCCNC ETH-400

    I have a UC400 and 2 breakout boards..one is pretty standard (C11GS) for driving the motors and charge pump, on board relays etc and another attached to port 2 that's a 12/24v open collector breakout board for proximity sensors, probe etc. Not a thing wrong with using 2 boards. The ability to select 2 different breakout boards is not only usually a little cheaper it allows you to mix and match BoB's to meed your specific hardware requirements. I consider it a positive not a negative.



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    I agree. Standard printer port pinout which the UC400ETH has is the best solution. I can use 1 or 2 breakout boards. Most bobs come with standard printer port pinout. No need to buy expensive dual port ones or to find one with bidirectional pinout. And I can use 2 different bobs in case I need different functionalities.



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    Ray something that mach is driving me nuts with is their Run From Here never seems to work right. I had a problem this weekend where I paused the cut and it cut a straight line though my part when I started it again (it was an arc and it just connected the start and end points). How is this with those things do you know?

    I also have an issue where I can't probe twice without reloading mach or it will probe -x and then just rapid -x after that.

    I hate replacing things that are working but if these problems are fixed I would probably take a shot..

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    I hate replacing things that are working
    Well, it sounds like it's obviously not working....

    All these issues in Mach3 are bugs.

    If you find a bug in UCCNC, and can reproduce it, it's generally fixed in a few days.

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    There are ways around both issues but it does suck.



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    You all should be happy to hear Novakon will be using the UC300ETH-5LPT, with a largely passive custom BOB mounted to it, so it will simply plug into any Novakon machine with no cabling changes. A few added features, like peck tapping on the Pulsar, will require a small amount of additional cabling. Additional uncommitted I/Os will be provided for easy user expansion, and at least 2 of the 5 ports will be completely unused, and available to the user through their connectors on the 5LPT board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCzEngrgGroup View Post
    You all should be happy to hear Novakon will be using the UC300ETH-5LPT, with a largely passive custom BOB mounted to it, so it will simply plug into any Novakon machine with no cabling changes. A few added features, like peck tapping on the Pulsar, will require a small amount of additional cabling. Additional uncommitted I/Os will be provided for easy user expansion, and at least 2 of the 5 ports will be completely unused, and available to the user through their connectors on the 5LPT board.

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    Ray, what made you guys to decide to use the UC300ETH-5LPT instead of the UC400ETH?
    The much more I/Os or the analog I/Os or both or something else?
    I'm just curious.



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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfCNC View Post
    Ray, what made you guys to decide to use the UC300ETH-5LPT instead of the UC400ETH?
    The much more I/Os or the analog I/Os or both or something else?
    I'm just curious.
    Biggest factor was probably the analog I/O, since that allows the exact same hardware to be used on all Novakon machines, and the BOB can be little more than a board full of connectors, since the 5LPT is fully buffered. This setup will provide much more I/O, and some additional functions, and eliminate the current Novakon BOB, which more than makes up for the slightly higher cost.

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    Default Re: UCCNC ETH-400

    I'm looking forward to hearing what the price for a retrofit kit comes in at. With all the Fusion 360 users, are there any plans for a post processor or is there already one available?

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    Thank you for the information Ray.

    There is a UCCNC post processor for Fusion 360 : Autodesk CAM | Post Library
    Type in UCCNC and you can download it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfCNC View Post
    Thank you for the information Ray.

    There is a UCCNC post processor for Fusion 360 : Autodesk CAM | Post Library
    Type in UCCNC and you can download it.
    Excellent! Thank you!!

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    Default Re: UCCNC ETH-400

    This is great news that Novokon has settled on a new motion controller upgrade package. What kind of pricing are we looking at?

    Perhaps most important is when will the new upgrade package be available? Are we talking 1 week, 1 month, 3 months? Or should I be expecting something under the Christmas tree in December?

    Also, why did you guys go with a custom BOB instead of the UB1?



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