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    I have two of the 1218's. Used them for years. Typically run
    G code programs. I have the operator manuals and assembly diagrams with wiring schematics (not board level). They are pretty easy to figure out. Hydraulic with sony magnetic scales. Dont know if you guys know the trick about converting your programs to metric. Its a function in the software. You can get a bit more precision that way. Just rebuilt the spindle on one. Going through them now, going to sell them both.



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    Hi, Sprew

    Thanks for the Info.

    Went to the shop this afternoon booted computer from disk, Dos ver. 3.31 all went well formated 2 disks A and B drives seem fine.

    Looking for an old plugin Hardedrive its around hear some where, may have a later ver. of dos around hear also.

    Found one card (Axis Control Board) with a Cap and
    Xtal 1 broken off, have it hear at home fixing it now.

    Thanks again for the Help, Chip



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    Hi, All

    Looking for a copy of SBLLATHE.EXE file for my 1218 lathe, have an early S-number with old stile tool changer encoder, haven't figurd out how to configure the CNC303A.EXE software for it.

    Unable to get it from SB, the 600 series file may work also.

    If someone can help, Zit it up and email to afn09556@hotmail.com

    Thanks, Chip

    Last edited by afn09556; 04-04-2007 at 04:03 PM.


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    Hello afn09556
    I have a 1218 but no Exective disk and the SBLLATHE.EXE disk is bad. When I power it up, no screen comes up. South Bend Lathe has no disk replacement. Can you help. Thanks clif



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    Hi Clif,
    I have a 612 and it is a whole different animal. It's a stepper controlled machine and the travel parameters are different. The software I have wouldn't do you any good. Last I heard Southbend technical supoort is retired. Southbend probably doesn't hold the right to sell the software for those machines any more. I had a contact from the software developer. It may be in the post. They could probably help you. You might want to consider a retrofit. If it were not for the closed loop quality I would have retrofitted my own machine. A retrofit will get you some real speed. I recommend Flashcut. MechMan



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    I have a magnaturn 612, I need software and comunication card, I buy a copy of the software and a card or another solution.



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    Can you sell a copy of the magnaturn 612 software call me at 915-694-5898 or put the phone number an I call you



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    We only have 1218's. I understand the 612 to be completely different.



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    I still have the 1218 and would like to sell it for $5000. I have gotten it running and have not used it for any jobs as I use my Fanuc controlled machine and need the room. E-mail me if anyone is interested.

    Thanks,

    Scott Hamilton
    fuddham@aol.com



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    do you have a software for a 612, sell me a copy



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    do you sell a copy of the software for a 612



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    Default S B 612

    guys, I don't know anything about the control, but was looking at the Centroid web site and thay had retrofitted one and thay spoke very highly of it, don't know the price of the retrofit. www.centroidcnc.com



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