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by probotix
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Mach 3 with Probotix hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: Mach 3 with Probotix hardware

That's actually pretty impressive for 20 threads per inch screws. On the old V90s, we were getting 200 IPM, but we were using high dollar acme screws that only took 5 turns to move an inch. Our current machines can run 400IPM with two revs per inch screws on 570ozin motors.
by probotix
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: In need of a part source for an older Asteroid and Comet
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

Re: In need of a part source for an older Asteroid and Comet

The older lead screws were off-the-shelf Roton parts. We use off-the-shelf parts so that they are never obsolete. Here is where to find the part numbers:
http://www.probotix.com/wiki/index.php/ACME_Leadscrews
by probotix
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Vectric Event Chicago 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2424

Re: Vectric Event Chicago 2018

If we were still in Illinois, we'd be there. But we are in Florida, now. If you are close, I'd highly recommend it, though.
by probotix
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Touch Probe
Replies: 2
Views: 2676

Re: Touch Probe

It would be easy to do on our machines. You would need to wire it into the second parallel port and connect it to the probe-in signal in the software configuration.

There are several links to more info and some sample g-code routines here:
http://www.probotix.com/wiki/index.php/Probing
by probotix
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Styrene Grocery Store
Replies: 1
Views: 2077

Re: Styrene Grocery Store

Awesome!
by probotix
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: What are the PC specs for an older comet?
Replies: 1
Views: 2071

Re: What are the PC specs for an older comet?

It was whatever mini-itx motherboard we were able to get at the time that gave the best performance with LinuxCNC. PCs change so rapidly I couldnt tell you any more than that. And that would be the point I would make with the buyer is that we hand picked those parts to guarantee performance. If it r...
by probotix
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: rotary post processer
Replies: 7
Views: 5813

Re: rotary post processer

I have talked to the LinuxCNC guys at length about the issue, and I have to agree with their assessment. When A is included in a line of g-code, then Feed has to be in degrees. Its not the job of the controller to do anything other than execute g-code, and the only way it could do Feed in IPM for a ...
by probotix
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Software
Topic: rotary post processer
Replies: 7
Views: 5813

Re: rotary post processer

Hey Lyman! I sent you an email asking about this, but never heard back. Everything okay with you?
by probotix
Thu May 12, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Nebula Limits Switch Challenges... Again.
Replies: 8
Views: 6586

Re: Nebula Limits Switch Challenges... Again.

There is an option in the new configurator to run the machine with soft-limits only. They still work as home switches during homing, but then are disabled until you have to home the machine again.
by probotix
Wed May 11, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Software
Topic: ERROR
Replies: 4
Views: 4611

Re: ERROR

Post a list of all of the G codes listed in the list of active g-codes. Be exact.

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