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Re: Retrofit emco pc turn 50

emco@...
 

should keep the stepper motors and the 3 phase spindle motor, check this link  

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=140566

also check mach3support more detailed about this conversion.

Re: Retrofit emco pc turn 50

Rowan Schwartz
 

I have one too and plan on retro fitting and will take advice too!


On Mar 14, 2020, at 1:56 PM, finistairsoft@... wrote:


Hello everybody ! I'm french and I have an emco pc turn50 since few weeks without computer/software/card. I want use mach3 (USB) and retrofit this lathe, but keep maximum original parts.
I have already a 0.55kw VFD, and I'm looking to save originals motors. I found on aliexpress 5 phases drivers :
I don't know if it is ok for original motors...
 
Maybe someone with a retrofit pc turn 50 can help me ?
 
Thank you !
 
Eric

Retrofit emco pc turn 50

finistairsoft@...
 

Hello everybody ! I'm french and I have an emco pc turn50 since few weeks without computer/software/card. I want use mach3 (USB) and retrofit this lathe, but keep maximum original parts.
I have already a 0.55kw VFD, and I'm looking to save originals motors. I found on aliexpress 5 phases drivers :
I don't know if it is ok for original motors...
 
Maybe someone with a retrofit pc turn 50 can help me ?
 
Thank you !
 
Eric

Sell Emco compact 5 controller #a6a112001

Mamz
 

Hi guys, if anyone search a controller for emco compact 5 cnc I sell mine, I sell it with 2 step motors axis and the dc motor for turret, all in good condition. I tested them before unmount.
If you need pictures, price contact me.
Have a good day. 

Mamz

Here the picture
https://www.leboncoin.fr/equipements_industriels/1756831944.htm

Re: Emco Compact 5 Tool Turret Changer 6 turning - aftermarket turret plate only one

Sharp.Shooter
 

Thanks, I might not expressed myself properly, I actually need complete Compact 5 turret, preferably in Europe, so if you have one for sale let me know

 

S

 

From: Emco-CNC-Users@groups.io [mailto:Emco-CNC-Users@groups.io] On Behalf Of sbl.htral@...
Sent: Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:05 AM
To: Emco-CNC-Users@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Emco-CNC-Users] Emco Compact 5 Tool Turret Changer 6 turning - aftermarket turret plate only one

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Automatic-Turret-Tool-Head-ATC-for-8-tools-EU/383106166723?hash=item5932e82fc3:g:Ke4AAOSwxgZdQuhv

Looks might be good for you Stefan

Re: Emco Compact 5 Tool Turret Changer 6 turning - aftermarket turret plate only one

sbl.htral@...
 

Re: Emco Compact 5 Tool Turret Changer 6 turning - aftermarket turret plate only one

Sharp.Shooter
 


Anyone selling stock turret? I have standard and upgraded (220P) plate, but I would like to set it up on my PC5, that is retrofitted to Linux.
Thanks
Stefan


On Fri, 28 Feb 2020 at 16:43, David Rabenius <taborboy78@...> wrote:

It appears from the ad that this seller fabricated the plates as they listed several other items that would work on this turret. You could always buy this one and sell your stock turret (if you have one) the stock ones bring  around $500.

If you had a CAD drawing it wouldn’t be cheap to have one machined unless yo did it yourself. Also I don’t know how you can configure it using stock EMCO electronics.

 

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Re: Emco Compact 5 Tool Turret Changer 6 turning - aftermarket turret plate only one

David Rabenius
 

It appears from the ad that this seller fabricated the plates as they listed several other items that would work on this turret. You could always buy this one and sell your stock turret (if you have one) the stock ones bring  around $500.

If you had a CAD drawing it wouldn’t be cheap to have one machined unless yo did it yourself. Also I don’t know how you can configure it using stock EMCO electronics.

 

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Re: Emco Compact 5 Tool Turret Changer 6 turning - aftermarket turret plate only one

g d
 

What would you pay.

On Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:57:32 AM CST, <sbl.htral@...> wrote:


Emco Compact 5 Tool Turret Changer 6 turning - aftermarket turret plate only one

sbl.htral@...
 

Re: Controls for EMCOTURN 120

marty_in_mesa
 

Press delete and move on...


On Wed, Feb 26, 2020, 7:27 AM <gsnalven@...> wrote:
Rabenius message is both ignorant and racist. It should be removed. If anyone is interested in the true state of the art in China I would be happy to discuss. At  this time the regular folk are suffering and there is no need to pile on.

Re: Controls for EMCOTURN 120

David Rabenius
 

Sorry,Didnt mean to offend anyone. I am FAR from being a racist. In fact I had over20% Chinese employees in my kitchen. They spoke little english. Once I translated the food prep sheets and were trained on what to do, the Chinese quickly became my best employees.
If you reread my post then you will understand that support of a product by both the mfg. & outside can be a huge factor. I realize most of the CNC components are made in China.
While you are on this post kindly inform the users group of the support that this mfg. Provided. Any forums, user groups would be appreciated.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 09:27:51 AM EST, <gsnalven@...> wrote:


Rabenius message is both ignorant and racist. It should be removed. If anyone is interested in the true state of the art in China I would be happy to discuss. At  this time the regular folk are suffering and there is no need to pile on.

Re: Controls for EMCOTURN 120

gsnalven@...
 

Rabenius message is both ignorant and racist. It should be removed. If anyone is interested in the true state of the art in China I would be happy to discuss. At  this time the regular folk are suffering and there is no need to pile on.

Re: Controls for EMCOTURN 120

David Rabenius
 

I guess it boils down to how much knowledge you have with “rolling your own” electronics. Where do you go when you have a question?, installation problem?, Is there a users forum you can ask questions?

 If you go the Centroid route you have several channels of getting help & answers. If you speak Chinese and feel that they offer support then good luck!

Were you thinking of using Lineux? Mach3?, 4?

I would say your ultimate goal would be to make parts on the EMCOturn,  so I would go with factory support, dedicated forums, user group expirence over some Ching Chong electronics. If you went with Centroid first and didn’t like it then changing out the main interface board would be easier as you would have already done the stepper motors, parameters, etc.

I have seen too many people tear into a retrofit and lose interest. Many fine machines are collecting dust due to not being able to finish a retrofit or having problems that they coldnt figure out.

 

Dave

 

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Re: Controls for EMCOTURN 120

marty_in_mesa
 

What don't you like about the Centroid Interface? Pretty clean and straight forward. 
Certainly your choice.
Plus side to Centroid is the hardware and software come from the same company who has specialized in CNC Machine motion control for over 30 years.
Good support too. I have a pair of Emcoturn 220's I'll be doing in the near future.
Best of luck to you in whatever  you choose to do! 

Marty

On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 4:09 PM robbrwstr via Groups.Io <robbrwstr=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I recently purchased a machine but it has no controls.  I have watched Marty's Acorn conversion videos and am  impressed with his work.  With that being said I am not a fan of centroids user interface and the need for a pc for it to run.  I may still go that route but I really like the Masso but am apprehensive about the communication with the tool changer.  I am not a big fan of buying the Chinese controller in case I run into issues.  What route should I take?????

Controls for EMCOTURN 120

robbrwstr@...
 

I recently purchased a machine but it has no controls.  I have watched Marty's Acorn conversion videos and am  impressed with his work.  With that being said I am not a fan of centroids user interface and the need for a pc for it to run.  I may still go that route but I really like the Masso but am apprehensive about the communication with the tool changer.  I am not a big fan of buying the Chinese controller in case I run into issues.  What route should I take?????

RS232 connection to send programs to EMCO PC Turn 120

edelweiss.srl@...
 

Hi,
I just bought a 1995 PC Turn 120, it has Windows 3.1, a very old WinNC and Sinumerik keyboard.
I want to find a way to send programs directly via a DNC.
Any help will be appreciated (RS232 pinout, recommended DNC program, step by step instructions).

Thank you!

Emco 120P for sale - Colorado

sam.ley@...
 

Hi folks, I'm selling my 120P lathe, and wanted to post it here first. Asking $1200 to move quickly. It is located in Boulder, Colorado, and while I can't arrange full freight services, I'd be happy to work with your freight provider (lift gate needed). Let me know if you have questions or interest - feel free to reply here, or email me directly at sam.ley@....

Emco 120P CNC lathe, in a very clean, mostly-working condition. The lathe had a failed control system, and is now 80% of the way through a conversion to a modern control package, including new electronics, motor drives, stepper drives, and MESA interface.

Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/0mxUPQw

The Emco Turn 120P is a CNC lathe from the Austrian Emco company. It is designed for work pieces 3" x 5", and has a pneumatic collet and pneumatic tailstock, as well as an 8 tool motorized turret. The lathe has a number of nice features, including an encoder on the spindle for threading operations and other precision maneuvers, an automatic oiler for the ways, and a coolant tray system. This particular model was built in 1991.

This lathe is in great mechanical condition, with low wear on major components. It was in storage with a failed control system which I disassembled and parted out. I built a new electronics package, mounted shelves and monitor racks, and installed new stepper motors with Gecko drivers and a WEG AC induction motor that is easier to control than the original four-quadrant DC motor (though the original motor is included!).

I got most of the way through the conversion to EMC control using MESA interface boards, when I realized I did not really need this lathe, and had other projects that needed my energy. At the time I stopped, I had control over the spindle motor, the encoder and the way steppers.

Includes extensive accessories and parts - I'll include everything I had acquired for the conversion, including all my notes with pinouts and control details, manuals, spares, etc. The original control package is long gone, but the Siemens DC four quadrant motor is included.

It is currently wired for 208V three phase, though the VFD motor drive can be rewired for 240V split phase if desired.

Includes:
  • Emco 120P lathe
  • Dell PC and monitor for EMC Linux
  • WEG AC induction motor
  • Fuji AF300 VFD
  • Gecko 201X stepper drivers
  • NEMA 30 stepper motors (similar power to the original)
  • MESA 7176 interface card
  • Original Siemens DC motor
  • The metal back panel that most people lose
Included Accessories:
  • Set of 5C collets
  • Metal filing cabinets mounted under the lathe (very handy)
  • Various spare fuses, fuse holders and electronic bits
  • ShuttlePro USB device
  • Power supplies and other parts

Thanks,
Sam

Re: New to CNC and the group with a couple questions

Rowan Schwartz
 

Also does anybody have a copy or any software for this stuff?

Re: New to CNC and the group with a couple questions

Rowan Schwartz
 

which software will I need to run it I am designing parts in fusion360. WinNC? Mastercam? wincam?