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Re: Compact 5CNC for sale.

Ron Kline <ronkline@...>
 

Nice machine but you are living in the wrong country
Ron

frsdirect wrote:

Just thought I would let members know I have a compact 5CNC for sale
on EBay now complete with auto tool changer and PC for program
creation and uploading/downloading programs to and from machine. Ebay
Item number 7631874481.

Regards,
Bob


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key switch

wsnydersonfest <service@...>
 

does anyone know how to remove the key switch for replacment? thanks,
Bill


Spareparts 4-sale

Bengt <cnc@...>
 

http://www.cnczone.com/classifieds/showproduct.php/product/1014

I have some hard to find spareparts 4-sale to Emco PC Turn 50.
Complete electronics box including stepper motors and Siemens Desk
Controller. This is original RS-485 serial controller including power
supply, control board (VFD) for main spindle 3-phase motor 0.5hp
Stepper drivers and I/O boards. No PC software.

Cheers
Bengt


4 Jaw chuck to fit EMCO CNC5

scot1012002
 

Anyone advise where I can get a 4 Jaw chuck to fit the EMCO CNC in the
UK please? Thread sizes might help locate a generic one?

regards Roddy


Re: 4 Jaw chuck to fit EMCO CNC5

Alison and Jim Gregg. <ajgregg@...>
 

Hi.

The EMCO 5CNC  does not have a threaded spindle nose, but uses an oddball DIN fitting where a recess in the chuck backplate pushes onto the spindle nose to locate it concentrically, and is held in by either 3 or 4 screws - (3 or 4 jaw chuck), through the front of the chuck into the end of the spindle. 

It's a good arrangement in that the chuck cannot unscrew itself, but is a bit harder to find, especially generic ones - been there done that!

Jim Gregg.


At 03:55 AM 14/07/2006, you wrote:
Anyone advise where I can get a 4 Jaw chuck to fit the EMCO CNC in the
UK please?  Thread sizes might help locate a generic one?

regards Roddy






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PC 5software Ver. 2.5 vs. 2.8

sixthreeragtop
 

Does anyone know what the changes were to the software. I currently
have Ver. 2.5 and all of the documentation, is it worthwhile to
upgrade to 2.8?

Thanks


Software for Compact 5 PC

nikko2one <nikko2one@...>
 

Hi, everyone!
I've recently bought a Compact 5PC, probably a mark 2 or 3 (it has
about 16 G-codes or so...).- But without software, and acc. to EMCO in
sweden, it is not possible to get the software anymore.
The lathe is in good condition, and i think it could work fine!
Do anyone have any recommendations on how to get this work, and how?
I know about Welsoft, but think it's too expensive, so far.
If possible it would be nice to operate the lathe from a labtop by
USB, but think it would be a problem.
I'm used to run commercial cnc machines, and just need a
simple "professional" interface.
- I would really appreciate if you could give some advise to that!
Best regards Nik


Software for new members

notewell48 <notewell@...>
 

Please Someone can we have a BIG notice on our both homepages directing
new members to the software that is available on the group.
Can we have a files section called software and have it just for
software anything to make it more obvious to folks that the software is
available.

Nigel


Software for Compact 5 PC

nikko2one <nikko2one@...>
 

Hi everybody :-)
- yes it's true; i'm a little embarassed. After my last posting
here, I've realized that there was the "Files"-section with some
software in.
- BUT still: I agree with Nigel... -It would be very helpful if
there was a general introduction to people like me, who finds a
compact 5, but don't have any knowlegde or other information on how
it is intended to work. - Information like: How do I set it up,
which software and platform do i need, is there any alternatives,
differentiation between models (ex. in features), other advices,
and so on...
So far I've realized that i might need a DOS platform to use the
software on, and hope i'm right on that.
-But if you have any suggestions or advices, I would be very pleased
to hear from you.
The maschine I've found has 16 G-codes (acc.to a manual sheet that
followed the maschine), is in very good condition, and seems to vork
just fine. (But has not been able to connect it yet...)
I hope to be able to make arcs and L/R threading on it. -Is it
possible?
Best regards to you all! Nik :-)


Re: Software for Compact 5 PC

notewell48 <notewell@...>
 

--- In Emco_cnc_users@..., "nikko2one" <nikko2one@...>
wrote:

Hi everybody :-)
- yes it's true; i'm a little embarassed. After my last posting
here, I've realized that there was the "Files"-section with some
software in.
- BUT still: I agree with Nigel... -It would be very helpful if
there was a general introduction to people like me, who finds a
compact 5, but don't have any knowlegde or other information on how
it is intended to work. - Information like: How do I set it up,
which software and platform do i need, is there any alternatives,
differentiation between models (ex. in features), other advices,
and so on...
So far I've realized that i might need a DOS platform to use the
software on, and hope i'm right on that.
-But if you have any suggestions or advices, I would be very
pleased
to hear from you.
The maschine I've found has 16 G-codes (acc.to a manual sheet that
followed the maschine), is in very good condition, and seems to
vork
just fine. (But has not been able to connect it yet...)
I hope to be able to make arcs and L/R threading on it. -Is it
possible?
Best regards to you all! Nik :-)
PC % manual available here

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Emco_cnc_users/files/

Nigel


Re: Software for Compact 5 PC

David Rabenius
 

Nik:
  Threading & arcs are no problem on this lathe. Download the software form the files section and use the printer cable to your laptop, USB wasnt popular then, got to remember these machines were designed in the early 90's and there was only 2 software upgrades, 2.8 being the last one before this lathe was discontinued in 1997.
  I thread with my lathe frequently and it does well once you learn how to do it.
 
Regards,
 
Dave

nikko2one wrote:
Hi, everyone!
I've recently bought a Compact 5PC, probably a mark 2 or 3 (it has
about 16 G-codes or so...).- But without software, and acc. to EMCO in
sweden, it is not possible to get the software anymore.
The lathe is in good condition, and i think it could work fine!
Do anyone have any recommendations on how to get this work, and how?
I know about Welsoft, but think it's too expensive, so far.
If possible it would be nice to operate the lathe from a labtop by
USB, but think it would be a problem.
I'm used to run commercial cnc machines, and just need a
simple "professional" interface.
- I would really appreciate if you could give some advise to that!
Best regards Nik



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looking for Chip

John <fik123@...>
 

I have not heard from Chip in a long time, if anyone is in touch would
you have him give me a scream, I am home and would lie to get my
software back if he is done with it. Thanks


EMCO PC5 SPINDLE MOTOR PROBLEM

rthoracing
 

Hi,

My emco pc5 blew the main fuse while cutting a part.
The spindle motor humm's but does not start.
I know very little about electronics and could use some help.
Any ideas of what I should check, and how to check it?

Thanks, Rick

http://members.aol.com/rthoracing3/machines.html


Wanted Compact 5CNC

eng10trig
 

Wanted Compact 5 CNC any model. does not need to have working
electronics. I just need the lathe with both axis and ball screws ok.
Good head and tail stock, with a three jaw or 4 jaw chuck. Not to
bothered if headstock motor works or not.
Would prefer one located in the Midlands UK. as I am based in Worcester
(wr5 2lu)
I dont mind paying for delivery from UK usually £60.
Cheers
Will.


Emco Compact 5 Carbide Tooling

tincan_alley
 

Hi all,

In the near future, I want to buy an Emco C5 CNC Lathe (maybe I will
get one as an Xmas present - I hope SWMBO sees this post !!)

I have been looking at what has been on offer from various sources and
prices / condition, I am still looking at the present time for a nice
lathe located in the UK

I saw some tooling on eBay.com and was wondering if anyone is using
these carbide type insert tools as they seem a little different from
the standard square shank replaceable insert tools that are available
from various engineering suppliers, they come with some sort of wedge
for setting centre height and an indexing facility via a pin 'stop'
Here is the ebay link: http://snipurl.com/EMCO_Compact5_Tools

Are these tools the same as the original Emco tools that would have
been supplied with the Lathe by Emco when it was new many years ago ?

Thanks in advance for any help or info, I look forward to hearing from
you.

Mark


Re: Emco Compact 5 Carbide Tooling

David Rabenius
 

Mark:
  These tools were never offered by EMCO, their machines were setup for the 55 degree diamond tooling. The tool geometries were calculated on these tools also. The tooling you saw on ebay has been avaliable for quite some time, I have this system and it is made by a company called nicole systems, J & L Industrial has them under the "Interstate" brand. They are useful and you can use them on any lathe. The inserts are higher than the 55 degree diamond inserts sold by almost double.
  The ones sold on ebay are modified in the length & the wedge for adjusting center height. The pin is simply a stop which helps somewhat.
The Nicole bars are quite long and the set is like $ 140.00, you get 6 assorted grooving bits and the wrench. Any toolholder you use on the CNC5 with thw turret will require the shorter tooling. If you get the CNC5 without the Turret then you wont have to cut down the holders.
  On my lathes I use the standard EMCO holders with no problems. I even found a boring bar that uses the same turning inserts and works well.
 
Dave

tincan_alley wrote:
Hi all,

In the near future, I want to buy an Emco C5 CNC Lathe (maybe I will
get one as an Xmas present - I hope SWMBO sees this post !!)

I have been looking at what has been on offer from various sources and
prices / condition, I am still looking at the present time for a nice
lathe located in the UK

I saw some tooling on eBay.com and was wondering if anyone is using
these carbide type insert tools as they seem a little different from
the standard square shank replaceable insert tools that are available
from various engineering suppliers, they come with some sort of wedge
for setting centre height and an indexing facility via a pin 'stop'
Here is the ebay link: http://snipurl.com/EMCO_Compact5_Tools

Are these tools the same as the original Emco tools that would have
been supplied with the Lathe by Emco when it was new many years ago ?

Thanks in advance for any help or info, I look forward to hearing from
you.

Mark



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PC5 Stepper Driver

Terry Parker <vmax@...>
 

Does anyone have a pinout of the PC5 drivers? I would like to interface
Mach3 to the stock Drivers. Thanks Terry Parker


Re: PC5 Stepper Driver

Ron Kline <ronkline@...>
 

I know this is not what you were asking for , but -
Use Geckos and replace the 20+ year old motors .
It works GREAT that way, I have 3 like that .

Ron


Terry Parker wrote:


Does anyone have a pinout of the PC5 drivers? I would like to interface
Mach3 to the stock Drivers. Thanks Terry Parker


Re: PC5 Stepper Driver

David Rabenius
 

Terry:
   I would also replace the steppers as Ron did on his conversion. The EMCO steppers were specially made for EMCO, they are underpowered and just shy of impossible to get new. I called EMCO 5 years ago and they said that they would be $ 495.00 EACH and they didnt have any in stock.
  Morer importantly is the EMCO steppers are 72 steps per revolution while a modern stepper has 200 steps per rvolution. Pacific Scientific make a nice 145 oz stepper and is priced under $ 120.00. These motor are over double the torque of stock motors. You only need to drill & ream the shaft for the pin. There are deals on ebay for similar steppers that can be had for less monet as well.

Dave


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Re: PC5 Stepper Driver

notewell48 <notewell@...>
 

Hi Terry
Why do you want to use Mach 3?
The Emco software is available, I do not have any problems with it.
Mach 3 will not improve the accuracy of the machine without changing
the steppers.
I spoke to a company here in Australia recently and they said it is
very difficult to use other software with the Emco. I think they did
manage to get DeskCNC to work, but were unable to use Mach3 with the
existing hardware.
Nigel

--- In Emco_cnc_users@..., "Terry Parker" <vmax@...> wrote:

Does anyone have a pinout of the PC5 drivers? I would like to
interface
Mach3 to the stock Drivers. Thanks Terry Parker