Fadal Retrofit - ATC cycle

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14 Jan 2017 06:21 #85726 by Nitram
Nitram created the topic: Fadal Retrofit - ATC cycle
Hello all!

Have conducted a specific searched regarding the question below, but no luck...

Looking into a retrofit of a FADAL 3016 (1996 year, DC servos/resolvers) to LinuxCNC given the ever increasing reliance and cost of outdated proprietary hardware. Another way of saying: "future-proofing" with an adaptable, flexible and contemporary system.

The prime challenge seems to be the ATC cycle. Obviously there are quite a number of Fadal's out there, so just wondering whether anyone has retrofitted one with LinuxCNC and therefore whether there are any ladders or hal code already in existence specifically regarding the Fadal ATC cycle.

Hoping to get some previous Fadal retrofit expertise onto the forum regarding the ATC. Obviously information for this build, but also once this info is up it will serve as a searchable record for those who will also undoubtedly want to retrofit a Fadal in the future.

Would be greatly interested in your experience if you've been on this journey before me.

Thanks and best regards,
Marty.
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14 Jan 2017 23:55 #85793 by andypugh
andypugh replied the topic: Fadal Retrofit - ATC cycle
I am sure that we can help you through this. It really comes down to if you prefer to control the cycle from G-code or Classic Ladder.
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