An open source Emco 120P lathe tool turret control

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29 Jun 2017 22:38 #95196 by LutzTD
I opened the board file provided in the toolerator website in KiCad and then used the print command and printed the appropriate layers to files. I then sent those files to pcbgogo. The files determined all they needed to know to produce the boards.

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04 Jul 2017 11:06 #95351 by andypugh

How does it work sending the files to a pcb maker?
You have to solder all the components yourself I assume?


For PCB-only, yes. Some also offer a PCBA service ( including Seeed ) but this costs more, obviously. In the case of Seeed you need to select PCBA as an option and supply a bill-of-materials. I have never tried this, so don't know how it works.

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06 Sep 2017 14:24 #98584 by timmert
I got 2 PCB (unused), message if interested

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19 May 2020 12:07 - 25 May 2020 05:57 #168259 by Geko
Hello, and sorry for the Noob question!
I just got a Emcoturn120 and I like to convert the Controller as well.
But I used EdingCNC before together with a smaller Lathe, and I've much more skill in it.
That's the reason I would like to stay at EdingCNC.
Is ist possible to use other systems as LinuxCNC?

Thanks in advance and stay healthy
George
Last edit: 25 May 2020 05:57 by Geko.

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05 Jan 2021 22:05 #194169 by TOLP2
Great tool, just got it working lately on my EMCO 5 CNC, which is running on LinuxCNC 2.8.

The HAL-component is compiled as singleton. In my case this leads to failure during the building process (undefined parameters 'names' and 'numbers'. An easy work-around is to compile it without the singleton option. This requires a small change in the hal-file using this component.

Because my EMCO 5 CNC has 6 tools in the turret and the original DC motor has been replaced by the previous owner by a NEMA17 stepper, I wrote Arduino sketch for this solution. I named it the toolerator500. The number of tools can be changed easily in the code, by just changing the TOOL_COUNT definition.

I also changed the hal-component to accommodate the changes for the toolerator500. The hal-component is compatible with both the toolerator3000 (DC-motor based) and the toolerator500 (Stepper motor based).

The files can be downloaded at GitLab .

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05 Jan 2021 22:08 #194170 by TOLP2
No, this won't work as EdingCNC cannot handle the HAL-file. The sketch can be maintained, but you have to roll your own communication class. I doubt it whether it is possible.

When you retrofit the turret with a stepper, you can assign it to be a rotary axis. I have a macro for EdingCNC for this use case.

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