Hitachi Seiki VM-40 Retrofit

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12 Jan 2014 13:32 - 12 Jan 2014 21:51 #42636 by bevins
I am starting a retrofit on a Hitachi Seiki VM40. The original control is not working but everything else looks good.

Installed LinuxCNC and I am using a 5i25 and a 7i77 which is up and running. I am programming and learning as I go.
Here are some pics of the machine as it sits now.
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12 Jan 2014 21:45 - 12 Jan 2014 21:49 #42654 by bevins
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Started working on new control box to house the mesa cards and I/O and power.
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12 Jan 2014 21:45 - 12 Jan 2014 21:54 #42655 by bevins
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With the ATC and P{LC, I am thinking I will run out of I/O on the 7i77. I will leave room to add an I/O board.
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13 Jan 2014 05:45 #42674 by andypugh

With the ATC and P{LC, I am thinking I will run out of I/O on the 7i77. I will leave room to add an I/O board.


Have a look at the smart-serial boards.
Any one of these can be connected to the smart-serial port of your 7i77.
store.mesanet.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=83_88

There is a wide range of capabilities there. The 7i64 can handle significant voltage and current. (which is why it is so much more expensive)

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13 Jan 2014 20:37 #42698 by bevins
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I don't think I would need the higher powered card. I will just be energizing relays. So the 7i84 will do fine I think.

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13 Jan 2014 21:05 #42699 by bevins
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More work done on panel.
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14 Jan 2014 04:12 - 14 Jan 2014 04:14 #42712 by davo727
Nice project. Thanks for posting it. What part of the world are you in?
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14 Jan 2014 04:16 - 14 Jan 2014 04:35 #42713 by bevins
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I'm in Montreal, Canada

still learning the ins and outs of LinuxCNC struggling but getting somewhere.
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15 Jan 2014 10:24 #42800 by bevins
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Finished wiring inputs and outputs on the 7i77 .Everything is working so far.




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15 Jan 2014 20:38 #42817 by BigJohnT
Very neat wiring! You don't see that often.

JT

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