Re: DNC to acramatic 850 suggestions
- From: Cliff <Clhuprich@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 07:57:49 -0500
On Sat, 04 Feb 2006 04:10:13 GMT, Michael <gailey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Black Dragon wrote:
The new PC has no RS232 port only USB
You can purchase communication cards for less than $10 at your local
computer shop. If your new computer doesn't have any open expansion
slots, take it back, get a refund, and buy a decent one.
BD, you are right, buying an integrated PC is a real problem now.
Packard Bell and the like built them for years, everything was built on
board and integrated into the mobo in many cases. If the graphics card
goes out it takes a new mobo. Same with modems unless you added on an
Most everyone in the cad cam field would assure that any new pc
purchase would be a new machine that has expansion slots, no matter what
the guy from the Geek Squad says. Cad cam work basically requires bigger
faster graphics, but the gradual disappearance of RS232, floppy discs,
std com ports etc is sad to see. I have stopped pulling old machines off
line, I upgrade to a new machine and keep the old pc's around for that
occasional need that will happen the day after the old machine is discarded.
This thread was about 850SX Cincy/Vickers controls, to be honest,
adding an RS232 with an 850sx control is not the end of the dnc
problems. The problem with that control is that it was not Windows
friendly, the best way to dnc off an 850sx is via DCDNC, and Dos mode on
the pc. It will drip feed forever with that combination. I have seen
quite a few DNC programs fail on the 850sx because of the lack of
Windows communication. You may get it to drip feed from a Windows pc but
it won't be reliable for lights out machining.
The best dnc drip feed I ever got on a Cincy/Vickers 850sx was running
the pc in Dos mode and communicating via DCDNC. DCDNC is the Vickers
program that is available on that new Siemans website. I installed an
ethernet card in the Cincy shop pc and connected it to an ethernet card
in my office machine and never had a problem with drip feeding that
Cincy again. The ethernet setup allowed me to access the shop pc all day
while it was shelled to Dos via the network.
Something stinks I think ....
- Prev by Date: Re: Thread Timing
- Next by Date: Re: DNC to acramatic 850 suggestions
- Previous by thread: Re: DNC to acramatic 850 suggestions
- Next by thread: Who are these guys?