Biesse Rover 18 CNC router

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29 Jan 2018 19:58 #105174 by Todd Zuercher
Linuxcnc does have a built in soft PLC program. (ClassicLadder)
If the machine has a hard PLC separate from it old controller, It may be possible to interface it with Linuxcnc.

Linuxcnc is complex, but that complexity is what makes it possible for it to be used on machines that are very complex or unusual. Where other simpler controls (like Mach3) you would have to give up some of the machines original functionality or safety features.

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30 Jan 2018 21:01 #105209 by Peterdeleu
I've just installed LinuxCNC on a virtual machine on my Macbook. It looks very promising !
The next step is to order some Mesa hardware en do some tests.

The Pin and Step wizards are very handy for a LinuxCNC dummy ;)

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30 Jan 2018 21:25 #105211 by Todd Zuercher
Maybe you already know this, but VMs are great for experimenting with the software and simulations, but they can not be used for controlling real hardware with Linuxcnc.

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30 Jan 2018 21:31 #105212 by Peterdeleu
I'm already looking for a PC with a parallel and a PCI port ;)
But to evaluate the interface and do some simulations, it is nice to have it on my macbook ;)

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30 Jan 2018 21:39 #105213 by Todd Zuercher
If you are using Mesa hardware, I wouldn't bother with requiring a parallel port for your computer purchase (you won't be using it.)

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10 Jul 2018 06:43 #113930 by Jonasza
Replied by Jonasza on topic Biesse Rover 18 CNC router

I'm already looking for a PC with a parallel and a PCI port ;)
But to evaluate the interface and do some simulations, it is nice to have it on my macbook ;)


Hello, Peter,
can you contact me? I want to discuss with you about Rover Biesse retrofit :)

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14 Jul 2018 15:37 - 14 Jul 2018 15:38 #114168 by bevins
Replied by bevins on topic Biesse Rover 18 CNC router

I'm already looking for a PC with a parallel and a PCI port ;)
But to evaluate the interface and do some simulations, it is nice to have it on my macbook ;)


Hello, Peter,
can you contact me? I want to discuss with you about Rover Biesse retrofit :)



Hi Jonasza,

I have done some retrofits on Biesse machines including two Biesse 346, the big mama's. Its not that difficult and a Rover 18 should be easy. Contact me if you want some help designing the retrofit. Id be glad to help.

Bob

/EDIT I only use mesa cards on my retrofits.
Last edit: 14 Jul 2018 15:38 by bevins. Reason: adding info.
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16 Jul 2018 12:59 #114296 by Jonasza
Replied by Jonasza on topic Biesse Rover 18 CNC router

I'm already looking for a PC with a parallel and a PCI port ;)
But to evaluate the interface and do some simulations, it is nice to have it on my macbook ;)


Hello, Peter,
can you contact me? I want to discuss with you about Rover Biesse retrofit :)



Hi Jonasza,

I have done some retrofits on Biesse machines including two Biesse 346, the big mama's. Its not that difficult and a Rover 18 should be easy. Contact me if you want some help designing the retrofit. Id be glad to help.

Bob

/EDIT I only use mesa cards on my retrofits.


Hello, Bob,
thank you very much, I appreciate it. Maybe You can write me a message?

Best regards,
Jonas

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16 Jul 2018 13:22 #114298 by Peterdeleu
Tx!!

The Biesse 18 is a great machine.
I've cleaned my Biesse 18 and it looks like nev.
All the hardware is in mint condition.
Only the Vacuum caps and the cupholders have some little damage, but that's not a problem.

In the mean time I was able to gather a lot of information about the machine, like the electrical drawings.
Product information about the spindle, the spindle driver, the servo's, the servo drivers, ...

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08 Oct 2018 07:41 #118529 by mag0s
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need information and help on retrofits biesse rover 16

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