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Post for a Masterwood Speedy 207

Postby dustboy » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:56 am

I have an old Masterwood Speedy 207 CNC boring machine that I will be modifying with the addition of a spindle, for use as a hobby point to point machine.

I would love to use VCarve again, what are the chances of finding a Post Processor to make this machine work?
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Re: Post for a Masterwood Speedy 207

Postby IslaWW » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:32 am

Can you post an example of code that actually runs well?
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Re: Post for a Masterwood Speedy 207

Postby dustboy » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:44 am

Hey, good to hear from you, Gary! Hope you're well.

This is code that was included on the 3.5" floppy :roll: disk with the machine. Yes, apparently you can still buy a floppy drive on the internet. I have successfully run a "Demo" program, but it drilled quite a few more holes than the code would indicate. The instruction manual and controller interface are poorly translated from Italian so it's hard to know what is really going on. I miss WinCNC!

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#3 X1200.00 Y400.00
#4 1
#5 0
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G00 P10 X100.00 Y75.00 D5.00 P1
G03 P100 X100.00 Y75.00 X100.00 D5.00 P1 S25.00
G04 P010 X75.00 Y75.00 Y75.00 D8.00 P1 S25.00
G00 P00 X75.00 Y150.00 D5.00 P1
G00 P10 X75.00 Y150.00 D5.00 P1
G00 P00 X1125.00 Y150.00 D5.00 P1
G03 P000 X75.00 Y150.00 X100.00 D5.00 P1 S25.00
G03 P100 X75.00 Y150.00 X75.00 D5.00 P1 S25.00
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% 4
#1 NOTTE
#3 X1300.00 Y760.00
#4 1
#5 0
G00 P00 X54.00 Y54.00 D8.10 P1
G00 P00 X654.00 Y654.00 D8.20 P2
G00 P00 X1254.00 Y54.00 D8.30 P3
G00 P00 X1254.00 Y654.00 D8.40 P4
G00 P00 X654.00 Y54.00 D8.50 P1
G00 P00 X54.00 Y654.00 D8.10 P1
G02 L1 P00 X0.00 Y200.00 D8.00 P15.00 H2 V1.00
G00 P00 X560.00 Y200.00 D8.10 P1
G02 L0 P00 X1300.00 Y200.00 D8.00 P15.00 H2 V1.00
G00 P00 X740.00 Y200.00 D8.20 P1
G02 L1 P00 X0.00 Y400.00 D8.00 P15.00 H4 V1.00
G00 P00 X560.00 Y400.00 D8.30 P1
G02 L0 P00 X1300.00 Y400.00 D8.00 P15.00 H4 V1.00
G00 P00 X740.00 Y400.00 D8.40 P1
G02 L1 P00 X0.00 Y600.00 D8.00 P15.00 H2 V1.00
G00 P00 X560.00 Y600.00 D8.20 P1
G02 L0 P00 X1300.00 Y600.00 D8.00 P15.00 H2 V1.00
G06 P000 X1100.00 Y250.00 X800.00 V5.00 S3.30
G06 P000 X800.00 Y500.00 X400.00 V5.00 S3.30
G00 P00 X240.00 Y340.00 D8.30 P1
G00 P00 X272.00 Y340.00 D8.20 P1
G00 P00 X304.00 Y340.00 D8.10 P1
G00 P00 X1004.00 Y340.00 D8.30 P1
G00 P00 X1036.00 Y340.00 D8.20 P1
G00 P00 X1068.00 Y340.00 D8.10 P1
G00 P00 X248.00 Y100.00 D8.50 P1
G00 P00 X248.00 Y132.00 D8.40 P1
G00 P00 X248.00 Y164.00 D8.30 P1
G00 P00 X280.00 Y164.00 D8.20 P1
G00 P00 X312.00 Y164.00 D8.10 P1
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#1 HHUS
#3 X680.00 Y540.00
#4 1
#5 0
G06 P100 X0.00 Y19.00 X0.00 V8.00 S3.20
G03 P001 X150.00 Y100.00 X150.00 D5.00 P2 S32.00
G03 P011 X150.00 Y150.00 X150.00 D5.00 P2 S32.00
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Re: Post for a Masterwood Speedy 207

Postby IslaWW » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:27 pm

I am, thenks.

The Italians make great machines. They just don't make them so we can understand.

Why don't you just throw a WinCNC controller on the machine? Beat of both worlds.
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Re: Post for a Masterwood Speedy 207

Postby ger21 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:37 pm

So right now this is a boring machine only? Is it one big drilling head?

If it doesn't have a spindle now, will the control support a spindle?

I used to use a Masterwood 327, but the code was not like that. With the 327, I would be able to use the spindle with V Carve Pro, but probably not the drills. But V Carve didn't even exist back then. (1997)
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Re: Post for a Masterwood Speedy 207

Postby dustboy » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:27 am

I would love to run WinCNC. Can I set it up to run the servo drives existing on the machine? Or would it be easier to swap everything out for a stepper system?

The machine has no z-axis, only a pneumatic actuator limited by mechanical stops. It has a drilling block with 3x3 drills on 32mm centers, and an opposing pair of horizontal drills for edge boring. On the side it has a grooving saw. I bought it with 6 hours :shock: on the meter. It would be fun to keep the drilling block but the goal is to get a spindle running with a real z-axis. I have no use for the grooving saw so I was thinking of putting a spindle in its place.
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Re: Post for a Masterwood Speedy 207

Postby ger21 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:18 pm

A complete retrofit is probably your best bet, as the original control will probably not work with the spindle.
Retrofitting these machines is not for the faint of heart, but that machine is probably a lot less complex than most Italian machines.
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Re: Post for a Masterwood Speedy 207

Postby IslaWW » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:41 am

If the servo drives have a step and direction option, then you can do it. If not, look at Centroid Oak
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Re: Post for a Masterwood Speedy 207

Postby dustboy » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:54 pm

The spindle will likely be an off-the shelf 2 1/4 HP router. So, all the controller has to do is move it around. Adding the Z-axis would require a controller replacement for sure, but for now I would be happy just to use Cut 2D for some simple through-cutting and pocketing at mechanically preset depths.

I've sent an inquiry to Centroid, and to WinCNC.
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