Camsoft retrofit ?

Anyone here ever use Camsoft for a CNC mill retrofit?
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absoluteron
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I have a Camsoft controlled Mazak lathe. 25 Hp. machine 16" by 72" with two tool turrets.
This is one of the more expensive retrofit solutions. Only use it on large servo machines with tool changers and/or more than three axis.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
This is a full four axis machine, no tool changer. Does the system work well? Was the company good to work with? Thanks for your reply.
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absoluteron
I can't answer your questions yet. I'm still wiring, painting and insulating the shop prior to machine startup. I bought it as a running machine. At this point my focus is on starting the Matsuura bed mill so this my be February for startup.
I've found a consultant to help me - Camsoft sent him too me. Unless you're an electrical type - go this way. This is a complicated installation. As my consultant said, "The advantage of Camsoft is everything is configurable. The problem with Camsoft is everything is configurable"
The main thing Camsoft has is a Programmable Logic Controller as part of the package that's not part of most competitors product. They also have a CAD/CAM design package. But, it don't hold a light to MasterCam with AutoCad.
I have an AHHA control that does four axis on a stepper machine. WAY CHEAPER. There's also Master 5 that does stepper and servo machines - WAY WAY CHEAPER. You're on you own to install these, but there's good newsgroups on the web for advice.
Karl
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Karl Townsend

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