I have a Camsoft controlled Mazak lathe. 25 Hp. machine 16" by 72" with two
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.
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
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
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.