Control software version 8.23 is now available for DOS-based controls. This is likely to be the last DOS update, as Centroid's new software development is now directed to their Linux versions.
Features of version 8.23 include:
* Optional feature or addition to optional package
Optional Feature, $220
Automatically probes your fixture and compensates if it is out of square.
Icon on DRO dislay indicates that compensation is being applied
in the current work coordinate system.
Program to cut an ellipse, using the new G code arithmetic features:
#101 = 1.0 ; length along X axis #102 = 2.0 ; length along Y axis #103 = 10.0 ; plunge feedrate #104 = 20.0 ; cutting feedrate #105 = 0.1 ; Z clearance height #106 = -0.2 ; Z cut depth #107 = 0.5 ; angle increment #108 = -3.0 ; the X center position #109 = 1.0 ; the Y center position ;================================= O9100 G1 X[#101 * cos[#110] / 2.0 + #108] Y[#102 * sin[#110] / 2.0 + #109] #110 = #110 + #107 M99 G0 X[#101/2.0+#108] Y#109 Z#105 G1 F#103 Z#106 F#104 #110 = #107 M98 P9100 L[360.0/#107] G0 Z#105
|Jogging allowable during M0||7.17|
|Homing from index marks (no switches)||7.17|
|Multiple coordinate systems extended from 6 to 18||7.08|
|Run/Search to Tool Number||7.07|
|Tool height offsets active between jobs||7.05|
|Graph only a selected range||7.00|
|Tool Check and Run/Resume||6.03|
|Multi-block cutter comp lookahead||6.00|
|Non-linear ballscrew pitch error compensation||6.00|
Note: for best performance, version 8.xx software requires a 120 MHz Pentium or faster processor and at least 32MB of memory. Older controls can be readily upgraded to newer, faster processors. Call or e-mail for a quote.
On-site update to version 8.23, including new operator's manual: $395 + travel
Coordinate System Rotation software: $220
Multiple Coordinate Systems software: $305
Software to allow jogging at M0 and M6: $220
Detailed information on new features
Copyright © 2011 Marc Leonard
Last updated 17-Jul-2011 MBL