Jul 1 11

Mach3 CNC Control Systems

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Mach 3 Based CNC Control Kits

Fully Closed Loop System using AC Brushless or DC Servos

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The information below explains typical kit usage, contents, and prices. For technical information such as hookup or operating instructions and support, please see the Ajax Mach3 Based CNC Kit Operators Manual (PDF, 3.2MB) or visit the AjaxCNC Support Forums. Thank you.

Now available from Ajax CNC – Simple Mach 3 based plug and play CNC Control Kits starting at only $1859! Save time and money and do it yourself with a kit specifically designed for you to connect your own PC with Mach3 CNC software via a standard Ethernet cable, for a fully closed loop CNC capability. Unlike all those hobby kits, our control allows the servos to be under a closed loop via their encoders. The control knows exactly where you are at all times! Scroll down for much more info and pricing/ordering below the videos.

 

Please also visit the Mach 3 Based CNC Control Kits Frequently Asked Questions

Download an AjaxCNC Mach Kit info packet (PDF) This PDF file includes all information on this page as well as the Mach 3 Based CNC Control Kits Frequently Asked Questions

Two basic kit configurations are available:

Mach3 CNC Kit With 3-Axis DC Servo Drive & PLC

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Mach3 AjaxCNC Kit
Kit Contents

This kit includes the major components you need for a fully capable DC CNC system, perfect for the do-it-yourselfer who wants to save money and still have all the features of a more expensive off-the-shelf system. AjaxCNC has bundled together a fast, reliable DSP-based CNC CPU card, with a 15 amp 3-axis servo drive and PLC combo, into a dead simple plug-and-play system optimized for use with Mach3 software. Not only that, we’ve taken all the work out of configuring your system: coolant, lube, spindle control, limits, and more have dedicated connections and are pre-programmed and ready to run.

Click here for the installation manual.

 

Mach3 AjaxCNC Kit
Typical Setup

Shown at left is a depiction of a typical setup for this kit – only a few simple connections are required, and all components are powered by standard household 110VAC. Install Mach3 software and AjaxCNC’s included plugin on your PC, connect it via Ethernet to the CNC CPU card, plug in your motors and switches, and you’re essentially ready to run!

Need more options or expanded PLC I/O? Want to add a 4th axis, digitizing probe, tool length setter, MPG handwheel, or operators control panel? No problem! Our kits are expandable, upgradeable, and have the flexibility to meet nearly any application.

System Block Diagram
System Diagram

Click the image at left to see a more detailed diagram and overview of how our kit components work together in a complete CNC system.

Our Mach3 kits solve a major problem of other PC-based systems: we provide a dedicated CNC CPU card (our “ALLIN1DC″). Other systems rely on your PC’s internal processor to command servo drives — any “hiccups” or problems on your PC while running a job are instantly transferred to the drives on these “hobby” systems. AjaxCNC’s Mach3 kits also feature two-way Ethernet communication, so that Mach3 on your PC always receives position feedback and never has to guess at the position of the machine (like in other systems without two-way Ethernet communication).

MPU11 Motion ControllerALLIN1DC Motion Controller ALLIN1DC Motion Controller

  • Drive, PLC, DSP motion control, spindle control all on one CNC Mill control board.
  • Connects to your computer via Ethernet cable.
  • DSP Motion Control
  • 3-Axis Digital Servo Drive, drives up to 40in-lb/4.52Nm DC servos @180V!!
  • Typical Machine Pre-Programmed PLC Inputs and Outputs
  • Conversational Programming Software
  • Installation and Operator’s manuals PDF on CD/DVD
  • Full Size Paper Wiring Schematic
  • Includes 2 hours of Phone/Remote Technical Support

This kit includes power supplies and connectors for the above components. Ready-to-run servo motors with encoders are sold separately on our CNC Components page. Mach3 software is available directly from Artsoft & Newfangled Solutions LLC, and is not included in pricing below.

Mach3 CNC Kit With 3-Axis DC Servo Drive & PLC: $1859

 

Mach3 CNC Kit For 3rd Party Drives With PLC

Mach3 AjaxCNC KitKit Contents

This kit includes the major components you need for a fully capable CNC system (AC or DC), perfect for the do-it-yourselfer who wants to save money and supply (or re-use) their own motors and drives. AjaxCNC has bundled together a fast, reliable DSP-based CNC CPU card (our “MPU11″), with a Drive Interface and PLC combo board (our “GPIO4D”), into a dead simple plug-and-play system optimized for use with Mach3 software.

This system will communicate with any -10v to +10v drives.

Click here for the installation manual.

Mach3 AjaxCNC KitTypical Setup Shown at left is a depiction of a typical setup for this kit – only a few simple connections are required, and all components are powered by standard household 110VAC. Install Mach3 software and AjaxCNC’s included plugin on your PC, connect it via Ethernet to the CNC CPU card, plug in your drives and motors, and you’re essentially ready to run!Need more options or expanded PLC I/O? Want to add a 4th axis, digitizing probe, tool length setter, MPG handwheel, or operators control panel? No problem! Our kits are expandable, upgradeable, and have the flexibility to meet nearly any application.
System Block DiagramSystem Diagram

Click the image at left to see a more detailed diagram and overview of how our kit components work together in a complete CNC system.

Our Mach3 kits solve a major problem of other PC-based systems: we provide a dedicated CNC CPU card (our “MPU11″). Other systems rely on your PC’s internal processor to command servo drives — any “hiccups” or problems on your PC while running a job are instantly transferred to the drives on these “hobby” systems. AjaxCNC’s Mach3 kits also feature two-way Ethernet communication, so that Mach3 on your PC always receives position feedback and never has to guess at the position of the machine (like in other systems without two-way Ethernet communication).

MPU11 Motion ControllerMPU11 Motion Controller MPU11 Motion Controller

  • Fast Ethernet based communication with any capable PCrunning Mach 3 CNC software
  • DSP-based motion control
  • 6 encoder inputs onboard
  • MPG, probe, and jog panel/pendant connections
  • Fiber optic connection
  • Multi-axis homing and jogging
  • Includes power supply
  • Full Size Paper Wiring Schematic
  • Includes 2 hours of Phone/Remote Technical Support

 

GPIO4D 3rd Party Drive Interface & PLCGPIO4D Drive Interface & PLC GPIO4D 3rd Party Drive Interface & PLC

  • Enables communication with up to four 3rd party servo drives
  • 16 bit analog to servo drives -10v to +10v
  • 12 bit analog to spindle inverter 0 to 10v
  • 16 general purpose I/O onboard (expandable to 240 I/O)

This kit includes power supplies and connectors for the above components and 5′ fiber optic cables for communication. Ready-to-run servo motors with encoders are sold separately on our CNC Components page. Mach3 software is available directly from Artsoft & Newfangled Solutions LLC, and is not included in pricing below.

Mach3 CNC Kit For 3rd Party Drives With PLC: $2095