View Full Version : One system controlling two tables?

Fri 10 September 2010, 12:01
Is it possible or practical to use one computer, PSU and set of drivers/BOB to run two different tables (NOT simultaneously)

I'm thinking along the lines of a multipin switch or several relays (or even some sort of home made knife switch) that would switch between one set of motors and the other .....

Is this crazy? Even as a short term solution? Would sure cut down on costs...


Fri 10 September 2010, 14:37
Mark, it's probably not crazy if you use a series of connectors. Moving four motor connectors and say two sensor and switch connectors from one table to another should take less time than loading the material onto the table and fastening it down.

Fri 10 September 2010, 14:52
I'd be able to save separate profiles on the computer for each table, correct? One for the plasma table and another for the router table?


Fri 10 September 2010, 14:58
You certainly can with EMC2, I don't know for Mach3, but I'd be shocked if you couldn't.

Fri 10 September 2010, 19:27
That is exactly how I set up our table and others in the past in Mach

MM - router.xml file
MM - plasma.xml file
MM - indexer.xml file

Make as many as you want for the setups you do most often.