For anyone who needs a manual for a MyCenter-0 see the above link.
I purchased a 1989 Mycenter Zero in January 2017.
Now I am attempting to convert it to LinuxCNC control. I had to replace the z axis servo and amp. I did so with a Delta servo 750w with brake. I have also replaced all of the airlines as they were old and brittle. I pulled the Kitamura System 1000 with Fanuc O-M controller and have replaced it with a touch screen PC booting Linux.
I am currently working on getting the spindle and axis servos connected to the Mesa 7I77 so that I can get to the configuration portion of this conversion.
I have the 3 phase Leeson motor hooked up to the Teco L510 VFD. It is running strong. I suggest this modig=fication even if you do not intend to convert to CNC. You can hook up a potentiometer to control the speed from the panel or just adjust it at the VFD. I have the stand offs turned. Now I just need to machine the mounts for the steppers and ball screws.
I cast the refractory and cured my new furnace. So far I have < $150 in my entire casting setup. The biggest cost was the Bentonite Clay, mold starter kit, and Crucibles I purchased. I hope to be melting metal next week.
My goals for this site is to have a place to share ideas and demonstrate how I accomplish so many of the tasks that I am faced with regularly. I had to learn many skills the hard way, then came the internet with free sharing of information. This is how I give back.
I plan to cover topics such as,
Machine shop operation
CNC and other automation
Machine design and optimization
Research and development
Promoting yourself in the digital age
Please feel free to comment. Especially if you know of an easier way to do something!