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Gary Wooding17/11/2019 08:14:10
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I want to use Fusion 360 to generate G-code for a Powercentre KM80 vertical mill. I know nothing about the mill, other than its name. I've been unable to discover what flavour of G-code it uses - the owner uses PC Conversational Can anyone shed any light please? Can it actually be programmed externally, and if so, how is the code inserted?

John Haine17/11/2019 09:34:40
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A quick Google doesn't give any obvious hits for PC Conversational though there are a number of conversational style controllers. However it would a strange machine that didn't have the capability to import a G code file from a CAM system or manually generated. The only issue would be having a post-processor that knows the quirks of the specific mill.

Michael Gilligan17/11/2019 10:23:58
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Gary,

This page mentions C-Tek **LINK**

https://www.tphmachinetools.co.uk/products/1399-new-powercentre-km80

... is that any help ?

MichaelG.

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http://www.ctek.com.tw/EN/company.htm

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 17/11/2019 10:26:07

Michael Gilligan17/11/2019 11:01:25
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Not sure [because it’s way out of my league] ... but I think everything you need to know is in here:

**LINK**

http://210.61.79.108/i/fb/333/01.pdf

MichaelG.

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But there’s more available here: http://www.ctek.com.tw/EN/Download.htm

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 17/11/2019 11:09:07

Gary Wooding18/11/2019 07:45:03
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Thanks Michael, I got some useful stuff from your searches. Unfortunately, the second link you supplied, the one ending in "/EN/Download.htm" doesn't load on my system (Firefox Win10); no error, just a blank window.

Baz18/11/2019 08:45:55
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Sounds real state of the art, it’s got a 3.5 inch floppy disk drive!

Michael Gilligan18/11/2019 09:28:54
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Posted by Gary Wooding on 18/11/2019 07:45:03:

Thanks Michael, I got some useful stuff from your searches. Unfortunately, the second link you supplied, the one ending in "/EN/Download.htm" doesn't load on my system (Firefox Win10); no error, just a blank window.

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You’re welcome, Gary

Here is the window that you should be seeing [grabbed on the iPad just now]
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If any of those documents would help ... Please send me a P.M. with your eMail address and I’ll try downloading them for you.

MichaelG.

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