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Digital CNC Control (Closed Loop)


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MachMotion’s X15-250-A3 digital (Close Loop) control is configurable with machine specific software and features for new or used Milling machines, Lathe/Turning centers, WaterJets, Routers, OD/ID Surface Grinders and a wide variety of Custom machines. Every MachMotion control comes standard with a Large 17” Display, real time virtual tool path display, and much more. The A3 comes standard with 4th, 5th and 6th Axis capability. This control uses our Apollo III Ethernet motion controller to deliver high resolution and positional accuracy. Designed for use with Digital servo and stepper drives.

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Operating System & Software
Our control systems are PC based running the Windows operating system and “comes” with state of the art Mach3 CNC software.  Being Windows based, these controls bridge the gap between skilled CNC operators and New-to-CNC first time users. Anyone with basic computer skills can learn how to use our control systems. 
MachMotion controls are shipped with pre-configured standard operating parameters to help reduce initial set up time. 

All MachMotion controls require (Fanuc style) G-code to operate. Using CAD/CAM software with a Mach3 post processor is the most common way to generate G-codes for our control systems. We also have custom conversational and standard conversational packages available.
Our controls have an “open architecture” which gives them unparalleled flexibility. Changing settings, adding or changing inputs/outputs and easily designating M-Codes to a specific machine function are just a sample of how versatile MachMotion controls can be. Adding an axis is easily accomplished with no additional software expense.  MachMotion controls are being used in many custom applications every day helping companies maximize production efficiency with a well-supported, open architecture automation solution.
Maintenance and up-time of our controls are a snap because we utilize high quality, off the shelf, PC components in our controls.  The fact that we use standard PC components adds to our ability to customize and adapt to your needs.
Digital or Analog?
Before you buy this control, you will need to know if your drives take a digital signal (step and direction) or analog signal (±10V) input from the control. Most older servo drives require an analog signal for control/operation. All stepper drives, and many new servo drives accepts a digital signal. If your drives are digital, then this control will work for you! Otherwise please look into our Analog CNC Control, or a full Retrofit package with a CNC Control with drives and motors. 
After determining if your drives accept Digital or Analog signals, it is best to have a wiring diagram to assist with our control installation.  If you need help determining what type of signal your drive requires for operation, please contact us (link to contact page here).  We will need to know the make and model number of the drive.

All of our kits come with a full 1 year warranty. Each system is tested thoroughly before shipment. 


Digital CNC Control with the Apollo III
Feature Description
6 Axes X Axis, Y Axis, Z Axis, A Axis (Rotary), B Axis, C Axis
6 Encoder Inputs Full Closed Loop, Current Axis Position Display
8 Outputs Flood/Mist, Coolant, Lamp, etc.
16 Inputs X, Y, & Z Limit Switches, Oiler Refill Warning, etc.
2 Spindle Relay Outputs Spindle Forward/Reverse
1 Spindle Analog Output Analog Output 0-10V for Spindle Speed Control
Expandable I/O Card* I/O for Advanced Options or Tool Changers
*By default this is not included with this kit

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Digital CNC Control (Closed Loop) X15-250-A3

Standard Control Hardware Includes

  • CNC Control with Large 17” Display (Optional Touch Screen)
  • Rugged Steel CNC Control Interface, Liquid & Dust Resistant
  • X15-10-0 Operator panel includes Jog and Cycle-Start/Stop buttons, E-Stop and Feed Rate Override switches
  • Pull Out/Hide away keyboard, utilizes an “indestructible” key pad can be stowed away while machining, to keep protect from hot chips or coolant.
  • Solid State Hard Drive Vibration & Shock protected
  • Easy to use Mach3 control software
  • 6 Axis Apollo III Ethernet motion control
  • Keyboard & Mouse
  • Software pre-Installed
  • 1 Year warranty on all components
  • Free lifetime support
  • (Optional-Pick-Your-Servo MFG) YASKAWA, MITSUBISHI, TECO AC Servos. Steppers are also available.

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Digital CNC Control Highlights:

  • Real time” virtual tool path display
  • Easy to use windows style navigation
  • Canned Cycle Part Programming options available
  • 4th, 5th and 6th Axis capability standard
  • High resolution and positional accuracy
  • Virtually unlimited file storage
  • Part File Import: Network access via Ethernet, to offices/other departments
  • USB port: Easily accessible USB can be used to upload files and/or backup your control

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Mach3 CNC Control Software Features    
Conversational Programing (Wizards)   Real time virtual tool path display
Visual G-Code Display   Unlimited Part program file storage
Standard canned cycles for drilling, pecking and boring   Subroutine and Macro programing
MDI & G-code input   Configurable M codes
Speed/Feed automatic calculator   253 Work/fixture offsets
253 Tool offsets   G40, G41, G42 Tool comp.
Spindle speed control   Multiple relay control (flood, mist coolant, exc.)
Backlash axes compensation   Lead Screw axis mapping compensation
No physical PLC or Ladder Logic necessary for machines without a tool changer   Maintenance Statistics
Interactive diagnostic watch windows for all digital I/O, and axis positions   Absolute, Incremental, Distance yet to go readouts
Feed hold   Exact stop checking and smoothing
Decelerated stops when you want them (M1 Stop)   Master and Slave axis union
Inch and millimeter mode   Video display of machine *optional
ATC: Tool Changer (With added PLC)  

(CUSTOMZIBLE Options for Custom machines.)
Operator Screens Designed for your Custom process

Cut list (CVS, Excel) Data file can be loaded into machine via standard Windows networking or USB memory stick.

Custom Conversational programming.
Entry level operator will Enter Position and Dimensions of Part or shape into MachMotion Control and cycle machine. 10 Quick select user buttons on main operator screen programed to automatically load the top 10 most popular parts. At any time a part can be called up from the control memory then run.

Customizable (Write your own macro's with VB for extra control and design custom screens)

*The Ultimate Screen is not included in this control. To add it go to the "Options / Buy Now" tab.

MachMotion Ultimate Screen

The Ultimate Screen was developed by MachMotion to give our customers an easy to use customizable interface that is expandable to 6 axes. Below is a list of the highlighted features of the Ultimate Screen.

    - Large buttons for touchscreen compatibility. Includes an onscreen keyboard.
    - User buttons with on-press and on-release programming options and built in user LEDs.
    - Buttons like Homing, Zeroing, and Goto are all fully customizable for special applications.
    - Built in Job Queue option so you can run multiple programs in a row.
    - Password protection for all the machine settings.

Click below on the screen to navigate through a live preview. Note that some features are disabled.


Basic Mill Screen

These are pictures of the default Mach3 Mill screens that come with all mill controls.


Basic Mill Wizards

These are the basic Mill Wizards (Conversational Programming) that come with all mill controls.


Basic Lathe Screens

These are the standard lathe screens that come with all our controls.


These are the standard lathe wizards that come with all our lathe kits.

We also have customized screens. Please contact us for any special applications.

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This Control Includes No
CNC Control Size 24" (W) X 15.5" (H) X 6.5" (D)
Operating System Windows® 7 (Windows PRO Optional)
Power Supplies 300 Watt PC Power Supply & 30 Watt 24VDC Supply
Power Requirements 110-240 VAC Operation
Power Cord 3' Power Cable
Keyboard Waterproof, impervious to most anything including coffee and cleaning solutions.
Mouse Trackball
Ethernet Connect to your network and easily transfer files from the office to your control
USB Ports 1 External USB Port + 1 Internal Click here for a picture of the external USB.
Screen Size 17" LCD Monitor
Max Resolution 1280 x 1024
Drives Supported Digital Servo & Stepper
Operator Panel X15-10-01 Operator Panel, with Jog Buttons, Axis Selector, Increment Selector, Jog Speed Selector, Cycle Start, Feed-hold and Emergency Stop Buttons, Pendant Connector.
Axis 1-6
Available Power Supply Outputs 5VDC, 12VDC & 24VDC
Analog Outputs 1
Digital Relay Outputs No
Digital Outputs 8 (Expandable)
Digital Output Voltage Range 7V-48VDC
Digital Inputs 16 (Expandable)
Digital Input Voltage Range 2.5V-48VDC
Spindle Analog Output Analog Output 0-10V DC
Spindle Relay Outputs 2 FWR, REV
Safety Features Opto-isolated I/O & Hardwired E-Stop
Charge Pump Output No
Extra MPG (hand wheel) inputs 2
Machine Type No
Encoder Inputs 7

Our standard package ships within 2-3 weeks.

Any additional options could take up to 6 - 10 days.

Standard Shipping is UPS Ground


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