Watch this space for the latest small computer package
Take the pain out of setting up a machine control computer for your CNC machines. Mach-in-a-box is a small profile ITX based computer which we supply ready configured with a stripped down version of Windows XP and a fully licensed copy of the latest Mach3. We are now back with VIA using a PV530 based board as last years Intel board is no longer available and the replacements have a number of problems such as only drivers for Windows7.
Based round the 1.8Ghz VIA powered PV530A-ITX motherboard, this machine will provide a tidy package which can be installed with your CNC machine. Profile files are provided for a number of CNC breakout boards, and ready configured systems, such as the MicroMill or the C11 multipurpose breakout board.
Processor: 1.8GHz VIA PV530 Processor
Chipsets: VIA VX900 A3 Chipset
Audio: 5.1 CH HD Audio (VIA V1705 Audio Codec) - Normally Disabled
Video: VIA Chrome9 HD DX9 Graphics
- Eight USB 2.0 ports
- Two SATA ports (3.0 GB/s)
- One parallel ATA IDE interface with UDMA 33, ATA-66/100 support
- One serial port
- One parallel port
- PS/2* keyboard and mouse ports
Expansion capabilities: One PCI Conventional bus connector fitted with a dual slot riser in the Jetway case.
The basic controller can be supplied with a number of options for keyboard and display or stand alone if you already have a suitable donor setup.
The recommended arrangement is a 19” 4:3 LCD screen and wired keyboard, but wide screen monitors are now more readily available.
A fully configured package with LCD screen will be £500 and when supplied with a MicroMill or upgrade package that already includes the Mach3 license this will drop to £400. The package supplied without the LCD display will be £50 less.
All recent boxes have been supplied Dual Boot with LinuxCNC (EMC2) and we are looking to support that as an alternative to Mach3. This is likely to be £100 cheaper than the Mach3/XP version. Watch is space for progress
(Shipping on this is £25 or we can deliver and install along with some training at an amount to be agreed)
Please note, parts may be replaced with equivalent or better alternatives as the availability of components is changing monthly, finding suitable replacements for the long established Morex case which is in short supply, and a suitable motherboard has been much more of a problem is time around.