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Bad controller card


I have a Benchman XT and the controller card has gone bad. The new PCI card they are trying to sell me is $6000 so that will not happen. Is it possible to use another control card and talk to my machine. If so were do I find out so I can get my machine back up and running. Thanks in advance.


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Chris, seems like you’re either looking at tracking down a used one via eBay perhaps, or retrofit a different controller.  Lots of alternate controllers available ranging from Mach3 to LinuxCNC to Centroid or Ajax and many others.  It’ll be a fairly involved project, but the Benchman looks like a nice machine so maybe it’s worth it.

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