Centroid AcornSix CNC Controller Kit




R37,489.97 Incl VAT

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Centroid AcornSix CNC Controller Kit

Centroid “AcornSix” Step and Direction CNC Controller kit: a 6-axis CNC control with built-in motion control CPU.
A reliable, high-performance, industrial-quality CNC control at a do-it-yourself price.

AcornSix utilizes an integrated 1Ghz ARM Cortex A8 Motion Control CPU and communicates with CNCPC via a fast and reliable Ethernet connection.

The AcornSix CNC control board controls a wide variety of axis motors and drives with industry-standard step and direction command signals. Perfect for many types of machine tools such as CNC milling machines, a wide variety of CNC Routers, CNC lathes to CNC Lasers, and other specialty applications.

Compatible with small to large-axis motors of all types and can be used with most any AC brushless servo motor drive packages such as DMM, Delta, Estun, Teco, Teknic, Yaskawa, and others.

Any drive that accepts step and direction commands. Most all stepper motor drives are compatible with the AcornSix such as the popular Gecko and Leadshine stepper drives. AcornSix runs on Centroid’s proven industrial-quality CNC control software.

Centroid Acorn CNC controller kit includes:
– AcornSix CNC control board
– Qty. 2 Acorn Plug and Play Relay 8 Modules
– Dual power 5 VDC and 24 VDC logic power supply (50/60 Hz 100-120 VAC and 208-240 VAC input power)
– 15’ Shielded Ethernet cable
– Riser Mounting Pan
– Centroid AcornSix BETA v4.99 CNC12 for CNC Mill, Router, Lathe download
– Touch Screen Responsive Operator Controls
– DIY self-service CNC support thru Centroid Community CNC Forum which is Centroid   Technician monitored and maintained.
– Optional Factory Direct Technical Support: $90/hr.
(Note: A 1920×1080 widescreen LCD Display is required and a Touch Screen is recommended.)

Optional Accessories: 


AcornSix DIY CNC Controller Kit Overview

SCOUT Encoder Expansion for AcornSix DIY CNC Controller Kit

Centroid AcornSix DIY CNC Controller Overview 2


  • On board 1Ghz Motion Control CPU
  • Mill,Router,& Lathe CNC software with setup Wizard
  • Touch screen operators control panel (user configurable VCP)
  • Reliable Ethernet communication with CNCPC
  • Runs on Windows 10/11
  • Compatible with CAD/CAM systems
  • Runs Standard G & M Codes
  • True G-code back plot graphics w cutter comp moves
  • 2000 line accell decell look ahead
  • 1200 blocks per second
  • Backlash compensation
  • Ballscrew compensation
  • Feed rate override operator variable 0-200% at 1% increments
  • Rapid rate override
  • Spindle Control. on/off cw/cw, speed w/override
  • qty 2. 16 bit analog output 0-10,+-10, 0-5, +-5 VDC for VFD control
  • 16 optically isolated inputs, user configurable
  • 16 Relay Outputs, user configurable
  • Three Encoder Inputs for Encoders,Scales, MPG’s
  • Spindle Encoder RPM display
  • Simple Menu Driven Operator Interface
  • Stop and Restart Job at any point
  • Tool Check, Jog and Restart at any point
  • Cutter Compensation
  • Conductive touch probe compatible
  • KP-3 Kinematic touch probe compatible
  • Lube Pump control (user configurable to match pump type)
  • MDI mode with recent command memory
  • Programmable Auxiliary Function keys
  • Multiple Language Support
  • User editable PLC programming
  • Part counter, Time, Time estimation
  • Simple Future Software updates available
  • Notepad ++ G code editor
  • Utility Menu
  • Backup and Restore CNC config
  • Message Display and Logs
  • Open Loop CNC operation
  • Unlimited Program Storage (Pro License, only limited by hard drive size)
  • Large easy to read DRO display
  • Menu Driven Part setup
  • Menu Driven Tool setup
  • Menu driven machine configuration setup
  • Fill in the blank Setup Menus
  • Run Menu
  • CNC control configuration menu
  • Restart Job Automatically
  • Any axis can be linear or rotary axis
  • G-code smoothing (user adjustable)
  • Auto Home to switch, user selectable direction per axis
  • Auto Parking, User editable
  • ZRI input homing
  • User editable Homing program
  • Software Travel Limits (+ and – directions)
  • User configurable Slow, Fast, Max rates
  • User configurable axis motor acceleration
  • Spindle encoder input for CSS, Threading and Rigid Tapping
  • Lathe canned cycles (profile, groove, chamfer, cutoff,turning diameter and end face)
  • Lathe Dry Run
  • User editable Park program
  • Wireless MPG control pendant (Pro license required)
  • Keyboard Operator Control panel emulator,
  • Xkeys USB control pad compatible
  • Contour ShuttleXpress compatible
  • Xbox controller compatible
  • Gcode backplot checks work envelope
  • G code backplot shows true cutter comp moves
  • Vary part backplot speed and pause w/ G-code line display
  • Real Time Part Graphics, shows tool position while running
  • Optional Stops
  • User editable Subprograms and Macros
  • Engraving compatible (short vector g code no problem)
  • Threadmilling (Mill)
  • Run in Inch or MM mode
  • Laser cutting and engraving support
  • PWM output control for Laser and/or Spindle
  • Tool Library
  • Long part names
  • Drilling and Tapping Cycles
  • USB and Network Drive Compatible
  • Distance to go DRO
  • Machine Coordinates DRO
  • Active G codes display
  • Software or Hardware paired axes
  • Auto Squaring of paired axis Gantry
  • Tool Life Management
  • Reset Home
  • Control relays and contactors thru Manual or Program control
  • User configurable custom DIY M-codes
  • Canned Cycles
  • Profiling with auto cleanout (lathe)
  • X/Y axis Deskew, corrects for axes out of square.
  • Mouse and Keyboard jogging in addition to VCP, MPG Pendant and Xkeys pendant, Contour Shuttle
  • Runs on 100-120 VAC OR 200-240 VAC power input.
  • Runs on USA and International Power

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