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Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Bill Long
 

Excellent! 

Yes, the 1100 has room for small children in it. I think it could double as a jungle gym. 😄


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Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:52 PM
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I just set up the NEAF mount in my observatory with my imaging rig. I will take pictures and perhaps a video of my setup showing the cable routing. In my setup a single bundle runs from the dovetail down to the pier and allows for complete motion of the scope from the most extreme positions on all sides. At hosting sites like New Mexico Skies they do not allow their client scopes to run internal cables on any of their mounts. In the past they have had numerous problems with internal cables, plus it makes their job of troubleshooting much more difficult.

However, for those who still must have internal cabling, we offer the following:

First the mounts will all have a 12 volt internal cable that runs from the back of the RA axis and has a connector at the edge of the Dec plate. It has 16 amp capability. This will come standard. You can run dew heaters and all kinds of camera/computer equipment that accepts 12 volts. Use one of those wifi gizzmos to send your data down to your laptop.

Second, we will offer an optional internal set of cables with connectors for Ethernet and USB. This will also be on the top Dec plate. You can attach these channels to a device on top of your scope that can multiply your connection options to whatever degree you need. More than that will be difficult or impossible to thread thru the small diameter shafts.

Please remember, this is a small mount with lots of built-in features that are much more important to achieving high resolution astro-images. With the dual absolute encoders I am able to get extremely good RMS tracking, much better than any similar sized mount under the same conditions. The mount responds to 1/10 arc sec commands to move in any direction on both axes, instantly. It is what every imager has dreamed of and makes guiding to sub-arc second levels a snap. With a suitable high grade optical system you can get 1 arc sec FWHM stars under good seeing. We get this level of resolution routinely from our remote observatory. Even in poor seeing there is a definite gain in guiding stability.

The internal hole size on the Mach2 is just over 1" diameter. You cannot just pack a number of cables thru the shaft willy-nilly. On the Mach1, you could do it because the Dec shaft stopped short before the RA shaft, and so you could go directly from one shaft hole to the other. On the Mach2 we have extended the Dec shaft beyond the center and placed the bearings and encoder assembly at the bottom. We did this to make the mount stronger and in part to decrease vibration. The result is that the natural damping time of the Mach2 is on the order of ~ 1/4 second versus 2 seconds for the Mach1. We feel that this is much more important than to have the capability to stuff enormous amounts of wiring down the axes.

Besides, once you see how easy it is to do external wiring, you will never miss the open shaft design of the Mach1. If it still is not your cuppa tea, consider the 1100 mount. Here you have two axes with enough room to stuff your arm into the shafts. You could probably run a broadcast cable up thru the axes.

Rolando



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Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions



"Thru-mount cabling - the Mach2 has internal cabling for the RA/Dec axis motors and encoders, but that is NOT the same thing as thru-mount cabling. For the Mach1 it was easy for the user to run cabling from their cameras, dew heaters and other stuff thru both axes and out the back. The shaft, bearing and encoder system on the Mach2 does not allow similar easy user-run cabling.

That being the case, you should provide some way of firmly attaching cables to the outside of the mount -- screw holes for plastic loops, holed flanges to loop Velcro ties -- something! -- something beyond whatever random protuberances the mount happens to have.  Do you?



Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Roland Christen
 

I just set up the NEAF mount in my observatory with my imaging rig. I will take pictures and perhaps a video of my setup showing the cable routing. In my setup a single bundle runs from the dovetail down to the pier and allows for complete motion of the scope from the most extreme positions on all sides. At hosting sites like New Mexico Skies they do not allow their client scopes to run internal cables on any of their mounts. In the past they have had numerous problems with internal cables, plus it makes their job of troubleshooting much more difficult.

However, for those who still must have internal cabling, we offer the following:

First the mounts will all have a 12 volt internal cable that runs from the back of the RA axis and has a connector at the edge of the Dec plate. It has 16 amp capability. This will come standard. You can run dew heaters and all kinds of camera/computer equipment that accepts 12 volts. Use one of those wifi gizzmos to send your data down to your laptop.

Second, we will offer an optional internal set of cables with connectors for Ethernet and USB. This will also be on the top Dec plate. You can attach these channels to a device on top of your scope that can multiply your connection options to whatever degree you need. More than that will be difficult or impossible to thread thru the small diameter shafts.

Please remember, this is a small mount with lots of built-in features that are much more important to achieving high resolution astro-images. With the dual absolute encoders I am able to get extremely good RMS tracking, much better than any similar sized mount under the same conditions. The mount responds to 1/10 arc sec commands to move in any direction on both axes, instantly. It is what every imager has dreamed of and makes guiding to sub-arc second levels a snap. With a suitable high grade optical system you can get 1 arc sec FWHM stars under good seeing. We get this level of resolution routinely from our remote observatory. Even in poor seeing there is a definite gain in guiding stability.

The internal hole size on the Mach2 is just over 1" diameter. You cannot just pack a number of cables thru the shaft willy-nilly. On the Mach1, you could do it because the Dec shaft stopped short before the RA shaft, and so you could go directly from one shaft hole to the other. On the Mach2 we have extended the Dec shaft beyond the center and placed the bearings and encoder assembly at the bottom. We did this to make the mount stronger and in part to decrease vibration. The result is that the natural damping time of the Mach2 is on the order of ~ 1/4 second versus 2 seconds for the Mach1. We feel that this is much more important than to have the capability to stuff enormous amounts of wiring down the axes.

Besides, once you see how easy it is to do external wiring, you will never miss the open shaft design of the Mach1. If it still is not your cuppa tea, consider the 1100 mount. Here you have two axes with enough room to stuff your arm into the shafts. You could probably run a broadcast cable up thru the axes.

Rolando



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Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions



"Thru-mount cabling - the Mach2 has internal cabling for the RA/Dec axis motors and encoders, but that is NOT the same thing as thru-mount cabling. For the Mach1 it was easy for the user to run cabling from their cameras, dew heaters and other stuff thru both axes and out the back. The shaft, bearing and encoder system on the Mach2 does not allow similar easy user-run cabling.

That being the case, you should provide some way of firmly attaching cables to the outside of the mount -- screw holes for plastic loops, holed flanges to loop Velcro ties -- something! -- something beyond whatever random protuberances the mount happens to have.  Do you?



Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Roland Christen
 

Very good! I like that.

Rolando



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From: Miguel Morales miguelmjr14@... [ap-gto]
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Sent: Sat, Apr 13, 2019 2:09 pm
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I think it stands for Go To Outerspace!
 
Miguel   8-)
 

From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Joseph Zeglinski' J.Zeglinski@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 3:54:23 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions
 
 
Woody,
 
    I think your first guess is closer to what GTO stands for.
After all, besides his astronomy equipment, Rolando is also a “very serious”  sports car fan – so he probably added GTO to the absolutely  finest designed telescope mounts in the market. That makes more sense.
 
Joe Z.
 
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:25 PM
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions
 
Don,

Love it!  After the old Ferrari and Pontiac Tempest GTO’s.

But seriously – I’m sure it’s for Go-To.

Woody



Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

CurtisC
 

"Thru-mount cabling - the Mach2 has internal cabling for the RA/Dec axis motors and encoders, but that is NOT the same thing as thru-mount cabling. For the Mach1 it was easy for the user to run cabling from their cameras, dew heaters and other stuff thru both axes and out the back. The shaft, bearing and encoder system on the Mach2 does not allow similar easy user-run cabling.

That being the case, you should provide some way of firmly attaching cables to the outside of the mount -- screw holes for plastic loops, holed flanges to loop Velcro ties -- something! -- something beyond whatever random protuberances the mount happens to have.  Do you?


Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Miguel Morales <miguelmjr14@...>
 

I think it stands for Go To Outerspace!

 

Miguel   8-)

 


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of 'Joseph Zeglinski' J.Zeglinski@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 3:54:23 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions
 
 

Woody,
 
    I think your first guess is closer to what GTO stands for.
After all, besides his astronomy equipment, Rolando is also a “very serious”  sports car fan – so he probably added GTO to the absolutely  finest designed telescope mounts in the market. That makes more sense.
 
Joe Z.
 
From: 'Woody Schlom' woody@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:25 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions
 
Don,

Love it!  After the old Ferrari and Pontiac Tempest GTO’s.

But seriously – I’m sure it’s for Go-To.

Woody


Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Joe Zeglinski
 

Woody,
 
    I think your first guess is closer to what GTO stands for.
After all, besides his astronomy equipment, Rolando is also a “very serious”  sports car fan – so he probably added GTO to the absolutely  finest designed telescope mounts in the market. That makes more sense.
 
Joe Z.
 

From: 'Woody Schlom' woody@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:25 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: RE: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions
 
Don,

Love it!  After the old Ferrari and Pontiac Tempest GTO’s.

But seriously – I’m sure it’s for Go-To.

Woody


Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Wayne Hixson
 

I almost talked my parents into getting a used Pontiac GTO when I was in high school, until my mother saw the back seat....


On Apr 13, 2019, at 11:25 AM, 'Woody Schlom' woody@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

Don,

Love it! After the old Ferrari and Pontiac Tempest GTO’s.

But seriously – I’m sure it’s for Go-To.

Woody

From: ap-gto@... <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:46 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Maybe, Gran Turismo Omologato.

Don Rudny

On Apr 12, 2019, at 9:13 PM, jallison@... <mailto:jallison@...> [ap-gto] <ap-gto@... <mailto:ap-gto@...> > wrote:

I've been on the waiting list for a Mach1 for about 5-6 months, was hoping and thought another production run was in progress. It sure was a pretty thing, with the black anodizing. I really wanted the through-the-mount wiring, but the advantages of reasonably priced encoders are looking like a much more attractive trade-off. Oh well, looks like another 6 months. Just hope my place in line hasn't been lost.

While I'm rambling, can someone please tell me what "GTO" in the name means? I have not been able to find this out.

Jerome

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Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Dale Ghent
 

On Apr 13, 2019, at 12:33 PM, pnagy@sbcglobal.net [ap-gto] <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Probably short for "Go-To".
Probably that. The GTO controllers were the first to sport a RS232 serial connection for computer control, hence the name. Prior to the GTO generation of mounts, there were the QMD (Quartz Micro Drive) and SMD (Servo Micro Drive) mounts. Mounts sold as SMDs were later able to be upgraded with the GTO CP boxes, because the servo motors were common between the two generations, so in theory it's possible to run into a 900SMD from 1998 that's driven by a GTO CP4 controller from 2019.

The 600E, 900, and 1200 all had QMD, SMD, and then GTO flavors, with the 400 mount having only QMD before being offered as a GTO. The 400, 900 and 1200 are the predecessors of the Mach1GTO, 1100GTO, and 1600GTO respectively.

/dale


Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Woody Schlom <woody@...>
 

Don,



Love it! After the old Ferrari and Pontiac Tempest GTO’s.



But seriously – I’m sure it’s for Go-To.



Woody



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Maybe, Gran Turismo Omologato.

Don Rudny




On Apr 12, 2019, at 9:13 PM, jallison@netdoor.com <mailto:jallison@netdoor.com> [ap-gto] <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com <mailto:ap-gto@yahoogroups.com> > wrote:



I've been on the waiting list for a Mach1 for about 5-6 months, was hoping and thought another production run was in progress. It sure was a pretty thing, with the black anodizing. I really wanted the through-the-mount wiring, but the advantages of reasonably priced encoders are looking like a much more attractive trade-off. Oh well, looks like another 6 months. Just hope my place in line hasn't been lost.



While I'm rambling, can someone please tell me what "GTO" in the name means? I have not been able to find this out.

Jerome





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Donald Rudny
 

Maybe, Gran Turismo Omologato.

Don Rudny


On Apr 12, 2019, at 9:13 PM, jallison@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

I've been on the waiting list for a Mach1 for about 5-6 months, was hoping and thought another production run was in progress.  It sure was a pretty thing, with the black anodizing.  I really wanted the through-the-mount wiring, but the advantages of reasonably priced encoders are looking like a much more attractive trade-off.  Oh well, looks like another 6 months.  Just hope my place in line hasn't been lost.

While I'm rambling, can someone please tell me what "GTO" in the name means?  I have not been able to find this out.

Jerome


Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

topboxman
 

Probably short for "Go-To".

Peter


---In ap-gto@..., <jallison@...> wrote :

I've been on the waiting list for a Mach1 for about 5-6 months, was hoping and thought another production run was in progress.  It sure was a pretty thing, with the black anodizing.  I really wanted the through-the-mount wiring, but the advantages of reasonably priced encoders are looking like a much more attractive trade-off.  Oh well, looks like another 6 months.  Just hope my place in line hasn't been lost.

While I'm rambling, can someone please tell me what "GTO" in the name means?  I have not been able to find this out.

Jerome


Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

 

I've been on the waiting list for a Mach1 for about 5-6 months, was hoping and thought another production run was in progress.  It sure was a pretty thing, with the black anodizing.  I really wanted the through-the-mount wiring, but the advantages of reasonably priced encoders are looking like a much more attractive trade-off.  Oh well, looks like another 6 months.  Just hope my place in line hasn't been lost.

While I'm rambling, can someone please tell me what "GTO" in the name means?  I have not been able to find this out.

Jerome


Re: Cleaning AP Mount exterior

Jon L Williams
 

You might consider a diluted solution of Simple Green.


On Apr 12, 2019, at 7:52 PM, Glenn Wallace gwwallace@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

What is a good safe cleaner for the painted surfaces?


Cleaning AP Mount exterior

Glenn Wallace
 

What is a good safe cleaner for the painted surfaces?


Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Bill Long
 

Ordered the standard 1100 AE kit just now. Thanks for the help.
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Then you would not have a problem in my opinion.

Rolando



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I would not need it to work in that cold of weather. I think 15-20F would be the limit I would experience. 


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I have standard temp encoders on my observatory mounts here in Illinois. They work fine in our winter conditions, worst temp I ran once was -18F. I would not guarantee that this would work for you, so if you want an absolute guarantee, I would recommend the extended temp readheads.

Rolando



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Thanks.

The standard temperature one says it can only operate down to 32F. If it were in the teens, in terms of temp, would one need the extended temperature encoder?


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The Mach2 is more of a Universal Robotic mount with absolute encoders. The 1100AE mount is a Robotic mount with absolute encoders.

The difference is that the Mach2 keeps track of manual movements when the clutches are released (thus Universal), the 1100AE does not.

Rolando



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My understanding is that it does not. 

This has me reconsidering AE for the 1100 vs going with the Mach 2. Being able to keep my through mount cabling and separation of the axis is important. The one thing I am not sure of is, other than the obvious difference in capacity, what difference would the 1100AE and Mach2 have? Is there a new feature or enhancement the Mach2 offers that would be traded off for just adding AE to an existing 1100 CP4?


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I know another user answered this, but does the Mach2 easily split in half for transport like the 1100 mount?

Thanks







Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Roland Christen
 

Then you would not have a problem in my opinion.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
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Sent: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions



I would not need it to work in that cold of weather. I think 15-20F would be the limit I would experience. 


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Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 4:18 PM
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I have standard temp encoders on my observatory mounts here in Illinois. They work fine in our winter conditions, worst temp I ran once was -18F. I would not guarantee that this would work for you, so if you want an absolute guarantee, I would recommend the extended temp readheads.

Rolando



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Thanks.

The standard temperature one says it can only operate down to 32F. If it were in the teens, in terms of temp, would one need the extended temperature encoder?


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of chris1011@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 3:42 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions
 
 
The Mach2 is more of a Universal Robotic mount with absolute encoders. The 1100AE mount is a Robotic mount with absolute encoders.

The difference is that the Mach2 keeps track of manual movements when the clutches are released (thus Universal), the 1100AE does not.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto@...
Sent: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions



My understanding is that it does not. 

This has me reconsidering AE for the 1100 vs going with the Mach 2. Being able to keep my through mount cabling and separation of the axis is important. The one thing I am not sure of is, other than the obvious difference in capacity, what difference would the 1100AE and Mach2 have? Is there a new feature or enhancement the Mach2 offers that would be traded off for just adding AE to an existing 1100 CP4?


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Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:46 PM
To: ap-gto@...
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I know another user answered this, but does the Mach2 easily split in half for transport like the 1100 mount?

Thanks







Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Bill Long
 

I would not need it to work in that cold of weather. I think 15-20F would be the limit I would experience. 


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Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 4:18 PM
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I have standard temp encoders on my observatory mounts here in Illinois. They work fine in our winter conditions, worst temp I ran once was -18F. I would not guarantee that this would work for you, so if you want an absolute guarantee, I would recommend the extended temp readheads.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto@...
Sent: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 5:54 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions



Thanks.

The standard temperature one says it can only operate down to 32F. If it were in the teens, in terms of temp, would one need the extended temperature encoder?


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of chris1011@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 3:42 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions
 
 
The Mach2 is more of a Universal Robotic mount with absolute encoders. The 1100AE mount is a Robotic mount with absolute encoders.

The difference is that the Mach2 keeps track of manual movements when the clutches are released (thus Universal), the 1100AE does not.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto@...
Sent: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions



My understanding is that it does not. 

This has me reconsidering AE for the 1100 vs going with the Mach 2. Being able to keep my through mount cabling and separation of the axis is important. The one thing I am not sure of is, other than the obvious difference in capacity, what difference would the 1100AE and Mach2 have? Is there a new feature or enhancement the Mach2 offers that would be traded off for just adding AE to an existing 1100 CP4?


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of dragracingdan@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:46 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions
 
 
I know another user answered this, but does the Mach2 easily split in half for transport like the 1100 mount?

Thanks





Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Roland Christen
 

I have standard temp encoders on my observatory mounts here in Illinois. They work fine in our winter conditions, worst temp I ran once was -18F. I would not guarantee that this would work for you, so if you want an absolute guarantee, I would recommend the extended temp readheads.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto@...
Sent: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 5:54 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions



Thanks.

The standard temperature one says it can only operate down to 32F. If it were in the teens, in terms of temp, would one need the extended temperature encoder?


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of chris1011@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 3:42 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions
 
 
The Mach2 is more of a Universal Robotic mount with absolute encoders. The 1100AE mount is a Robotic mount with absolute encoders.

The difference is that the Mach2 keeps track of manual movements when the clutches are released (thus Universal), the 1100AE does not.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto@...
Sent: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions



My understanding is that it does not. 

This has me reconsidering AE for the 1100 vs going with the Mach 2. Being able to keep my through mount cabling and separation of the axis is important. The one thing I am not sure of is, other than the obvious difference in capacity, what difference would the 1100AE and Mach2 have? Is there a new feature or enhancement the Mach2 offers that would be traded off for just adding AE to an existing 1100 CP4?


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of dragracingdan@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:46 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions
 
 
I know another user answered this, but does the Mach2 easily split in half for transport like the 1100 mount?

Thanks





Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Bill Long
 

Thanks.

The standard temperature one says it can only operate down to 32F. If it were in the teens, in terms of temp, would one need the extended temperature encoder?


From: ap-gto@... on behalf of chris1011@... [ap-gto]
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 3:42 PM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions
 
 

The Mach2 is more of a Universal Robotic mount with absolute encoders. The 1100AE mount is a Robotic mount with absolute encoders.

The difference is that the Mach2 keeps track of manual movements when the clutches are released (thus Universal), the 1100AE does not.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
To: ap-gto@...
Sent: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 4:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions



My understanding is that it does not. 

This has me reconsidering AE for the 1100 vs going with the Mach 2. Being able to keep my through mount cabling and separation of the axis is important. The one thing I am not sure of is, other than the obvious difference in capacity, what difference would the 1100AE and Mach2 have? Is there a new feature or enhancement the Mach2 offers that would be traded off for just adding AE to an existing 1100 CP4?


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I know another user answered this, but does the Mach2 easily split in half for transport like the 1100 mount?

Thanks



Re: Mach2 mount - answers to questions

Roland Christen
 

The Mach2 is more of a Universal Robotic mount with absolute encoders. The 1100AE mount is a Robotic mount with absolute encoders.

The difference is that the Mach2 keeps track of manual movements when the clutches are released (thus Universal), the 1100AE does not.

Rolando



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From: Bill Long bill@... [ap-gto]
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My understanding is that it does not. 

This has me reconsidering AE for the 1100 vs going with the Mach 2. Being able to keep my through mount cabling and separation of the axis is important. The one thing I am not sure of is, other than the obvious difference in capacity, what difference would the 1100AE and Mach2 have? Is there a new feature or enhancement the Mach2 offers that would be traded off for just adding AE to an existing 1100 CP4?


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Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:46 PM
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I know another user answered this, but does the Mach2 easily split in half for transport like the 1100 mount?

Thanks


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