Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
June 27, 2016, 11:45:04 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
* Home Help Search Calendar Links Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 »
1  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Utter PKey57CNC install FAIL on: June 21, 2016, 11:07:23 AM
Guys, no need to start an argument here.

We managed to solve the problem Jon had and we will look into it in more details to determine what went wrong the first 'six' attempts.
2  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Utter PKey57CNC install FAIL on: June 19, 2016, 12:24:28 AM
Hi, Jon

Regarding the plugin - the PoKeysDevice_DLL.dll​​ is a communication library that needs to be left where it is. It is registered in your system as ActiveX/COM library, which is then used by other applications to access the PoKeys device.
If 'PoKeys plugin' option appeared in the Mach3 plugins list before you used the file from the previous message, then your PoKeys setup did the job and copied the correct file to a correct location. You should not use this library as Mach3 plugin by copying it to Mach3's Plugins folder manually. The manual for Mach3 plugin is available here: https://www.poscope.com/index.php?route=product/product/download&download_id=83&product_id=87

Since the plugin supports multiple devices and each device must be configured to someone's needs, Mach3 will not just use any device by default. You must add it and configure it. Make sure that you don't have any other application open, that is accessing the PoKeys device.

I suggest reading the following blog posts:
- http://blog.poscope.com/pokeys57cnc-getting-started/
- http://blog.poscope.com/mach3-tutorial-first-steps/
- http://blog.poscope.com/mach3-setup-tutorial-first-movements/
​​​​​​
3  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys 57E Soft Limits on: June 18, 2016, 02:37:45 PM
The soft limits in Mach3 are usually handled by the motion controller device directly. If I understand you correctly, the PoKeys57E device is used as an input device - in this case, it only forwards the information to Mach3, so either Mach3 or Apollo should take care of the soft limits.
4  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Driver Connection on: June 18, 2016, 02:30:54 PM
rodm717, thank you for pointing out the lack of information on the PoKeys - drivers wiring. We will work on preparing clear instructions and examples on how this is done properly.
5  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys 57E mapping to Mach3 PWM on: June 18, 2016, 02:28:55 PM
It should be really simple - open the PoKeys plugin configuration, switch to PWM tab in the settings, enter the PWM period in microseconds, then select what you want to do with each PWM channel. Simplest is to use the 'Map to DRO in %', which will use the selected DRO's value (multiplied with the optional multiplier setting) as the channels duty cycle.
6  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Utter PKey57CNC install FAIL on: June 18, 2016, 02:18:03 PM
1. PoKeys plugin for Mach3 is not installed: the PoKeys plugin for Mach3 is selected to be installed by default to C:\Mach3\Plugins folder. If you just run the PoKeys setup, the PoKeys plugin will be copied to that folder.
2. kbd48CNC not working: there is a manual available for kbd48CNC keyboard on the kbd48CNC product homepage (https://www.poscope.com/index.php?route=product/product/download&download_id=50&product_id=53). The manual guides you through the installation of the keyboard (it needs to be registered in the PoKeys software first, as you did). The essential step to making it work is to either manually configure the functions of each key or simply load the configuration file for the plugin, as described in the manual.

Regarding 'So I dragged and dropped per instructions', which instructions are you referring to?
Regarding the slow support - since yesterday (17.6.2016), we exchanged 8 messages. And it is weekend.
7  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: After update to 4.1.65 Homing problems on: May 29, 2016, 10:10:03 AM
Unfortunately, we are still working on determining the cause for the steps overflow issue. I think we will have the fix soon.
8  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: After update to 4.1.65 Homing problems on: May 29, 2016, 01:30:39 AM
Hi, Gerd

The update 4.1.65 will be pulled and a fix will be released immediately.
9  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Connection issues with 57CNCdb25 on: May 21, 2016, 02:22:56 AM
Do you have the power supply and your computer connected to the same wall socket?

As I noted, the most probable cause for the problem is the current flowing through the PoKeys device (between the power supply and PC). It may seem unreasonable, but try rotating the power supply power plug by 180 degree.

Regarding E-stop: is this behaviour sporadic or constant?
10  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Connection issues with 57CNCdb25 on: May 20, 2016, 02:23:06 PM
What pin did you select as E-stop input?

The disconnect events are usually caused by large current flowing from/to CNC motor drivers to PC via USB. This can be due to improper power supply grounding. What power supply do you use? How do you have the grounds connected?

Can you post a picture of your machine setup?
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 »
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!