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21  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokey57CNC and Pendant on: March 18, 2016, 05:57:32 PM
I have discovered my problem- the PoPendant uses pin 1 and 2 for the MPG, but the ultra fast encoders for the spindle encoder also use pin 1,2 I can only use the pendant if I do not connect the rotary encoder, which will not work for a lathe.

I have also hit a problem with the Home switch inputs. the connectors on the 57CNC do not supply +5 volts, and I am using prox switches that need +5.  This is true for both the screw terminal pins and the 20 pin ribbon cable connector.

The Pokey57CNC seems like a nice idea but there are several difficulties in making the external connections. I may have to switch to use the Pokey57E and the PoExtBusCNC16 board. The I can connect motors by ribbon cable and the rest of the I/O to screw terminals.
22  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Pokey57CNC and Pendant on: March 17, 2016, 11:43:03 AM
I have a Pokey57CNC to run a lathe. I have most of the lathe functions running, but have not done any threading testing yet.

I have a 6 axis  pendant from cnc4pc. I believe this is the same one sold by Poscope. I have used it on my mill with a Pokey57E and  a smoothstepper and the pendant works great.

I have connected the pokeys to the 57CNC board on the lathe but cannot get it to work. I check the use pendant setup exactly as I did for the mill. Pushing any buttons on the pendant causes the green indicators on the pokeys config page to light as expected. But the MPG will not move an axis on the lathe, and in fact i t seems to kill the Pulse Engine because even the jog keys wont move the motors.

What is the proper setup for this pendant?

thanks
23  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: NFS Turn Wizard on: March 13, 2016, 08:03:06 PM
That means it cannot find the screen set. It should be in the NfsTurn folder under turnaddons called NfsTurn.set.
24  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys57CNC & Mach4, spindle question on: March 08, 2016, 06:56:58 AM
I found thaat.  For the record here if anyone else needs this- in Mach config  under output pins you select the pokeyPE device. Then the signal name will offer the relays or SSR as the device.
25  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pin assignment of step and direction on: March 08, 2016, 06:54:03 AM
Thank you. I have figured the wiring and have 2 pokey57cnc boards wired to lathes. I amusing the latest plugin and I need to know how to turn on the threading features. I  have the profile from Brians lathe and with it the lplugin has a check mark for Use Lathe Threading. I cannot find how to turn that on for my profile.

26  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Some Newfangled Mill Wizard issues on: March 03, 2016, 07:11:32 AM
I can answer #3 quickly. That problem was reported and fixed a few weeks ago. There is a V2.0.4x on the web site now that has that fix and a few others.

#1 sounds like the cutter is flexing under the tool load. Your 3mm cutter is enough larger to resist the forces better. I think  if you read the gcode you will find it is moving to the correct locations, the tool just cant follow it.

Try making the cut in two passes- first request a slightly smaller cut, then when the bulk of material is removed run a second pass that is only doing a small finish cut. You might even just try re-running the same program and see if it doesn't cleanup the edges to the right size.

On #2 I will have a look and fix it in the next release.

thanks
27  Mach Discussion / General Mach Discussion / The CNC workshop 2016 on: March 02, 2016, 12:15:08 PM
Plans are  underway for the next CNC workshop, to again be at the TechShop in Allen Park Michigan, June 6-11. Everything about the  facility seemed to work well last year, and we now have our website under control. It is time to start planning the sessions. The website is up and some basic  see TheCNCworkshop.com

Last year when I dropped in on several session it seemed like things were just getting warmed up and the time was up. This year I want to try a slightly different format. On Wednesday and Thursday we will have a few, but very intense sessions. I hope to have up to 3 sessions each day, of a full day duration. We will encourage attendees to bring laptops so they can follow along with the instruction.

I need at least 5 or 6 full day sessions. I could do a couple half day session if that works for some speakers. I hope to have some of the following topics:

LinuxCNC
Mach4
PathPilot
Fusion 360 (CAD by Autodesk)
OnShape
CamBam
Vectric

I am open to any other related topics anyone is willing to present.

On Friday we will have more, shorter sessions, probably the schedule we followed last year. I hope to get several user experience talks.

The vendor program will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Saturday will also feature a swap meet, and will be open to the general public. I do not plan any seminars on Saturday.

We will be having build classes on Monday and Tuesday, a Lathe, a 3D printer and a router. Details are still being worked on the build classes, but I hope they can have all day sessions on learning to use the machines on Wednesday.

I cannot offer pay for the sessions, but speakers for all day sessions will be given complimentary admission to the entire event.

Let me  know if you are interested in leading any of these sessions.

thanks

ron ginger
28  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Cannot Upgrade To "Licensed Copy": Issues With PC ID and License File. on: February 28, 2016, 07:48:24 AM
No, the PCID is a computed value that will appear in the PCID box on the About screen. It will be a string of characters that look random. That is the string you should copy and supply to the machsupport license screen to generate the matching key.
29  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: Missing windows at bottom of page on all drilling programs on: February 18, 2016, 09:27:19 PM
What screen resolution are you using? The operation screens, like the hole patterns, are not re-sizable. So I am not sure  what happens when you open them on a small screen. The main window can be resized, but it prevents making it to small for the other windows. I assume the machine it works on has a larger screen?

I do not think it has anything to do with installing by a memory stick. If the install did not fail, and the main screen opens, then I am sure you have a good install.
30  Third party software and hardware support forums. / PoKeys / Re: Pokeys57CNC & Mach4, spindle question on: February 02, 2016, 09:04:25 AM
I am setting up a lathe with the Pokey57CNC. What is the pin number for the relays? I want to use a relay to turn the VFD on.
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