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131  Mach Discussion / Brains Development / Re: Can't Read PLC from a Brain on: February 10, 2013, 12:57:17 PM
Strange thing is that I am able to read outputs from the VFD using same Brain. Then why it wouldn't read from the PLC? Again, what's most strange is that I can read the PLC inputs using the Test window in Mach3. Only doesn't work fro a Brain.

Dan
132  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Success! Mini Machining Center under Mach3 control - Video link on: February 10, 2013, 03:30:25 AM
An Atmel processor (on an Arduino MEGA development board) is used for data acquisition only and the data (sensor reads) that is collected on each run is sent over a serial connection to a program on the PC for the calculations.

Is it a commercial program or some code of your own?

Dan
133  General CNC Chat / Share Your GCode / Re: How to speed up simple G Code on: February 09, 2013, 11:45:39 AM
Hi
I tried the M11P1 and E1P0 commands in every way I could think of-No luck
I guess thr SS doesn't recognize it - Bo Ho
Can you help me with the Dir output from a Phantom axis - I could use A,B and C

Thanks again
Jack

Hi Jack,

Download the latest SS plugin. Support for M11P/M10P has been added.

Dan
134  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: 4 axis screens for 800x600 display on: February 09, 2013, 01:21:54 AM
Hi Zafar,

Thank you!! Never knew this... he..he

Dan
135  Mach Discussion / Brains Development / Re: Can't Read PLC from a Brain on: February 09, 2013, 01:18:07 AM
Hi Scott,

I am using that document and it's very helpful! Thank you for writing it.

Not sure what you mean, though. Please see screenshot showing how I am doing the input for the Brain shown above.

Dan
136  Mach Discussion / Works in progress / Re: 4 axis screens for 800x600 display on: February 08, 2013, 01:55:25 PM
Hi Zafar,

Great screens! Really well made! How do yo change the font of the DRO's? I downloaded your files, but here it doesn't show that font. I saw you included the font file and I did install it, but it still doesn't show in the DRO's.

Did you use MachScreen?

Dan
137  Mach Discussion / Brains Development / Can't Read PLC from a Brain on: February 08, 2013, 09:40:02 AM
Have a strange problem. For some reason I can't read a PLC output using a Brain. Can write to a PLC with a Brain, but can't read. It reads fine using the Modbus test window in Mach3, but not from within a Brain. Any idea what could be the reason? Attached screenshots of the Modbus settings and the Brain.

Thanks,
Dan
138  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Modbus / Re: Lathe Toolchanger in VB via Modbus and PLC on: February 08, 2013, 12:33:56 AM
Hi Peter,

Thanks a lot for the help.

Dan
139  Third party software and hardware support forums. / Modbus / Lathe Toolchanger in VB via Modbus and PLC on: February 07, 2013, 03:29:54 PM
Hi,

Need some help with setting a toolchanger via modbus. Just can't get my head around this. All the toolchange sequence is going to be handled by the PLC, only need to send a command to initiate a toolchange and then get a confirmation from the PLC that it was successful. Now to do this in Mach3 I think I need a VB macro to send the requested tool number to the PLC and then wait for the confirmation. Have no idea how it can be accomplished with a Brain.

However, to use a VB macro with Modbus I need to use the standard Modbus, while I do need the plugin Modbus to implement other stuff, like FRO and SRO, in Brains, since as far as I know Brains don't work with the standard Modbus. Besides the plugin Modbus should be more stable as far as I know.

Whats the correct way to do this?

Thanks,
Dan
140  General CNC Chat / Show"N"Tell ( What you have made with your CNC machine.) / Re: Mirror Lasering With Shades on: January 30, 2013, 12:23:49 PM
Wow! I didn't realise lasering a mirror could yield such beautiful results. And your way to control the laser power is brilliant!

Thanks for sharing.

Dan
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