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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motors not responding
« on: November 20, 2013, 03:17:40 PM »
Hi Tweekie, I have the same problem as John05 and not you sent him his reply was.
Hello Tweakie,  Thank you very much for the link you sent for the Mach optimization txt. .  It worked excellent. I have everything up and running.I don't know exactly what part of the optimization made it work because I only did the following steps.6,7,11,12,16,20,21,22,23.Once again,thank you and I thank everyone for their help.

John
Is it possible to send me the same link to see if it sorts out my problem with the motors not responding, I to have had to change my PC and the new one runs Windows 7 the old system ran XP for several years without any problems

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: Parallel port missing
« on: October 10, 2013, 03:36:37 PM »
My old PC is getting past it, I am thinking of running my CNC with a lap top any ideas of what spec I should go for and is there any problems that I might have to watch out for
Cheers
Ray



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General Mach Discussion / Re: Turning
« on: September 03, 2012, 09:12:04 AM »
Thanks Rich, I have been looking at Dolphin and it is the way I will go
Thanks
Ray

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Turning
« on: September 02, 2012, 07:01:37 AM »
As always excellent fast response I will check it out
Thanks Ray

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General Mach Discussion / Turning
« on: September 02, 2012, 06:11:02 AM »
Hi I have been using Mach 3 for some time on my CNC router however I am building a cnc lathe and would like to know what is required to draw and create g codes to send to Mach 3.

I use Vetric Aspire for my cnc router so is there a similar software at a reasonable cost for turning.

Thanks in advance
Ray

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z axis problem
« on: July 01, 2012, 05:37:48 AM »
Hi Hood, I have sorted it, I went to operator section then restore settings and that did the trick.

Somewhere down the line I must have pressed the wrong button to cause my problem.

Thanks again
Ray

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General Mach Discussion / Z axis problem
« on: June 30, 2012, 11:00:51 AM »
Hi All, I have been using Mach 3 for a few years without any problems until now.

I was setting the motor turning for my new stepper motor on the z axis ( it is the same motor as on the X & Y axis) the first run went fine but the distance moved was wrong so I did another run and this is when it all went wrong.

When I hit run the motor moved but it never stopped until it hit the E stop and I had set it to move 20mm. I went  back to program mode and tried the movement on the Z axisi to find the motor moved as normal but no reading as to the position.

I have checked all settings and cannot find anything wrong, accept for when running the diagnostic screen  where it shows "output current state for port 1 has only two green lights showing and I am assuming that there should be three one for each axis ?

I may well be missing something obvious but I cannot find anywhere to put this right.

Any ideas to solve this would be much appreciated.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: configuration issues?
« on: June 29, 2012, 06:04:09 AM »
Hi, I have a problem with the z axis, I have been using mack 3 for a few years without any problems but I have just upgraded my routers z setup.

The problem happened  when I was setting the steps for the new stepper motor, ( the same motor that is on the X & Y ) I was calibrating the travel and set what I wanted the distance to be, the first try went ok but the travel was wrong so I did the calibration again and this is where it all went wrong I put the distance I wanted it to move and hit ok and the motor just kept on turning and I could not stop it, I had to hit the E stop and since then I have no output to the Z axis.

I thought I had blown the Z axis board on my driver so I changed that but the fault is still there ie no output to the Z axis.

Can anyone give me some idea what is going on, I have tried all I can an I am at a loss

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Home limits
« on: August 01, 2011, 07:52:39 AM »
Thanks for the help Hood I change one of the micro switches and it now works great.
Ray

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Home limits
« on: July 31, 2011, 08:21:16 PM »
Cheers Hood, I will try that, I have some new limit switches so I might try swapping them

Cheers
Ray

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