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I have seen a probe that you place in the spindle head or router that turns the cnc into a scanner is this working ok
do you program mach3 to scan and do the probe results go straight to the computer , the become an *.stl  file how does all this come togther

General Mach Discussion / Re: computer causing gorilla cnc glitch
« on: November 29, 2008, 09:35:13 AM »
thanks  I will add the charge pump  and I'm also going to try a pci lpt port add on , some say this cleans up the lpt port.
I tried 5 different computers and they all cause this whether they are new or old
I appreciate the help.


General Mach Discussion / Re: new computer install question
« on: November 28, 2008, 07:31:42 PM »
also check a file mach3mill.xlm has your settings transfer that over too

General Mach Discussion / Re: computer causing gorilla cnc glitch
« on: November 28, 2008, 06:52:30 PM »
all the ideas are good except the power switch as you're forgetting ,if the machine was doing a 3 hour job  and it had a computer glitch and re-booted
and drove the router/spindle into the table especially where the steel support beam was it would be a disaster.
I feel the machine should have had some safety protection to protect itself.
Some ideas here are good  and i will look into them ---thanks

General Mach Discussion / gorilla cnc problems
« on: November 28, 2008, 05:12:58 PM »
Thanks for the tip checked all that and its ok.But........
Well i found out that this is the way it is,if the cnc is powered up during computer  boot up it will move,  manufacturer says its how the parallel port works on some computers .I have tried 5 computers and they all drive the machine crazy dangerous.The gorilla people suggested a charge pump board that will stop this  at a cost to be about $300.00,I'm starting to learn that this machine has no stops ,no preventions, its minimal for looking after a mistake or glitches  and could cause serious costly trouble.
The manufacturer says its mach3 working through the parallel port if it was usb this would not be happening
I never knew this from the start and its less than 1 year old

General Mach Discussion / computer causing gorilla cnc glitch
« on: November 28, 2008, 12:34:01 AM »
i seem to have a problem that cannot be resolved .With the cnc machine powered up, turning on the computer (win xp) during booting the cnc machine drives the z axis down by 2.5 to 3 inches( loss of control ).
I have changed all the settings on the parallel port ,changed the cable to the gorilla cnc and tried 3 computers ,problem does not go away and i'm afraid to use the machine as it could damage the z axis or the gantry.i have been shutdown for a week so far.
I don't know what to do


General Mach Discussion / Re: interference
« on: November 27, 2008, 09:01:55 AM »
I hear what you're saying ,I used to have just a clunk noise on re-booting but now the z axis drives 2.5 to 3.0 inches down while xp comes up.
The manufacturer recommend leaving the cnc turned off  but my thoughts are  if the project was cutting and the machine got a glitch it would drive itself into damage.
I never had this before this just developed recently.
I also tried all the settings ecp.epp etc but its all the same.
Manufacturer says it s noise interference......hmmmmm

General Mach Discussion / interference
« on: November 26, 2008, 08:17:06 PM »
has anyone experienced the computer booting and driving the cnc machine z axis 2.5 inches down and on a shutdown the cnc machine z axis clitches about 1/2 inch
Cannot uinderstand ,the printer port is standard and the right address and it is a desktop amd 3500 computer 2 gigs ram xp pro

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