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Thanks Dave...

Things seem to be working better now.  :)

Denzil

I've sent MSM beta 9 to Scott for posting.
When it is up, please DL it - it should fix the problem of the G-Blk/TP height not being used probing to a Touch Plate.
Also see section 7.4.1.2 in the update manual for the new text.

Dave


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Hey Dave,

I haven been playing with TLO and probing, and had a basic question.  Could be an idiotic question, but I will ask anyway. (I did read the manual.. )

OK, let's see if I can make any sense. I have a gage block that is also a TP.  I am trying to set Z0 for the top of the part.  I can probe for Z on the probing screen, however it does not take into account the thickness of my gage block (1".)  It will just set the top of the gage block as Z0.  Is there a way to probe to the top of a gage block like that and take into account the thickness of it?

Thanks,

Denzil

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Hi,
please see inserts below -

I'll see if I can't beef up the explanations in the manual for the next release.
(Sorry, after writing the movement code it was real obvious to me....  :D  )

Please also see the update I just made to the "how to get started with MSM probing" post for some pics that are crude but I hope will help.

Dave

Thanks Dave!

That was it. 
The insert you added "Step off value and corders.pdf" refers to step off value.  I am guessing that that is the same as step off width in the console and the how the get started with probing post. 

Looking forward to the release, as I can now ditch my custom probing screenset that took me ages to cobble together. :)

Thanks,

Denzil

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Ok... too wierd.  I restarted Mach3 and tried it again today, and it is now working...
I had the XY clearance set to .4

I only have 1 wierdness left, If I understand how edge probing is supposed to work:

If I do a corner probe starting with the probe right over one of the corners.
It does the following:
-- Z- and zero
-- goes to z clearance, moves X+ to XY clearance I believe
-- goes beyond Z zero (not sure how far, I am guessing the probe diameter?)
-- Probes X- and zero
-- Moves X+ to clearance
-- Moves Y- only XY clearance and never makes it to the Y edge
-- Probes Y+ and misses.  It also seems to only probe XY clearance distance rather than the max XY distance.

I have the following settings:
XY Distance: 2.000
Z Distance: 2.000
Step off width 0.26
XY Clearance: 0.4
Z Clearance: 0.2
Edge width, tried: 0, 0.2, 0.4, etc

Thanks,

Denzil

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Hi Dave,

I am having some wierd issues with probing.
It doesn't matter which direction that I probe in.

It starts the probe, touches, and then pauses for a second, and then starts stepping the opposite direction forever until I hit estop.

Here is the error log:
Tue - 21:38:43 ---
Tue - 21:38:44 ---Calling PLC to Probe toward X- ...
Tue - 21:38:48 ---Probe Ignore, activated at call for probe.
Tue - 21:38:57 ---EStop Button Pressed.

I am running:
Mach 3: Version R3.043.016
MSM: 0.3.2
PP

Thanks,

Denzil


Forgot to add that this only happens when I have a "Probe Slow FR" set to something other than 0.

Thanks

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Hi Dave,

I am having some wierd issues with probing.
It doesn't matter which direction that I probe in.

It starts the probe, touches, and then pauses for a second, and then starts stepping the opposite direction forever until I hit estop.

Here is the error log:
Tue - 21:38:43 ---
Tue - 21:38:44 ---Calling PLC to Probe toward X- ...
Tue - 21:38:48 ---Probe Ignore, activated at call for probe.
Tue - 21:38:57 ---EStop Button Pressed.

I am running:
Mach 3: Version R3.043.016
MSM: 0.3.2
PP

Thanks,

Denzil

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Hi,

I have had some challenges getting spindle speed control working correctly for my mill.
My mill is an X3 with a CNC4PC C11G break out board and Mach 3.
The speed control is wired as per:
http://cnc4pc.com/Tech_Docs/C11G_&_S...0storybook.pdf

The problem I am having is that the spindle doesn’t start unless I have the speed set to 2000rpm or higher. The range for my spindle is 1000 rpm – 3100 rpm and I have the pulleys set to 1000rpm (low) 3100rpm (high.)

I have tested the voltages coming off of the speed control on the C11G and I see 10.95 volts at the 3100 rpm and about 3.2 volts at 1000 rpm.

What seems to happen is that the relay to turn on the spindle doesn’t switch (you can hear it click) until about 6.5v or about 2000rpm. You have to set tie spindle to higher than 2000rpm to get it to start spinning. Once it is spinning, you can then slow it all the way down to 1000rpm.

Thoughts?

Thanks!

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