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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« on: March 10, 2019, 10:20:59 PM »
Just didn't work for me for some reason.  The UC100, cnc4pc C83 Isolator Board,C84 Adapter and various cables all bought from cnc4pc.com are packed in the box I got them in from cnc4pc.com, taped shut and placed in the loft of my workshop.

I do appreciate all the help I received from this forum, Mach Support, Arturo Duncan from cnc4pc.com, Jeff at Xylotex Support and the gentleman from CNCDrive.com     Tons of emails back and forth and posts after posts on forums.  I just didn't get it.     I am happy just to get everything going again using the old XP desktop with parallel port.


Thanks everyone,

Ray

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« on: March 07, 2019, 11:24:40 PM »
I did try my old desktop with XP and Parallel Port (after blowing it out with my air hose).  Downloaded Mach3, Parallel Port Drivers, configured my motor outputs and tuned the motors.   Boom da da boom.... worked like a champ.     Put that UC100 motion Controller and the other stuff I got from cnc4pc in the "maybe try it again later" box with a note (UC100 DOES NOT WORK WITH NOTEBOOK WITH WINDOWS 10 64 Bit).

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« on: March 06, 2019, 09:18:26 PM »
I have an old desktop with XP and a parallel port, I think I will try that and say to heck with the UC100 Motion Controller.

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General Mach Discussion / Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« on: March 01, 2019, 07:37:03 PM »
After about 150 hours of trying this Input/output after this Input/output and this Input/output and restarting Mach3 again and again, it seems to me that the UC100 Motion Controller, Mach3 and Windows 10 64bit does not work.  If anyone can show me how it may work for sure, I am all about it.  Otherwise I chalk up buying the UC100, C84 Adapter, C83 Opto Isolator Board, IDC26-IDC26 Ribbon Cable plus a couple other ribbon cables as a waste of money and they go in my junk box.  I have also emailed cnc4pc this information, hoping maybe they have an email address of someone that has it all working together that I can contact and go over what I need to do.  My C83 Opto Isolator Board when powered up has 4 out of 5 input LEDs lit up.  Input 13 LED does not light up.    I have also emailed cnc4pc this information.

Well, that is my rant for the day, week, month, month and a half. :( :( >:( >:(

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and UC100
« on: February 15, 2019, 09:57:38 PM »
Is anyone using the UC100 with Mach3?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and UC100
« on: February 15, 2019, 09:43:33 PM »
Gerry, I assigned pins and port 1, for X,Y,Z in Motor Configuration and enabled them.  I assume to get the steppers to move X,Y table and Z that I must also assign pins and possibly ports in either Mach3 Input or Output.  Do not know what to do after  X,Y,Z in Motor Configuration.  Please assist me.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and UC100
« on: February 13, 2019, 01:50:11 PM »
I really appreciate your help Gerry.  I will see how it goes.  Thanks

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and UC100
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:52:39 AM »
Do I need to assign pins in Output/Input configuration or just in Motor configuration?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and UC100
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:57:05 PM »
Gerry, I exchanged the IDC26/DB25 cable for the IDC26/IDC26 ribbon cable to go from the C83 Isolator board IDC26 straight to my Xylotex board IDC26 connection where the IDC26/DB25 ribbon cable was.  Mach3 setup says if I use the UC100, to unclick Parallel Port.  Should I still use the pinouts you showed?



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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 and UC100
« on: February 12, 2019, 08:01:03 PM »
Yes I bought a IDC26 Pin to IDC26 Pin ribbon cable to go from the C83 to my 3 axis board.  Tonight I was trying to run Cut a Circle g code from Mach3 G code Folder and every time the Z axis went down on the Mach3 display my Z axis stepper clicked.  I changed that stepper velocity/acceleration then I didn't even get a click any more.  I am not sure if I should do any input/output pin settings in Configuration or not.  I enabled X, Y, Z and A in  Configuration.  That shows Step and Dir pin numbers.  2 and 6 outputs are X, 3 and 7 outputs are Y, 4 and 8 are Z and 5 & 9 are A.  I added a Single Axis board for my A axis (rotary).  Just not sure what to do.  Before I got this Windows 10 Computer and the UC100 I had an older computer with DB25 parallel port and used DB25 cable to the Axis board and all worked well.  That is why I think I am missing something in setting UC100/Mach3 configuration....or something.

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