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Last night I was configuring modbus in Mach4 for my plasma setup and pretty much have it right.
what is very strange is that now instead of Mach4 displaying Mach4 hobby in the upper left corner is displays "Pierce Height Hobby"

Pierce Height was one of the variables I set up in modbus but why/how did it change the name of the program?

I feel like I should find out how to fix this before I waste any more time configuring the rest of the program.

I've attached a pic and my profile file.
note, I imported this profile file to another computer and it too show's Pierce Height Hobby in the upper left corner.

I'm stumped!!

Any ideas???

I'm learning  Mach 4 after nearly 20 years with Mach 2/3.

Did the "Go to Zero button" vanish or maybe I'm just not looking in the right place?

Is there a way to set up the keyboard jogs as automatic when starting Mach 4?

I have an I Mach Pendant (model P1AS)  I haven't connected it to my new machine (plasma cutter) Is there a way to enable it on bootup of Mach 4?

thanks in advance everybody! :-[

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: computer suggestion for Mach 4?
« on: April 02, 2023, 09:20:26 PM »
Sounds good, Thanks for that!

Yes, I have always had a dedicated PC for all my CNC machines over the past 25 years with NO Internet.

Looks like I can pick up a cheap "Military Grade" small laptop off of Amazon for less than $200.

Excited to bring this new machine to life.

Thanks again!

Mach4 General Discussion / computer suggestion for Mach 4?
« on: April 02, 2023, 01:10:41 PM »
I'm going to be running Mach 4 with the ESS board and WarpRunner THC.

What are the minimum requirements to run Mach 4?

I'd like to stay with a small laptop or even a tablet if possible. Needs to have an ethernet for the ESS/

Thanks All!

FRO won’t change G0 moves, you will need to use rapid rate override for that
Is there a button for that? FRO worked for rapids in Mach 3.

Mach 4
Win &

Anybody else notice that FRO doesn't work on first few lines of code?

After loading I lower feedrate down to 15-20% to make sure there are no surprises out of the gate.
What happens is the machine runs at 1$ until it hits the line of code sending the Z down to it's commanded position. FRO works OK from there.

Sample lines of code;

(FILENAME: BigManRough.nc)
(STOCK/BLOCK, 36.000, 24.000, 13.652, -0.000, 12.000, 0.000)
M6 T2
M3 S5000
(Parallel Rough)
(Roughing Level Depth: 12.207)

I unzipped the file and put the set file in c/mach3 and the UT-buttons folder in the bitmaps folder ut must of the graphics don't show up??

Tried this on two different machines but no luck.

I have a new machine build and this is my first experience with the Ethernet SS.

Problem; When I hit the reference all one the home screen or go axis by axis in the diagnostics screen I have the same problem. The axis moves towards home until finding the limit switch (albeit, it crashes into it) and then backs off as it should.....and like the Energizer Bunny, it just keeps going, and going. Not sure how far, but after 12 inches or so on a 50 inch axis I'm pretty sure something was up. Both X (two steppers running twin ballscrews slaved as X and A) and the Y axis have the same issue. I haven't brought the
Z and rotary axis online yet.

Been through the homing config, SS data monitoring, Can't figure this one out?

Mach 3 latest version recommended by Warp 9 under Win 7 ESS with C25 BOB.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance all!

General Mach Discussion / how to trigger a feed hold?
« on: April 16, 2011, 04:41:40 PM »
I'm having some trouble with my HFD faulting from time to time and I want the 3 axis to feed hold when this happens.

I've got it configured so that when the HFD faults it triggers a E stop but then I lose position. 

How to I command Mach to do a feed hold when the drive faults?

General Mach Discussion / digitizing wizard giving weird code
« on: October 08, 2010, 10:52:32 AM »
This is a sample of the code I'm getting after running the digitizing wizard.

What is going on here? 15 decimal places? And what's with the e+66?

 (DigitiAe File)
 G31 A-6.27743856220419E+66
 G0 A0
 G31 A-6.27743856220419E+66
 G0 A0
 G31 A-6.27743856220419E+66
 G0 A0
 G31 A-6.27743856220419E+66
 G0 A0

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