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Involute I will be watching this with some interest as I am also working on a mill retrofit     what kind of mill are you running
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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 skipping steps
« on: March 28, 2020, 06:50:11 PM »
the first thing I woild do would be get a seperate power feed to the router  as to seperate it from the control cables to eleminate the chance of noise causing a problem then work from there
may or may not clear up the problem but it will check a troubleshooting box

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you did not answer my question

I am going to assume this is a router  and the only way I see to do this is to have mach3 control the spindle and have only one estop controlling mach 3 now...    my arms are not long enough to fix this issue....

is this something you bought
what kind of breakout board motion controller do you have and what is the black box manufacturer  and model. 


did this help   ie did that work     
you are very welcome
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ok...... one wire comes from the breakout board to the first estop switch (normally closed)  from the other side of that switch go to the second switch (normally closed )  from the other side of that switch back to the breakout board.... bouth switches have to be out (in the closed position) or the machine to run....
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I am retrofitting a lathe and need some information as I have been away from the forum for some time and have not been following along
thank you

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 and Galill DMC 4133 on lathe
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:34:23 AM »
Retrofitting a machine means sometimes getting extremely intimate with a machine. Haha.   I know that only too well.   But it depends on the motors and drives amd their compatibility with the motion controller you choose, whether you replace them or not.

not wanting to muddy the waters ( this will be for another thread)   i have 6 ea  140 volt dc brushed servo  motors and 1 larkin 200 servo drive  for a mill and other projects

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 and Galill DMC 4133 on lathe
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:47:26 PM »
         I did some measuring today and it looks like the 19 inch monitor  that I have will fit in the space  where the monitor goes on the lathe and possibly a small form factor PC behind it .    otherwise I want to rename this thread "poking around in the dark".  It looks like I am going to have to pull alot of  the guarding off of the machine to get to the motors and wiring. I guess I am  going to get way more intimate with this machine than I ever wanted to,  like with another brand new manual machine i purchased the the same time i got this Lathe.  A story for another time.

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archie  :)

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 and Galill DMC 4133 on lathe
« on: January 12, 2019, 11:14:30 PM »
Chad Byrd, I have an electronically dead Nardini 17 x40 in my garage, 20T Fanuc on it.  id really be interested in hearing everything you might be willing to tell about your lathes, probably with the exception of the GSK unit.  im thinking steppers myself, or finding some DC servos very similar to the ones on my (also electronically dead) 3 axis cnc acra turret mill knee driven, so I can use them across both machines.  if anyone else has comments also interested.  perhaps send by pm so as not to muck up Archies thread.  engine lathe no tool changer.  I will be looking primarily at PMDX or the UC controllers.
  If I were looking to replace what I had on my lathe (which I am not)  I would only be looking at ac servos which are step and direction   like the cnc techniques or the dmm units   In my case the servos and drives are new which makes me very reluctant to tear it apart  archie :-)

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