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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Gcode movement help
« on: September 25, 2020, 07:00:56 PM »
Thanks for your reply.
I found out the cause of the problem.   it was the mach3 cycle start   for all the years i been using Mach3 i only needed to press the cycle start button once to get the file cutting.  just by accident or frustration i press  the cycle start twice and the file started cutting.
Pressing once just started the timer going.
not sure why   any idea why?

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 Gcode movement help
« on: September 25, 2020, 12:30:54 PM »
i have just installed Mach3 on a new computer running window 7   this mach3 program was moved from my old computer  that stopped working.
after i installed the program and get the motors tuned  i tried running a gcode file  and nothing happen.
The DRO moves but no movement  on the motors.
All three axis move if i am moving them using the keyboard keys.
Thanks for any help

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach3 x axis problem
« on: February 15, 2020, 02:40:58 PM »
Hi Overloaded
the DRO is working correctly connectors seems ok nothing loose.
happened once today when i power up  went away when i shut down and started back up

Can the gecko drive cause this problem?

General Mach Discussion / mach3 x axis problem
« on: February 13, 2020, 03:37:43 PM »

few days ago moving x axis using key board arrow keys.
x will only move in one direction. makes no difference if i use plus or minus  key board arrows. both arrows take it to the - side
shutting down andstarting up correct the problem.
but it keep coming back.
running a file today machine made a sudden stop x started moving in the opposite direction about an inch then corrected itself.
any ideas?

General Mach Discussion / Re: z zero plate problem
« on: February 10, 2018, 06:53:48 PM »
Today i went to the machine the bit was 2 inches over the work.  I started to zero the bit the bit again went up instead of down.
i took the zero plate from the material and touch the bit.  it stopped moving.
I then moved the bit back down to about 2 inches and zero again. it worked  did this a few times in diff positions and it worked correct
correct in that once the bit touch the plate it retracted to the correct set position
this is the first time i have been having this problem having been running mach3 for the past 7 years
about 3 months ago my computer broke down  so this is a new installation  i suspect this is when the problem started
I am using a PMDX-122 break- out -board
running a shopbot cnc
I do not have in-depth  knowledge of mach 3    but it does what i need
Thanks again  Paul
Ger21 not sure what  a incremental mode is?   can this be it

General Mach Discussion / z zero plate problem
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:06:10 PM »
I sometimes have a problem when i try to zero to my z plate.
when i try to zero the bit goes up instead of down
what is strange this does not happen at all times  sometimes i have to shut down and restart
or have to touch the bit with my zero plate to stop the up movement up  this does not always work
anyone has any idea why this is happening sometimes?
hope someone can help  thanks Paul

General Mach Discussion / Help reinstall mach3
« on: November 21, 2017, 07:42:47 AM »
I am using an older IBM computer running xp   this works great with no problems  my fear is that one day it would stop working
i am setting up another computer running window 7.
I made a copy of my mach3 folder    what i need to know can i just post the copy i made straight into the new mach3 download?
or do i have to paste it into a specific file .
does the xml file on the new installation have to be removed first.
thanks paul

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 installation
« on: November 19, 2017, 02:23:37 PM »
just installed Mach3  but the mach3 shortcut does not show on my desktop
how do i go about getting it on there? 
copy and paste it from the mach3 file
but the paste shortcut does not work

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 tablet controller
« on: September 03, 2015, 09:40:00 AM »
thanks for the info  the tablet that i own is an android tablet.   i am also thinking to just purchase a mach3 wireless pendant .
not sure what model will suit my needs   I own a shopbot cnc running mach3    the pendant will have to have a range of about 20 feet.
As there are a few models online.  I need some help to go about getting the correct one.   I need to be able to jog XYZ axis also to
to stop and start run.  getting back to the tablet i tried this link .       http://www.cnc-valmec.it/     and its what i was looking for but was unable to download the file  believe the link is not working.
Regards Paul       

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 tablet controller
« on: September 01, 2015, 10:09:04 PM »
Is there a software that can be used on a tablet to control mach3?
thanks paul

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