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General Mach Discussion / Re: Virtual Pendant / Jog Steps
« on: April 21, 2011, 11:45:12 AM »

Thank you!


General Mach Discussion / Re: Virtual Pendant / Jog Steps
« on: April 21, 2011, 09:04:48 AM »
Thanx, but now i have to learn how to design a screen?  Is there an easy way

General Mach Discussion / Virtual Pendant / Jog Steps
« on: April 21, 2011, 08:16:33 AM »
Is there a way to bring up the Virtual Pendant  or to change Jog Increments / Continious without using the keyboard?  Hopefully something using the mouse?  Thx...

General Mach Discussion / Re: Spindle delay
« on: August 23, 2010, 07:05:08 AM »
Any one know where this video is?  or maybe some more help (details. . .) i'm new to this and was proud of being able to find the delay timers.  but that's thanx to this forum


General Mach Discussion / Spindle delay
« on: August 21, 2010, 02:14:12 PM »
Help Me. . .

Is there a way to have the Z posisition move while the spindle is coming up to speed?  I have already eliminated the delays under Config/ports and pins/spindle setup (all timers to 0)  it's a manufacturing enviroment and fractions of a second count!  sample program :

N10 G00 x0 y 0
N20 M03 S500
N30 G00 Z -1.00
N40 G01 Z -2.00 F11

no matter how i write this there is a delay while the spindle comes up to speed before the z axis will move, even if i put the M03 in the same line as a movement Execution order or something like that.  I need the spindle to start up while the Z axis is on the way down.  Travel time is about 2 seconds.  I'm not concerned about spindle speed untill it goes into Feed speed N40 as it's not cutting any material yet.



General Mach Discussion / Re: Wait timers and Inputs/Outputs
« on: April 30, 2010, 02:10:07 PM »

General Mach Discussion / Re: Wait timers and Inputs/Outputs
« on: April 30, 2010, 02:04:38 PM »
So, I can just configure one of the pins to look for this External signal and then when it was seen my miller would continue on? without me having to do anything else That would be good 

General Mach Discussion / Wait timers and Inputs/Outputs
« on: April 30, 2010, 01:24:57 PM »
Are there any G/M codes that will work as a wait timer, I want to hook up an i/o device and have M3 pause until i activate an external signal, then progress through the rest of the program.  Think something like this;

G0 X 1.0 Y 1.0
then wait for input pin *********x to see signal, when it does
G0 z -1.0
Also I need to turn on outputs to pick up external devices, I'm thinking modbus or poKeys.  Any help/opinions would be appreciated.  I'm newbie so be kind.

FAQs / Adding external switches and relays
« on: March 19, 2010, 11:57:05 AM »
newbie.  I'm looking at getting a system with Mach 3 i currently have a benchman/light machine that uses  G25/G26 and M25/M26 to let me hook up external swiches and relays. how do i do that with Mach 3? Also if you have opinions on Tormach millers (thats what the boss is interested in) it's a production enviroment to machine plastic widgets, relatively easy to machine but we have to hold +/- .004 inch tolerances.

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