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General Mach Discussion / Re: Fillet Turn Problem
« on: September 02, 2012, 06:52:54 AM »
I have swapped computers, Mach was already loaded on this machine, it looks to be fine on this machine. How do I load my existing settings I.E. point Mach to use that particular XML and set file? I also created a wizard for drilling from the tailstock but cannot remember how I get Mach to see it, can you assist.
Brian

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Fillet Turn Problem
« on: August 30, 2012, 04:39:56 PM »
I will try some of those ideas tomorrow, I am using the parallel port, I am note sure whether the PC can run a higher kernel, I am using Servo motors with step and direction hence the high pulse rate, please note however that this machine has been in service for about 3 years now with no problems, including radius turning. I have recently changed the breakout board after a faulty MPG failed it.

Brian

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Fillet Turn Problem
« on: August 30, 2012, 04:08:49 PM »
Checked front rear toolpath option, definitely all set to front. Please see attached toolpath. Can it be something with the PC, it is not connected to internet so a virus is unlikely, but when I execute the wizard, it seems to take a long time to generate the G code and invariably comes out on a watchdog error. I will send the XML from the second lathe tommorow, it will also not do a radius but the screenshot looks different and there are no watchdog errors on this machine.

Brian

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General Mach Discussion / Re: MACH3 AND MASTERCAM5
« on: August 30, 2012, 04:04:38 PM »
I use mastercam and have tailored one of its post processors to work with Mach, I have no problems with it. I am running a Mach converted Multicam Router.

Brian

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Fillet Turn Problem
« on: August 30, 2012, 02:59:34 PM »
Please find attached files.

Regards

Brian

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General Mach Discussion / Fillet Turn Problem
« on: August 22, 2012, 12:12:55 PM »
Hi All
Can anyone assist me with a problem using the fillet turn wizard, I have 2 lathes which I converted and have been using for years, now suddenly neither will turn a radius or fillet, the tool turns into the job instead away from it, to the best of my knowledge, nothing has been changed in the configuration.

Brian

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Modbus / LS systems Smart I/O GSL-DT4A
« on: November 08, 2011, 01:46:00 AM »
Hi
Has anyone successfully used a LS Systems Smart I/O with Mach? The unit shows the receive light, but no transmit. Mach shows no error, but when going to test mode it shows receive timeout, or CRC error.

Regards
Brian 

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General Mach Discussion / Parts counter
« on: June 15, 2010, 03:28:07 PM »
Has anyone ever created a parts counter, I am doing a repetitive job and it would be good to have an on screen counter.

Brian

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Following Error
« on: February 16, 2010, 08:32:33 AM »
I do not have the software or programming cable, and have just programmed the drive from the user keypad, interestingly I have reduced the speed gain and increased the position gain and have managed a 50% improvement in the error. Am I correct in thinking that the electronic gearing would multiply the error by the gearing factor?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Following Error
« on: February 16, 2010, 06:18:30 AM »
When I tried auto tune it appeared to be way too loose, it is also difficult to do auto tune on the gantry which has a slaved axis, is it possible that I need to drop the velocity gain and go up on the position? I have only tried to get them both as high as possible. The Z axis is the worst due to the uneven load for up versus down travel.

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