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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Error using Smooth Stepper and Mach 3
« on: April 29, 2017, 12:04:18 PM »
I can't log onto the warp9td forum. I have my user name and password written down so I know it right. I also tried to register a new user and password and that didn't work either.

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 I found that for backlash comp to work you need the latest development version of Mach4 and the latest Pokeys firmware and pluggin. It's now working.
DanMauch



I have had success using mach4lathe and the machmotion wizard for threading 3/4-16, 1/2-20 ands 1/2-13 . The problem is that I have about .007 backlash in my X axis. On a mill that would be unacceptable but on a lathe in most cases backlash(BL) comp is perfectly fine. To get the correct thread depth I had after running the G code crank in .0035 into the cross slide and rerun the G code.
In mach4lathe config I have Motor 0 as the X axis and I have backlash entered as .007 . No being use what they meant by units I also divide the backlash value by the decimal value of 1 step which was 112 .In pokeys I have the pulse engine set for BL comp but with a dial indicator set up on my X axis I see no compensation added when I use the MDI and enter G01 X.05 then read the Dial next enter G01X0 and read the dial. No comp is being added.
Has anyone got BL comp to work? If so what else did you do?

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 I have had success using mach4lathe and the machmotion wizard for threading 3/4-16, 1/2-20 ands 1/2-13 . The problem is that I have about .007 backlash in my X axis. On a mill that would be unacceptable but on a lathe in most cases backlash(BL) comp is perfectly fine. To get the correct thread depth I had after running the G code crank in .0035 into the cross slide and rerun the G code.
In mach4lathe config I have Motor 0 as the X axis and I have backlash entered as .007 . No being use what they meant by units I also divide the backlash value by the decimal value of 1 step which was 112 .In pokeys I have the pulse engine set for BL comp but with a dial indicator set up on my X axis I see no compensation added when I use the MDI and enter G01 X.05 then read the Dial next enter G01X0 and read the dial. No comp is being added.
Has anyone got BL comp to work? If so what else did you do?

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SmoothStepper USB / ESS running a stepper motor as a spindle problem
« on: April 08, 2016, 11:13:50 AM »
 I have a problem that I cannot get the ESS to run a stepper motor as a step and direction  spindle.. I cannot get the ESS to put out a continuous stream of pulses by an M3 S300 command. Surely the ESS should be capable of running a step and direction spindle. There is even a box for that in the ESS config file. So can you just check that function to see if you can get a spindle to use the m3 command using step and direction?
 A few minutes ago I  set up a G540 with a stepper motor using the parallel port and verified that Mach3 does run a stepper motor continuously as a spindle using step and direction. Any help would be appreciated.
 Dan Mauch

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Ethernet SmoothStepper first test
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:32:41 PM »
 What encoder count did you use? Or did you simply use the single one?
Dan

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: ESS and Vista Unidentified network
« on: August 01, 2014, 06:24:22 PM »
 There was an additional problem that I should have mentioned which was that there was an exclamation mark before the unidentified network. That usually indicates a problem.  But I have partially solved the problem. As I mentioned I tried numerous fixes posted on Google. None of them worked because after I performed the steps that would fix the issue I would do a restart. That was the problem. I should have done  a complete shutdown because today after starting windows and the control panel with the ess connected the ! mark was gone. Mach3 and the ESS work fine.
 But I have another problem. . Mach4 and the ESS plugin apparently don't.  I am using the plugin that Brian provided. Is anyon running mach4hobby with the plugin?
Dan


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SmoothStepper USB / ESS and Vista Unidentified network
« on: August 01, 2014, 01:27:52 PM »
 My shop PC is a Vista home basic . When I go to network and sharing and select the local connection and I have set up the TCP/IP to 10.9.9.1 and the subnet to 255.255.255.0  . When I plug in the ESS and power it  up I get the yellow led on the RJ45 and network sharing shows an Unidentifed network. Judging from the amount of posts on Google about unidentified neworks on Vista I see that this is a common problem. I have read quite few of them and have tried the various alleged solutions. None of them have worked to solve my problem.
Any suggestions?
Dan  mauch

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: The ESS and Win8.1 problems installing
« on: May 31, 2014, 12:45:28 PM »
Well I got win8.1 to work with the ESS and Mach3. I hate win8.1.  But there is one remaining minor problem. When I load mach3 it says the dll is defective and to reload it however, the dll does load and I can see the ESS come on. Any way to fix that minor problem?
Otherwise everything seems to work. I copied the dll from another pc and pasted to the plugin directory. I also went in the security and turned the firewall off.
Dan

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SmoothStepper USB / The ESS and Win8.1 problems installing
« on: May 31, 2014, 11:48:53 AM »
 I am having problems trying to get the ESS configured with the Ethernet connection and loading the ESS plugin.
1. I d/led the ESS plugin from Warp9 . It comes as a zipped file.  It unzips ok but is a m3p file and when I click on it, it does not expand and go into the pluging directory. For some dumb reason  Win 8.1 think it is a video. So I tried a work around buy expanding it and then copying the dll file to the plugin folder. But when I load Mach3 it tells be that the DLL is defective and to reload. I cannot figure out why win8.1 doesn't open the ess plugin and copy it to the plugin directory. Is there another way around this problem?
The second problem may be related to the first problem. I d/led and install the win7 shell that greg recommends. With the ESS connected to the laptop rj45 connector and I try to set up network sharing it looks ok in that I have the ip4  address as 10.9.9.1 and the subnet mask as 255.255.255.0
But when I look at the network sharing screen it says it isn't connected.
Asus was of no help.
Dan

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Auto Tool-Changer and LPT2
« on: March 22, 2014, 01:20:07 PM »
Can you send me a copy of the tool chnager macro. As I intend to pick up one of those tool changers.
Dan]

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