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General Mach Discussion / Re: Video window?
« on: January 07, 2014, 07:42:43 PM »
OK, I can get it to work once, but only once by deleting the camera driver and reinstalling it.  ??? If you shut the camera off and try to restart it you get a window to select the camera, it shows up as USB 2 Camera but it will not connect. If you delete the driver and start again it works one time again. Any wore ideas for a more permanent fix? Bob

General Mach Discussion / Re: Video window?
« on: January 03, 2014, 08:26:03 PM »
Put the file in the folder and it opened up fine. Unfortunately this plugin can't find the camera either!  :( Any more ideas? A different camera driver perhaps? How do the plugins "find" the camera, is there some way to redirect it?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Video window?
« on: January 01, 2014, 08:41:14 PM »
Thanks. I'll try it tomorrow, It's 8:30 here now and time to put my feet up. ;)

General Mach Discussion / Re: Video window?
« on: January 01, 2014, 07:04:40 PM »
Nope, not in the Config Plugins menu either.  >:( Any more ideas? BTW Thanks for all your help

General Mach Discussion / Re: Video window?
« on: January 01, 2014, 06:23:57 PM »
That's what I thought but It's not there. Is there an optional install I have to do or can I get it from somewhere else?

General Mach Discussion / Video window?
« on: January 01, 2014, 04:14:32 PM »
Thanks to the help I got here my new installation is coming together so now it's time to add some bells and whistles. :) I've got a system running Windows 7, an eithernet SS and Mach3 version 3.043.062. Ive got a video camera from cnc4pc that I'm tring to get working. I keep seing references to a video screen in mach3 on the forum but I can't find it. :-[ I tried the cameraplugin from K.Dietz but it can't load the camera driver? Does mach3 come with a built in video screen ??? or is there another one I can try? Bob

Thanks Hood, it worked out fine. ;D I think I'll save the Brain writing until I have a little more confidence. Now it's off to the black arts of servo tuning. ::) Merry Christmas.

Im setting Mach3 for the first time and I must be missing something obvious.  ??? I have a few user inputs and outputs wired up. They're defined in ports and pins and work correctly in the diagnostic screen or the outputs flip if I toggle output high/ low in the setup screen. How do I assign a function to the inputs and outputs. They are all just duplications of functions on the screen and have OEM codes like a reset input and a reset pilot light output, hold, start, etc. Can some one point me in the right direction please?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Encoder count help please
« on: November 21, 2013, 07:37:09 AM »
Thanks Hood. I wasn't sure what the practical speed limits are. I take it the higher count the better up to the speed limit of the slowest component? I don't have the paper work in front of me but I believe the encoders will go over 2000 counts per turn.

General Mach Discussion / Encoder count help please
« on: November 20, 2013, 07:20:48 PM »
I'm converting my Supermax knee mill from its failing Anilam control to Mach3. I'm using an Intel Atom processor, ethernet SmoothStepper, Cncdrive DG2S16035 drives and AMT10X modular encoders. The encoders have user selectable resolution and will be mounted on the servo motors. I think  ??? my math works out like this assuming the encoder set to 1000 and 200"/min rapids.
5 turns per inch lead screw x 1.5 motor to leadscrew ratio = 8 motor turns per inch x 200 inches per min = 1,500 motor turns per min x 4 pulses for quadrature output = 6,000 count per min
6,000 count per min x 1,000 encoder count = 6,000,000 pulses per min = 100,000 pulses per sec or 100 Hz.
First, is my math straight? Second, is 1000 count where I want to be or should I set the encoders to something less? 500, 512, 800 are also available settings.

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