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I posted a question in ModBus but it might be a Mach4 scripting question more than ModBus; https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=45738.0

Thanks for the help!

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Modbus / Re: Arduino to read spindle speed via modbus
« on: January 18, 2022, 10:20:59 PM »
*** Oops! I missed the part about you using Mach3 but the idea is the same ***

You mean write to the Arduino hosted holding register? Arduino's can't read but Mach4 ModBus plugin can write the value to the Arduino.

All I know is Mach4 and Lua. Which is nothing more than the following;

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local inst = mc.mcGetInstance()
local hreg = mc.mcRegGetHandle(inst, "MBUS/hr0")
mc.mcRegSetValue(hreg, spindleSpeed)

You would have to look up the call to get the spindle speed but writing to a ModBus holding register is as simple as writing to any other register in Mach4.

Hope that helps.

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Hello, scripting/ModBus question;

I have set up ModBus and I can see the values being written out in the diagnostics window. I have made the connection between the discrete input to an input signal in Mach4. Now, when I go to "signal wait" on the input it never seems to be available to the mc.mcSignalWait(...) call.

If I do this I can manually pause on the signal but its ugly...

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local isig = mc.mcSignalGetHandle(inst, mc.ISIG_INPUT50)
local state = mc.mcSignalGetState(isig)

while mc.mcSignalGetState(isig) > 0.0
do
-- snore
end

So why doesn't this work?

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rc = mc.mcSignalWait(inst, mc.ISIG_INPUT50, 0, 30) -- Wait 30 seconds for input 50 to go low

And, yes, I do put a wx.wxMilliSleep(25) to force Mach4 to see the next read from ModBus (which is disappointing but not unexpected) and it still doesn't seem to get the value.

And yes, I tried all this in reverse, waiting for it to go high.

Thanks for the help!

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: X Box here we come!
« on: October 30, 2021, 04:15:32 PM »
Nevermind! It's already installed in Mach4. Cool!

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: X Box here we come!
« on: October 30, 2021, 01:15:39 PM »
I tried to go to the FTP site and it asked me for my credentials and I entered my login for machsupport.com but it came back with denied. What are the credentials needed to download this plugin? Is this a private beta or something?

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Modbus / Re: ModBus as a Input Signal
« on: July 30, 2021, 03:31:49 PM »
OK, what is missing from the documentation is that ONLY coils and discrete i/o can be used as I/O for Mach4.

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Modbus / ModBus as a Input Signal
« on: July 29, 2021, 08:06:31 PM »
Hello!

I set up the ModBus and everything is all green and happy.

Then I go into the Control Configuration / Input Signals and the drop down for devices has my ModBus, great! I select it. Then I click on the Input Name and I get an empty list.

What am I missing? I can access the values via scripts but I really want them as first class Input Signals and I can't seem to get it to work.

Thanks for the help!

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For the records this Post file for Fusion DOES NOT support THC.

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Also, you write the same code that turns on the torch to turn it off...

function onPower(power) {
  initialG31 = false;
  //writeBlock(mFormat.format(power ? 62: 63));
 
  powerIsOn = power;
  if (power) {
    writeln("M62P3 (+++ Turn Torch On +++)");
    onDwell(getProperty("pierceDelay"));
    if (zFormat.isSignificant(getProperty("pierceHeight"))) {
      feedOutput.reset();
      var f = (hasParameter("operation:tool_feedEntry") ? getParameter("operation:tool_feedEntry") : toPreciseUnit(1000, MM));
      zFormat.setOffset(0);
      zOutput = createVariable({prefix:"Z"}, zFormat);
      writeBlock(gMotionModal.format(1), zOutput.format(getCurrentPosition().z), feedOutput.format(f));
    }
  } else {
      writeln("M62P3 (---Turn Torch Off ---)");
    if (zFormat.isSignificant(getProperty("pierceHeight"))) {
      zFormat.setOffset(getProperty("pierceHeight"));
      zOutput = createVariable({prefix:"Z"}, zFormat);
    }
    writeln("");
  }
}


Shouldn't the turn off code be?


      writeln("M63P3 (---Turn Torch Off ---)");

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Forgive me for asking stupid questions here; I gave up on Fusion 360 and anything plasma related with Mach4/ESS. So I was intrigued with this conversation and opened the file and there were a bunch of references to Mach3 and such.

I have tried to roll my own post for Fusion and Mach4/ESS with THC for some time. I get the basics working but the torch height control never works.

My OEM claims that the fault is with AutoCad. Does this post processor have THC using the ESS ?

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