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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Down load Gcode fail
« on: August 23, 2021, 06:47:12 PM »
Have used Vectric with Mach3 for many years without problems. Recently gcode would not download. This is a text file and noticed the file heading  where the gcode text file was to go was *tap. Changed this to all files *txt*   and download then worked fine. Upon moving to the next project the * tap returned. How do I permanently get the file type to return permanently to text. I have always manually downloaded the gcode text file. Dowmload direct to machine has never worked, how is this feature set up.

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I served my apprenticeship with Harland & Wolff  UK as a fitter and turner. Joined the merchant navy in 1957 AS A marine engineer and subsequently emigrated to Australia in 1961
Lived in Tasmania from 1961 to 1983 in management roll Caltex Oil Australia. Then director and GM Caltex Qil Zanbia. Returned to Melbourne in 1986 as Business Unit Manager  lubricants s for VIC, TAS and SA.
Retired from Caltex in 1994 and moved to the Gold Coast. Ran management rights for 8 years then retired. Took up wood  turning as a hobby and became a tutor.
Currently building a 4 axis router using Gecko G540, Mach3 and Aspire. Still in the process of putting it together and a lot I do not understand. If there is another member close by who is willing to give some tips or let me have a look at his set up I would appreciate it,
i am located at Arundel on the Gold Coast
regards David

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General Mach Discussion / SPINDLE CONTROL SETUP MACH 3 G540
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:22:54 PM »
I AM SETTING UP A 4 AXIS WOOD ROUTER WHICH HAS A 1.5KW CHINESE SPINDLE POWERED BY A FULING DBZ312B001.5L2DK INVERTER. 220V AC INPUT. 220V 3 PHASE OUTPUT,
0 - 1000HZ.
THE ONLY FULING MANUAL I CAN FIND IS  FOR THE 200 SERIES HOWEVER ALL THE TERMINALS ARE THE SAME. EMAILS TO FULING FOR HELP HAVE BEEN IGNORED
I HAVE CONNECTED THE INVERTER TO THE G540 AS FOLLOWS
G540 VDF +10 V (PIN9)                 CONNECTS TO DBZ 10V TERMINAL
G540 VDF OUTPUT (PIN8)             CONNECTS TO DBZ A1 TERMINAL
G540 VDF GROUND (PIN 7)            CONNECTS TO DBZ ACM TERMINAL
THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF ITEMS ON THIS SUBJECT IN THE FORUM. READING ALL THE MANUALS AND THE THREADS HAS NOT HELPED ME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I NEED TO START/STOP AND CONTROL SPINDLE SPEED FROM MACH 3.
I HAVE THE ABILITY TO TURN ON THE POWER MANUALLY TO THE INVERTER AND SEE NO NEED FOR A RELAY FOR THIS PURPOSE.
IN SIMPLE TERMS WHAT OTHER CONNECTION DO I NEED TO START/STOP AND CONTROL THE SPINDLE FROM MACH 3. I AM NEW TO CNC AND HAVE LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF THE TERMINOLOGY USED. SPECIFIC CONNECTION INFORMATION TERMINAL TO TERMINAL WOULD BE APPRECIATED. IF I HAVE TO PURCHASE OTHER BOARDS TO MAKE THE SYSTEM WORK THEN THAT IS OK.
THE FINAL WIRING OF THE ROUTER HAS STOPPED DUE A BROKEN COLLAR BONE SO I DO NOT EXPECT TO RESUME UNTIL THE END OF JAN 15 SO THERE IS NO HURRY
REGARDS DAVID

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