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woo hoo

thanks for that it worked a treat

im pulling my hair out now , I keep getting the same error .I even put mach 3 on my windows 10 laptop and when I add the xbox dll to the plugin folder .I get the faulty dll message and ignoring message when mach starts .  it does the same with schilling and the lee version  . so am I missing something on windows 7 pro and windows 10 ?
any help will be appreciated  thanks

Mach SDK plugin questions and answers. / xbox faulty dll plugin help
« on: October 06, 2022, 01:57:28 PM »
hi I have just bought an xbox controller to hopefully control my mill with mach3 ...I have windows 7  , the controller works ok on the pc  .

when I start mach3, I get a message faulty dll detected ignoring . it is then not in the list to config plug ins .  ive tried the schilling one and the other one by lee

both do the same  so any ideas of what im missing or need to do


Mach4 General Discussion / Re: mach4 gui crash
« on: June 17, 2020, 02:15:05 PM »
tried that as well didnt work

thanks anyway

Mach4 General Discussion / mach4 gui crash
« on: June 17, 2020, 02:06:39 PM »
hi i want try mach4  so i downloaded the demo version on my shop laptop ...windows 7 pro 32b

after download i tried it .. it flashes up a screen when loading then disappears with gui error

i searched the forum and someone said r click the gui application in the mach4 hobby file and set compatability for windows 7

tried it doesnt work

any help appreciated

Mach4 General Discussion / mach4 2 laptops
« on: June 16, 2020, 03:21:12 AM »
i am thinking of changing from mach3 to 4
i have a mill and a lathe which i run from a laptop one at a time

if i get another laptop dedicated for the mill so i could run both at the same time do i need to purchase mach 4 twice ?

also i have a macro for the 8 station tool changer on the mill

are there people around who could modify it so it works mach 4


General Mach Discussion / mach 3 turn tool table
« on: June 16, 2020, 03:13:51 AM »
sorry if im asking a stupid question ...

if i have the tool table populated  with t1 as a master tool.

say i profile some stock with t1 and its 40mm which is correct
i then use tool 3 to do another operation and make it 35.    when measured its 34
so can i without moving the x   just go into tool table make sure t3 is in the window  change part zero to 34  then hit touch x

so its a bit like populating the table by making and measuring test cuts with each tool rather than touching off


General Mach Discussion / have you got a hybrid stepper ?
« on: March 13, 2020, 05:18:10 AM »
i am considering buying a closed loop hybrid stepper motor   for my mach3  denford triac mill.
i occasionally loose steps and end up scrapping a part or break tools
ive seen nema34 8nm kits incl driver around £110 .

Does anyone have any experience, good or bad of using these?
i see the alarm feature could activate an e stop, which i guess at least could save parts/tools.


General Mach Discussion / Re: pwm spindle control help needed
« on: March 01, 2020, 01:17:24 PM »
Thanks for your help .
i have fixed the problem

the earth terminal on the vfd only had the earth connection to the motor and the sheilding of the control cable
i had not connected the earth from the power supply via the filter
i connected it up and it all works fine now with the full 10v and maximum speed


General Mach Discussion / Re: pwm spindle control help needed
« on: February 27, 2020, 02:08:08 PM »
it was on a 24v psu
but i have a 48v psu that runs the steppers i transferred it to that  but it made no difference.

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