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I searched for a while didn't find any info on implementing automatic tool diameter measurement and compensation.

Any one see this type info anywhere?

My theory of operation is something like this:  Have a probe like a fork shape mounted horizontally in a corner of the router
with know distance between the forks.  The tool would start in center move one direction touch fork then move opposite
direction touch and edit the tool table automatically.

Thanks for any help!!

General Mach Discussion / Bar code scanners?
« on: May 20, 2009, 09:59:07 PM »
Do any 9 pin serial bar code scanners work with the bar code plugin?


VB and the development of wizards / Simple SetDRO Script Q?
« on: December 28, 2008, 12:15:16 AM »
Im trying to get the Y machine position DRO value set in the spindle speed DRO and its not doing it?  I tried the SetOEMDRO and SetDRO.  When debugging the macropump the Y value is loaded in var but will not transfer to DRO 202.  Macropump in enabled.

var = getoemdro(84)




General Mach Discussion / Z THC down working up not working?
« on: December 03, 2008, 11:32:23 AM »
This is in Mill Screen:
I have the UP/Down inputs emulated and the LEDs in Diag. tab light up and the THC move is enabled in Mill tab in ports/pins.  And only the down works when running code but not up? the LEDs light up for up and down.

Do I need to mess with the THC min max DRO's?

The up/down works ok in Plasma screen.  But I need it in Mill screen.

Ver. 3.042.020



General Mach Discussion / Jogging with keyboard and MPG?
« on: November 22, 2008, 12:52:50 AM »
Can I make Mach3 3.042 jog with the keyboard and MPG together? If yes how?  When I select MPG on the (TAB MPG screen) the keyboard doesn't jog.
I wanted to have the keyboard jog at full speed and the MPG slow to get the machine to spot I need,  the X axis is long so when by the keyboard I would jog it to the approx position and then walk over to the moving head that has the MPG on it and get it to the spot I need.



If X and A are slaved can I have different steps/per for A than X? or they have to be the same number? or is the steps number ignored in the A setting under motor tuning?

Is there a way to adjust the Z hight with a MPG or keys while the machine is running code?  This is a grinding application so as the tool wears I want to manually lower it as needed.


General Mach Discussion / Offset tangential control?
« on: August 22, 2008, 09:42:26 PM »
I know its simple in Mach to do tangential control if the tool is directly under the rotating axis, what about something like this:

Or is it done in cam?


Screen designer tips and tutorials / Screen4 problems?
« on: August 17, 2008, 11:11:59 PM »
Is it me or screen4...  after a few minutes of use my buttons don't want to get selected or open to edit the properties the buttons start to jump around?

is there only one version of it? I have 1.2



VB and the development of wizards / Not jogging in new screen?
« on: August 16, 2008, 01:53:30 PM »
I added another screen in mach with a X dro, it updates fine if I jog in the run program screen but will not jog in the new screen I made.  What needs to be done to make it jog?

VB and the development of wizards / Buttons to turn on LED's
« on: August 14, 2008, 11:31:52 PM »
I looked through most of the posts in this section and not sure were to start on this code:(

I want to have 6 buttons with Led's next to them when you push one button the led next to it lights up when you push another button the led next that button lights up and the previous one goes off. 
Any one see a sample VB code for this and were will the code need to go(macro pump)?  Does each button need its own code?

I made the buttons and leds, can I use any OemLed number over 1000 for the led?

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