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General Mach Discussion / cannot get spindle to run
« on: October 22, 2019, 11:14:07 AM »
After a puter crash, it seemed all the paramters crashed along too. Now I finally got all 3 axis working but I cannot get spindle to run. I have tried everything I can think of doing and nothing. Any idea what to do with this. At this point, I have a boat anchor. MAYDAY!.....

General Mach Discussion / Mystery Item
« on: July 13, 2017, 02:39:59 AM »
There is a wealth of knowledge on here, and I am totally stumped what this item is, might be or could be. I got a few of them in a grab bag box in an auction and totally stumped. It's very nice, looks new and well made but, WTH IS IT ? 

General Mach Discussion / Question about computer to run Mach 3
« on: June 20, 2017, 12:57:50 AM »
The old computer I was using to run my machine on was DOA this morning. I have other computers I could use but they do not have the printer port. None of the newer computers do! Can I add the printer plug into an open slot and will it work as it is supposed to, like on the old on board 21 pin plugs printer ports? HELP!

General Mach Discussion / Elapse time stops?
« on: December 08, 2016, 12:18:42 AM »
Probably silly question but I have some programs that run fine but the elapse timer stops at a certain point every time. Is there some way I can keep it running?? TIA....

General Mach Discussion / Help needed for Y axis error
« on: April 10, 2016, 12:29:57 PM »
I have a new machine and have loaded a program I have run many times before. This has me baffled and perhaps just a software adjustment can fix the problem? When I click down thru the program one line at a time, it drills first the center hole, then the second hole on the same plane as the center hole. The third hole is CCW rotation etc. BUT! when I  hit run the first hole drills correct and the second, because on the same plane, the problem now comes for hole number 3, the machine does the bolt circle by does it CW or backwards from the program. This produces a correct piece because it is a circle. but Y is going minus where it should run plus. The machine jogs in the proper direction?? Anybody have any ideas or cures for this? AT this point it would be impossible to run any program correctly............... 

General Mach Discussion / Z axis problem, HELP!
« on: June 01, 2012, 11:51:15 AM »
Last week when I was running my machine, when I jogged up the Z after setting zero, I noticed the Z would change and not hold. I then looked closer and when I jogged the z up, it would make a small second movement. I called and ordered a new servo motor for the machine and when it arrived, I went into the garage and the Z was working fine??? I then cut about 30 pieces with no issues and then it started again. The z would change with each jog after setting zero. That little extra up bump I would notice on the hand wheel. HAs anyone else ever had this problem. Where do you think I should start. I am at a loss here. I am using a tabeltop mill made by Townlabs and it uses servo motors for all axis. THank you for any help...................

General Mach Discussion / Noob ? on cutter comp
« on: May 21, 2009, 02:31:08 PM »
I am using Mach3 and am getting irratic measurements. The piece will be off .040 over on one spot and .100 on another. I checked and all  code is correct. I am sure I am overlooking something. I had a .125 cutter in the mill and it was .050 over, so I changed cutter diameter to .100 and it only changed .020? I should not have to amend every measurement to get what the print says.

Why would an X number be off .050 and a Y number be off .100????


General Mach Discussion / Configuration help
« on: February 14, 2009, 09:41:03 PM »
I am totally new to all of this. I have read and tried to get it right but something is wrong. What is the right numbers to set on the input and output to get started? I have a new Townlabs Mill and anxious to make it run. TYIA. Ussca.................

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