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General Mach Discussion / Mach modbus or serial and a hitachi NE-S1???
« on: January 17, 2014, 09:50:10 AM »
Hi Folks,

I've been looking for instructions on setting up a Hitatchi NE-S1 inverter to work with Mach3. I have used a G540 to control it through PWM, however, i would like to get more precise control. I would like to use the serial interface on the computer or set up modbus to send commands to the inverter.

I do have a rs485 serial convertor wired to the VFD from the built in serial port. I have enabled serial and mod bus in mach, but I'm not sure how to test the connections, what commands to set up or anything else.

What are my next steps?


 

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General Mach Discussion / Gcode won't start spindle HELP!
« on: November 10, 2013, 01:00:33 PM »
I have an interesting problem.

I wired up a probotix meteor for Mach3. I got everything to work perfectly but the spindle. The spindle works when you manually hit the start button or F5 but the gcode program won't start it. Am I missing a toggle button somewhere to run spindle with the M3 command? The gcode was generated by vcarve pro and looks looks good.

I've built or converted 3 routers over the years and have never run into this problem before!

Thanks for your help.

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General Mach Discussion / Anybody use Galaad to control Mach?
« on: September 14, 2011, 06:02:58 PM »
In our school we have a Techno DaVinci machine that uses Galaad to design and control it. Galaad has a feature that it can control mach on our homemade machine but it doesn't work at all for us. I was wondering if anybody has any experience using this software.

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Feature Requests / Retract Z on pause option, pretty please?
« on: June 22, 2011, 06:22:18 PM »
A cool option for us router users would be the option for Mach to raise the z axis and stop the spindle on pause. Then when start is pressed, the option would be given for the spindle to start and the Z axis would be lowered to the job and progress resumed. I believe it could be instituted with a preference setting as to the height of rise or it could default to the safe Z height.

As Mach is implemented now, it's a pain in the backside  to manually raise and stop the spindle.  I use a couple of different cnc controllers and they offer this option. I'm sure this could be done with scripting but I have neither the time or patience to learn how to do that right now. :(

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