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General Mach Discussion / Lattepanda win10 mach3 and ESS
« on: March 15, 2017, 04:42:54 AM »
Hey all. I am hoping all are well in the Mach community. I have a Lattepanda which comes with win10, unlicensed. I am using an ESS also. I have put together many systems running win7 on conventional PC's. So I have proven xml and plugins. But when I tried my rock solid sytem on the Lattepanda running win10 the DRO does not change nor does the graphics move when running g_code. And there obviously no signals out to the ESS board. The DRO does change when I jog with the screen MPG however. I know others are using mach3 in win10. But I have not seen any posts about the Lattepanda board. Has anyone else had any luck with the lattepanda and win10 and Mach3?
Thanks for any help. Russ

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Ok i will ask another question. How do I make this auto-z macro work "active low" instead of "active high"? I am sure others have this same issue. I don't want to change the input setting when I go from my digitizing probe to my auto-z plate.

'Auto tool calibration to fixture z field Sept 10/2015
'input probe pin15 port 1
CurrentFeed = GetOemDRO(818) 'Get the current feedrate.
PlateThickness = GetUserDRO(1151) 'You could put your z-plate thickness here instead
'ProbeFeed = GetUserDRO(1152) 'You could put a probing feedrate here instead.

If GetOemLed (825)=0 Then
DoOEMButton (1010)
Code "G4 P3" 'Time to get to the z-plate, 3 seconds
Code "G90 G31 Z-2 F4." 'probing move, can set the feed rate here as well as how far to move
While IsMoving()
Wend
ZProbePos = GetVar(2002)
Code "G1 Z" &ZProbePos
While IsMoving ()
Wend
'Call SetDro (2, PlateThickness)
Call SetDRO(2, Abs(GetOEMDRO(1001)))
Code "G4 P1.0" 'Pause for Dro to update.
Code "G0 G91 Z1.0" 'Change the Z retract height here to what you want, must be higher than touch plate
Code "(Z axis is now zeroed)"
Code "F" &CurrentFeed 'returns to prior feedrate
Else
Code "(Z-Plate is grounded, check connection and try again)"
End If
Exit Sub   

As always I appreciate your help and time.

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Hey guys I need some help with this auto-z macro. I want to use input 1 instead of probe and I do not know what to change. Here is the macro I use now using a probe input. And I know there is alot of discussion about auto-z macro's but I have not had any luck making this work myself.

'Auto tool calibration to fixture z field Sept 10/2015
'input probe pin15 port 1
CurrentFeed = GetOemDRO(818) 'Get the current feedrate.
PlateThickness = GetUserDRO(1151) 'You could put your z-plate thickness here instead
'ProbeFeed = GetUserDRO(1152) 'You could put a probing feedrate here instead.

If GetOemLed (825)=0 Then
DoOEMButton (1010)
Code "G4 P3" 'Time to get to the z-plate, 3 seconds
Code "G90 G31 Z-2 F4." 'probing move, can set the feed rate here as well as how far to move
While IsMoving()
Wend
ZProbePos = GetVar(2002)
Code "G1 Z" &ZProbePos
While IsMoving ()
Wend
'Call SetDro (2, PlateThickness)
Call SetDRO(2, Abs(GetOEMDRO(1001)))
Code "G4 P1.0" 'Pause for Dro to update.
Code "G0 G91 Z1.0" 'Change the Z retract height here to what you want, must be higher than touch plate
Code "(Z axis is now zeroed)"
Code "F" &CurrentFeed 'returns to prior feedrate
Else
Code "(Z-Plate is grounded, check connection and try again)"
End If
Exit Sub   

As always I appreciate your help and time.

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General Mach Discussion / Where is The V3.0 Probing Plugin?
« on: July 21, 2012, 04:13:34 PM »
I see many references to the download page and I do not see it there. Where is it? Is there an Alternate for this Plug in that someone is using?
Any direction to getting started would be appreciated.
Russ.

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Post Processors / Post for Signlab V5.
« on: September 12, 2011, 02:26:43 PM »
I'm looking for a post for Signlab V5.  Anyone got one?
Russ.

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General Mach Discussion / Z axis brake releases to quickly on reset.
« on: September 09, 2011, 09:33:12 AM »
Hey guys
I know someone has a simple solution for this problem. I have configured my controller in a very typical way. When the system is reset, on the screen, power is put to my amplifiers and at the same time power is put to my electro-magnetic brake on the z-axis to dissengage the brake. I have a heavy spindle thus the brake requirement when powered off. The problem is that the brake is dissengaging before the z-axis servo takes over holding the spindle up. How can I slow down the power to the brake by about 2 or 3 seconds to get some overlap? Can i use a thermister or a capacitor? Delay relay? I am putting power to the brake by switching on an 24vdc power supply that is only used for this brake. How are you guys solving this problem.
As always....thanks for any input.
Russ.

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General Mach Discussion / Auto Z for an ATC
« on: August 28, 2011, 06:40:07 PM »
Hey all.
How do I get my Auto-Z value input into the tool "Z 0ffset" DRO field complete with the touch plate thickness added?
As it is now, it enters into the Work Z offset field and does not adjust for the plate thickness. I am using an ATC and I want to key the tool number, Change the tool manually and then run the Auto-Z and have it enter for that tool.
This is what i am starting with:

PlateThickness = GetUserDRO(1151) 'Z-plate thickness DRO
If GetOemLed (825)=0 Then 'Check to see if the probe is already grounded or faulty
DoOEMButton (1010) 'zero the Z axis so the probe move will start from here
Code "G4 P5" ' this delay gives me time to get from computer to hold probe in place
Code "G31Z-1. F10" 'probing move, can set the feed rate here as well as how far to move
While IsMoving() 'wait while it happens
Wend
ZProbePos = GetVar(2002) 'get the axact point the probe was hit
Code "G0 Z" &ZProbePos 'go back to that point, always a very small amount of overrun
While IsMoving ()
Wend
Call SetDro (2, PlateThickness) 'set the Z axis DRO to whatever is set as plate thickness
Code "G4 P0.25" 'Pause for Dro to update.
Code "G0 Z1." 'put the Z retract height you want here
Code "(Z axis is now zeroed)" 'puts this message in the status bar
Else
Code "(Z-Plate is grounded, check connection and try again)" 'this goes in the status bar if aplicable
Exit Sub
End If


Thanks for your help. Russ.

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General Mach Discussion / New system....servo are running rough.
« on: August 08, 2011, 10:56:56 PM »
Hey guys.
It has been a long time since I have needed help from the Mach Guru's but I have a problem that has me stumped.
I have just put together a new system using a referbed Del gx620 which has an on board parallel port. I have tuned the servo's. When I jog any of the servo's they run rough. I tried using a PCI parallel port also and i got the same result. After I tried swapping the components I yanked my PC from my system and plugged it in and the servo's ran perfectly smooth. Any idea's why the Del is causing the servo's to run rough? Thanks for your help.
Russ. 

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