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General Mach Discussion / Mach3 and Spindle Problem
« on: May 15, 2021, 10:18:33 AM »
   Mack3 and Spindle Problem.

I am not sure if this is the right place for my problem but I have no idea where
else to try.
I have a 3040 s Chinese Router and Milling machine purchased in 2011 it works all right except that the original spindle motor is faulty and needs replacement. I have not been able to find a replacement after many hours of searching the Internet.
The original motor was 200w Dc with an external diameter of 57mm No other markings.

My question is can I fit a 300w, 400w or 500w motor and will it work safely using my
Existing Mach 3 software?
My Mach3 software runs the machine through a 3 Axis Mini-CNC Controller purchased with the 3040 some 10 years ago. Is it safe to increase the watt rating of the spindle motor without any problems?
Many thanks for any help.

General Mach Discussion / Error Messages
« on: March 26, 2021, 01:01:04 PM »
    I have just installed a UC100 USB Motion Controller on my Windows 10
computer but when I run MACH 3 I am getting an error message "Printer
Port monitor only" Can anyone help with a solution to stop this?

General Mach Discussion / Mach 3 no communication with CNC machine
« on: March 19, 2021, 01:23:32 PM »
Hi All
     I have the following problem can anyone Help?
 My old computer was working ok with Windows XP but after a crash it is now U.S.
My new computer has Mach 3 installed but it will not drive the cnc controller. I
had an engineer fit a Parrallel card to run the cnc but it will not work. Is it due
to the 64 bit opperating system on the new machine? If that is so will the machine
work if i fit a parralell/usb converter lead?
As you have probably guessed I am a bit confused with this problem. Any help in
pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated?
Best Regards

FAQs / How can i cut 2mm Styrene sheet correctly and at what speed?
« on: May 15, 2020, 12:27:50 PM »
   I have a 2030 machine ( A cheap one from China) and I am having difficulty with the speeds and feeds for cutting 0.5mm to 2mm Styrene Sheet. Whatever speed and feed rate I use the styrene is melting and clogging the cutter.  Is there a list somewhere to give me speeds and feeds for various materials.
The only other material I use at the moment is thin plywood 0.5mm to 3mm and there I have no problems at all.
Many thanks for any advice

General Mach Discussion / Parallel Port Problem
« on: December 02, 2013, 06:51:28 AM »
Hi All,
        I have just upgraded my computer system due to blue screen problems. The only problem now is that I can not get any signals
to my CNC machine (previously working OK).
    I think that the problem is that the new computer did not come with a parallel port, so the supplier added a PCI Express Parallel
Adapter Card. Needless to say I can not get the system to work. If i understand it correctly i need to put the card address into the
config on Mach3? Can anyone help with how to find the address and how to correct the problem?

Many thanks

General Mach Discussion / Copy Config
« on: November 08, 2013, 02:30:21 PM »
Hi All,
        I am running Mach3 on my own computer and 3040 CNC all perfectly OK. My problem is a friend has just purchased a similar
system which I am told will not work. In order to help him sort this out I will need a printed copy of my config files, can this be done?
or do I have to copy it with screen prints which will take an age.
    Any help will be appreciated.

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