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General Mach Discussion / A axis will only run one way
« on: November 05, 2017, 12:10:57 PM »
I use the A stepper motor on my lathe ATC to turn the 8 tool turret.
Tool no 1 is set to 0, tool no 2 is set to 25.5 etc. Everything works well if i go from tool 1 to tool 2 until tool tool 8. Then problem starts when going back to tool 1, the turret continue the same direction, not in reverse. After the tools will not end up where it should.
It is Mach3 turn with paralell port. X and Z axis works well.
What have I done wrong?

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General Mach Discussion / Tool setting changes Mach3 Turn
« on: October 04, 2017, 02:19:43 PM »
I have an issue. My cnc lathe has an 8 tool ACT. The tool table is set with tool no 1 as the master.
Normally every thing works perfect when canging tools but; i run the Mach 3 wizzard, save, post the code and run the code. Evrything is ok. Than I go back and do som changes in the wizzard , save, post code and than the tool setting is completly wrong. No toolchange has been done. Same tool in the DRO as well.
Than I restart the PC, set master tool and every thing is ok again.

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General Mach Discussion / Threading Wizard
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:00:52 PM »
I tried the threading vizzard for the first time but it just stoppe at line 7. The spindel was still running but nothing happen. Its M16x1.
What di I do wrong?

Here are the code:
G0 G40 G18 G80 G50 G90
G00 X16.025
G00 Z1.1
G00 X16
M03 S300
G76 X15 Z10 Q1 P1 J0.006 L45 H0.3 I29 C0.025 B0.0001 T0


General Mach Discussion / Mach3 turn
« on: March 26, 2017, 07:41:29 AM »
Anyone that can helpe me with this set of codes?
Im going to turn a collet that I draw in Fusion360 posted from there.
When I simulate it in Fusion360 COM it seems to be perfect but after a few cut the x axis just go into the steel and cut it right down with big blue chip.
I´m not sure which line it happen as I just hit the emergency stop.
I have run the CNC late with just simple G codes not generated G codes from fusion before.

N10 G90 G94 G18
N11 G21
N12 G91
N13 G90

N14 T0202
N15 G54
N16 G95
N17 G96 S70 M3
N18 G0 X36. Z1.404
N19 G0 X18.581
N20 G1 X17.828 F1.
N21 X15. Z-0.01
N22 Z-19.5 F0.1
N23 X15.98
N24 X18.808 Z-18.086 F1.
N25 G0 Z1.404
N26 X17.293
N27 G1 X14.465 Z-0.01 F1.
N28 Z-19.5 F0.1
N29 X15.
N30 X17.828 Z-18.086 F1.
N31 G0 Z1.404
N32 X16.799
N33 G1 X16.772 F1.
N34 X13.944 Z-0.01
N35 G18 G3 X14.371 Z-0.805 I-0.982 K-0.69 F0.1
N36 G1 X14.091 Z-2.405
N37 G3 X14.064 Z-2.508 I-1.195 K0.105
N38 G1 X13.465 Z-4.207
N39 Z-19.5
N40 X14.465
N41 X17.293 Z-18.086 F1.
N42 G0 Z-2.792
N43 G1 X16.293 F1.
N44 X13.465 Z-4.207
N45 X13.101 Z-5.239 F0.1
N46 G3 X12.816 Z-5.63 I-1.182 K0.208
N47 G1 X12.482 Z-5.919
N48 Z-19.5
N49 X13.465
N50 X16.293 Z-18.086 F1.
N51 G0 Z-4.505
N52 G1 X15.311 F1.
N53 X12.482 Z-5.919
N54 X11.5 Z-6.77 F0.1
N55 Z-16.517
N56 G3 X12. Z-17.25 I-0.95 K-0.733
N57 G1 Z-19.5
N58 X12.482
N59 X15.311 Z-18.086 F1.
N60 G0 Z1.404
N61 X13.262
N62 G1 X12.428 F1.
N63 X-0.4 Z-0.01
N64 Z-0.5 F0.1
N65 X11.98
N66 G3 X12.378 Z-0.717 K-0.2
N67 G1 X12.098 Z-2.317
N68 G3 X12.094 Z-2.335 I-0.199 K0.017
N69 G1 X11.131 Z-5.065
N70 G3 X11.084 Z-5.13 I-0.197 K0.035
N71 G1 X9.5 Z-6.502
N72 Z-17.05
N73 X9.6
N74 G3 X10. Z-17.25 K-0.2
N75 G1 Z-19.5
N76 X12.828 Z-18.086 F1.
N77 X14.
N78 G0 X36.

N79 G91 G28 X0. Z0.
N80 G90
N81 M30

General Mach Discussion / Homing
« on: March 22, 2017, 04:01:16 AM »
I'm working on job on the CNC router that will take about 8 hours. I have only a couple of hours available now and then.
I stop the machine and note down the line number, than put the machines three axis in 0 by G0 X0 Y0 Z0, shut off the PC and the control. When I start up again I just verify that the machines axis are all in 0 than load the program, find the correct line and hit Run From Here.
This works perfectly.

Normally when I start up I home the machine, then 0 the axis on the stock.

My question is; can I always just leave the machine in 0 (PC and control off) and start up again without homing just 0 the axis?


General Mach Discussion / Router stopped less than midways
« on: March 12, 2017, 08:59:30 AM »
I was cutting with my cnc router and Mach3 for about one houre than it stopped besause a limit witch triggered, non of the switches was triggerd. I belive the program is app 3000 lines and I had just over 1000 lines done.
This limit switch triggerd for no reason I know about, it has happend ones before. When I reset it seems to be ok.
I it possible to restart the process at line 1000? I shut the PC and control off but I know exactly where 0 are on all the three axis. Or can I just delete 900 lines, of cause leave the start up lines and start from there?
Hope someone can give me some advises :)

General Mach Discussion / How do I home the ATC
« on: February 25, 2017, 05:17:04 AM »
How do I home my ATC?
It is an 8 tool ATC for Mach3 Turn.
Activate cylinder is M7
Stepper motor is A
The home switch for A axis motor is set at tool 0.

General Mach Discussion / SmoothStepper USB and Mach3
« on: August 26, 2015, 02:10:40 PM »
Hi I have Mach3 version 3.043.066 that has ruined ok for a long time but I have suffered some crash or just freeze  in the middle of the job. I found that SmoothStepper USB could help avoiding this problem so I got me one. I read that I needed Mach3 version 3.043.062 in order to avoid problems. I have installed the SmoothStepper on Mach3 3.043.066 and have problem with homing and limit switch on the Z axis. In Diagnostic window all limits and home switches is working ok.

Reading at SmoothStepper forum I found that my Mach3 version could be the problem. Than my question is? Do I have to uninstall the Mach3 and reinstall the older version afterwards? What about the license?
Thank you

PS I use the Mach3 on a combined 3D printer/router.

General Mach Discussion / Can not get A axis to run
« on: January 21, 2015, 02:35:25 PM »
I´m using A axis to run 3D extruder head but can not get A axis to run. I tried to use A axis as the Y axis slave but never got it to run so I used B axis as the slave sucessfully. I recon it was the break out board so I replaced it with a HG08 from cnc4you. In the diagnostic screen pin 7 from top from right is green but for A axis it is pin 8 and 9 that is used. Are there any special settings for the A axis that I have missed?
I have runned Mach3 successfully as a router so I´m familiar with the settings. I have checked the cable and all the pins are ok. Could it be the computer port?
Hope someone has an idea.
Thank you

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