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General Mach Discussion / soft limit system movement aborted
« on: November 25, 2018, 07:06:19 PM »
Mach 3 stopped mid cut and the only thing I noticed was the single Blk Alt N light was flashing (it could always have blinked and I never noticed it). I have full movement around the table just jogging it but when I load a file and try to run I get nothing . I tried several patterns I know that work Mach3 said it was jogging to starting point (which it didn't move) and then nothing. The message line said Softlimits System Movement Aborted. It had cut all but the last 2 inches of a busy pattern when it just stopped. Thanks for any ideas you can toss my way.

My torch stopped firing mid cut and I can't get it going again. I replaced the power supply, the relay, new estop new G540. I have tested all of the outside wires and the torch will fire manually but not by mach3. The relay kicks on and the torch blows air but it goes right back off and never arcs when I try run mach3. I have been running the table for years so none of my settings were changed since it was cutting then just stopped. All of my wires are connected correctly. I can even go in the box and jump wires and get it to fire but nothing when I try to run gcodes. I have it hooked to my miller and I even hooked up my hypertherm, both fired manually. I have search on various forums but have not seen the answer to this question. I had a proma hooked to my old box but I didn't hook it up to this one. I was not using it when the torch stopped so it is not that. Any suggestions?

General Mach Discussion / Port 1 Pin Current State
« on: June 11, 2015, 05:31:51 PM »
I switched computers and cloned all info. Now I can not get my torch to move (it feels like it wants to). When comparing to old to the new diagnostic page the 4th Led light from the left under Port 1 Pin current state is on in the new computer but off in the old computer. I need to figure out how to get that light off. Any ideas. They said at the help desk it is a programing thing and doesn't effect anything but it does. Any help would be great.

FAQs / Can't get plasma torch to move
« on: June 06, 2015, 10:01:58 AM »
I had to replace mu computer and now I can not get my torch to move. Did the DMI up down test but got nothing. The machine is engaged and the screen says it is moving but got no physical movement. I have checked my device mgr. Tried both EPP and ECP, checked all wiring and still have nothing. I have attached the origianl xml that I used to get the machine to run. All suggestions are appriciated.

I cloned my info from my old computer and had to purchase mach3 (had it on my old computer) matched up all my old settings but can not get the torch to lower when I try to cut. I had to change the bio's to the correct parallel port but now on the diag. page Pin 1 light (in the row of 12 lights)  will not come on. Everything else move correctly and the torch will fire it just will not lower down. Any suggestions? I can do basics with computer lingo but if you start tossing out all advanced terminology I will be lost. I have a Gecko 540 that I connect to. My computer is a gaming computer so there is no name for it and it runs with an intel processor.
Thank for any help you can give me.


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