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Mach4 General Discussion / Mach4 camera Plugin
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:47:42 PM »
I recently found out that there is a camera plugin available for Mach3 that allows you to display a live video feed from a webcam. I would love to use something like this with Mach4 for finding and setting my X and Y zero location. Does anyone know if this is also available for Mach4? If not, is it possible to develop this functionality using the Lua programming interface or would it have to be a dedicated plugin?

Thank you

Mach4 General Discussion / Using registers to control screen gauges
« on: September 25, 2017, 02:07:19 PM »
I am trying to make some changes to my Mach4 screen layout and one of the things I want to do is add a new gauge or meter to display my VFD load. I am getting the data from the VFD via Modbus and I am putting the value into a global persistent register. What I want to do now is have the register value be used to control the gauge. When I edit the gauge properties I only see an option to use a DRO code for controlling the meter. Is it possible to control it with a register? Is there any way to add new DRO Codes to the list so I could use that instead?


Mach4 General Discussion / Mach4 modbus plugin problems
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:07:34 PM »
I'm having an issue with the Mach4 Modbus plugin. When I go to set up a new modbus serial connection, it is not giving me any options for the serial port. The "port" dropdown is completely blank. I know there are two serial ports in the computer as they show up in the Serial plugin config. I tried it on a different computer and the ports show up correctly. I am using version 3481.

Anyone gave any thoughts?


Mach4 General Discussion / Mach4 controlling a spindle with MODBUS
« on: July 18, 2017, 01:07:22 PM »
I am getting ready to set up my new router and I have a few questions with setting up the spindle. I am using a Hitachi WJ200 VFD to drive the spindle and I want to control it with MODBUS over the RS-485 link. I have the hardware all wired up and I'm starting the software configuration right now.

1.   Is there a plugin available for controlling the WJ200?
2.   If no specific plugin is available, can I modify any other VFD plugin to work with this drive?
3.   Has anyone ever used this drive and can provide me with any setup information?

Thank you for all the help.


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