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General Mach Discussion / Spindle Speed
« on: June 28, 2015, 09:34:09 PM »
Does anyone have a schematic for a 110VDC  20A speed controller that is compatable with Mach3 or where I can buy one for under $50.  Now I'm using a Nordictrack  treadmill controller and don't know how to connect it to Mach3. Ben

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General Mach Discussion / Probe not responding
« on: April 27, 2012, 05:51:38 PM »
I'm trying to get my probe to work again. In port and pins I have Index disabled and Probe enabled, assigned to port 1 pin 15 and active low. 
When I touch it to the touch plate the led on the BOB flashes each time and on the settings page the "Port 1 Pins current
State" changes also, but the program won't respond.  At one time this all worked (last year) so I'm checking the Gcode last.
Have I missed a setting somewhere?  Should the Index or Digitize LED on the settings page light up? What's your thoughts?
Thanks, Ben

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VB and the development of wizards / VB display (not)
« on: March 27, 2012, 05:19:07 PM »
Turn 3.043.022 -- When I try to load the VB scripter it won't display. Where should I start looking?
Ben

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LazyTurn / Threading Deviation
« on: March 16, 2012, 04:10:44 PM »
I tried to post this with attachments (picture & XML) but couldn't. I posted on the Machsupport page as "Post Problem" (this can be erased or moved) so now I'm in two places.
 
While threading the carriage makes an unauthorized triangular jog at the start of the thread.
 The pass it happens on is never consistent but it always happens no matter which threading wizard I use.
 I have tried other gcode shapes and they run OK.  I use a slotted optical spindle speed sensor bypassing
the BOB and have tried denounce from 0 to 10.  I'm stuck but I have faith in you guys. Thanks, Ben
It seems like when you have one problem everything else becomes a problem while trying to solve the first. Murphy ?

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General Mach Discussion / Work Offline Msg
« on: March 01, 2012, 11:25:36 AM »
I use a desk top computer with XP to run a Mach with no other connection to the outer world.
When its running I get a repeating message saying "WORK OFFLINE -- No connection to the internet is currently
 available. To view internet content that has been saved on your computer, click Work Offline." This message
stops the program and ruins what ever I was cutting. I've turned off everything I can find that has to do with
the internet or networks.  How can I stop this message from appearing? Please help Thanks, Ben

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LazyCam (Beta) / LCam Offset corners
« on: January 16, 2012, 08:28:25 PM »

 I draw a box in TurboCad 18, explode it 8 times and save as a DXF.
In LCam I optimize it, select offset, a 1/4" mill, choose outside and a direction.
When I click Create Offset it offsets but rounds all the corners. If I choose inside it
does ok. What am I doing wrong? Ben

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General Mach Discussion / Estop won't release
« on: March 28, 2010, 11:38:34 AM »
Mach3 Mill will release the steppers when Estop is initiated but on Mach3 Lathe it won’t. The steppers stop but won’t release. I have to shutdown Lathe and start Mill the get the steppers to release. Soooo what little box is checked wrong or not? Ben

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General Mach Discussion / HD Crashed steps changed
« on: March 20, 2010, 04:46:14 PM »
My hard drive crashed. I replaced it and reinstalled all the software Mach3 V2.48 with all my original settings. Now my 3 – 201A Gecko drives act like they are not micro stepping. Before the crash the motor tuning was set at 40,000 steps per inch with 50 speed on all 3 axis . Now I have to set them at 1600 steps per inch and 600 speed. Any ideas? TIA

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VB and the development of wizards / Probing with G31 problem
« on: September 05, 2008, 06:32:20 PM »
Riddle me this.  G31Y0.7 will work in MIDI, it will advance to touch and stop, if no touch it will stop when reaching Y=0.7. As it should.

I attach it to a button. Press the button and nothing happens. Choose Operator > Edit button script> select the button, change nothing and save. The file runs as soon as I close the editor (if reset allows). But wont run when the button is pressed. Any ideas? TIA Ben

SetUserLabel 200,"Start probing"
Code "G31 Y0.7"
While IsMoving()      
Wend
SetUserLabel 200,"Finished probing"

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Mach Screens / Assign VB to a button
« on: June 23, 2008, 08:14:44 PM »
How do I assign VB script to a button in Screen4?  It dosen't have the same popup screen to add VB as the old screen designer. Ben

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