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Hi
I have just got my tb6560 4 axis controller working with Mach 3 despite the instructions.
With it I bought a little blue hand controller that plugs in and is meant to act as a pendant, this does not work.
Two questions really the first, are there any settings in Mach 3 to turn it on?
Also it has a miniature USB connector on it, does this need to be powered (there is 5 volts on the board).
I can find no information anywhere about this controller not even a pin out.

Regards

Clive

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General Mach Discussion / Turn Eccentric Wizard
« on: March 25, 2010, 07:44:47 AM »
I am doing a project where I need to turn an eccentric on a shaft.
Being a little idle and not wishing to set up a 4 jaw chuck I wondered if anyone had a written a wizard?

Clive

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General Mach Discussion / Setting Up for index pulse
« on: February 20, 2010, 10:22:36 AM »
Hi
This weekends problem is Index pulse problems
I have a cnc4pc index pulse system on my lathe and the sytem pulses when the lathe is running.
The led on the unit changes speed when I change the motor speed (manual).
The meter shows a voltage change at the breakout board.
I have set the Index as port 1 and pin12 and ticked use spindle feedback in spindle set up.
In diagnostics index is green.
When I run it no rpm is shown it sits at zero.
I only have the output wire connected to the breakout board as it already has a ground. (I tried one and it made no difference.
Any clues please.

Clive

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General Mach Discussion / Stepper Driver Playing Up
« on: February 11, 2010, 12:40:01 PM »
Hi
I am just finishing off modifying my lathe for Mach3 based CNC.
Although it runs, the Z motor runs fine in one direction when I reverse the direction it slows and nearly stalls then runs fine. Each jog in that direction is fine.
When I reverse direction again it stalls then runs fine.
I swapped the motors and they are both fine the fault follows the stepper driver.
Any clues please

Clive

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General Mach Discussion / Mill just wanders off
« on: March 06, 2009, 05:33:39 AM »
Whilst machining under mach3 control my mill just wanders off, this just happens on odd occasions. I have checked the wiring etc and I am at a bit of a loss.
Can anyone help please?

Clive

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General Mach Discussion / UK Mach3 workshop
« on: June 16, 2008, 02:53:40 PM »
Hi All
What happened to the UK Mach3 workshop. Has it died?

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LazyCam (Beta) / 3d solids in lcam
« on: March 31, 2008, 04:28:14 PM »
Hi
I have Solidworks at work, can you use the solids in lcam.

Clive


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General Mach Discussion / Mach3 with ITX motherboards
« on: January 13, 2008, 11:25:57 AM »
Hi
After my initial struggle getting my motors running and then running smoothly, I discovered my laptop was pretty useless at running Mach3 and that a desktop was the way to go.
Well the space available for my milling activities is pretty small and using a huge desktop box, monitor, keyboard and mouse is very restrictive.
The idea of using an itx based motherboard appears to be the way forward.
The Intel D201GLY 1.3GHz with 1GB of Ram seems to be a good start.
Has anyone tried this board (or similar) and have they had any success.

Clive

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Despite the help from KTM and Arturo Duncan at CPC4PC I am unable to get the motors turning in my system.
I am now exceedingly frustrated.
Here is a list of what I have tried:-
1. 2 different computers.
2. A dedicated PSU and a Bench PSU
3. Both sets of drivers in MACH3
4. 3 stepper drivers and 3 motors
5. Changed the ports and motor tuning countless times
6. Measured the output of the Breakout board with an oscilloscope
7. Used a signal generator on the breaout board with an oscilloscope
8. Checked the wiring countless times
9. Put the corrrect pulses in for the motor.
10. Checked the pins on the lpt1 cable
11. I have the setup videos about 5 times.

Does anyone have the optimisation files please.

Whats even more frustrating is that my modified mill is ready to move.

Anyone help a desperate, dispirited,downhearted and grumpy old man?

Clive



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General Mach Discussion / New to CNC cant get motors running
« on: December 13, 2007, 03:40:30 PM »
Hi
This is my first CNC project and I want to use mach 3 to run my x 2 mill, I have built my own controller box keling stepper motors and drivers.
My problem is I cant get the motors to run.
I switch on, the motors energise as I cant turn them.
I have set up the motors correctly as per the video tutorial for setup and trouble shooting.
I had a charge safety pump (cnc4pc) but I have disconnected it.
I have no e stop/limit  signals on the diagnostics page.
I have checked my wiring about ten times.
My thoughts are that either the breakout board is not working  (cnc4pc - C10) or my laptop controlling it is  not working properly.
Another thought is the breakout board is too close to the psu.

Can anyone help please.

Clive

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