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General Mach Discussion / Re: Downloading the Mach3 Tutorial videos.
« on: February 18, 2009, 12:55:13 AM »
Hood,


Thanks for that.

rogerbsstt

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General Mach Discussion / Downloading the Mach3 Tutorial videos.
« on: February 16, 2009, 09:30:28 PM »
Hi all,

Just wondering if someone can assist me, I have been trying to download the Mach3 Tutorial videos, but cant get them to work.

I would like to be able to use them as a reference while Im actually using the machine, but it is not connected to the internet.

Is there a way I can download them and watch them in something like Windows Media Player. The files I have downloaded dont have sound after I convert them.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks to those who helped with my MPG project. It now works fine.


rogerbsstt

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Connecting an MPG to Mach3
« on: January 11, 2009, 06:18:38 PM »
Thanks again,
I have successfully got the MPG to work using the transistor system, I had trouble getting the correct resistor value to provide the values needed,  so I went back to the Tranny idea.
I am still having trouble with the Glass Scale, maybe I need to retest my circiut, but will spend more time on it later this month.
Thank you all for the info on Screen 4 etc,  and also for the ongoing help and suggestions from you all.

rogerbsstt.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Connecting an MPG to Mach3
« on: January 06, 2009, 09:13:23 PM »
Hood,
Thanks, Yes I mean I dont even know what screen 4 is or where it is.
and sorry, but what 'Sticky' ?? has the OEM codes.
I feel like a dunce, but I dont have much to do with programs and such, I just use the machines.
Hope you can help,

rogerbsstt.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Connecting an MPG to Mach3
« on: January 05, 2009, 04:47:25 PM »
Sage,
Many thanks for your comments. I will check the transistors temp as I go, perhaps I will also try some other resistor values as a backup just in case of a problem with the trannys. The MPG data specifies the outputs at min -.5v at -1ma, to max 7v at 5ma on the signal wires A & B.
From what I see the Mach3 doesnt care if the signal is HI / Low or Low /Hi because in the MPG config setup there is no Hi / low choices as in other config inputs and I guess Mach3 just reads the changes.

One last thing I need to resolve is how do I get my glass scale encoder to display on the 4th axis DRO in Mach3. In a past response HOOD mentioned changing the 4th axis OEM code to an encoder DRO. He stated it can be done in screen 4. I have no experience with programming and cant find a screen 4 that show the DRO. Can someone please explain in simple steps how to do this.

Thanks Again

rogerbsstt


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Connecting an MPG to Mach3
« on: January 04, 2009, 04:28:32 PM »
Sage, Hood,
Thank you for your previous advice, the 4K7 resistors gives a max 2.89 v Hi at the pin and .2v Low, and the unit works OK. but after checking the Hi / low volts as suggested, I tried using a transistor to replace the resistor. I used a CBC327 (TO-92h) semi-conductor, (sorry I really dont what the correct terrms are), connected the emmitter(E pin) to the 5v and the Common(C pin) to the board 13 /15 pins, the A & B MPG signal wires connected to the central (B pin). When I checked the Hi / Low volts I got 4.84v hi and .21v low at the board.
The MPG works the machine so I think this appears to be an answer to finding the correct resistor to raise the Hi v to over 3v.
Please advise me if you can see any problems with this set up.

rogerbsstt

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Connecting an MPG to Mach3
« on: December 30, 2008, 08:11:27 PM »
Thanks,
I will check those values.

rogerbsstt

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Connecting an MPG to Mach3
« on: December 23, 2008, 09:24:45 PM »
Sage,
right on the money. I fitted two 4K7 resistors across the 5v and 13 / 15 pins and the MPG now works. GREAT STUFF!
I can get a 1 step movement on the X axis of .0021 mm. I am stoked.
THANKS to HOOD and you for your suggestions.
Merry Xmas from Australia, and happy NEW YEAR to you all.

rogerbsstt

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Connecting an MPG to Mach3
« on: December 22, 2008, 03:50:55 PM »
Gentlemen,
thank you all for your comments.
The CNC4PC C10 breakout board has pulldown resistors on all input & outputs according to their documentation.
I will try all the ideas offered in the next few days.I have a second parrallel port on the computor.
Sage, is the pullup resister you suggest a 4.7 kilo ohm value.?
Any further suggetions will be welcomed.

again Thanks
rogerbsstt

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Connecting an MPG to Mach3
« on: December 21, 2008, 07:12:43 PM »
Hood,
Thanks,
I have a second port in the computer so I will try it,

Thanks
rogerbsstt

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