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General Mach Discussion / Re: 3rd axis on mach3 turn
« on: January 04, 2020, 10:01:00 AM »
many thanks Rich
have downloaded and got it on screen , just what I wanted will run it later
what a star you are Rich
thank you
Colin

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General Mach Discussion / 3rd axis on mach3 turn
« on: January 04, 2020, 05:23:01 AM »
hi
I want to fit a stepper to the tail-stock of my lathe
has there ever been a screen set with a 3rd axis on mach 3 turn ?
thank you
 Colin


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General Mach Discussion / Re: spindle DRO readout in six figures
« on: July 02, 2019, 04:28:05 PM »
have at last cured the problem
changed the computer to an old one with windows XP
now works perfectly obviously windows 7 does not like the index pulse

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General Mach Discussion / spindle DRO readout in six figures
« on: June 30, 2019, 05:26:32 AM »
have used mach 3 turn for a number of years
after computer crash due to a power surge
have renewed the computer
and the drivers etc
cannot get the spindle index to work on turn eventually have a read out but at 30rpm to 750rpm it is in six figures and does not return to zero when the spindle stops
have no indexing on the mill which works well.
the OS is windows7
all the electronics are from Cnc4you
the index pick up is hall effect switch with one magnet which has been perfect for threading in the past
the wiring to the inputs has been checked
the spindle is switched on and green light in the diagnostics is ok
driver test is excellent
have put in various xml files from previous back ups
the mach3 version  R3.043.062 but have tried older versions as well
now at wits end after about 3 months trying to get a result
would really appreciate some help
Colin

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General Mach Discussion / Re: No rpm display on mach3 turn
« on: August 13, 2017, 01:29:07 PM »
Thank you guys for your prompt reply
Have rechecked the pin number and port
Even assigned it to a pin that I know is working
Have run new cables direct to the input pin on the bob
I have zero volt from 5 volt on magnet pass
When running g code mach does not give the fault (no rpm detected) but it will not complete the program
And tried clicking the the spindle button
I do not know about filtering or where to look
I must be missing something
Thank you
Colin


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General Mach Discussion / No rpm display on mach3 turn
« on: August 12, 2017, 05:38:52 PM »
Hi
Have been running mach3 on 3 machines for 6 years with no problems
We had a bad power surge during a storm that took out 2 of our computers and damaged one of the breakout boards,
Have renewed the computers which now have windows 7 32bit instead of XP
Have now renewed the breakout boards and drivers  on the lathe,
Everything is working fine the home switches, estop , and coolant pump
But no index display
in diagnostics screen the green index is flashing slowly,
I am using a hall effect switch with magnet on the spindle on test the switch is going from 5volt to .23 volt on the magnet pass
This has always worked well
I have also renewed the switch and cables to the bob
At our wits end at the moment
Any help or suggestions will be appreciated
Could it possibly be windows 7?
On driver test mach 3 says all ok
Colin


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General Mach Discussion / Changing computer
« on: June 08, 2015, 01:16:26 PM »
Hi have been running mach3 on XP for 4years never any problems
Am going to put new computer onto newly built router
They all come with windows 7 or 8
Will mach 3 run ok on windows 7 or 8 ?
I think there used to be problems with vista
Colin

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General Mach Discussion / Windows 8
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:29:08 AM »
Hi all
Have run the brilliant mach 3 on windows xp for about 3 years without any problems
Have now got to change computers which are all windows 8
Can I expect problems ?
have I got to update ?
Or will all be ok
Thanks in advance
Colin

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General Mach Discussion / Re: subroutines
« on: March 09, 2012, 05:38:29 PM »
many thanks
that worked fine
if I put the sub or subs in the gcode programe would it be at the end  after the rewind or M01?
   many thanks for your prompt reply   
 colin

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General Mach Discussion / subroutines
« on: March 06, 2012, 03:31:58 PM »
Hi
I am having difficulty with sub routines (have never used them before)
have saved a routine in the subroutine folder within mach 3
file name O1001 have the 1st line in the routine no line No,  O1001 nothing else on the first line
have called it with M98 P1001
the program runs ok but ignores the M98 call and goes to the next line which is x0 y0 then M30 these
lines are read and returns to beginning
any help will be appreciated as I must be missing something
Colin

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