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Mach Screens / Re: Copying Screens
« on: May 18, 2020, 02:41:56 PM »
Well, Klaus, I finally gave up trying to copy my screens from one computer to another. I loaded MachScreen on my CNC computer and just made the changes again on that computer. Thanks for trying to help me out.
Mike

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Mach Screens / Re: Copying Screens
« on: May 17, 2020, 06:35:33 PM »
No, sir, Mach3 is not running. The "screen.set" file copies to the clipboard but when I try to paste it in the thumbdrive I get this error:

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Mach Screens / Copying Screens
« on: May 17, 2020, 01:30:40 PM »
How do you copy a screen built on one computer to another computer? I built my screen on my desktop computer but when I go to copy it on to a thumbdrive to take to my CNC computer I get an error. TIA

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General Mach Discussion / Tuning Slaved Axes Motors
« on: January 04, 2017, 11:24:28 AM »
What is the procedure for tuning the two motors of a slaved axes? Do I tune each motor individually while unhooked from the axes? Or do I tune the motors while hooked up to the axes (gantry)? Should the velocity, acceleration, etc numbers (of the two identical motors) on the Motor Tuning Config pages be the same?

Thanks,

Mike

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Input pin and Zero Plate
« on: August 29, 2011, 06:31:32 PM »
For a newbie the verbage we normally use is NOT intuitive to them .

IE::   IF it is an input device then I should use an input# right ????

Just a thought(;-) TP

This is true BR549...especially when the "Probe" input is labelled "Digitize" on the Diagnostic page. But, with Hood's help, I got my touch off plate to work. Thanks guys.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Input pin and Zero Plate
« on: August 29, 2011, 10:27:25 AM »
Because I thought Probe was for a Digitizing Probe and Input #4 was my next (last) available input. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Input pin and Zero Plate
« on: August 29, 2011, 10:02:36 AM »
So I set the "Probe" signal to pin 13 not "Input#4"?

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General Mach Discussion / Input pin and Zero Plate
« on: August 28, 2011, 11:14:05 PM »
Hi. I'm setting up a zero plate and I am having a hard time getting my head around the process.
I have edited the Auto Tool Zero button script by copy/pasting script from another post. I made the plate and wired it to my G540 pin 13. My question...How does the vb script in Auto Tool Zero button know I'm using pin 13 for my touch plate? This is the script I'm using:

 CurrentFeed = GetOemDRO(818) 'Get the current feedrate.
PlateThickness =0.059
ProbeFeed = 5

Code "G90 F" &ProbeFeed

If GetOemLed (825)=0 Then
Code "G4 P2" 'Time to get to the z-plate
Code "G31Z-5 F" &ProbeFeed
Code "G4 P0.25"
While IsMoving()
Sleep(100)
Wend
ZProbePos = GetVar(2002)
Code "G0 Z" &ZProbePos
While IsMoving ()
Sleep(100)
Wend
Call SetDro (2, PlateThickness)
Sleep(100)
Code "G4 P0.5" 'Pause for Dro to update.
Code "G0 Z0.25" 'Change the Z retract height here
Code "(Z axis is now zeroed)"
Code "F" &CurrentFeed
Else
Code "(Z-Plate is grounded, check connection and try again)"
Exit Sub
End If


Thks 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Slaved Axis Direction
« on: August 11, 2011, 11:00:42 PM »
Thanks guys for the replies. Changing the Dir active low did the trick. I don't know why it didn't last night when I tried it but it works now. Thanks again.
Mike

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General Mach Discussion / Slaved Axis Direction
« on: August 10, 2011, 11:01:23 PM »
I built a CNC router with rack and pinion axis. I want to slave my X axis and its parallel A axis. I bought cncrouterparts rack and pinions. When I move the X axis both motors move in the same direction...as they should. The problem is when the motors are mounted on the machine the face each other so when one motor is going north the other is going south. How do you change the direction of A axis so that the motors move in the same direction when mounted on the machine?

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