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Okay, I finally dived back into this after a long break.
I was plugging away at this back in September when my wife's water broke & it has taken me a while to work up the courage to pick up the pieces of my train of thought (just a locomotive and a caboose at this point).
The past week I have made a lot of progress & have something somewhat functional.
It's ugly, but it works. I can read all the needed data and display it on the Pendent. The MPG wheel works for XY&Z axis, FRO% & Spindle speed . and I have mapped a few buttons to do the basic functions I want (Estop, Start, Stop, pause, resume, zero axis, goto zero, increase MPG step amount, and regenerate toolpath)
The ugly is that the driver is unsigned and will require a few extra steps if it is to be installed on win10, I have zero interest in jumping through the hoops to be able to sign windows drivers so this will not be fixed. Also, there is an odd library dependency I'm currently trying to chase down, which can be worked around by installing Visual Studio with the Visual C++ windows SDK on the target pc.

I'm currently using this pendant on my machine and will gladly share the driver and compiled plug-in with anyone that asks for it and is willing to go through a few extra steps to install it.
message me for more info.

if you want the source, you will have to ask ArtSoft to broker an exchange as I signed an NDA with them and cannot share the code directly.

where is this driver/code available?  THANKS!

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My ATC has TWO proximity switches INSIDE the spindle head.  They are used to determine if the TOOL HOLDER is properly installed.

Does anyone have code (preferably LUA if possible) to represent reading the two proximity switches into MACH4 or 3?

Code I could use as a basis to kickoff/write modifications,  so I'm not starting from scratch?

THANKS.

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Mach4 General Discussion / MACH4 Auto Zero Tool using ESS
« on: July 25, 2016, 05:58:17 PM »
Can someone provide a procedure or guidance to implement Auto Zero Tool?
I'm using Ess also.
THANKS for your help.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: MACH4 Auto Tool Change with ESS
« on: July 25, 2016, 01:46:45 PM »
It will be similar to what is shown in this video from Brian Barker.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO0N3k-wACk

I'll use similar motor and changer combined.
Similar to this.

http://czhanqi.en.made-in-china.com/product/KXkxsnQyHrWU/China-CNC-Atc-Motor-Spindle-Gdl80-20-24z-2-2.html

Using ESS smoothstepper plugin 186 and MACH4 latest version.

 Thanks for your help.

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Mach4 General Discussion / MACH4 Auto Tool Change with ESS
« on: July 25, 2016, 08:13:37 AM »
Can someone provide the procedure or guidance to implement MACH4 Auto Tool Change? 
I am using ESS too.
THANKS!

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