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Mach4 Plugins / Mach4 Galil Question
« on: February 02, 2018, 01:17:17 PM »
Is it possible to have a script read both encoder positions when running an axis in dual loop mode on a Galil controller?
What I want to do is use the linear encoder for the position feedback as per the Galil plugin manual, but I also want to have a script running in the background comparing the linear encoder to the rotary encoder.
This way the machine can stop if the difference between the two encoders is too high (linear encoder error)

My machine currently runs this way with its old software, but I want to keep this error checking if I switch to Mach4.

Any help would be appreciated.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Re: Mach 4 and Galil
« on: November 17, 2015, 05:26:29 PM »
Are there any updates on this plugin?


General Mach Discussion / Re: G81 Canned cycle problem
« on: April 27, 2014, 02:24:07 PM »
Great.... and then they will stop selling licenses so all you will have left for LPT is pirated unsupported legacy software with bugs.

General Mach Discussion / Re: G81 Canned cycle problem
« on: April 25, 2014, 09:09:58 PM »
OK, good to know.
Since mach4 is a pretty much a complete rewrite, maybe they should open source Mach3..... It would be good for the community

General Mach Discussion / Re: G81 Canned cycle problem
« on: April 25, 2014, 07:17:20 PM »
Is mach3 not getting anymore bug fixes?

General Mach Discussion / G81 Canned cycle problem
« on: April 25, 2014, 04:51:29 PM »
Is there any chance of getting the single block with a canned cycle working properly?

What happens is when I run a drilling program, after a few holes press single block while positioning to the next hole. This will cause the drill to stop at the bottom of the hole.
When you press cycle start to drill the next hole, the machine just feeds in the X and Y direction (not retracting and drilling)

This will also happen if you turn off the single block and press cycle start again.

Here is some example Gcode
Run this and press single block when positioning to another hole.

Code: [Select]
N1 G20
N2 G80
N4 G00 Z0.0
N8 G54
N9 G00 G90 X-10.125 Y-3.75
N10 S2139 M03
N12 Z1.
N14 G81 Z-.15 R0.1 F20
N15 X-10.125 Y-2.75
N16 X-10.125 Y-1.75
N17 X-10.125 Y-.75
N18 X-10.125 Y.75
N19 X-10.125 Y1.75
N20 X-10.125 Y2.75
N21 X-10.125 Y3.75
N22 X-9.125 Y5.75
N23 X-9.125 Y4.75
N24 X-9.125 Y3.75
N25 X-9.125 Y2.75
N26 X-9.125 Y1.75
N27 X-9.125 Y.75
N28 X-9.125 Y-.75
N29 X-9.125 Y-1.75
N30 X-9.125 Y-2.75
N31 X-9.125 Y-3.75
N32 X-9.125 Y-4.75
N33 X-9.125 Y-5.75
N34 X-8.125 Y-6.75
N35 X-8.125 Y-5.75
N36 X-8.125 Y-4.75
N37 X-8.125 Y-3.75
N38 X-8.125 Y-2.75
N39 X-8.125 Y-1.75
N40 X-8.125 Y-.75
N41 X-8.125 Y.75

General Mach Discussion / Slave axis question
« on: August 22, 2011, 10:07:02 PM »
Is there a way to just set 2 step pins and 2 direction pins to one axis instead of using up a axis for the slave?
I want to add 2 axis to the head of a plasma table to do circular bevels and also have a pipe cutting attachment on the side, so this will be 6 axis. But the problem is that the Y axis is dual drive so I have to waste a axis here as a slave...

Any ideas (besides unplugging one when I want to use a feature)


General Mach Discussion / Re: G31 Probe problem
« on: August 04, 2011, 06:19:47 PM »
It shoots sparks, but not quite like I want since I get to start a new battle with the high freq plasma noise interfearance ... yay

General Mach Discussion / Re: G31 Probe problem
« on: August 04, 2011, 03:50:58 PM »
Everything is working great with 28.1 now. The plate height check is very fast.

Here is my macro

PierceHeight = GetUserDRO(1000)
CutHeight = GetUserDRO(1001)
PierceTime = GetUserDRO(1002)
CurrentZ = getDRO(2)
While IsMoving()

If GetOEMLed(825) = 0 Then
Code "G28.1 Z" & CurrentZ
While IsMoving()
Code "G92 Z0.0"
While IsMoving()
Code "G0 Z" & PierceHeight
While IsMoving()
While Not isActive(Input1)

Code "G4 P" &PierceTime 'Pierce Delay
While IsMoving()
Code "G0 Z" & GetUserDRO(1001)
While IsMoving()

Code "(Torch is On Surface Hit STOP and Fix)"
End If   

General Mach Discussion / Re: G31 Probe problem
« on: August 02, 2011, 10:59:44 PM »
Could you post a quick tutorial on setting up 28.1?
I tried a little last week and I could see it tripping the home led, but it would not stop at the point so I had something set wrong...


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