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General Mach Discussion / Re: Touch Plate Help Needed Please
« on: February 18, 2016, 06:52:29 AM »
Tweakie;

Thanks. I would never have thought of that.  I will order a shielded cable just in case. Does anyone else have any other thoughts on this issue?

Greg

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General Mach Discussion / Touch Plate Help Needed Please
« on: February 17, 2016, 04:53:58 PM »
I installed an ethernet smoothstepper and now my touch plate is not functioning properly.  All the proper led's light up only the router does not stop and retract as before.  If I ground the touchplate directly everything works as it should. If I put the ground to the router bit, the probe led lites but the router does not stop.
Before the smoothstepper was installed I did not need a ground wire to the router but I do now or there is no led lit up.

I have tried many different configurations as well as diff. screensets yet the same problem occurs.

I appreciate any help that is provided.

Thanks

Greg

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General Mach Discussion / Big Tex Screenset
« on: June 17, 2015, 10:54:21 PM »
A big thank-you to Big Tex for walking me through a set up difficulty with his latest screenset. My computer was somehow not sizing correctly and there was an overlap of dro's. Thomas spent an hour on the phone with me and was very patient until everything worked properly.

Greg

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Touch Plate Issues-Please help
« on: June 01, 2015, 04:07:00 PM »
Gerry;

Thanks, this is an older 122. I will give them a call. Does this sound like a board issue?

By the way I  love your dovetail software, just have not had much time to use it.

Greg

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General Mach Discussion / Touch Plate Issues-Please help
« on: June 01, 2015, 03:00:01 PM »
I am having difficulty setting up my touch plate and would appreciate any sound advice.  I have enabled the probe, port 1, pin 15 active low. The touch test light immediately comes on. When I cancel active low the light goes out.  
My PMDX pin 15 light will light up as it should when I ground the touch plate, however this does not communicate to the Mach software. I have tried different cabling and different inputs with the same results. I have checked the grounds which seem fine.

Does this appear to be a communication error and would (should) a smoothstepper possibly rectify this situation?  Or am I likely to be overlooking a Mach setting?


Thank You

Greg

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Re: Surfacing Wizard Help Please
« on: July 18, 2011, 02:06:13 PM »
Thank you. Now I feel very silly.

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Newfangled Solutions Mach3 Wizards / Surfacing Wizard Help Please
« on: July 18, 2011, 09:35:31 AM »
I have attempted to use the surfacing wizard but my table dimension values keep going back to the default settings. I am likely missing something, just unsure what it is. Could someone please let me know the correct process.

Thanks in advance.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor Tuning Issues
« on: May 24, 2011, 02:37:45 PM »
Russ;

I believe that the grub screws on my motors were slipping. All seems to be fine now. Thanks for the help.

Greg

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor Tuning Issues
« on: May 23, 2011, 04:44:02 PM »
Russ;
I will do what you suggest tomorrow.  Will post results when I can.

Thanks

Greg

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motor Tuning Issues
« on: May 23, 2011, 02:04:17 PM »
Russ,  I have tried as you suggested and it does not resume to the original location.  Does this mean I am losing steps?  If so, how do I correct? I do not see any slippage but would it be noticable?

Greg


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