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General Mach Discussion / New to Forum
« on: October 06, 2016, 10:00:10 AM »
I've been using Mach for about 15 years, but new to the group.

I've come here hoping someone could talk me thru a new machine setup. This is a rather long story and I don't want to get into it to deep.

I decided to start from scratch setting up a lathe using Mach3. I downloaded the latest and greatest version and went to work. My machine will move in X&Z, but will not home and spindle will not start. I'm using an XP, lathe is EMCO PC50, I copied the Mach3 Turn and am using this, switched to Diameter mode and loaded data to ports and pins, motor tuning, Gen. Confg. and home info.

There is a lot more to this story, but this is a start.

Thanks for your help


General Mach Discussion / Re: download problems
« on: March 09, 2014, 03:00:16 PM »
I got it fixed. Friend told me to uninstall plus remove it from the registry and make sure the folder was deleted. Next upload worked!!!

General Mach Discussion / download problems
« on: March 09, 2014, 01:26:05 PM »
I have a licensed version of Mach3 on my small bench top mill. I am now setting up a lathe and I wanted to see what Mach3 could do for me with a lathe. Problem being it won't work, I try to start it and get a white blank screen. I have tried to down load new versions with no luck. I also tried uninstalling and reinstall and nothing.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Emco 50 Lathe & Mill
« on: November 11, 2012, 10:56:22 AM »
I live in the USA, Michigan.

My plan today was to hook the control up and power up and see what happens.

I'm a member of CncZone also, I'll try to find the thread.

I looked at the Ethernet control, I'll do some reading on it. Right now, soaking up everything trying to learn something as I go.

Thanks for the help!!!

General Mach Discussion / Re: Emco 50 Lathe & Mill
« on: November 10, 2012, 04:40:24 PM »
Thanks for replying,

Yes, these two YT clips are the same as my machines, I enclosed 3 photos. Very happy to hear that the lathe may be able to retrofit, it also has a 6 position turret.
As far as H.S. electronics, there is none. This is a small Christian school, around 250 students.

I'm just about done with the 90% done with the cleanup, so I am about ready to move on to the next step.

I'm guessing I will start on the mill 1st, I have a licensed version of Mach3 here, I will just use that to start with.


General Mach Discussion / Emco 50 Lathe & Mill
« on: November 10, 2012, 12:29:25 PM »
I've used Mach3 for over a year now in a retrofitted grizzly mini mill. I am new to this group and I'm looking for advice. I was just given two CNC's, Emco 50 Lathe and Mill but it appears that the PC's and software have been lost. It was my intention to get these running and offer the use of them at my son's school so I don't want to sink a lot of money into them. Contacted Emco, the worst case price is about $3500 to retrofit each machine and there is no guarantee that more repairs might be needed. My experience level is die making / machinist for 35 years, did some CAD/CAM programming for friends for the past 10 years. My electrical experience is lacking so this project may be out of my reach.....

My questions are if anyone has retrofitted these types of machines and what type of success they had?  What my projected costs may be?

Any comments or questions or suggestions are welcome.....Thank You

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