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General Mach Discussion / Re: moveing z axis up and down
« on: October 07, 2007, 11:10:48 AM »
what about a gecko driver could this work?   has anyone done this before.   ,  the 555 timer sounds promising but sounds above my head.

General Mach Discussion / moveing z axis up and down
« on: October 05, 2007, 05:05:01 PM »
does anyone know about a stepper driver  , that will drive a stepper motor forward and reverse with out the use of a computer.   with a manual push button controller ,,:forward button and reverse button and speed.. simple and cheap...   to manual control my z axis..seperate from the computer driveing the x and y

Competitions / Re: ******Guess and win a G100 Grex******
« on: May 24, 2007, 10:13:25 AM »
my guess is       2,842,720

(jogging z axis while machine is cutting)              has anyone done this with sheetcam and mach 2 ? Not sure what the milling tab is..  i think mach 2 must be labeled as something else.. I tried all kind of box checking with no luck.. I don't have thc but i do have a z axis. right now i can jog the z axis just fine. but when i am cutting a part it just will not let me jog it at all..  i usally cut slow enough that i have plenty of time to adjust on the fly.. right now with it disconnected i turn the z motor by hand to adjust height..   please advise me  , is it time to  upgrade to make this work. mach 3 or invest in thc300?

maybe im not setting sheetcam right. or maybe i have a setting in mach 2 unchecked?   

General Mach Discussion / Re: problems with THC300 and SheetCam
« on: May 05, 2007, 09:06:35 PM »
thinking about buying the THC300 how does it work ,, i use sheet cam too.. Where you able to make it work...  can you adjust the hight on your torch manually up and down if you want.. while it running a g code.. Did it take a long time to hook it up..

General Mach Discussion / manual z axis
« on: May 05, 2007, 08:44:54 PM »
useing  mach 2 to control plasma table , just hooked up z axis. Can
anyone tell me if you can manual contol the z up and down while a
code is running.. if so how? setting up g code with sheet cam if
that matters...

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