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General Mach Discussion / Re: Probe Wizard
« on: June 05, 2010, 07:03:23 PM »
Where do I get a probe?

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: SmoothStepper USB & Encoders for idiots
« on: May 31, 2010, 03:34:03 PM »
Tomarow I will try and wire up the encoder as follows, Wait would you not think that the smooth stepper board would come prepared to handle three encoders X,Y and Z having 6 pins labled diferential encoders? Or is it only prepared for two encoders X and Y.  going back to the begining i will try my 4 wires from the encoder to 5V,grnd,Phase A to SS board 1A and Phase B from my encoder to SS 2A+ .  Hood is that what you mean?

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: SmoothStepper USB & Encoders for idiots
« on: May 30, 2010, 07:49:35 AM »
They are US Digitall E5 Encoders and I believe they are differential encoders, they have four connections ,a 5v ,grand, Phase A and Phase B.  The Smooth Stepper board is the one that is confusing me, it has 11 pins and are labled as follows A1, B1, I1, 5V, Grnd, 2A+, 2A-, 2B+, 2B-, 2I+, 2I-.   the first 3 pins are labled single ended and last six pins are labled differential .   I have my encoder now connected the 5v,grnd and Phase A to connection 2A+ and Phase B connected to 2a- ? any Ideas?  Thanks

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SmoothStepper USB / SmoothStepper USB & Encoders for idiots
« on: May 29, 2010, 05:53:37 PM »
I have a 1934 Index Mill running on SolidWorks/FeatureCam/ Mach3/smoothstepper/keling c11 board/gecko servo drives/ Community gate opener 12v dc motors modified  with US Digital E5 200 count rotary encoders attached to their back ends for the last year and a half with beautifully results and no problems. How I maneged this is a big question?  But now I would like to add the same US Digital  Rotary E5 encoders to my mill table,   (not to the back of the motors ) and have the smooth stepper board read them on port 3 / Mach3 /settings display for manual operation.   Ive played with this for four days now and Iam lost.  Iam lost on the settings for the port and pins/encoder/Mpg on Mach3.   The smooth stepper manual on page 20  says     1A = pin 1,    1B = pin 2,   1I = pin 3,       2a = pin 4,   2B = pin 5,   2I = pin 6   While the board itself has 11 pins and 2 are 5v and grnd. that leaves 9 pins,  3 are direct and the last six are differential.   Here's where Iam lost. Can anyone decipher this for me. On the port and pins /encoder,what should the setting be?     
                                                                                                                                         Thank You
                                                                                                                                          Ticoe@aol.com

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No they are not mouted directly to the lead screws, they are on a four to one ratio via timming belts and running at 20 inch a minute.

Yes I guess the motors are 24v  peek    They are phisicly about 4.5 inches by 10 inch long and they are not the same.
One turns freely by hand, or free spining without power, while the other seams to be like (sorta) like a stepper in that it does not spin freely, it has lumps?

I swicht motor around today and put X on Y and Y on X  and things got better.  Originaly the X had the ( lumpy) motor. Also separated the signal cable and the power cables apart and that also helped  a bit.

It seamed that if you would grab the hand wheel on the mill in the X axis under power, that you would be able to turn the wheel in one direction only and lose steps with out faulting the gecko drive, the other direction it was steady.   ?????

 Let me be real, Things are getting better everyday,  And I apreciate everyones help.          THANK YOU ALL

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Yes they are surplus dc motors, they lood identical to the ones advertise at Keling.  What is the diffrence between A regular dc motor and a servo motor, are they not he same thing.

32 amp power transformer "power supply"  and since then, I raised the voltage to 52 volts an iam getting better results.

encoders are US Digital  E5 by 200.

Mach set to 11000 plus steps  speed at 30 and velocity at 5

Yes the gain is all the way up and so is the limits.

Power supply is about 10 inches away from the geckos.

1/2 hp at 15 amps contineus is correct .


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Hi Everyone    I need help  Iam at my witts end           I've converted from steppers to servos on one of my milling machines and mach3 seems to have gone stupid, well maybe I did. I have several problems and maybe someone can help me with.  First I have a new Smothe Stepper board onto an cnc4you C11 breakout board going to three 320's gecko drives powering two 1/2 horse brushed 24 vdc motors on the X and Y and 1/10 hp on the Z axis all on US DIGITAL 5 encoders with wire lenght under 7 feet.  Iam exagerating but they dont seen to be able to cut thru wet tissue paper!  No power?. I have the Gain  and Limit settings all the way up on the geckos and the Dampener abuot 75 % up and the are steady and sound and run good, untill you put metal in front of them. Ive considered putting the Gecko drives right by the motors? I live in South Florida and my phone No. is 954 347 5807 If some could help either by phone or here I would apprisiate it..........                HHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Second probe?
« on: July 04, 2009, 03:18:27 PM »
HI there I cant get my Mach3 to to work with the arrow keys  to move the X and Y and Z.  I just installed SS board?

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: new setp with cnc4pc c23 bob
« on: July 03, 2009, 04:28:43 PM »
help i need plenty of it      New ss, New cnc4u C11, new geckos 320s, everything is Rosy.  Well not rarely   Z is perfect X and Y are all over the place they seem stronger in one direction and weak in the other , theykeep triping the geckos in one direction only

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Mach Screens / Turn 110v AC router on and off?
« on: August 26, 2007, 02:02:29 PM »
I'am the new kid on the block and need lot's of help. I have the xylotec 4 axis system and it works like a dream, no problems at all.
however I would like to be able to turn my 110v AC router on and off thru Mac3 .   Can it be done with the xylotec system?.  If so how?.
Power relays?  thanks for anyones help.

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