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General Mach Discussion / Re: ISEL 3020 Conversion
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:59:27 AM »
Ahh! thanks a bunch!

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General Mach Discussion / Re: ISEL 3020 Conversion
« on: June 18, 2018, 03:02:56 PM »
Further research I found these on the documentation..




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General Mach Discussion / ISEL 3020 Conversion
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:47:20 PM »
I am fairly new to the build your own controller field.. I am converting a ISEL 3020 to Mach3 and I have the X and Y running but am unsure on how to calculate the microstepping and the section for motor tuning (Steps per, velocity, Acceleration, and Pulse). Is there a formula to use to calculate these?

The ISEL 3020 has  these motors installed.

I installed these drivers and this BoB.

video of the thing moving





Thanks for any advice..

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General Mach Discussion / Re: associating M codes to output points
« on: March 01, 2017, 08:56:30 PM »
I didn't have to associate them to the output.. They are programmed into mach 3 as being alternate commands for spindle on / off.. You would tell MACH3 the output for your spindle and the M3 / M4 commands will turn on the output you have associated with your spindle (under outputs) and (Spindle setup) and M5 will turn it off.. M11p (pin #) turns the router on and M10p(pin#) will turn it off..

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If you want USB support for MACH3, you will need a usb controller.. The most common ones I have seen are the UC100, UC400 boards.. You can also use a Ethernet smoothstepper which connects to your machine over cat5 through the Ethernet port..

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General Mach Discussion / Re: associating M codes to output points
« on: March 01, 2017, 08:36:04 PM »
I am very new to this, but I don't think that is possible..

Each M code already does something.. you can do things inside mach3 which kicks other things off on output pins.. for instance my M3 / M4 commands sends the output one to turn on.. this M3 / M4 command is part of the normal gcode and it is designed to turn the spindle CW or CCW.. I use it to turn on a relay which turns on the router..

Anyway...

Here is a list of the G and M codes..

http://www.cnccookbook.com/CCCNCGCodeRef.html

there are more than that listed there as well.. For instance.. The same M3 / M4 codes have a slight delay.. so I use a M11p1 and M10p1 to turn on / off my laser. These mcodes aren't documented for the most part but they also don't have the normal delay associated with the M3 / M4 commands..

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 64bit ess mach3
« on: March 01, 2017, 06:32:29 PM »
I am currently using a ESS on a x86 machine. Although Mach 3 is capable of running on an x64 windows system, just not using the parallel port. When using MACH 3 on a x64 bit system a controller of some sort needs to be used.. A ESS, a uc100, uc400, etc..

If you use an x86 windows machine (desktop) you can most likely add in a cheap parallel addon card.. ($10). If you are using a laptop to run MACH3 and any variation of windows (x86 / x64) you will most likely need a external controller. A ESS, a uc100, uc400, etc.., unless you are fortunate enough to have a parallel port on the laptop..

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General Mach Discussion / PWM Control of Laser
« on: March 01, 2017, 04:55:37 PM »
I got the laser install working with simple on / off, but now I want to get PWM functions to work.. I don't completely understand how PWM is supposed to be configured, I followed the instructions on the JTEC site to get it configured, but I do not think it is working right.. as when i enter M3 s1 I am still getting a high powered laser.

For some reason I could only upload 4 screenshots.. so i removed them and put everything in google drive and shared them below..

This is all my setting, that i think are required to enable PWM.. Thanks for the help.. Also in its current state the Laser does turn on / off with the M3 / M5 commands from MDI  / gcode, but in gcode i use the M11p and M10p commands to remove the delay..

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B24uz5OgchgLQ0E1T0dla3FPdGM?usp=sharing

Instructions from JTEC..

https://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=1436


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 slows down at each point
« on: March 01, 2017, 04:51:14 PM »
So even though i got that fixed i now want to get PWM functions to work.. I don't completely understand how PWM is configured, I followed the instructions on the JTEC site to get it configured, but I do not think it is working right.. as when i enter M3 s1 I am still getting a high powered laser.

For some reason I could only upload 4 screenshots.. so i removed them and put everything in google drive and shared them below..

This is all my setting, that i think are required to enable PWM.. Thanks for the help.. Also in its current state the Laser does turn on / off with the M3 / M5 commands from MDI  / gcode, but in gcode i use the M11p and M10p commands to remove the delay..

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B24uz5OgchgLQ0E1T0dla3FPdGM?usp=sharing

EDIT: Instructions from JTEC..

https://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=1436

EDIT2: maybe i should start a new thread as this is a different issue..



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