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General Mach Discussion / Need ArtSoft Mach3 tutorials offline
« on: October 02, 2016, 09:54:54 PM »
Need to be able to watch these in my shop where there is no wifi- http://www.machsupport.com/videos/
Can't find them on utube and unlike utube, there seems to be no way to copy them.
Any ideas?

Thanx, Alan

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That's what I did....duh
Thanx

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General Mach Discussion / Why did my keyboard manual control stop working?
« on: September 25, 2016, 09:30:06 AM »
Why did my keyboard manual control stop working?
It worked fine for a few weeks, then suddenly it is gone.
The key numbers are still saved and I even re-input all of them, with no luck.
Any ideas?

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This was a temporary spindle until I could afford something better, so I guess I will just manually control it, which works fine.
The only thing I don't like about that is that the pot that came with it only has about a quarter turn throw, so it may be difficult to get exactly the right speed.

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Finally found some instruction for my BOB and got it set up per them.
Now as soon as the BOB receives 5v from the computer, the spindle starts.
I can do spindle calibration as long as Mach 3 agrees that the spindle is running, by tapping start/stop until it recognizes start.
The spindle is continuing to run the whole time. 

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I got my spindle to turn on via Mach 3, but when it is on Mach 3 thinks it is off and vice versa.

No speed control, seems to be at full speed.

Any ideas?

Thanx, Alan

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OK, I have it working but not right.

When Mach 3 thinks the motor is on, it is off and vice versa.

Very strange.

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Am using a Chinese Bob shown here-
http://www.omc-stepperonline.com/images/cnc-breakout-board-st-v2_02.jpg

I can find all kinds of instruction for wiring a spindle with an inverter, but I am using a simple DC spindle, shown here-

https://dzevsq2emy08i.cloudfront.net/paperclip/technology_image_uploaded_images/24938/default/30416-01300WDCspindle.jpg?1400187119

It came with it's own speed control board, but it gives no indication of speed, so would like to control it thru mach 3 if possible.

Anyone done this and can tell me how or provide a wiring diagram?

Thanx, Alan


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