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Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: So a PC failed
« on: August 06, 2018, 09:53:04 AM »
Ok - so it must be deactivated first.

Might want to make that option a little more visible on the screen because the red bold font 'cannot create anymore licenses' message is sure easy to see. Not going to spend much time searching for a way around that, especially after the mill wizard page didn't mention that either. 

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Newfangled Mill Wizard / So a PC failed
« on: August 06, 2018, 12:37:45 AM »
So if your PC that running mill wizard fails, you must buy a new license even though existing license is no longer in use?

If that's really the case - I'm done with artsoft. Mill Wizard is handy but barely worth the first $75. Certainly not worth doubling down.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Another RefAllHome question
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:31:57 PM »
Gosh darn it -
NEG Z (2) +/- .200 Soft Max -4.800 min -.200

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Another RefAllHome question
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:30:36 PM »
Oops

Offsets are set in Mach Homing Soft Limits
POS X (0) -.250 Soft Max -17.500 Min -.250
POS Y (1) -.250 Soft Max -12.00 Min -.250
NEG Z (2) +/- .200 Soft Max 4.800 min -.200



Basically what we want to do is successfully home Z, back off / home X, back off / home Y, back off. Really can't do anything until we may Home the machine.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Another RefAllHome question
« on: September 13, 2017, 01:51:45 PM »
The input is on P1 P3 - this is mapped only as home pin. No limit inputs active / tied to switches. The diag screen indicates Input 3 as green / 0-2 Home inputs outputs as amber - all flash when any switch pushed.


Offsets are set in Mach Homing Soft Limits
POS X (0) -.250 Soft Max 17.500 Min -.250
POS Y (1) -.250 Soft Max 12 Min -.250
NEG Z (2) +/- .200 Soft Max 4.800 min -.200

The Z homes as Neg - for some reason mach sees up as neg during Home. But correctly for keyboard jog fuctions. Been down the wire swapping path - thats how it is. If flip to be correct on home, its backwards rest of time. Tried offset on Z going both ways, but X, Y do not move NEG from switch when sequence switched either. When switch pushed - movement stops, LED for axis turns green and next axis starts.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Another RefAllHome question
« on: September 13, 2017, 08:26:23 AM »
Hi,
with the ESS having three ports you have easily enuf inputs that you can have one home switch per axis on an input. Three axes...three inputs.
You might require a second BoB, but how hard/expensive is that?

My homemade mill backs off each switch, activates its 'homed' LED before it continues with the next axis. I have three home switches on individual
inputs but don't think that should alter the homing sequence.

Craig

I guess my question is then 'Why does mach not back up after contacting limit'? Home LED activates at contact.

Meaning if Mach backed off after contact as it should, limit series would be NC and sequence would be fine.

Basically if running 3 parallel NC home switches - that's 3 relays instead of 1 in series, if anything happens to a limit switch it'll kill machine before finding out hard way.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Another RefAllHome question
« on: September 12, 2017, 04:03:27 PM »
I'll start with the question - anybody have a 3 axis RefAll script that backs off switch before starting next axis? The script in properties points to coroutine.yield.

OK now some backstory - due to a failure had to totally rebuild my Bridgeport BOSS and replace the PC.

To start - tore out the OEM axis electrics and rebuilt using ESS / C62 bob / Gecko G203v drives. Home switches are NC in series - trips NO / NC relay for 5v board input when switch pushed. Table / Quill limits managed by soft limits.

Anyhow - during the RefAll sequence (2, 0, 1) - We contact Z+, the quill does not move away from switch, and home sequence continues with X.  Z limit still tripped so x,y not active. Not good, glad I left plenty of room to hit home by hand before tabe got there.

Been searching for answers - figure script is required to move quill / table off switches based on results but no real luck as to what that would look like.

Thanks

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