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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Smothstepper and 3D probing plugin?
« on: June 11, 2010, 06:24:28 PM »
I have done some probing with SS and It does work if you have your setup done correctly

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach Plot Screen not showing path trace
« on: October 09, 2009, 04:46:11 PM »
Hood, That is exactly what I'm talking about ! and it came back shortly after making the above post. I've attached the xml file. Also, I am curious about the issue of system not picking up the WPO changes in the program correctly. I tried putting two prog's together which can run consecutivly to find that the second prg with its own differant WPO screwed up the part and the fixture. Why is it necessary to seperate and to regenerate toolpath between WPO changes. I certainly hope that this is brought up to industry standard with the new version 4 in the works. As it is I find it combersome
Thanks for your assistance

General Mach Discussion / Mach Plot Screen not showing path trace
« on: October 08, 2009, 07:37:56 PM »
I need to know why or how the plot tool trace can just quit working. I have been working with editing a complex program and periodically using the plot trace to check the paths and then now it just quit working and I can't find why or what changed. I have done a shut down and reboot several times and it just won't come back ! I am using version 42.029 on SS and like I said it was working just fine. This has happened before and then mysteriously just came back on its own ?

I only took a quick peek but it looks just like what i have been wanting !
Great Job !

General Mach Discussion / Re: 2nd parallel port pin (2-9) as inputs
« on: September 25, 2009, 01:17:49 PM »
I use PCI Pport cards too, I have found that some work good and others don't, The problem seems to be that some change the output voltages. The most highly recommended PCI card that I have found is from "SIIG" CyberPro, There are a number of part numbers but this is the one I am using, jj-p00112-S5
They are not cheap @ or near $50, but worth it. The only problem I have experienced is with a new bread of motherboard which uses a differant addressing than what MACH uses. I have not found the cure for this yet.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Kernal Speed and Chatter
« on: September 14, 2009, 01:06:07 PM »
As stated by Vmax & Titchener above, I agree that you are probably over stretching the Feed rate due to low RPM. Also, with such small sizes I wonder why 1/2" EM ? & O flute ? There has been no mention as to the work holding or the remains of the material during the So-Called Chatter. I would suspect that what you are calling Chatter is not really what or where your describing. Deflection might be in play as well. Or even dull cutter induced surface character. I didn't see what material your cutting, could be surface work hardening, or grain tearing, or chip re cutting ! It could be any number of things involved here and without a visual or better description, then you could be easily leading all who try to help, astray ! And you end up without a viable solution.

SmoothStepper USB / Re: Overrun Limits Using SS
« on: August 31, 2009, 12:23:44 PM »
OOPS ! I missed the SS part ! or I would have added that too ! This is the recent HOT thread on the OTHER site.

SmoothStepper USB / Re: Overrun Limits Using SS
« on: August 31, 2009, 12:17:07 PM »
Hall sensors are used for ignition triggers on Radio controlled gas engines and I use them plenty ! What I've found is that they have a low voltage threshold and will not trigger reliably if voltage is not hot enough. Also, the magnet has to be strong enough to make the trigger. I'd test the voltage supply to the hall switch and also test that the magnet is still viable. It should be able to trigger well above 40,000 " min ! That comes from a 2" hub turning at close to 7,000 rpm !

SmoothStepper USB / Re: Controller(pulse) frequency
« on: August 08, 2009, 07:12:45 PM »
Thanks, I thought that might be the case but wasn't sure

SmoothStepper USB / Re: Controller(pulse) frequency
« on: August 08, 2009, 12:08:29 PM »
I noticed this back when it was first posted but thought it might still be right in application, now I'm not so sure. I crunched your numbers as above and see that your decimal point is to be 3 places further to the right ! or 66666.666 does this change things. I get a bit confused on these conversions ? I got to thinking of this when I had my SS stop and go offline for buffer error. I got to looking into the settings and trying it with a backed off setting. My pc is running in the 3gig range with very strong vid and ram. I was surprised that it had problem when run at 1ghrz and 64khrz. My servo settings are 20,000 x 110vel or by your math = 36666.666 or ? This is where I loose it ! What is the rest of the conversion or is this a simple displacement of decimal point ? as shows above ?

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