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General Mach Discussion / Re: Coordinates don’t change
« on: August 27, 2018, 10:07:03 PM »
Ok I ran drivertest and here are the results:

On the graph the time between pulses seems to be about 55
CPU MHZ 1496
Shortest time. 57.659
Long3st time   3345.98

Version:  6.1
PCI 1 second low.  3579545
PCI 1 second HI.   1496000000
Average.     152.83
Longest.        105133.0

“Pulsing too fast”

I’m gonna guess I should set the kernel speed to someth8ng like 60.

Thank you!
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Coordinates don’t change
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:20:51 PM »
Craig,
Yeah, I know laptops are kind of a hit or miss proposition when using the parallel port. But I have had luck with two of them, and my current project sort of requires a portable computer.
Yes, I was able to run a similar motion control software. It’s very weird that the DRO doesn’t move. I have re-installed it twice and that didn’t work.
Should I just forget it?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Coordinates don’t change
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:55:32 AM »
I’m using the parallel port. I have two computers that work ok using the parallel port, and two that I use smooth stepper on. But in either case the dro moves.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Coordinates don’t change
« on: August 27, 2018, 06:50:00 AM »
Thanks Craig,
I do have the motors enabled. Still no movement on the DRO. Also I set the feed rate to f100 and the DRO still moved very slowly: about .03 per second.

Any other ideas on this?
Thanks,
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Coordinates don’t change
« on: August 26, 2018, 08:15:14 AM »
I have 8nstalled Mach3 on a Toshiba laptop running Windpws7. Install went smoothly but I can’t change coordinates. Using the tab function, I cannot advance the numbers in X Y or Z.  The midi control does seem to work, but at a ver6 slow speed. Suggestions?
Thank you,
Jim Widmann

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Thank you Craig. Good advice all the way around.

I’ve got an extra ESS and will probably end up using it.
  My laptop is running the motors very roughly anyways. I hooked it up to a machine that runs fine and the motors on it turned roughly when run by this laptop. Are there laptop brands or OS that won’t run mach3 smoothly? My computer is a dell latitude d600 running Windows XP.  I know laptops are not really advised but I need it to be portable.
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver hook up to db25 port
« on: August 20, 2018, 09:47:36 PM »
Sorry bad typing: it is a DB25 connector and I’m sinking it to pin 14 which is an output, configured active low.

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General Mach Discussion / Driver hook up to db25 port
« on: August 20, 2018, 09:43:51 PM »
I am running Mach3 on a different computer and I’m experiencing rough running of the motors. They turn but run rough. I wire directly through db35 connector. Im sinking the +side of the driver to pin#6.
Any suggestions on what might cause this?

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I use a db25 connector to avoid the cost of smooth stepper. On my milling mach8ne I use smooth stepper, but for other  weird projects I just like to use a db25 connection.

Any suggestions on connecting with usb?

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I seem to be unable to download the mach3 .exe file to a memory stick. And this computer with windows 2000 is so old I don’t know how to get it hooked up to the internet. I know this isn’t really a mach3 issue, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

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