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General Mach Discussion / Re: newbie with a problem
« on: October 26, 2016, 03:12:05 AM »
It looks like your controller may have been designed just for Kellyware and may not be suitable for Mach3 operation – it certainly does not appear to be one of the current, commercially available, controllers.

However, it is driven by the parallel port so check in Windows Device Manager for the LPT parallel port address and make sure this address is entered for Port 1 in Mach3 and that it is enabled (it is typically 0x378). Then in Config. / Ports & Pins / Motor Outputs enable just one axis then try every combination of output pin numbers for the Step and Direction also Step Active High / Low (with Step and Direction Ports set to 1) and see if you can get any axis movement.

It’s a long shot but who knows ?

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: newbie with a problem
« on: October 25, 2016, 01:54:47 AM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

What make / model controller does your machine have?
Is it using your PC's LPT parallel port?

Some pictures of your machine and controller may be good.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Newbie needs help
« on: October 24, 2016, 10:45:43 AM »
I think you need to increase the Acceleration and reduce the Velocity in Motor Tuning for both your X and Y axes. To test this try running the same file in Exact Stop mode (Config. / General Copnfig.) and see if the holes are OK.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Error triggered Mack3 stopped working
« on: October 24, 2016, 10:10:57 AM »
Hi Gene,

Sorry but more questions...
My next line of thought is referring back to your reply #5
When a Gcode file is loaded a number of things happen, one of which is to create the toolpath display.

Do you have a non-integrated video graphics card fitted in your PC ?
How much RAM does it have ?

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Error triggered Mack3 stopped working
« on: October 24, 2016, 01:31:16 AM »
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I am using Aspire 8.502 to create the gcode so there shouldn't be any code that isn't properly recognized by Mach3

Hi Gene,

Please excuse the really dumb question but are you using the Mach2/3... post processor when saving the toolpath ?

(I already know the answer but I just had to ask).

Tweakie.

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Tangential CAM program
« on: October 23, 2016, 06:18:00 AM »
Excellent information FeketeB, thanks for sharing.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Error triggered Mack3 stopped working
« on: October 23, 2016, 02:28:43 AM »
Hi guys,

As the attachment posting issue has been resolved I have merged the two topics back into one, hope this is OK.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Error triggered Mack3 stopped working
« on: October 22, 2016, 01:52:03 AM »
The fact that you are getting the error when using Win7 totally destroys my theory.  :'(

On the positive side, nice job withe the Evolution plates and eccentrics.

Tweakie.


EDIT  Perhaps thoroughly check your Gcode to make sure that your post-processor is not inserting some codes which are not properly recognized by Mach3.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Error triggered Mack3 stopped working
« on: October 21, 2016, 03:16:56 AM »
Hi Gene,

This is probably not much help but I have not been able to replicate your Art Code error now as I did some 3 years ago. What I found then is that the error occasionally appeared on one PC but when running the identical code (and version of Mach3) on another PC there was no error and my code ran just fine, every time.
It is my guess that there was some kind of conflict where my PC / installation of WindowsXP was not happy with the way Mach3 wanted it to behave but that was as far as I got.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Error triggered Mack3 stopped working
« on: October 20, 2016, 09:43:33 AM »
Do the Gcode programs you are having this trouble with contain any G73 to G83 moves ?

Tweakie.

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