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2011
Hi Kev. welcome to the forum.

Have you set-up the correct Port Address, Motor Outputs, etc. within Mach3  ?
We really need more information to be able to identify your machine controller - a picture, link to the item, manufacturer and model, etc.

Tweakie.

2012
General Mach Discussion / Re: Something bad changed
« on: June 29, 2016, 05:03:14 AM »
Assuming your machine was working correctly then it could be that, somehow, you now have a corrupt .xml file or have changed some settings somewhere.
To cater for such an event Mach3 saves the last 21 of it’s previous configurations (settings) in the xmlbackups folder.
Click Operator / Restore Settings and follow the onscreen instructions to load a previous (hopefully before the problem occurred) set-up and see how it goes.

Tweakie.

2013
General Mach Discussion / Re: Tool radius error when loading code
« on: June 29, 2016, 02:28:48 AM »
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Whatever is the latest release of Mach 3 is what I'm running.  It is what was recommended on MSM's website.

I respect the MSM recommendation, however, issues have been reported with v.066 which is probably why Warp9 recommend v.062 for use with the ESS.
It may be worth you contacting Calypso directly to ask their recommendations for a resolution to this loading problem.

( Perhaps also check that you are using v.062 and the latest ESS plugin http://www.warp9td.com/index.php/sw ).

Tweakie.

2014
Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 PWM output
« on: June 29, 2016, 02:14:08 AM »
Hi Martin,

Unlike Mach3 - Mach4 does not actually output a PWM signal, that function is provided by the motion controller that you are using. You can make certain settings within Mach4 which are designed to affect the scale / range of the PWM but you should refer to your motion controller's documentation for the full details.

Tweakie.

2015
General Mach Discussion / Re: VFD problem
« on: June 29, 2016, 01:58:28 AM »
Hi
Just so I understand, The one lead from the capacitor will share the input place on the board with the input wire say for a limit switch. The other wire from the capacitor will go to were I have the shielding grounded. Is this correct, sorry I have no experience with this.
Thanks again for your interest.
Bill

Hi Bill,

You are quite correct sir.

Tweakie.

2016
General Mach Discussion / Re: Tool radius error when loading code
« on: June 29, 2016, 01:56:40 AM »
I didn’t hold out much hope for the ignore M calls but I was curious as to if it made any difference.

Your Gcode loads and appears to run correctly here (but I have not run it all the way through yet).

You mention using the latest version of Mach3  -  are you using version R3.043.062 ?

Tweakie.

2017
General Mach Discussion / Re: License Installing problem
« on: June 29, 2016, 01:24:33 AM »
I am pleased that you have it sorted.

Tweakie.

2018
General Mach Discussion / Re: VFD problem
« on: June 28, 2016, 02:02:49 AM »
There is no definitive way but generally one lead from the tiny capacitor is connected to the same point on the breakout board as an Input (EStop, limit etc.) and the other lead from the capacitor is extended and connected to the single point Earth. Obviously any exposed wiring is insulated. This is repeated for each used Input.

Sorry but I don’t have any suitable photo’s to illustrate the process.

Tweakie.

2019
General Mach Discussion / Re: Tool radius error when loading code
« on: June 28, 2016, 01:26:56 AM »
Does check (Config. / General Config.) "Ignore M calls while loading" resolve this issue ?

Tweakie.

2020
FAQs / Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« on: June 27, 2016, 07:47:00 AM »
With that laptop setup you could not use Mach3.
For Mach4 you would need to use an external motion controller (typically available from;   Warp9, Vital Systems, PMDX, PoLabs, CNC4PC, CS LAB, etc. ).

Tweakie.

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