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Share Your GCode / Re: I help! need some logo
« on: August 08, 2016, 06:22:42 AM »
Post a dxf of the logo you require (highest resolution would be best).

Tweakie.

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German / Re: Laser M10P1
« on: August 08, 2016, 01:34:59 AM »
Hi Bernd,

I can't say for certain but there does not appear to be any mistake with your wiring.

Obviously you need to set the PWM signal near maximum, the potentiometer to around 10%, turn on the spindle (M3) and apply the M11P1 command.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Diagnostics
« on: August 06, 2016, 12:36:36 PM »
Sorry to say this but the Port 1 Pins Current State is not a reliable indication. I think it must have a mind all it's own because it used to work well on my setup now it does not work at all.

If you are using XP then perhaps download and run Parmon http://www.geekhideout.com/parmon.shtml this will run in the background and indicate the PP pin states.
There are also other parallel port monitors available - internet search perhaps.

Tweakie.

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FAQs / Re: 5th axis display
« on: August 06, 2016, 03:53:26 AM »
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Perhaps you can help me with something else. I'm new at this and have run into a bit of a snag. In order to initialize the machine, I can see how you can use G28 or Reference to set Mach3 to home. However, if the home position has been lost, then it is  required that you disengage the physical drives after moving manually to home, and then use G28, etc. Is there any way you can set values in the machine coordinate DRO's? As far as I can see, you can't zero the DRO's  or enter values from the keyboard.

Someone else will have to help with this question as I have never used G28 or any homing routines, sorry.

Tweakie.

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FAQs / Re: 5th axis display
« on: August 05, 2016, 06:55:45 AM »
You are not going to feel stupid at all.

One way you can display the B (or C) axis on the main screen is to use a screen editor and add the B (or C) axis DRO or alternately download and use one of the 6 axis screensets from here; http://www.machsupport.com/software/downloads-updates/screensets/

Tweakie.

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: Erratic motion after installing ESS
« on: August 05, 2016, 04:52:14 AM »
If it's any help this section on the ESS and Feed-Hold may be of interest http://warp9td.com/index.php/faq/faq-mach3#FeedHold

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th axis setup cheat sheet
« on: August 05, 2016, 02:20:25 AM »
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Hi Tweakie I can't find the page where you enter the A axis scale. please help.

Sorry but my first answer was absolute rubbish so this is my second try  :-[

You could go back to an earlier version of Mach3 to a time before Scale was replaced by Radius Correct or as an alternative use a screen editor and add the A axis scale DRO to your screen.

Tweakie.

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FAQs / Re: X axis not functioning properly
« on: August 04, 2016, 12:21:12 PM »
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So I purchased a new HiCon Integra controller. The issue I am having with that is they come preloaded with Mach 4 firmware and I am running Mach3. When I open VSI Device Manager it will connect to the controller but all of the buttons on the main page where you download the new firmware are greyed out. Not sure what is causing this. I have tried several different ethernet cables and had no luck.

I think this is really a question for Vital Systems and my advice would be to contact them directly ?

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motors are not operating correctly
« on: August 04, 2016, 12:14:23 PM »
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Also, what is the likelihood that a power supply issue would be the cause of the direction problems that I outlined in prior posts?

I would say it is almost certain that the bad power supply is the cause of the direction problems  ;)

Tweakie.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Short output pulse from Mach4 + ESS
« on: August 03, 2016, 03:25:32 AM »
A stand-alone pulse generator (triggered by an M call or an axis movement) would be my choice.

Tweakie.

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