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German / Re: Laser M10P1
« on: June 12, 2016, 02:14:21 AM »
If it helps, I will attempt to explain the circuit’s requirements…

1.   This pin is taken TTL(H) and TTL(L) in accordance with the pre-set Mach3 PWM (spindle speed) output signal.
2.   This pin gates the laser ON and OFF and is controlled by the M10P1/M11P1 commands. The laser will only be on when this pin is at TTL(L).
3.   This pin is signal Ground (GND).
4.   This pin requires a weak pull-up to +5Volts (to provide the necessary Vcc for the opto-transistor) and this is generally already provided within the laser PSU’s (Active Low) trigger input. This pin actually switches the laser ON and OFF

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motors won't change direction
« on: June 07, 2016, 11:28:20 AM »
Just a guess in the dark...
Perhaps check the voltage on your axis Direction pins. (If they are to the 3.3Volt TTL standard and your drive requires the full 5Volt TTL then maybe ?).

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: z plunging while using tangential knife
« on: June 05, 2016, 01:42:49 AM »
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plunges to depth then as the line is being cut the z also starts plunging

Does the Z axis DRO indicate this unwanted plunging during the line cut ?

Tweakie.

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*****VIDEOS***** / Re: New Works from Tokyo
« on: June 04, 2016, 01:33:35 AM »
Excellent work Yoshii - I do like Poipoy.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: No Motor Movement When Running GCode
« on: June 03, 2016, 11:54:34 AM »
Your .xml file does not have any of the required parameters set. Section 5.2 of the Mach3 manual (http://www.machsupport.com/help-learning/product-manuals/) explains the settings that need to be made and you will need to refer to your controller manual to establish which pins they use for the various axes step and direction.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: No Motor Movement When Running GCode
« on: June 03, 2016, 11:27:26 AM »
Looks like that controller does use the parallel port. As your hand controller is working fine then there is a good chance that you just have one (or more) of the Mach3 parameters incorrectly set.

Could you attach your .xml file, it is named <your profile>.xml (typically Mach3Mill.xml) so we can check your settings. This file needs to be copied from your Mach3 folder, renamed to something unique (calebfrome.xml) and attached using the Additional Options tab.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: CopyCat Latest Version Probe issue
« on: June 03, 2016, 06:41:06 AM »
Are there any instruction manuals for CopyCat as I can't find any. I am unable to make sense of the drill function I just get the message

 "Must make a feed or rapid move to hole"

I have tried every possible combination but I just keep getting this, rapid move and feeds record perfectly but can't get the drill function to work, any help would be appreciated.

Do you have a valid Mach3 license and a valid Wizard license ?

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: No Motor Movement When Running GCode
« on: June 03, 2016, 02:14:48 AM »
We need some more details about your system.

Type of machine ?
Are you using the Parallel Port or an external Motion Controller ?
Make & Model of the machine controller ?
Which version of Mach3 are you using ?

And any other details you think may help us to identify the problem.

Tweakie.


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mill Dual Z axis?
« on: June 01, 2016, 10:50:56 AM »
Reflecting off the OP, would it be possibule to write G00 script which would use the knee as rapid Z and the quill as "feed" Z ?

Guess you would have to invert the -+ movement in the script depending on "which Z" is moving. But in the end, the tip of the tool will always be correct with the DRO.

Hummm ???

Not sure if that could be made to work but it is certainly a very interesting idea.

Tweakie.

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