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General Mach Discussion / Re: DDUM5 Breakout Board and fake licence
« on: January 15, 2015, 04:08:59 AM »
Hi  Toesponerse,

I have every sympathy with your predicament but I suggest you contact the supplier you purchased your DDUM5 board from to get the information you require.

It’s a tough decision as it appears you have a genuine Mach3 license but this forum is not really intended to provide backup support for the manufacturer’s of Chinese products which often supply pirated software as well as modified versions of Mach3 together with fake Mach3 licenses.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Position Errors Only on Diagonal Moves
« on: January 14, 2015, 12:13:53 PM »
If it’s any help to the discussion I have just been and cut two 50mm squares, one on the X-Y axis and one at 45 deg. They were both cut ‘on the line’ with a laser so turned out 49.4mm x 49.4mm but they both measure identical.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Position Errors Only on Diagonal Moves
« on: January 14, 2015, 02:11:12 AM »
Hi Ray,

Are you re-drawing the 45 deg. rotated square in CAD/CAM or are you using the Mach3 'Local System Rotate' function and the existing Gcode ??

Tweakie.

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I am only just beginning to get into the cnc scene. But, from what I gather about Mach 3 is that it is very feature rich for the price but it is picky. And, with me just getting into the hobby, Id like to stick to tried and true methods. Its only a cnc plasma table. I dont need top notch, nor all the bells and whistles. But, then again this is my first machine. Do you have a good resource for this ethernet smooth stepper topic, where I could read up on it? After all the trouble I just went through with Windows XP and the first parallel card Its sounds like a definate possibility in the future.

http://www.warp9td.com/

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: coil winder spindle control
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:02:40 PM »
I think your best bet is to increase the Acceleration settings in Motor Tuning.. If you need a slow start then make your first move a G01 at a lesser feed rate.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Need a 4 axis controller board
« on: January 12, 2015, 07:55:20 AM »
OK, thanks for satisfying my curiosity. The DRV8825's are rated at 2Amp when fitted with the heatsink but even then fan assisted cooling is still required to stop them shutting down.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Need a 4 axis controller board
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:38:54 AM »
Yeah I actually used it with Mach 3 on another setup and it worked just fine.  Unfortunately the setup was unreliable.

May I ask why the setup was unreliable ?

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Need a 4 axis controller board
« on: January 11, 2015, 12:35:53 PM »
I have never tried the UC-100 but that should work just fine with Mach3.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Need a 4 axis controller board
« on: January 11, 2015, 12:09:18 PM »
You could use the G540 as is with a PC which has a parallel port, running Windows XP up to Win7 (I think) or else you would need a Mach3 external motion controller such as the Smooth Stepper http://www.warp9td.com/ for Win8 and onwards.

The ESS already has basic compatibility with Mach4 (and this is currently being worked on by Warp9) so forward upgrades from Mach3 to Mach4 will be possible in the future.

(There are many other options - I have only mentioned the devices / products I have experience with).

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: ORAC Spindle Swarf Blaster®
« on: January 11, 2015, 11:33:41 AM »
Excellent solution - I like that idea.

Tweakie.

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