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Hi Chuck2302,

Welcome.

Could you also post your question on the Warp9 forum here; https://www.warp9td.com/index.php/kunena/7-general-discussion  (Andy will be able to give you detailed instruction on how to resolve the problem).

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: February 25, 2019, 07:16:37 AM »
I have just been contacted by a Mach3 user in The Netherlands who does not like to post here because he says that he does not have good English. Well:  Zijn Engels is een stuk beter dan mijn Nederlands.

He uses a Chinese motion controller which will output spindle PWM but it does not support the M11/M10 command set and up till now he has just been using an imaginary Axis Direction pin to switch his laser ON/OFF and controlling output power manually.
He has now tried the gating concept shown in post #1067 and he discovered it has an unexpected benefit…

For a while, a few years back when the M11/M10 command set was broken, I used the B axis direction pin to switch my laser ON/OFF – although this worked just fine EStop would not automatically turn the laser OFF and this really did represent a fire hazard.
Because Mach3 allows all Outputs to be switched OFF upon EStop (and this includes the PWM signal) gating an Axis Direction signal with PWM will always switch the laser OFF when an M5 or M30 or EStop is encountered. Brilliant.

This is something I had not considered – thanks Joost for the heads-up on this one (we never stop learning).

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: mach3 liscence
« on: February 24, 2019, 06:06:27 AM »
Assuming that you have not lost it then it is in your Mach3 folder and it is called Mach1Lic.dat

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Jeff Woodcock
« on: February 22, 2019, 07:09:52 AM »
Thanks for posting John.

Jeff and I never really got on right from the start but I will miss his excellent pioneering diode laser work and his determination to succeed.

R.I.P Jeff, you will be missed.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 on Win7 32 bit BUT 64 bit processor
« on: February 22, 2019, 05:58:12 AM »
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So I need an 32bit processor?....guess that is why I have  a Question mark in Device Manager next to Mach3 pulsing engine....

My thoughts exactly  :)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: moving hove from lower left to right.
« on: February 22, 2019, 03:13:13 AM »
The actual axis direction of movement is a very controversial subject because it usually relates to the position the operator stands in relation to the machine and is usually defined (at least within Mach) as the direction the tool moves relative to the workpiece.

That Haas diagram is also confusing because it appears to show the direction of axis movement which would be incorrect - in fact it shows the direction of tool movement in relation to the workpiece.

This pic from my machine shows the actual direction of axis movement.

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*****VIDEOS***** / Re: Cheap parts washer
« on: February 21, 2019, 10:39:44 AM »
Excellent  :)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Laser 15W setup with 4axis USB board
« on: February 21, 2019, 05:01:18 AM »
Mach3 has a dedicated command set (M11P#/M10P# ) intended for laser switching and I have described its use here; http://hobbycncart.com/publ/cikkek/mach3_temaju_cikkek/switching_a_laser_under_mach_control/8-1-0-29

If you want to control laser output power then this post may be of interest; https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=12444.msg265104#msg265104

Hope this helps.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 on Win7 32 bit BUT 64 bit processor
« on: February 19, 2019, 01:37:38 AM »
You will not be able to use the Parallel Port with a x64 processor even if the OS is 32 bit. I tried it with Win10 and caused a devastating crash.  ;D

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