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Mach SDK plugin questions and answers. / Re: Impact engraving plugin
« on: October 28, 2014, 03:18:54 AM »
Hi Enphecktor,

Unfortunately, because of the way in which the plugin works it cannot be used with the ESS board.

For vector laser engraving you may wish to give this method a try ??   http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12444.msg194200.html#msg194200   

Tweakie.                                                                                                                 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 1.5
« on: October 24, 2014, 03:26:23 AM »
I am not sure which revision of Mach3 you are referring to - the latest version appears to be R3.043.066   ???

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Spindle stops rotating durring program run
« on: October 22, 2014, 02:58:10 AM »
From memory the X3 spindle controller has an overload sensor which does shut it down - perhaps, in your case, it is being a little over sensitive ?

Tweakie.

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FAQs / Re: motors heating and chattering
« on: October 20, 2014, 04:10:43 AM »
Although it may sound like a cop-out - honestly, this is sound advice...

You should consider reading the manuals - Gecko manual to fit the appropriate resistor to set motor current so they don't get too hot and also the setting of microsteps etc. and the Mach3 manual to set steps per unit, velocity and acceleration etc. in motor tuning.
All the information you need is there although I do appreciate that it is not necessarily that easy to understand at first read.

See how you get on, then come back if you have any specific questions and we will try to help.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Interface between Labview and Mach3
« on: October 14, 2014, 01:43:29 AM »
Hi Yash,

The TB6560 boards do have their own problems and many people have failed to use them successfully so you may be off to a shaky start to begin with.  :'(

As I have recently discovered it is difficult to accurately control Mach3 from an external processor, however, Mach3 does have the functions 'single block' mode (which will run one line of Gcode at a time) and the 'program safety lockout' (which will halt motion, usually at the end of the current line of Gcode). Both of these functions will operate from an external source but you may need to synchronize system clocks.
Information on this is, to a certain extent, contained in the Mach3 documentation so it looks like you may have a bit of reading to do.  ;)

Good fortune with your project.

Tweakie.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« on: October 11, 2014, 09:18:10 AM »
Hi Art,

Will that be a new build of Mach4 or a new license that is required to resolve the 'Darwin License has failed' issue ?

Tweakie.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:40:27 PM »
Hi Art,

Thanks for posting the new file.  It tells me Darwin License has failed  :'(

Tweakie.

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With stepper motors it is common practice to exceed the rated voltage by up to 25 times (although there are certain limitations) but the rated current should never be exceeded. There is some good information here http://www.geckodrive.com/support.html

Tweakie.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« on: October 10, 2014, 10:41:19 AM »
Hi Art,

Sorry to keep causing problems...
I do appreciate that my computer ID's has changed and I have new licenses for Mach4 and Darwin (they each contain the new ID) however, the issue mentioned in my earlier post still stands.  :'(

Tweakie.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« on: October 10, 2014, 07:51:25 AM »
Hi Art,

It appears there is a Darwin license issue. I am running Mach4 build 2038 and have tried Darwin build 2030, 2035 & 2038 (deleting and re-installing the driver each time and copying the .dll, .m4pw, .sig) but in all cases Mach4 stops after a random time – as though it was unlicensed.

I had initially thought it was a Mach4 problem but can now confirm that Mach4 build 2038 when running in simulation mode runs forever it is just when running Darwin that it stops.

Tweakie.

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