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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z-axis Locked
« on: December 03, 2015, 01:47:58 AM »
Hi Lab-9 Design,

Welcome to the forum.

Perhaps, as a first step, try uninstalling Mach3 - deleting the Mach3 folder - restarting your PC then re-installing Mach3 and any other drivers your equipment supplier provided (following the on-screen notes etc.).

Report back on results and we can go from there.

Tweakie.

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Excellent information Resalles, thanks for sharing.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: losing z-axis motor function
« on: December 02, 2015, 01:01:21 AM »
Hi Palo,

No sir.

I was referring to an 'enable signal' which some controller boards require in order for an axis (or group of axes) to be energized.

Tweakie.

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Need help converting .png to gcode
« on: December 02, 2015, 12:56:07 AM »
Can you import it into a CAD programme and trace around it?

www.ebolt.co.uk

Yes, that is not difficult to do but it results in a series of 86 circles per group. Getting from there to a drill pattern is the hard part (at least with any reasonable degree of accuracy).


Jackkk,

Post your pattern for others to look at then I am sure an answer will be found.


Tweakie.

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Need help converting .png to gcode
« on: December 01, 2015, 07:25:28 AM »
I have to admit defeat on this one as I am unable to easily generate a drill file from the .png - perhaps someone else can give it a try ?

Tweakie.

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: Need help converting .png to gcode
« on: December 01, 2015, 06:16:59 AM »
Hi Jackkk,

Welcome to the forum.

I am certain there are lots of folks here only to willing to help and I don't think any of them would charge you for their assistance.

Either post your .png here or click on the envelope (below Superkitty) and email it to me and I will see what I can do (unless someone else beats me to it  :) )

Tweakie.

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Tangent Corner / Re: AVO Douglas coil winding machine.
« on: December 01, 2015, 02:40:45 AM »
Hi Graeme,

I never thought I would but that little machine really does get used a lot - I would certainly miss it if it ever went to a new home.  :)

Tweakie.

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CS-Lab / Re: CSMIO/IP-A plugin with win10 ok?
« on: December 01, 2015, 02:36:14 AM »
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P.S. Your tagline pretty much describes my entire journey into CNC machining 

Me too  ;D

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Recommended Encoders
« on: December 01, 2015, 02:09:30 AM »
Hi Richard,

For what it is worth, my view is that you would be wasting your money.

You really need to sort out the problem of your Z axis loosing steps on the way up. Is your Z axis motor getting hot ?? ( approx.60 deg.C ).

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: losing z-axis motor function
« on: December 01, 2015, 02:00:55 AM »
From what you describe it is not a Mach3 software problem.

If your machine has a separate axis Enable signal for the Z axis then that is perhaps the first area to check (assuming your Z axis servo motor checks out OK).

Tweakie.

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