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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: FTP site access
« on: September 05, 2018, 01:44:06 AM »
Hi Mauri,

I just checked and the ftp site is operating normally.

Tweakie.

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Excellent work Chris.

Tweakie.

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Hi Chuck,

Using a post processor is preferable (the Gcode is created automatically) but there may be occasions when manual editing is the only way.

Tweakie.

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Mach3 under Vista / Re: ERROR STARTING ENGINE
« on: September 02, 2018, 04:20:04 AM »
Delete you existing Mach3 folder from your C: drive then download and install (as Admin) the Mach3 version from here; http://www.machsupport.com/software/downloads-updates/
Install the Vista registry patch (the first post in this section explains).
Just to be absolutely sure use a multimeter to check the continuity of your parallel cable - pin1 to pin1, pin2 to pin2, etc. and verify that all pins are connected.
From your Router config sheet set up the Ports and Pins and Motor Tuning etc.

Start with EStop (RESET) and if necessary adjust the Port and Pin config. to get that working first.
Now you can check the motors for movement.

Hope this helps.


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Excellent work Robert, thanks for sharing.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 on a laser cutter...
« on: September 01, 2018, 01:55:43 AM »
If you check out the thread I mentioned above you can see how I tackled the dust problem and this may help you come up with a suitable solution. My laser stuff is all pretty rigidly mounted and I have never had any problem with vibration as a result of the router use.

Everything is a challenge  ;)

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 on a laser cutter...
« on: August 31, 2018, 01:29:09 AM »
Hi Marting,

Laser technology is advancing on a daily basis and it is impossible to say what is best so the deciding factor is probably what you can afford to spend. A 40 Watt C02 laser although bulky is still cheaper than a 40 Watt diode or fiber laser but prices of the high end products are continually falling. All I can suggest is that you Google lasers and gain as much info as you can on the latest products.

If it’s any help, my laser adventures with lasers (including where parts were purchased) is here;  http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12444.0.html

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z AXIS ADVANCING TO PLUS DURING EMBOSS
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:10:21 AM »
I would guess that you are putting too much force on the Z axis when the ball is in contact with the work and either something is slipping in the drive chain (perhaps loose coupling, etc.) or else the axis is loosing steps.

1) Thoroughly check your Z axis mechanicals.

2) Try reducing the Z axis Velocity and Acceleration figures in Motor Tuning by 50% and save the change – does this improve the situation ?


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Noob here
« on: August 28, 2018, 04:50:24 AM »
Forget the Parallel Port (unless of course you have the Parallel Port model of this controller).

The CNC machine you have linked connects to the controller using the printer cable and your controller connects to your PC using the USB cable. You need to be using a 32 bit PC with Win 7 or older and you need the disc which was supplied with the machine to install Mach3 and the USB plugin software.

If you do not have the disc then you need to search the internet, ebay, etc. to find a copy of the disc or the necessary USB software to support your controller and then download Mach3 from the Artsoft website.

Tweakie.

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