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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazycam can't find mach3
« on: July 15, 2011, 07:53:41 AM »
It never posts to Mach for me either but I have always put it down to not having Mach installed on drive C.
Perhaps Rich would know if the installed drive has anything to do with it.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 24 volt proximity switches
« on: July 15, 2011, 04:30:19 AM »
Hi Will,

I am glad you have it sorted.

Don't forget to post some pictures of things you make once it is all 'singing and dancing'.  ;)

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Vortech router run Mach3
« on: July 15, 2011, 03:18:04 AM »
From my understanding Vortech make and supply a lot of routers, all operating with Mach3 software.
If your machine is original (not modified in any way) then their supplied software should work perfectly and I am surprised that you are having difficulties with Vortech in getting the information you require.

However, there are many here on this forum who will help you, any way they can, to get your machine up and running as it should be. Just provide as much detail as you can with your questions.

There is a spindle spin up delay in Mach Config : Ports and Pins - perhaps this is what is causing your spindle to wait 10 seconds. Maybee there is a setting within your VFD menu for on / off delay ?

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: July 15, 2011, 02:03:14 AM »
Hi Mikee,

I think we are at crossed purposes here. It is the ceramic tile which needs sealing (to keep Sam's bleach out  ;D ) not the laser lens.  ;)

Does the waterfront property come expensive ?

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Vortech Router run Mach3
« on: July 15, 2011, 01:57:09 AM »
If you post the xml it can be checked. (rename a copy of your xml to MrWilson.xml : use additional options : choose file ).

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: What have I got and what do I need
« on: July 15, 2011, 01:52:47 AM »
stevet.machine,

Take a look at Gearotic Motion http://www.gearotic.com/

Art is very into wooden clocks and he is continually developing this product which just keeps getting better and better.
I purchased this last year and it is just brilliant for all sorts of gears and most important of all, it is not expensive.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: 24 volt proximity switches
« on: July 14, 2011, 07:16:48 AM »
Hi Will,

If you take a look at this document (Section 7) it gives details of proximity switch connections for 12 & 24 Volt / NPN and PNP versions. http://cnc4pc.com/Tech_Docs/C10R10_USER_MANUAL_V2.pdf

Hope this helps,

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: July 14, 2011, 02:25:09 AM »
Thanks Mikee I didn't know that.

My main problem with this as a process seems that it is extremely difficult to get enough dye to penetrate through the micro-fractures and into the substrate. The final image is just not bold enough (compared to screen printing).
Perhaps I should Autoclave a couple of tiles to make them "thirsty" prior to applying the dye  ;D

Anybody have any ideas on this please.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Help!! Auto Zero Problem
« on: July 13, 2011, 12:47:41 PM »
I am pleased you got it sorted.

Quote
I can see I'm going to have a very long learning curve.

Iv'e been here 4 years now and I am just starting to scratch the surface - Mach is vast, devious and cunning.  ;D ;D

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach Screen Question.
« on: July 13, 2011, 11:33:07 AM »
Thanks Ian, a bit more info.

Tweakie.

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