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General Mach Discussion / Re: NEMA 23 and 34 motor mount G-code
« on: February 06, 2011, 02:19:21 AM »
This sounds like it could be an ideal job for the wizards already built into Mach.
It does not have to be all done as one file as long as the origin is the same you could use two or three programs with tool change in between as necessary.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Should I run Windows 7 or XP?
« on: February 06, 2011, 02:15:12 AM »
It it was a poll I would vote for WinXP SP2. Serves me well.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: probe input
« on: February 05, 2011, 06:44:02 AM »
Probe should be set active low. If you have ports and pins set correctly touching pin 15 to GND will illuminate the probe LED.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motors Wiring
« on: February 05, 2011, 03:19:28 AM »
As Russ has said make a good job of it otherwise it may let you down.

In the UK, and the rest of Europe now we have hazardous material regulations which prohibit the use of lead in solder. The lead-free stuff, unless you are extremely expert, produces real poor results which is probably why tin/lead solder is still allowed for military and other important equipment.
The tip here for anybody wanting good, reliable soldered joints is make it a military job.  ;)

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: probe input
« on: February 05, 2011, 03:05:56 AM »
I understand that it says port 5 but I think Hood is right all your Mach configured inputs and outputs will be port 1.
Locate a free input pin (green connector) and map that pin number using port 1 to 'probe' within the Mach 'ports and pins' setup. That should do it.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: probe input
« on: February 04, 2011, 12:22:54 PM »
Is this the board you have ?

Tweakie.


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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: February 04, 2011, 04:18:19 AM »
Hi Guys,

This is the little sub-panel fitted in it's place on the controller board. I used a couple of spots of cyno to fix it's position on the IC's before making the through connections to the main board. The function of these two switches will be software programed to control such things as ‘last setting store and retrieve’, 'PRF frequency', 'menu selection' etc. What started out as a simple project just keeps growing  ;)

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z Axis Drifting or Loosing Steps?
« on: February 04, 2011, 02:06:17 AM »
From what I have read on other forums this appears to be an Aspire problem (within the GCode generated).
If your Z axis DRO shows the increase in depth then there is a more than good chance it is in the GCode and not your machine.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: False limit trip
« on: February 03, 2011, 10:37:26 AM »
Are you using a VFD ?

Tweakie.

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FAQs / Re: Question about multipe Icons?
« on: February 03, 2011, 04:38:29 AM »
Hi Dave,

Welcome to the forum.

Just delete the shortcut icons you don't need from your desktop (the shortcuts are still there in the programs menu). Every time you load a new version of Mach the icons will appear again so just delete the ones you don't want again.  ;)

Tweakie.

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