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VB and the development of wizards / Re: Y, U, V Change X DRO
« on: June 23, 2010, 05:21:34 AM »
Hi Csaba,

Not quite sure what you are saying here.

Y300 will move the Y axis and DRO
U300 will move the A axis and DRO

Could you perhaps explain in more detail please ?

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 & Calculator
« on: June 23, 2010, 05:12:58 AM »
Dave has an excellent memory - Auto Calculator is under the 'Operator' menu tab.

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: June 23, 2010, 05:06:09 AM »
Thank you guys, you are most kind.

This project still has a way to run so, with your permission, I will continue to bore you with pictures of my progress - The adventures of Tweakie.

The next part of the project is to add some form of temperature control / monitoring and provide for an automatic shut down in the event of tube over temperature. I am currently only running the laser for relatively short periods of time and at low power settings whilst monitoring the temp rise with a handheld surface contact probe. I perhaps should admit that the forced air radiator I am using is a bit overkill and so far I have not yet recorded a temp rise above ambient. However an automatic system will enable longer operational periods of the tube without causing any anxiety and it just has to be done.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Enternal E-STOP Leds
« on: June 22, 2010, 12:52:14 PM »
Hi Johnv,

As Ian said Mach deactivates all outputs in reset. So when Mach is running your output #2 is used to keep the LEDs off - when Mach is in reset the output #2 is deactivated and the LEDs come on. Simple.

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: The Laser Project.
« on: June 22, 2010, 11:51:14 AM »
Hey Guys,

More stuff - latest picture, taken this week.
Shows the new laser air assist pump and spindle VFD, stowage for spindle motor (when not in use) and change to laser current display - the rotary axis is only fitted occasionally and can't really be classed as 'bolted on'.

               

You guys must be getting fed up with this thread by now - I must think of something new  ;D

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Enternal E-STOP Leds
« on: June 22, 2010, 09:46:07 AM »
Hi Johnv,

I think PeterF is correct you need to do a little reading but to get you started......

I haven't actually tried this but the following code placed in the macropump should do it.

If GetOemLED(800)=True      'reads the reset LED
ActivateSignal(OUTPUT1)      'turns on output #1 (or whatever output you choose)
Else
DeActivateSignal(OUTPUT1)    'turns off output #1
EndIf

Tweakie.

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Mech mate build underway
« on: June 22, 2010, 09:02:36 AM »
Hi David,

Welcome to the forum.
We would really like to see pictures of your machines and the things you make with them.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 & C10 breakout spindle control?
« on: June 22, 2010, 04:05:48 AM »
Hi D,

Unfortunately the C10 does not have the on board variable speed control (it's the model C11 that has this). However this does not stop you varying the spindle speed using a seperate PWM / 0 - 10 Volt board for controllingl your VFD.

Tweakie.


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Enternal E-STOP Leds
« on: June 22, 2010, 02:28:09 AM »
Hi Johnv,

As far as I am aware the LED is OEM code 800 but this is for a virtual panel. If you are talking about a physical control panel then you will need to assign an output to drive the led and then I think the best bet is to use two 'flashing LEDs'.

Tweakie.

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No matter how hard you try you just can't please everybody  ;D ;D ;D

Tweakie.


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