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General Mach Discussion / Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« on: October 17, 2017, 11:00:51 AM »
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It has to intercept a signal to the stepper motor...correct?....

NO

You take a wire from whichever Port and Pin is assigned as 'Probe' in Config. / Ports and Pins. This wire is connected to your 'touch plate'. If your cutting tool is not already connected to GND then you may need an additional wire. You then add a suitable script to the on-screen Auto Tool Zero button.

Tweakie.



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General Mach Discussion / Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« on: October 17, 2017, 07:50:13 AM »

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Hi Sam,

Welcome.

There are quite a few varied Gcode files here for you to download and try.  http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,18345.0.html

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Axis movement
« on: October 13, 2017, 07:08:52 AM »
I agree with Rich and I think he sums it up well - the whole range of Chinese TB**** controllers really are nothing but trouble.

Tweakie.

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Feature Requests / Re: Laser Cutter and PPI
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:30:41 AM »
Please check out the M11P1/M10P1 commands for turning a laser ON/OFF and as Gary has mentioned the spindle 0% to 100% PWM signal can be used for controlling laser output power. M11P1/M10P1 and  PWM

Mach3 was never really designed to operate a laser so there is no actual provision to synchronize an adjustable digital output to axis velocity therefore d.p.i and p.p.i are not implemented.

However, the Mach3 Impact / Laser engraving plugin does a pretty good job of overcoming this limitation. It’s operation is considerably different to DSP systems and it takes a bit of practice to get its operation just right but, in my opinion, it is well worth the effort. Engraving.pdf    

If you skip through this thread you may find some items of interest. http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12444.0.html

Hope this helps.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: problems with machining holes and Z axis
« on: October 12, 2017, 02:16:29 AM »
Hi zxrjohn14,

Can you please attach your <profile> .xml file (the one from your Mach3 folder) then we can check all your Mach3 settings. Copy and rename the file to zxrjohn.xml before attaching using the Additional Options tab. Your profile is shown bottom right of the main Mach3 screen.

Assuming you are now using Mach3 version .062 (as suggested) then I suspect the problem is not Mach3 related but all down to your machine mechanicals, however, checking your set-up is prudent as the first step.

Tweakie.


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General Mach Discussion / Re: problems with machining holes and Z axis
« on: October 10, 2017, 07:55:00 AM »
No problems.
My suggestion is that you download and install Mach3 version .062  ftp://anonymous:guest@ftp.machsupport.com/Mach3/Mach3Version3.043.062.exe
then we can proceed from there.

Tweakie.


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General Mach Discussion / Re: problems with machining holes and Z axis
« on: October 10, 2017, 06:00:48 AM »
Hi zxrjohn14,

From the link you have supplied here is a quote from the machine suppliers instructions…

Friendly reminder:
The engraver will come with MACH3 software(Free Version
If you followed the intsalation tips offered by us, it works like full version.)
intsalation tips:
The software perferm better on the 32bites system computer.
Please close the firewall and antivirus software on the computer before DOWNLOAD AND install the software.(This is very important)
Otherwise, the antivirus will regards the cnc software is virus and stop the installation.
PS:Please don't update the software when installed, then it will not need the license Numbers.


If you are using your suppliers ‘hacked’ version of Mach3 then you are on your own and there is little we can do to help you on this forum.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: problems with machining holes and Z axis
« on: October 10, 2017, 05:17:30 AM »
Hi zxrjohn14,

Which version of Mach3 are you using ??

Tweakie.

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My apologies.

Tweakie.

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