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General Mach Discussion / Re: Connection of Mach3 to TB6600 Drivers
« on: September 24, 2017, 03:53:34 AM »
Hi John,

Don’t be too disheartened – I have used quite a few of those TB6600 drivers in different projects and found them to be pretty reliable. OK, Gecko is better but use what you have until such time as you wish to move up.

For smooth CNC operation I would recommend that you use 1/8th microsteps (1600 steps per rev.) and or course, never exceed the motors specified current rating. Also don’t disconnect or connect a motor whilst the drive is powered-up.

I can’t answer the question about your BoB and driver’s current requirements with any certainty but I am not aware of anyone else finding the 400mA limit of USB2 ever causing a problem.

Which BoB are you using ?

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Hall of shame
« on: September 24, 2017, 01:49:05 AM »
Hi Wong,

Many Mach3 licenses were sold by authorized dealers under a Serial number system rather than the Name system that Artsoft used when selling directly to their customers.
I don’t believe there is currently any system in place for changing a license, however, your serial number license will work perfectly as it is and you have no need to be concerned.

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 in KX1
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:07:45 AM »

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: 5 axis simultaneous machining
« on: September 23, 2017, 01:52:09 AM »

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Interference with axis motors
« on: September 23, 2017, 01:38:03 AM »
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somewhere over the weekend ill strip the pci card out take pics and reload windows 10 pro 64bit my hdd is fd up do im replacing it with a ssd then ill document the whole prosess ... if that will please the court..ill take screen shots as i go and if it was a fluke so be it if it wasnt ill figure it out and hopefully be able to help some blokes out

Hi Mav,

I would certainly be interested in seeing the results.

Tweakie.

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: G-Code Question
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:48:46 AM »
There was an issue with operation of the M11/M10 commands that was fixed from version .057 onwards.

Download and install (over the top of your existing installation) version .062 ftp://anonymous:guest@ftp.machsupport.com/Mach3/Mach3Version3.043.062.exe
No settings should be lost but make a backup of your existing Mach3 folder (just in case).

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Interference with axis motors
« on: September 22, 2017, 07:30:42 AM »
Just a note here...

No CNC machine can be operated from the Parallel Port of a PC operating Win10 64 bit running Mach3.  :'(

A CNC machine can, however, be operated using the S3 board (motion controller) and the Ethernet connection to a Win10 64 bit PC.  ;)

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 in KX1
« on: September 22, 2017, 02:21:14 AM »
Hi Aussie John,

Download and install Mach3 version .062 on your new computer drive ftp://anonymous:guest@ftp.machsupport.com/Mach3/Mach3Version3.043.062.exe

Download and extract the file Mach3Mill.xml from the attached Zip folder. Copy the Mach3Mill.xml file to your Mach3 folder (it will overwrite the existing file).

Now, when you run Mach3, it should have all the correct Sieg KX1 Mach3 settings ( with a bit of luck  ;)  ).

Tweakie.

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: G-Code Question
« on: September 22, 2017, 02:09:40 AM »
Which version of Mach3 are you using ?

Tweakie.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 always hesitates in arcs and circles
« on: September 22, 2017, 02:08:07 AM »
Hi Stephane,

Unfortunately I am unable to test your .xml settings - I don't have an XHC controller and your settings will not run under Mach3 parallel port control.

Could you try reducing your X and Y axis Velocity settings by 50% (in motor tuning) and setting the Acceleration number to at least 10% of the Velocity number (save the changes) - does this make any noticeable difference ?

Tweakie.

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