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I connect the arduino to the USB port and put the com port no. in Mach which is indicated in the arduino software.

Zafar

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SmoothStepper USB / which versions of Mach and SS-USB for turn
« on: June 05, 2012, 08:03:07 AM »
Hi,

Working on my first SS based lathe. It's an old Danford Novaturn. Just wanted to know which versions of SS-USB and Mach are the best for lathes. Spindle motor is 750 Watt DC motor with 2000 ppr encoder. It also has an 8 position tool turret with grey code encoder and other usual stuff.

Zafar

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I am using Arduino with Mach3. Using Modbus sketch on Arduino Uno. How do you plan to use Arduino with Mach.

Zafar

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Modbus / Re: Mach3, Arduino, Modbus and MPG
« on: April 08, 2012, 09:58:40 PM »
Yes. I've tried pokeys too. But not the latest plugin. Too many toys, too little time...

Zafar

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Novamill
« on: April 02, 2012, 02:06:05 AM »

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Please, post pictures during construction, it is very informative for others.

Jeff
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I am very poor at documenting things during work. I'll try my best to document this for all. Here are the photos of machine with existing controls.

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try using

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SystemWaitfor(inputx)
while ismoving()
wend

where inputx is the input at which you've connected your limit switch

Zafar

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I've retrofit a number of turret punches to Mach3. I use Mastercam and drill cycles to program the punches and tool changes etc. In your case there are no tool changes and if the punches are always in a rectangular array then a simple wizard could do the trick. Contact me at zafarsa at yahoo dot com and give me details about your setup. Maybe I can suggest a solution.

Zafar

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Show"N"Tell ( Your Machines) / Re: Novamill
« on: March 31, 2012, 08:49:01 AM »
I am starting work on retrofits of a Novamill and a Novaturn with tool changers. Going to use Gecko G540 and Smooth Steppers on these two. Will post photos once these jobs are finished.

Zafar

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I find it more convenient to use keyboard emulators for function switches on a control panel. Just rip open a USB keyboard, pull it's card out and map it's pins with keytest software. Get the connector combinations for the arrow keys and hook them to my axis jog buttons. I use function keys F1, F2 etc. for other keys and program them in the screen designer or use the keygrabber if I want to use the original 1024 screenset. Complex functions such as homing etc. are accessed by assigning macros to keys.

Zafar

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