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Galil / Re: Anyone have older revision firmware for DMC40x0 controllers?
« on: January 10, 2020, 10:54:07 PM »
There are different flavors of firmware for the controllers and the firmware that was custom and didn't match our needs.  Although the announcement for that version of firmware said it needed to be sent in to Galil, we decided to give it a shot anyways, and it seems to have worked, so either the announcement was incorrect or our controller was quite new or...  In any event, it looks like it might work. 

Galil / Anyone have older revision firmware for DMC40x0 controllers?
« on: January 10, 2020, 04:37:04 PM »
I bought a DMC-4040 controller off ebay.  I want to upgrade the firmware, but upgrading to the latest version has to be done by Galil, and they won't do it for us.  Does anyone have a prior version of the firmware for the DMC-40x0 they could send me?  Preferably the version immediately before 1.3?


Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Screw Error Mapping
« on: March 23, 2015, 05:03:54 PM »
Hi Steve,

Will screw mapping apply to rack and pinion systems as well? 

Also, I want to make sure I understand how it will work.  I am looking at routers now and a typical accuracy I see is: .02mm/300mm which over an 2500MM x axis equates to .0065" .  With screw or rack mapping, if I can get someone in here with a laser or some other super accurate measurement system and I can map the screw or rack accurately, then the error I see should be limited to the backlash in the system plus the mapping error.  Is that correct?



Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Screen Set Ideas
« on: October 25, 2014, 03:35:05 PM »
With plugins coming out for the various hardware platforms, it seems like Mach4 is about to become usable by people who don't want to code.  I have a lathe that I am in the midst of a conversion on - a gang tool style lathe.  I am wondering if it would make sense to skip Mach3 and go to Mach4.  I am posting in this thread because it seems like all that is missing is a turning screen.  Am I right?  Is there one available yet?   I am hoping for a touchscreen screen.


CS-Lab / Anyone try the Arbah DSP drives
« on: August 01, 2014, 12:22:54 PM »

I was thinking about ordering one of CS Labs Arbah DSP drives.  Has anybody tried them?  What did you think?



Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Feature Request
« on: May 27, 2014, 02:59:43 PM »
I have followed the Mach4 threads for a while.  I don't have the expertise of either simpson36 or BR549, but I can see both of your viewpoints.  I can program and I plan on trying to make a contribution in that area, but I'd obviously prefer to get as many features without programming as possible.  I like both of simpson36's views that the community can contribute a lot of the features to Mach4 through scripting and that there needs to be good documentation.  Every programmer likes to develop features, and very few programmers like to develop docs.  How will documentation for the 'core' features and community contributed features be related?  The more tightly integrated they are, the better.  The current forum is great if  you post a problem and someone answers you.  It's not so great for trying to find the answer to your question by searching through previous posts.  It seems like an actively curated, organized wiki might be a good solution.  There should be multiple indexes organized based on different criteria.  This would allow a lot of the work for the documentation to be taken off the backs of the dev team.  The docs for the core functionality would be curated by the dev team or some other expert, the structure of the add on features could be curated by someone like simpson36, :) and the entries for the specific features could be curated by the feature creators.  Links could be made from the wiki to the forum.  I know this will take work to set up, but I think it would be worth the investment after the core functionality is set up. I would much prefer a solid but limited core with good documentation over having more core features without documentation.   I also think it needs to be as easy as possible to add the desired community-generated functionality to Mach4 from within Mach4. 

Thanks BR549!  It turns out that one of the problems was that somehow I ended up with two copies of the macro.  One was in the mach3/macros folder and one in the mach3/macros/myprofile folder.  But I see how yours should be more robust.  I look forward to trying it!



I am running Mach version 3.043.066.
I have a CS-Labs CSMIO IP/S.

I wrote a macro M301 that I want to use to turn on an air solenoid for one second.  The code is:
Pulley1On = OUTPUT3
Pulley2On = OUTPUT4
ActivateSignal(Pulley1On )
DeactivateSignal(Pulley1On )

This works properly when I am in the vbscript editor, but when I call it from MDI, the output is activated, but never deactivated. 


CS-Lab / Re: Does the CSLabs CSMIO IP/S do CSS?
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:45:30 AM »
Thanks Hood,  I wonder when Mach4 Turn will be available?

CS-Lab / Does the CSLabs CSMIO IP/S do CSS?
« on: March 10, 2014, 05:57:27 PM »
I am retrofitting a lathe with the CSMIO IP/S with Mach3.  I've heard that Mach4 will to constant surface speed, but want to start using the lathe right away.  Will the IP/S and Mach3 do constant surface speed? 

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