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General Mach Discussion / Re: Jogging buttons in Mach3
« on: January 14, 2008, 04:09:33 PM »
Hi, Tom

Look hear Screen4 bottom of page, http://www.machsupport.com/artsoft/downloads/downloads.htm

Make a copy of your C:\Mach3\Mach3Mill.xml and give it a try.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: a axis wont reference
« on: January 14, 2008, 01:51:04 PM »
Hi, Dave

Check the switch out, Then in ports & pins, inputs, You may need to change the "Active Low" setting state for the A axis.


Hi, Anton

What's the final major diameter of this pen part ?

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Servo taig help needed
« on: January 12, 2008, 05:41:23 PM »
Hi, Omega_Sam

If your in demo mode 25 k speed is all that's available, So no re-tuning for faster k speed.

Did you get any setup info for Vel and Accl from the Mfg. ?

With your Max speed at 90 ipm (thought you sead it was 4 earlier), Accel at 2.5, Set your Acceleration up to 20 or higher and see if that helps.

The F settings in your G-code G1, 2, 3, moves will override your Acceleration setting, If your servos don't lose position and fault with G0 moves is really the

only speed limiting factor.

Step pulse at 4 and Dir at 4, (Both of these are the time Mach gives your control to see the pulse's it's sending out.

You can find the Ex-CV mode in Config, General Config setup box/page, CV mode blends/Looks Ahead for faster smother cut's.

Sent you a PM, Top left near your user Info.

Give it a Try, Chip

Hi, RC

Now that your a PRO, I've got a couple hundred Questions, Just can't think of one Now.

Having Fun Are You, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: anilam 1100 retrofit
« on: January 12, 2008, 03:49:39 PM »
Hi, Tony

Converted a Anilam 1000 awhile back, Used Gecko's, New transformer down to 80 volts, With the encoders feedback on the Table it's a little nervous, But works well. Lost a little top speed with the 100 v to 80 v though

Pixies may be hard to get now, Have used Rutex in the past, may be hard to get also, There other +- 10 volt boards out there, Hopefully others will comment on them.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Servo taig help needed
« on: January 12, 2008, 03:29:50 PM »
Hi, Omega_Sam

What size nails are you driving into the wall, OUCH ! ! !. Been there Before.

Have you tried both EX Stop and CV mode's in General Config, Reduced Acceleration a little more, So many short line segments can be a pain.

What kernel speed are you using in Ports & pins first page, Try 35 or 45 k-speed, You'll need to re-start Mach and Re-Tune.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Current Hi/Low discrete
« on: January 12, 2008, 12:08:13 AM »
Hi, Phil

1 to 5 us, I think it can be set up to 8 though, In sherline mode I think it's fixed at 15us.

Thanks, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Current Hi/Low discrete
« on: January 11, 2008, 10:50:38 PM »
Hi, Phil

Some control boards/devices require a high setting to be pulled low thy float at 5 volts and when pulled low with Mach cause a step, Some a low and when

pushed high thy step. Some control boards/devices won't work at all in the wrong Hi/Lo state.

In other devices let's say a Small 5 volt Relay, If one end is tied to 5 volts, The other end needs to be pulled low to close it, Gnd one end, Other end

needs to be pushed high, Thus Active Low, Is  ether "X" or "Checked".

Hope this Helps, Chip 

Hi, Mass

With a web search I found this on GBR Save.

Save: Arc Supported, Chord Supported, Circle Supported, Lnes Supported, Polygons Supported, " Rectangle Not Supported "

Maybe a different .### (WMF or EMF) format will save them and LC can read It, Not an Expert Hear.

Thanks, Chip