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General Mach Discussion / Re: Problems threading on the lathe
« on: May 11, 2009, 03:22:24 PM »
Hi, Art

Hope you had a good time relaxing.

Hears 4 pic's, First 2 are of my problem computer (But it's acting pretty good at the moment), Threading Sim works.

On my sec. computer, Threading triggers but wont actually proceed through the G76 code with the Test SYS driver.

Works just fine with ver. .027 SYS driver though.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Accuracy Problem
« on: May 11, 2009, 12:13:03 AM »
Hi, Kevin

That's good, If the Pulses are locked in, It should be near the Kernel speed you have set Mach to run at.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Accuracy Problem
« on: May 10, 2009, 11:42:16 PM »
Hi, Kevin

Is your Pulse Frequency stable and Locked in on the Diagnostics Page. ?

Re-Try 5 then 10 and the Sherline 1/2 step Mode again, Strange Issue your having.

Post your XML file for the Profile your using, You'll find it in C:\Mach3 folder, If it's Mach3Mill.xml copy it and Rename It to KevinMach3Mill.xml


Hi, David

I took Another Look at this, Set Mach to Max NC-10 Mode, Pic 1.

Then set "Motor Outputs" to Pic 2 or 3, Exactly as shown in Pic's.

Pic 2, Max NC-10  Half Step Mode, ( It keep's 2 coil's active with each step).

Pic 3, Max NC-10  Full Step Mode, ( It keep's 1 coil active with each step).

If an axises Run Backwards, Will deal with that in a bit, Let's just get All of them Running First.

Sent you a PM message, Click on your messages top of this Screen.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Accuracy Problem
« on: May 10, 2009, 04:32:01 PM »
Hi, Kevin

I'd set them to the same value, It's the time Mach gives the control to see the Pulses.

Some controls have slower response Time's.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Accuracy Problem
« on: May 09, 2009, 04:07:36 AM »
Hi Kevin

This could be causing your Problem.

Some Controls Board's are Sensitive to the "Low Active" setting's in Port's and Pin's "Motor Outputs"., If you've used the Low Active's to change your motor direction's.

If the controls board's are all the same, "Low Active" setting's should All be Set the Same "Checked" or "X".

Use "Reversed" in Home and Limit's to change an axis direction If Needed.

Hope this Helps, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Cannot reference home
« on: May 06, 2009, 04:15:26 PM »
Hi, Rich

Glad it turned out to be a simple fix.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Cannot reference home
« on: May 06, 2009, 04:02:57 AM »
Hi, Rich

Under Config, General Configuration, Try setting the "Debounce" to 1000 and Un-Checking the "Use WatchDogs", This may help with the E Stop Issue's, The tool dropping may be due to the power being removed during E Stop also.

Check on the Diagnostics page, Is the "Pulse Frequency" Locked in a Solid Value, If it's not it can cause some Issues also.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Problems threading on the lathe
« on: May 06, 2009, 01:18:30 AM »
Hi, Rich

During some testing this evening, I ran into some Issues with the latest test driver, Mach started to execute G code anytime I re-set Mach, stop feed-hold didn't work only RESET, It was also turning on Single BLK Mode but G code continued to Run.

Testing in Mill Mode, Turns out that it was caused by having OEM Trig #3 & #4 set to pin's 11 & 10 which just happened to be the Pin number's I'm using for Index & Trimming simulation test's.

Edit: Turns out I had them set to Single    Step OEM1004 & Cycle Start OEM1000.  ???  ???

Wild ride to say the least, Not for the Weak Hart-ed, So be careful for Sure.

On the Bright Side This test driver appears to cure my bad computer's Pulse Frequency fluctuation and get's the speed closer to the Kernel speed set by Mach.

Just a little beta Testing, Chip  :D

LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Lazy Cam manual or tutorials
« on: May 05, 2009, 09:17:54 PM »
Hi, Rick

LazyCam is still in a beta version status, Some love it, Some don't, I personally find it a Great value at $ 75.00 1/2 price of it's intended release price of $ 150.00. It should get a little more work done on it in the future with Lathe (Turning features) and I hope small bug fixes along the way.

However, I just found this "note" in the Purchase section above   "Due to the availability of other low cost CAM packages, LazyCam is in semi-permanent Beta and no longer being actively developed. LazyCam is not intended for use in a production environment" New's to Me.

Anyway give it a try, Folk's will help you where we can, It's all a learning Curve as you know, Post your problem DXF's ether way.