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LazyTurn / Re: LazyTurn
« on: January 06, 2009, 02:39:03 PM »
Hi, Andre

I emailed the update to you a few min. ago, You'll need to rename the file I sent you.

Hears the ANN.dll Zipped up, You may be missing more than that though.


Hi, Eric

Try uninstalling the mach3 driver, see pic, Then reinstall the special driver if it's the one that's at least not causing things to lockup, Then  run the Driver Test again.

Pic  2, Diagnostic Screen, Your not seeing a Pulse Frequency or Time in Int. Values ether ?

Are you sure the Printer port works with a printer ?


Hi, Eric

Some systems need the Spc. driver, Describe your Comp. a little, Win XP or 2000, CPU speed, Mem........

In Mach3, Ports & Pins, Device Mgr, your Printer port address should match the one you see in Device Mgr, P/Port Address.

You may need to set it in Mach3, If there are 2 or non-std address.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Buzzing steppers
« on: January 05, 2009, 02:27:39 PM »
Hi, Bob

At this point I think we need to revisit your velocity and acceleration values in Motor Tuning.

I'm thinking you have "as many do" tuned your speeds with the default F6 feed rate that Mach3 default's to with new Installs.

Let's start from scratch, Go into Config, General Config screen and set the Initialization String to F100 and "Check" the Use Int. String on All Reset's Box, See Pic below.

Now go into Motor Tuning and set the Velocity and accelerations to Vel 10 Alel. to 1 for all 3 axies, Dont forget the Save axis settings button for each axis, then Load one of your files and do some test's and some Joging around.

Post the result's, Did you find the PM If not, It was, "If your in the US, PM your phone # and I'll give you a Call".

Edit: If it was working before we should be able to find the problem at some point.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Buzzing steppers
« on: January 05, 2009, 03:49:14 AM »
Hi, Bob

At the top of this page on the left you'll find your name and Message to read, see pic, Once you click on it you should see the Msg., If you click your name there's an option to set Option's / Preferences also.

Thanks for pointing out it was working yesterday, I missed That, These setting are still worth Checking at this Point..

My earlier post second Pic,  Set all 6 of your Dir/Step LowActives to ether "X'es  or "Checks"'s, "It's the Proper way to set them up" and isn't really properly addressed in the manual. , All the same, One way or the other may make a Difference. On some controls it has no effect, Others the axises won't run at All or Poorly.

If you need to change a axis direction do it on Motor Tuning page "Reversed" state to Checked for the axises that are running  backwards.

Getting late Hear, Chip

General Mach Discussion / Re: Buzzing steppers
« on: January 04, 2009, 10:15:28 PM »
Hi, Bob

I posted it pretty quickly, So if you don't understand some of it let me know, Did you get the PM I sent. ?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Buzzing steppers
« on: January 04, 2009, 08:25:43 PM »
Hi, Hood

Your Head, Ring's all the time like mine, HU.!!

Leading and Trailing Edges, can get'ya also.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Buzzing steppers
« on: January 04, 2009, 08:05:18 PM »
Hi, Bob

Sent you a PM Message, Looked at your xml, It may not be the one your using as the pin assignment seems different.

With BOB's & Axis Cont. Boards, There a couple more things that need to be checked, I'm thinking that Xoltex board's may need longer step pulses to see the pulses properly and are sensitive to leading/trailing edge step/dir. pulses.

In the pic's below, Set mach3 to sherline 1/2 step mode,Apply, OK and shut down and restart Mach3, This set's wider Pulses.

Set all 6 of your Dir/Step LowActives to ether X on Checked, All the same, If you need to change a axis direction do it in motor tuning page "Reversed" state to Check.

Give it a shot, let me know, It could be your velocity settings as Hood Sed or your default start-up feed settings also..


« on: January 03, 2009, 01:52:25 PM »
Hi, Rich & ALL

Hears a Pic of my "Quick Start Outside Profile Cut's Reff.", I was talking about the other day.

Please point out errors & omission's and anything that should be included.


G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: machine from drawing
« on: January 03, 2009, 11:08:25 AM »
Hi, Tnsmachines

Posting a couple of drawings with a descriptions of how you thinking you want to do the Job would help.

As RC stated, High and Low prices & allot of makes/models out there.

Let us know, Chip