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Look at this site for info on their controller - http://build.spaceopera.org/

Mach3 under Vista / Re: Mach3 & Win7?
« on: May 21, 2012, 02:54:13 AM »

Have you looked at this controller?


Looks to be a good alternative to the old parallel or USB port.
I have one that I need to complete the wiring on a lathe but initial testing went fine.

General Mach Discussion / Re: pplease look at this code
« on: May 16, 2012, 11:28:58 AM »
Hi Fred,

Yes, Gwizard is a nice program but I didn't like having to buy a "subscription" that has an ongoing annual cost.


General Mach Discussion / Re: pplease look at this code
« on: May 15, 2012, 11:26:33 AM »

I use NC Plot http://www.ncplot.com/ and you can format your Gcode as well as display a plot of the tool paths with the program.

Attached is a screen shot...


General Mach Discussion / Re: pplease look at this code
« on: May 12, 2012, 02:52:17 PM »
At line 540 you had a GO (like let's "GO") not G0.... Appears to call subs OK in my backplotter (NC Plot).

See attached....

General Mach Discussion / Index Pulse Problem
« on: September 21, 2011, 11:29:49 AM »
I'm in the process of converting an EMCO Compact 5PC Lathe to work with MACH3 and have the X and Z axis working fine but cannot get MACH3 to read the Index Pulse.
I drug out the O'Scope to take a look at the pulses and I don't see anything wrong there.
Attached is a drawing of the pulses and it looks like to me that they fall within the parameters mentioned in the MACH3 Turn manual.
Any thoughts or suggestions?


General Mach Discussion / Re: Rhino ST/5 or ST/6 Lathe and MACH3
« on: March 10, 2009, 10:45:25 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the note but I'm sorry to say that I haven't made much progress on the ST/5.
I have bought a Gecko G540 to replace the ST/5's motherboard but haven't started the conversion.

Like you I did not want to use the DOS program as it was very unreliable and the motherboard in mine has a yet to be found intermittent problem.
The lathe would just stop movement and would not start responding until you powered it down and re-started.
I also found that if there was much vibration it would act up.

The Gecko G540 looked like an inexpensive solution and I hope it will be.


General Mach Discussion / Rhino ST/5 or ST/6 Lathe and MACH3
« on: October 20, 2008, 07:09:44 AM »
Is anyone using MACH3 with one of the small Rhino ST/5 or ST/6 Lathes?
I just bought one without any software and any assistance getting MACH3 to talk to the lathe would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


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