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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: December 29, 2011, 06:20:38 AM »
try running the program above the work with spindle off?

you may well be getting noise from spindle.
it appears galil is quite noise receptive and will fault.

i havnt run galil on a machine in stepper mode , only testing on bench

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: December 29, 2011, 05:19:11 AM »
make sure you dont have adobe reader or any other stupid software on the mach3 pc.

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: December 29, 2011, 05:16:08 AM »
i have seen programs stop mid run, but usually caused by a bouncing limit switch etc. (try linking out limit switches at galil during run to prove)
a friend of mine has just run a 150,000,000 line program over 8 days with no stopping using galil .
he was having trouble with stopping all the time which eventually tracked to a noisy z motor. after motor change to a new one machine runs perfectly.

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Galil / Re: All change from smoothstepper to Galil
« on: November 20, 2011, 05:13:53 AM »
you are better (easier) running the both limits as seperate wires.
you can use 24v for limit inputs, check the wiring in the galil manual for this.
if your using step/direction from the galil your system is running open loop (with the drives closing the loop only)
for full closed loop set the mitsubishis to torque mode and use the analogue input to drive them, this requires wiring the encoder simulated outputs from the mitsubishi drives wired into the galil encoder inputs.

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: November 19, 2011, 07:13:56 PM »
thanks for checking smurph.
i might add a capacitor accross switch to 24v to slow it down. or go back to the machine and change the switches.

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: November 16, 2011, 03:12:55 AM »
smurph.
does mach debounce do anything with galil?
i did a machine for a customer which is all working, but if taking heavy cuts causing lots of vibration the limit switches are bouncing causing a stop.
tested by tapping switches with a screwdriver while air cutting - as a car mechanic would do normally with a hammer!
recommend anything?

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: October 31, 2011, 05:28:52 PM »
this can be done but its not so easy to set up!
map all as normal in ports and pins
the limit in the homing direction and the home switch need to be connected together to the same input pins (linked together)
the other limit input need to be wired into the "closed position" permanently
make sure you have use limits as homes checked on in mach 3 ports and pins

ive set up a few machines like this and it always turns into a head scratcher.!!! do one axis at a time
if it doesnt reverse off the limit switch then reverse the limit wires.
good luck.
 >:D
like i said, it can be done but always seems a bit of trial and error to get right.

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: October 28, 2011, 11:32:53 AM »
ive not used those ams so cant comment on correct settings.
however TL is torque limit which limits the normal 0-10v output, usually used to take the motors from minimum to max speed. and would normally be set to maximum for normal use.

if it moves correctly in galil tools you must have something wrong in mach 3.
what do you have motors set to in mach3 plugin config?  did you follow the plugin pdf re setting the motors in mach 3?

can you get any movement in mach 3. have you tried the commands g0 x5 etc to move motors?
also check jog is switched on in mach 3.

are any limits etc showing in mach3 diagnostic screen?
what happens when you run code/? any error messages in mach 3 status bar?

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: October 28, 2011, 10:26:47 AM »
the other thing to check... what is your tl (torque limit) set at for each axis?
for testing this is set low but must be put to 9.98 to run correctly after motor direction setting etc

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: October 28, 2011, 10:23:49 AM »
i believe all should be mapped as port 1. (in mach ports pins screen)

when you have your mt or mt- correct us bn command to burn into controller so it saves and you dont get a runaway condition when mach3 is closed.

what have you saved into the galil so far?

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