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Galil / Re: Mitsubishi HF-SE Ac servos and drives.
« on: June 07, 2011, 04:52:06 AM »
contact me via mercuryleisure uk website. i can send you setup software. il check what ive paid and come back to you

Galil / Re: Mitsubishi HF-SE Ac servos and drives.
« on: June 07, 2011, 04:17:51 AM »
ooh. was this the set off ebay?
the 40c series are the point to point programable motion drives, pretty sure when i tested one (could have been cp model) i couldnt get it to work in general form.
also the s100 means its a weird one. much harder to find info on.

the mf-43 motors (not mfs43) require  mr-j2-40a drive or mr-j2s-40a to work with mach.
they can be used with normal step/direction with mach in open loop (but closed loop in the drive which works perfectly) or in torque mode with the galil for closed loop operation.

if these were the ones on ebay uk i did enquire with the seller how they should interface but he quoted me about the analogue overide not the analogue input.
by the way for the 43 power motors you must get 40a drives or thy wont be compatible and will throw an error when connected.
if you get some and need help setting parameters etc get in touch with me. if your stuck for some for an immediate job i have loads of mitsubishi in stock here fully tested

Galil / Re: a couple of suggestions if kenny or smurph have time
« on: May 08, 2011, 02:23:59 PM »
hi kenny. did you speak to smurph re extra error code passing? ie is it possible?

any further progress on your miracle threading yet? was looking very promising on the last mail you sent me!

would you or steve like to work on an interesting galil project when you have some free time... galil laser toolpath projector

Galil / Re: toolpath drifting during cut
« on: March 25, 2011, 07:52:25 PM »
did you scope the x or y motor to see if this noise was on them too?
i didnt get my daily call today... lol

Galil / Re: Galil to Mach extended I/O
« on: March 19, 2011, 06:33:15 AM »
firstly you have to configure how many inputs and outputs and which balnks they are on in the galil. read about the CO command. set this number then bn command in galil smarterm.

in mach you have to use vb scripting to
 read inputs using :      getuserled(*********x)
set outputs using:     setuserled(*********x,1) or to turn off replace the 1 with a zero
save this script as a macro and its then called with an M code
inpts/outputs can also be read or set using brains.

where *********x is the number of the led you will be using (which is set in mach plugin)

ie for 8 outputs for example set that block at 3001 then your 8 outputs will be leds 3001 to 3008

Galil / Re: unexplained stop during program
« on: March 18, 2011, 06:48:59 PM »
my machine doesnt seem to do this! im using a galil 2280 which is 10-100 network if that maight make a difference. (it might do it if i run a long enough file but i had it running a 3d file yesterday for an hour which it completed perfectly)

steves machine is on the same version of mach as mine .040
steves machine does act differently to mine on a few points, the main one being it requires sleep command after everything in vb scripts or it can miss doing them! mine didnt appear to be that fussy.
also of note on steves machine is explained below.
its a cnc router , ac servo driven with encoder pulses passed through amps to the galil. the machine is capable of 65 metre rapiding speeds no problem.
the test files have been cutting 3d reliefs of differing sizes, differing resolutions etc.
of note was the file seems to run fine until it stops! after this it can be restarted only by resetting mach. however unless the galil is hard reset the next file then doesnt run straight. seems to add "steps " at the end of each pass which causes the once square relief to start running at an angle of approx 20 degrees.

Galil / Re: unexplained stop during program
« on: March 18, 2011, 06:23:53 PM »
any progress with this? we have one in uk doing exactly the same... pulling hair out trying to find it!

Works in progress / Re: THE LATHE PROJECT - 2011
« on: March 16, 2011, 04:33:27 PM »
like it. nice layout

Galil / Re: a couple of suggestions if kenny or smurph have time
« on: March 15, 2011, 01:11:06 PM »
re error codes that would be a great help ken. thanks

glad to see your still on the threading case!

there was me thinking if using an encoder you would be a ble to use the galil gearing function to track it easily... obviously not the case.  still plenty to learn!
  im happy to help test if you need someone extra.

will you do rigid tapping then ? ;-)

Galil / a couple of suggestions if kenny or smurph have time
« on: March 14, 2011, 09:59:12 PM »
ive just completed another big machine retrofit using the mach/ galil plugin
this one  i had to battle with as its main control box had been disconnected and rewired by an "electrician".... lots of wiring faults to sort through in multiple 100+ wire looms

one of my main queries is can all galil faults be passed to the mach screen from the plugin?
eg. doesnt always show an axis fault on galil back to mach. mach can continue for a while with an axis fault? 
on this conversion, due to a noise fault on z axis which took some tracing the z axis may disable but mach would continue (i believe it was emptying its look ahead buffer?) it is wired with seperate amp enables.

doesnt always pass the limit switches to mach screen with limits wired to galil only... but "usually" shows as error code when trying to move if a switch is on limit

quite often if there has been a minor fault with galil which will reset on mach reset but mach would then ignore some vb scripts , brains and delivering commanded outputs or reading inputs afterwards- requiring a reboot of mach to put right.

eg. today it was running a large file but stopped after approx 1500 lines. the z axis had lost its enable signal. resetting mach corrected this and reset the galil but after this mach wouldnt turn on the spindle etc. can be a bit worrying when you try to rehome etc when inputs are not recognised,
 ive put the stop down to running with oe set at 1 on z axis (er set at 1 full turn 8196 counts for z axis) even though it hadnt gone off pitch at all. seems to run the file nicely with OE set off
( i had this on my other machine too, i had to run with OE set off or a program could just stop mid way. with it off it never faults)
the annoying thing is when this happens mach just stops, but doesnt have a message to say what caused it on screen

so basically is there a way to pass all errors from galil straight to mach?

also... any progress on lathe threading yet? it seems its the only thing galil cant do yet? im sure all the math needed has been described in detail by art recently on the mach yahoo forum. it seems he has finally cracked the code for a gret thread, using the paralel port at least. i have a nice lathe here if you want testing help etc/

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