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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: February 06, 2011, 05:16:23 AM »
set your steps per at how many counts per unit
i work in mm.units
 mine is at 400 steps per mm    (how many counts to move 1 unit)
500ppr encoder. quad =2000, 5mm ballscrew , 2000/5=400

speed is max rapid speed you want to run at . so
my max machine speed on x axis is 40000mm/min so set at 40000 (no other calculation required)
note this is maximum machine speed not what you want to cut at
(for testing, set at a quarter of what you want, it can be changed later)

acceleration, start at a low number like 200 that way it will not jump straight to max speed. if you set this and then click on the trapezoidal graph above it will show you how fast its accelerating to max rapid speed
this can be reset quickly as you go on testing with real cutting etc at a later time.
its good to keep acceleration low doing first tests, that way everything will seem like its in slow motion
remember to save axis settings for each axis before moving to the next .
when you have set all axis. shut down mach3 and restart it, all settings will be saved in its setup xml file so will be there for all future runs.

now, print off the pdf and the mach 3 manual, go sit on the loo for a few hours and have a good read. lol

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: February 05, 2011, 08:09:47 PM »
just looked at the debug file (i dont understand it fully by the way)
are the numbers for kd kp and ki as galil tools set them? seem very high!
do motors sit steady when not commanded to move?
do they move nicely if moved from smarterm?
are motors on or off machine at the moment?
reset acceleration/ deceleration, let mach take care of that

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: February 05, 2011, 07:58:36 PM »
you dont burn ac and dc into galil. just used to create a move in smarterm
acceleration should be set to 300000 as mach galil pdf says (set in plugin, not in galil itself)

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: February 05, 2011, 07:02:57 PM »
use smarterm
master rest the galil
reconnect through smarterm and set and burn an ip address
type
kda=1 enter
kpa=1 enter
kia=0 enter
bn enter

that gives you the very basic galil tuning for a axis
change the a for whatever axis your tuning

motor will have minimal damping but should run

now type
 aca1000
dca1000
pra5000
bga

motor should run



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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: February 04, 2011, 07:37:52 PM »
have you also followed the pdf re mapping  inputs etc?
i presume it moves if directed from smarterm?
you will be able to check the 10v with a multimeter too.

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: February 04, 2011, 07:33:55 PM »
silly question maybe.
have you got enable signal connected on the amplifier? if so set the enable as galil plugin pdf (check on diagnostic screen)
have you set an acceleration number in motor tuning?
either use jog 4 +/- or use midi line and type g0 a360 enter

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: February 03, 2011, 02:50:40 PM »
i presume you have the controller set ethernet? smarterm on pc

i know there is an issue with drivers on pci cards if you have galil tools drivers on the same pc.
 recommended only smarterm drivers which mach uses to talk to the galil

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: February 03, 2011, 02:44:34 PM »
i think mine is using .040 which could be downloaded from the archive. here
ftp://machsupport.com/Mach/

if you pm me your email address il send you the plugin im using

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: February 03, 2011, 01:56:42 PM »
the daughter board wont make any difference.
 i have 2 machines running with 2153 and daughter board

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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: February 03, 2011, 05:43:32 AM »
i believe you need a licenced mach 3 to use the galil plugin. smurph???

go for it, its a superb program with galil
my machine running on mach / galil can be seen here
http://www.youtube.com/user/automateanything?feature=mhum#p/a/u/0/dWp__rJURpU

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