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General Mach Discussion / Re: best monitor size
« on: October 09, 2010, 11:01:22 AM »
I went from a 15" lcd screen to a 19" lcd touch screen. The touch screen is great! I am reaaly spoiled now. I find myself touching the screens on my other computers that are not touch screen. A big time saver when i am running the machines. I found the 19" TS on ebay really cheap. Regular LCD flat screens can have the touch screens added. Not too expensive.

Read this thread and note the last post. Try clicking active low in configuration of estop.  I had this happen last  year and did a search and found a solution. This may have been it.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Where do you live ?
« on: July 02, 2010, 10:45:06 AM »
Ocala, Florida

General Mach Discussion / Re: Paralell port trouble
« on: June 18, 2010, 01:43:37 PM »
You do need to check your cable. A printer cable will operate your printer but it may not have wires for every pin. You need a data cable that have all the pins wired.

General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th Axis Steps per Inch?
« on: June 16, 2010, 08:21:59 PM »
Rich: I guess that I was in a hurry to get the rotary set up to do a job and did it that way so that I could keep up with where I was with the axis DRO for a multiple pass. That was the only job that I have needed the rotary axis so far.
 Will the axis DRO indicate position in degrees? I  have to admit that learning G-code for me is in a "as needed" format. I find myself having to relearn a lot of it if there is an extended period of time between useage. I have to relearn my cad programs if I don't use them often. It is a pain. Age has not been kind to me. I can remember the way I set my rotary up but would need to study to do it differently(the right way). I do need to set it up properly and write everything down so that I can pick it up again . The feedrate issue would be a good reason to do that. I may call on you for help later on. You are in Gainesville?

General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th Axis Steps per Inch?
« on: June 16, 2010, 10:55:52 AM »
I am not sure that this will be of any help,but here is what I have done with my rotary. I have set it up so that one revolution is equal to 36" .  That allows me to use degrees by simply subtracting a decimal place from  the inches. In other words, 90 degrees would be 9" and 275degrees would be27.5 inches. One degree would be .1"   10 degrees is one inch. Half a degree would be .05"
Does that make since? Helpful?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Turn A Axis problem Auto Toolchanger
« on: March 12, 2010, 11:14:18 AM »
You need to go to motor tuning and probably adjust the speed and acceleration for that motor. It is right under ports and pins in the config menu. Start by slowing everything down and then work your speed back up a bit at a time until the motor stalls again. Then back it off a bit so that you have the best speed without fear of stalling and losing step.

General Mach Discussion / Re: parallel cable
« on: February 15, 2010, 11:01:52 AM »
How about a High Speed Parallel Port PCMCIA Cardbus Card For Laptop? I just looked on ebay and they are right around $20.

General Mach Discussion / -
« on: February 05, 2010, 12:22:16 PM »
When you state "turn on my cnc", are you referring to powering up the drives?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Change profile name?
« on: January 26, 2010, 05:24:20 PM »
Hood: That worked. Thank you very much.   Carey

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