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General Mach Discussion / Re: z zero plate problem
« on: February 10, 2018, 06:53:48 PM »
Today i went to the machine the bit was 2 inches over the work.  I started to zero the bit the bit again went up instead of down.
i took the zero plate from the material and touch the bit.  it stopped moving.
I then moved the bit back down to about 2 inches and zero again. it worked  did this a few times in diff positions and it worked correct
correct in that once the bit touch the plate it retracted to the correct set position
this is the first time i have been having this problem having been running mach3 for the past 7 years
about 3 months ago my computer broke down  so this is a new installation  i suspect this is when the problem started
I am using a PMDX-122 break- out -board
running a shopbot cnc
I do not have in-depth  knowledge of mach 3    but it does what i need
Thanks again  Paul
Ger21 not sure what  a incremental mode is?   can this be it

General Mach Discussion / z zero plate problem
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:06:10 PM »
I sometimes have a problem when i try to zero to my z plate.
when i try to zero the bit goes up instead of down
what is strange this does not happen at all times  sometimes i have to shut down and restart
or have to touch the bit with my zero plate to stop the up movement up  this does not always work
anyone has any idea why this is happening sometimes?
hope someone can help  thanks Paul

General Mach Discussion / Help reinstall mach3
« on: November 21, 2017, 07:42:47 AM »
I am using an older IBM computer running xp   this works great with no problems  my fear is that one day it would stop working
i am setting up another computer running window 7.
I made a copy of my mach3 folder    what i need to know can i just post the copy i made straight into the new mach3 download?
or do i have to paste it into a specific file .
does the xml file on the new installation have to be removed first.
thanks paul

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 installation
« on: November 19, 2017, 02:23:37 PM »
just installed Mach3  but the mach3 shortcut does not show on my desktop
how do i go about getting it on there? 
copy and paste it from the mach3 file
but the paste shortcut does not work

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 tablet controller
« on: September 03, 2015, 09:40:00 AM »
thanks for the info  the tablet that i own is an android tablet.   i am also thinking to just purchase a mach3 wireless pendant .
not sure what model will suit my needs   I own a shopbot cnc running mach3    the pendant will have to have a range of about 20 feet.
As there are a few models online.  I need some help to go about getting the correct one.   I need to be able to jog XYZ axis also to
to stop and start run.  getting back to the tablet i tried this link .       http://www.cnc-valmec.it/     and its what i was looking for but was unable to download the file  believe the link is not working.
Regards Paul       

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 tablet controller
« on: September 01, 2015, 10:09:04 PM »
Is there a software that can be used on a tablet to control mach3?
thanks paul

General Mach Discussion / Re: keyboard shortcut
« on: July 01, 2014, 07:46:32 PM »
Yes Dickeybird  that worked    where can i find a list of all the mach3  keyboard shortcuts?
and thanks again

General Mach Discussion / Re: keyboard shortcut
« on: July 01, 2014, 03:24:09 PM »
Thanks Hood
what i want to do is operate a keyboard at the other end of my machine
10 ft away from my controller.
this is a woodworking router
so i need to be able to operate the start and hold from there
dont want to have to run back to the controller
so i need to do this from the keyboard
i have a long  cable for my keyboard.
on this keyboard i can jog and use the up down keys
but not the cycle start and feed hold
not sure how to set this up
thanks again

General Mach Discussion / keyboard shortcut
« on: July 01, 2014, 11:30:27 AM »
can anyone tell me how add a cycle start and a pause shortcut  to my keyboard?
thanks paul

General Mach Discussion / Z zero plate
« on: January 10, 2013, 12:11:15 PM »
when using my z zero plate i find alot of pressure is placed on the plate before the z zero is activated.
this shows up more when using v bits.
is there some way of making the z zero routine more sensitive.
thanks paul

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