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General Mach Discussion / Overide limit
« on: September 22, 2010, 01:21:36 PM »
My autolimit overide button will light but my overide limit button will no light. Is there a way to activate it?
Thank you

General Mach Discussion / Re: Referance button
« on: September 22, 2010, 01:06:55 PM »
Home switches are enabled in ports and pins, tried active high and active low. No message. Referance button does nothing.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Jog problem
« on: September 22, 2010, 11:56:53 AM »
Thank you for the reply. It is the standard screenset.

General Mach Discussion / Jog problem
« on: September 22, 2010, 04:04:33 AM »
I can't move the mill using the graphic green and red icons on the jog screen. I have the og button turned on, and I can jog with the keyboard, but not with the jog screen. How do I enable that?
Thank you

General Mach Discussion / Referance button
« on: September 22, 2010, 03:58:09 AM »
I'm trying to home my machine. When I hit the referance button nothing moves. Does it need to be set up some how to operate? If I enter G28, the table moves to the center, and not to the home switches. I watched the tutorials on homing and I think I have everything set right. I must be missing something. I'm hoping someone can shed some light.
Thank you

General Mach Discussion / Re: Scriptor Compile Error?
« on: September 20, 2010, 12:38:59 AM »
Thank you Hood, that was the problem.

I am Captain Midnight. I am a gunsmith and also build flat track race bike frames. I wanted to learn CNC machining to compliment my shop. The fastest way was to buy a machine and do it. I have a 1986 Milltronics Pardner 4. Nice machine, but not PC controlled. To update it, I tore out the old Centurion 4 controller, and replaced it with an Ajax/Mach3. Still don't have it working right, but I'm close. I'm hoping this forum can help me get things going. I am selling my gunshop and want to do fabrication work. Thank you everyone.

General Mach Discussion / Scriptor Compile Error?
« on: September 19, 2010, 02:02:53 AM »
I am trying to setup my spindle. 2hp AC with VFD. It starts and stops, but S won't change the speed. I can change speeds by changing the overide percentage, but not by entering M3S400, or M3S800, ect. Speed stays the same. If I go to pulley setup, and change the max speed, my base S speed is differant, but still won't vary with S changes. What should I look at? While doing all this, I get a message that says, "Scriptor Compile Error. In Spindle Speed. mis"

FAQs / Re: Program it in the house, machine it in the shop. How?
« on: October 30, 2009, 01:31:36 PM »
Thank you. That sounds like a good plan.

FAQs / Program it in the house, machine it in the shop. How?
« on: October 30, 2009, 12:36:45 AM »
My shop is cold. I want to do most of my computer work in the house. Then take the results to the shop to produce. How do I do this without two copies of Mach 3?

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