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Hood I believe the Hycon is a Motion control board not just a breakout board. It is feed with eithernet.  SO most of all motion is done from the board not mach ??

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: PC ID not showing
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:57:18 PM »
It works here so I don't know what else to tell you . Ron is at a show this week and will not be back till next week.

What version of windows are you running ?  Have you tried starting the Wizard in ADMIN mode ?

(;-) TP

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Newfangled Mill Wizard / Re: PC ID not showing
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:20:50 PM »
IF you need the PC ID use the copy the id to clipboard. Then open up NOTEPAD and paste it in. Then you have the id to use to get the license.

OR copy to clipboard then PASTE it into the license application on the website. Saves having to retype the ID .

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Set the machine for the CORRECT calculated steps there is NO way around that part. The error you saw after that was probably servo error due to poor tuning.

Servos HAVE to be properly tuned  or else you suffer servo following error.  You may want to find a CNC repair service in your area and have him tune the servos. It has to be done ON the machine and you  should have a small load on the table when tuning. Once it is tuned correctly write down the PID numbers for reference.

I believe that screw mapping is the least of your problems at this point.


Just a thought, (;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: dro at startup
« on: April 10, 2013, 04:42:23 PM »
The problem you will still have even running the UPS for the PC is Mach will still be sending out pulses for the axis BUT the axis will not be running with no power and you still loose position.

Best solution is to create yourself  a routine to proper and accurately rehome the machine OR reference the machine back to your work so you can return back to work accurately.

Just a thought(TP)


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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: multipass wizard
« on: April 10, 2013, 11:57:15 AM »
You may want to give the MAch3 manual a try (;-)

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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With series switches you set up both to the same pins ports. WHEN Mach3 is moving it KNOWS which direction it is moving in so IF it is moving in X+ direction and hits a limit it knows it HAS to be X+ limit that tripped . Same with X-.

(;-) TP

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G-Code, CAD, and CAM discussions / Re: multipass wizard
« on: April 10, 2013, 11:21:48 AM »
First looks like you are runiing a VERY old version of mach3 if it has dxf import AND multipass. Vertially noone uses those older versions so you may not find ANY help for them.

Yes you can use multipass BUT the file HAS to have all the code to safely run a second pass such as at the end of the routine it MUST retract Z to a safe level.

Yes you can use tool radius offset Gcode in mach3, BUT you have to program with the  correct GCODEs for the functions and provide lead ins and leadouts to allow Mach room to comp the axis.

(;-) TP

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John you do not set up your machine by taken an average of steps. You calculate the steps from the parameters of the axis drive.

Steps per rev of motor
Microsteps
Gearing
Screw pitch

OR servo

Encoder count X4
Gearing
Screw pitch

Then IF servo you tune the servo PID to make it accurate then set the error range to a setting where you are comfortable with the amount of possible error. A Servo driven machine is ONLY as accurate as its tuning of the drives.

Then you set the Vel/ Accel that the motor can run and give no errors. Stepper only have a range of RPM(torque band) that they can run in without loss of steps IF you get out of the range (High RPM) you do not have enough torque to maintain position while cutting.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Disable Sound
« on: April 09, 2013, 07:42:54 PM »
Not a problem We can go at it as long as you need to help you understand. Can you explain what it is that you want to do . Simple terms (;-)

(;-) TP

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