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PoKeys / Re: PoKeys Questions....
« on: September 09, 2011, 08:40:46 PM »
HI Ray,  Getting fancy on us?? (;-)

For what you are saying I would try the Pokeys as a keyboard emulator. Then place a group of small buttons on each screen to drive the functions you require AND assign hotkeys to each button.

I have something similar but I used an industrial sealed keyboard that has 24 Fkeys AND a 15"LCD display built into a panel. On every screen there is a block of 24 very small buttons that allow me to assign functions for that page. They are very small and you have to look to find them, they line the edge of the screen.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Soft limits warning
« on: September 09, 2011, 08:02:25 PM »
OH but it does , You are using the the inverse z method where all your moves are positive instead of negative. That is backwards to conventional useage.  You now have 2 homes that move in opposite directions of each other(;-)

 IF you set the Z zero too high off the table OR use a tool offset that moves the Z into the machine  Softlimit zone it will trip.

(;-) TP

 



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General Mach Discussion / Re: Soft limits warning
« on: September 09, 2011, 04:49:10 PM »
Just a note BUT the gocde has the Z running ABOVE the softlimits zone.

Justa thought, (;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Soft limits warning
« on: September 09, 2011, 03:31:31 PM »
Testing here IF I violate the space then I get the warning IF I stay in the boundaries I do not.

SO can you post an example of a short program that causes you problems? Easy enough to test.


YOU Have the lead on this one Hood. I'll stand by.

(;-) TP


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General Mach Discussion / G73 Pullback setting
« on: September 09, 2011, 01:32:15 PM »
Could someone verify that the G73 pullback setting is NOT being saved in the XML when you change it .

Config , port/pins, mill options, lower center of window.

Thanks (;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Soft limits warning
« on: September 09, 2011, 12:54:52 PM »
Actually I would set the Zhome to be about .25" off the switch location. Then set Z max .1 that gives you a small buffer so when you send the Zhome it will not trip the limit or hit the softlimit.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Soft limits warning
« on: September 09, 2011, 12:47:24 PM »
OK i had to go back and play with it it has been a LONG time since I played with it last.

You are correct in your settings. But remember those settings are in Machine Corrds not work coord.  You may want to reset the Zmax to a value below Zero as Zero is normally the machine home position and it will trip the limits before it gets to the softlimit.

If you load up a program that violates the softlimits then MACH will warn you with "SoftLimits WARNING" AND the LED stays on BUT If you continue it will limit out and stop.



(;-) TP




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General Mach Discussion / Re: Z axis brake releases to quickly on reset.
« on: September 09, 2011, 10:24:42 AM »
You could do a time delay relay on the brake circuit.

That would be the least trouble

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Soft limits warning
« on: September 09, 2011, 10:13:31 AM »
I think you have your settings reversed.

(;-) TP


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General Mach Discussion / Re: Problem with THC and Mach 3
« on: September 09, 2011, 09:30:04 AM »
What name brand THC are you using?  What does the Gcode look like for the top of material routine?

(;-)TP

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