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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 under Windows 7
« on: December 07, 2010, 07:55:39 PM »
Should be ok then.
Is there any power saving options, maybe in the BIOS? Try turning them off if there are.
Hood

Hood you´re my new GOD. Thanks a lot! Yo saved my day! I tried several options in the bios and now it is working great!

If you ever came to Argentina I will be happy to buy you a steak dinner!

Thanks again

Alex

Alex,
Gene here in Texas........

I have been having what sounds like the same problems that you have with Windows 7 32bit running Mack3. The only way I can get smooth movement out of my motors is to run the velocity down around 100 and cut the feed rate in half. Please share the information on the changes that you made to your system and the 'bios'. I have run out of ideas. Please read my post under "Gene8522".
Thanks in advance for the help.
P.S. Don't look for Hood to come to Argentina until after he comes to Houston for the best steak in Texas.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test question.............
« on: December 07, 2010, 07:34:53 PM »
I am running Mach3 on Windows 7 32 bit system. and it seems to run fine. I have the latest release of Mach3 but I do wish that Artsoft would come out with an update to run Mach3 in Windows 7. I am having problems with my motors running smoothly, expressly the 'X'. That is why I need to run the "Driver Test.exe" to try and eliminate the drivers, if they are my problem.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test question.............
« on: December 07, 2010, 05:37:11 PM »
No I am the owner & administrator The only thing that I can think of is. My system is windows 7, here at work we have Windows XP, that I put Mack3 on. Just a little bit ago I tried to run "Driver Test" on this computer. It opened and runs just fine. Of course because it is not hooked to a CNC the spikes are off scale.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test question.............
« on: December 07, 2010, 04:46:46 PM »
The computer that I run Mach3 on is not hooked to the internet, And Mach3 is just about the only thing on the hard drive.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Driver test question.............
« on: December 07, 2010, 02:38:29 PM »
What is meant by it doesnt run, is it opening and not doing anything or is it not opening at all?
How are you trying to run it?

Hood

When I try to run "Driver Test.exe, it will not open or run. The file shows that there is 328KB in the file,but it just will not start. This is while Mach3 is not running.

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General Mach Discussion / Driver test question.............
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:50:21 PM »
I have been having multiple problems with my Blacktoe V4 2X4 setup. I was told to run the "driver test". It is listed in the folder but will not run. Does anyone know where I might find a back up copy that will start & run?

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General Mach Discussion / "Z" will not 'Go To Zero'
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:27:36 PM »
This morning I was making a tool change and raised the motor. When I did I hit the limit switch on the 'Z' going to the + side. I reset the switch, and nothing would work. No motors would move. I finally saw that the "offline" was lit. So I reset it. But now when I press "Go to Zero" the Z goes to the + and will not zero. I rebooted the computer, and tried all the normal things. I can move the three axis by jogging them and they move as they should. Is there a switch in Mach3 that needs to be reset? 
 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Windows 7
« on: November 29, 2010, 05:47:26 PM »
Some where I read that Mach3 runs best under the 32 bit format. Stay with Windows 7 32bit and it should run fine. Mine does  :)

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Why is the 'X' axis moving
« on: November 25, 2010, 11:21:34 PM »
gene8522

Nice looking build you have there.

Getting back to the problem  ;D you mentioned that you are almost happy apart from the occasional glitch since you upped the motor amps to 3amps

Look at your power supply it is only rated at 8amps you need some headroom, you could add another PS in there to give to give you a surplus

Phil

My 36 volt Power supply is rated at 8.8 Amps. Do you think I should have  more?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Why is the 'X' axis moving
« on: November 25, 2010, 11:12:39 PM »
Dundee is only 12 miles from where I live.

If  you close Mach then look in the Mach3 folder you will see an icon named Drivertest.exe, double click on that and see if the pulse looks smooth, if there are large spikes or the line is very rough then you have pulsing problems.
If that is the case then it might be worth doing the optimisation steps, they are detailed in a file at the bottom of the Mach download page.
Hood
The drivertest.exe will not start. Is there somewhere I can download the file?

Hood is it raining in Dundee today? Dry and 22C here in Texas.

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