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General Mach Discussion / (2) controllers - setup questions
« on: June 24, 2008, 06:58:11 PM »

I am using a MAXNC 10CL (closed loop) mill (with the the MAXNC controller) under LPT1:

I will be controlling (2) additional steppers (not part of the mill, but part of the milling process) that will be controlled by a different controller under LPT2:

Is this possible with MACH3? I'm gonna need some help with the configuration - anyone interested?  :o


VB and the development of wizards / Using a custom DLL
« on: December 10, 2007, 06:37:15 PM »

Can anyone point me to a document that explains how a script executes? I have several questions, the bigest ones are as follows:

1. When a script (haveing many steps) executes the line that calls a custom .DLL... does the .DLL complete PRIOR/BEFORE the next line in the script executes? If not, then how do you work with the timing of .DLLs that interface with other equipment, etc. that are timing critical?
2. Is there a mode that can sets the condition of the script to execute (and complete) each line before continuing?
3. Does MACH3 support COM? (as in an Out-Of-Process ActiveX control?)... or only .DLL and OLE...
4. There used to be a video that explained scripting and making calls to .DLLs... I no longer can find it in the video section (that has been changed since my last visit several months ago...) does anyone know it's where-abouts?
5. How do Plug-ins compare to calling a DLL from a script?

Any help is MUCH appreciated!  THANKS FORUM!

General Mach Discussion / Re: How many axises possible?
« on: August 19, 2007, 03:32:08 PM »
Ok, thanks Hood.

General Mach Discussion / How many axises possible?
« on: August 19, 2007, 02:03:02 PM »

What are the total axises that I can have in the full/registered version?


General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th Axis help on MAXNC10CL
« on: February 26, 2007, 10:56:31 PM »
My steps per deg are 400.2, vel 2500, acl. 500, 10 micro step comtrol 144000 one full turn sherline rotary table.


400.2 steps per degree x 360 degrees is 144072, yet you indicate the full turn is 144000. I can only assume the 400.2 is correct, but how do you arrive at that? How would I be able to confirm steps per degree on my table?

(Thanks for all your help)

General Mach Discussion / Re: Help Define
« on: February 24, 2007, 01:25:25 PM »
Thanks for the help Chris, printing it now.

General Mach Discussion / Help Define
« on: February 23, 2007, 07:46:46 PM »

Newbie here... can someone help me with signal definitions - else point me to a place in some documentation...?

X Home
X ++
X --
Limit Ovrd

I used the .XLM config file on this site for the MAXNC CL, but I found out too late that the config didn't assign the stop/limit switches - so I broke something...  >:(

I suppose I need to assign the X, Y, and Z limnit switches to something... but what signal to they belong?

Thanks for the help.

General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th Axis help on MAXNC10CL
« on: February 23, 2007, 12:45:42 PM »
Demo Version R1.84.000

According to Help/About


General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th Axis help on MAXNC10CL
« on: February 23, 2007, 12:26:43 AM »
Interesting... everything says MACH3, and I DL'd MACH3. I'll be purchasing shortly as I wanted to check it out first. Maybe this will get fixed with my purchase (?)

I appreciate these posts.

I have a design that is basically layed out as a plate... I need to traspose it to the surface of the tube. Such that the width of the plate is the circumfrance of the tube... (if the plate were tied end-to-end, you'd have the tube) I have all the coords of the plate that need to be cut on the surface of the tube... this is where I'm a lttle stumped - if I have to express in degrees (?)

Am I making any sense?


General Mach Discussion / Re: 4th Axis help on MAXNC10CL
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:06:39 PM »
My screen looks different. See attached.

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