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Okay, a few more questions.

What material are you cutting?

If this is metal and as you stated you're in inches, then plunging into the material at a feed rate of 20 seems a bit fast to me. Guess it depends on your horsepower.

Have you been successful in the past?

If so, what has changed with your machine?

Other than missing the G54 parameter in the posted code, I think you're possibly looking at a reinstall.

But, it seems your macros for the probing have gotten hosed up. Can you reinstall the macros? You might try that before doing a fresh installation of Mach3.

From looking at the code produced by Vectric it looks straight forward.

General Mach Discussion / Re: On Off toggle switching for mach3 functions?
« on: November 05, 2014, 11:20:11 AM »
Can you have a physical status LED? Been wondering this myself?

Are you in G54 mode when you start or does Vectric Post Processor change it to G55, G56, etc.?

IF not, I'd say you're looking at a reinstallation of Mach3. Might be the quickest way to get out of trouble.

You could spend a lot of time troubleshooting at a later time but only if it happens again.

Are you using the latest version?

General Mach Discussion /
« on: October 17, 2014, 04:49:11 AM »
Sorry I wasn't clear. I've made copies before as well that didn't work. Strange as it is. My thoughts were to compare the two and see what was different from the working file to the nonworking one.

General Mach Discussion / Re: M3 not working
« on: October 16, 2014, 07:57:03 PM »
There's an xml file viewer on the net that allows you to to compare xml's.  
Do a Google search, download it and compare the files you've listed or read this thread for starters.

Then report back if necessary.

Look at post #36 too in the above thread and get Klaus' program.


Okay, I'm having to backup on my findings. I've been doing a major overhaul on my setup this summer so I'm just now getting back to this issue.

The documentation shows there should be a potentiometer for the KBIC/KBLC controllers. However, even though the PCB has a slikscreen indicating the location where the pot should be, it doesn't exist on the KBLC-19PM. I have three of these controllers and all the same. No physical pot for ACCEL.  Bummer.....

So I'm revisiting a means to getting control of that slamming on of the spindle. I just can't tolerate the instantaneous jerking of the belt drive and am not comfortable with the whole process and what it may be doing to other components, i.e., pulley shaft, set screws, etc.

One way that I've come up with is searching and replacing the M3 S??? in the gcode with a gradual increasing of RPM until it gets to where it's supposed to be.

There's just got to be a better way so any ideas would be appreciated.

I think I found the solution here

So do you want to gray lines to go away? If so, just go back to the dialog box and uncheck Machine Boundaries.

If you're still wanting to change the color and the line style........ well, I don't see that existing capability/functionality at least in my version.

I'm using Version R3.043.066

Go to the drop down under Config menu and look for Toolpath.

In the bottom of the dialog box there the ability to change colors, however, the broken line "should" be for distinguishing Rapid Moves from the actual cutting path.

Not sure why yours are gray unless you've already been in that dialog and made some changes.

I thought there also was a way to turn off the display for rapids but I can't find that now.

Also keep in mind that IF in that dialog box you turn on "Machine Boundaries" and you haven't yet setup you machine boundaries, when the tool path regenerates it will show up very very small and you'll have to zoom in a lot to find it in the display.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Help Please with PWM Spindle Motor Speed
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:26:52 AM »
My condolences to you.

This should be a "Lessons Learned" for all of us.

I don't have the VFD setup, but I do have G540 and a KBLC-19PM.

Sadly, I have yet to be able to get a matching number for the commanded speed vs the actual speed.

Not saying it can't be done, I just haven't had the time to really really dig into it.

I've tried differing pulley ratio numbers, etc. to no avail.

As far as you question about the calibration working, IIRC, I believe it does not work as intended (Could be wrong).  I do recall others using it, only to have to go delete its created file at a later date just to clear some things up.

Maybe someone will chime in soon as I'd also like to get a handle on what's going on.

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