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General Mach Discussion / Re: Keyboard Stops Working
« on: September 21, 2014, 01:54:09 PM »
I have the same issue with jogging and I really think it's keyboard or keyboard driver related. It will jog fine then stop. I had an old ps2 keyboard trackball combo that was starting to get flakey. It craped out in the middle of a job so I grabbed one of the USB keyboards from another machine. I plugged it in and it works except it has the jog problem. It's an irritant more than a problem so I haven't tracked it down.
It's an adesso keyboaard so it's not junk.

Sounds like good advice.

I only have experience with the CNC drive units and the smoothstepper. You may want to do a new post with the delay/controller issue. There may be one out there that fits the bill.

That could be. Like I said I have the same issue with both. I stopped feed rate changes in mach long ago as even with the parallel port it was kind of iffy. The one that gets me with the add on controllers is the pause delay.

Hopefully Mach 4 will iron out some of this.

I think this may be the nature of motion controllers. I have the UC-100 and the UC-300 as well as a Smooth stepper and they all seem to react the same way.


I think you will run into .net requirements depending on what motion controller you're using. My UC-100 and 300 need .net 2.


I have the same problem with the C32 as well. I think it's inherent to the design. I need near zero output for my ATC indexing. I ended up putting an old Homann controller on.


The cheap probes can be a bit of a challenge to get set properly. I was wondering if putting a tiny 4 jaw lathe chuck between the probe and the tool holder would improve this. You could then just center the probe in the holder.
The problem with adjusting my probe is you're moving the contact balls up and down and this causes contact issues.


General Mach Discussion / Re: uc300 usb controller
« on: December 12, 2013, 02:53:54 PM »
Hi Tony
I have a  UC-300  controlling 5 axis on my knee mill. X,Y,Z , A for the 4th axis and C for the ATC carousel. It's also controlling 8 outputs and 12  inputs. I also have Uc-100s on two other machines. Had a couple of bumps along the way but you can't beat the service from Balazs at CNC drive.


The m3p installer should only be installing the DLL file to the plugins folder.

I don't have a windows 7 machine so I'm not sure where to tell you to go from here.
CNCDrive.com has a contact link on their site. Balazs is usually pretty quick to help.


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