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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 configuration for EmcoF1 mill
« on: April 03, 2018, 02:05:12 AM »
you wrote you Need the relay for changing direction of spindle,
but in the Setup you have output1 for CW an CCW, so the
relay will Switch anyway.

in a first step
-i would try to use factory Setting
-set output2 for CW in spindle Setup
-use M4/M5 in MDI to get the relay working first
 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 configuration for EmcoF1 mill
« on: April 03, 2018, 01:59:19 AM »
Hello,
by comparing your settins to the Manual,
i noticed, that the configuration for ENABLE1 and OUTPUT1
are twisted.

ENABLE1 should be pin14
OUTPUT1 should be pin 17

you have it the other way round,
would explain a couple of things.

Thomas

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Probing - what would i need?
« on: April 03, 2018, 01:48:54 AM »
Hi Dave,

let's say  you have a isolated probe permanent in a holder.
you meassure the lenght of this probe with your height setter for example as tool 200.

if you want to do a probe of your z-surface you do a normal toolchange to tool 200.
then you do a automatic z-Zero (in G54) with the probe, then all other tool height
are correct to this new z-Zero (workpiece).

Thats no other procedure like you do it with your Haimer probe, or ?

Thomas

btw CSMIO uses M31 for probing, but G31 works as well.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Probing - what would i need?
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:28:12 AM »
Yes a custom screen would be good.
and necessary

I'm trying to figure out how it all plays - currently I have the off-machine setter that reads the heights of all tools including the Haimer probe and then sends that data to the tool table (one at a time)
the probe will be a tool as well

Now, if I use a probe in the spindle - this would set Z,X,Y when it contacts the work in whatever direction?
exactly

So, how are tool lengths set - do i also need a touch-plate as well??
if you use the probe as a tool of tooltable (lenght), it will be the same like your Haimer probe
for Metall surfaces you do not Need a touchplate, on your CSMIO you have seperate connectors
of + and - for each Input, so connect the + direct to 24V supply + and the - to the isolated
probe, this makes necessary that the - of the 24V Power supply is grounded.
now everytime your probe touches the material the Input will come up.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« on: April 01, 2018, 09:02:31 AM »
i mean a outside hex screw with Long nut.
this would the screw allow to go up when you
insert new tool and you don't have to lift the wrench.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:40:34 AM »
why using an external plc and not the cslab ?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Bridgeport Knee Mill Conversion?
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:20:45 AM »
what would be to use a hex bolt insteed of torx,
in combination with a long nut it would allow the
screw to go into the nut without any pressure on
the screw.

just thinking.

Thomas

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FAQs / Re: Help with my THC control
« on: March 31, 2018, 06:01:18 AM »
we hae worked through the same Thing here:

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,36550.90.html

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 configuration for EmcoF1 mill
« on: March 31, 2018, 05:52:03 AM »
i had a look to your posted profiles.

Looks like in None of them a spindle is configurated.

can you please post some Screen shots of your Setting (ports&pins)

is it this BOB:

https://warp9td.com/images/BOB_Vendors/StepperOnline/ST-V2.pdf

you have ?

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SmoothStepper USB / Re: SMOOTH STEPPER SAVED FILES
« on: March 27, 2018, 11:19:11 AM »
have a look for the link in  Reply #5