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As per title.

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General Mach Discussion / Ahha Artisan CNC onversion to Mach4 (Ess/MB3)
« on: August 23, 2020, 05:33:29 PM »
I have a Denford Mill that is current running the dos based artisan CNC. It is PC Based and runs with a DB37 pin connection to the PC (connected to an ISA ard in the PC) thre is also a DB25 cable going to the PC's printer port.

I am assuming that the db37 is a fast connection to  control the servo's etc.

Has anyone got experience of this system??? I am hoping I can simply replace the ISA  and lpt1 with a bob (MB3) and control the servo's etc with that. Hopefully I can even just interface directly to these cables and job done??????

Any help/advice greatly appreciated

Thanks
Rim

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Hi I am upgrading a servo based CNC lathe to Mach4. I already have one running nicely on Mach3.

Looking for recommendations for a good motion controller that supports a real spindle encoder (a rotary encoder with 60  pulses per prev for example) also with A and B outputs.

I have an ESS on the Mach3 but at the time the ESS only supported one index for threading = has that changed?

Anyway - looking for recommendations for a board that will handle servo's and 2 pulses for threading index.

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General Mach Discussion / Mach3 numberpad
« on: April 01, 2020, 12:45:02 PM »
I don't know if this is the correct place to post.

I have Mach3 set up with a USB keyboard, but I want/need to have another small numpad type key board at a different location to the main keyboard for jogging etc (basically the same as a shuttle2 without the wheel).

Do I need to write a Plugin for this or is there an easier way to do it e.g. using hotkeys or something similar?

Thanks

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why fixture save and tooltable save on shutting down? Why? When I change the tooltable I save it.... yet should the machine crash it loses the settings. I haver to close the app to get it top save properly..

Any ideas?

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Mach3 - manual start of spindle whilst axis is moving?

When I try I hear a click but the spindle does not start - is there a setting?

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As per post title.

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General Mach Discussion / Homing switches - optical?
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:52:22 AM »
I have been using Mach3 a while now and realised that the mechanical homing switches are terrible. I would liike to swap them to a more accurate version, I hear optical is a good option, although they do require and extra wire and perhaps a little circuit?

Has anyone got any insight on this? Does anyone make Opto units complete and ready to go?

thanks
Rim

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Mach3 turn auto screen loop increment counter???


On the auto screen (see pic attached) there is a loop counter. Is there any way to increment it when using a M98/99 loop?

e.g.
Code: [Select]

M98  P001 L43  ( -86MM - START AT Z0 )
G0 Z50.0
G0 X50.0
M5
M9
M30

O001
( Incremet loop counter here ???????)
G91 Z-2.0
G90
G1 X37.0
G0 X42.0
M99
%

When the above code runs I would like the loop counter to update so I know which increment I am at.

or

Is that not what this counter is for?

thanks
Rim

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Bargain Basement / 2 x UC100 USB motion controller (UK Only)
« on: August 04, 2016, 09:05:50 AM »
For sale 2 x UC100 USB motion controller. Used but fully 100% working with no defects and updated to latest firmware. Surplus to requirements.

Sold WITHOUT Usb cable (uses Mini USB - not micro usb)

https://www.cnc4you.co.uk/UC100-USB-Motion-Controller

£50.00 each including first class recorded delivery (Posted to the UK only) - or £90 for both.

Grab yourself a bargain.

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