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Brains Development / Re: Aiming axis
« on: February 15, 2016, 12:00:27 PM »
Ok. I thought it might be the setting in General Configuration, Rotational soft Limits. So I checked it and set soft Limit to max 360 min 0 but I just kept getting soft limit warnings. after running it anyways it continued rotating instead of limiting non-continuously. I have no idea if that's what its even for or if it will work with Tangential on.

Jamie

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Brains Development / Re: Aiming axis
« on: February 15, 2016, 06:24:43 AM »
Ok, I got Tangential settings working better than I thought they would. I'm using it with a wire feed welder so I will have to get it to work without continuously rotating so it won't rap up the cords. Is there a way to do this? my a axis soft limit was set to 0-100 and it was still a continuous rotation.

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Brains Development / Re: Aiming axis
« on: February 05, 2016, 04:39:56 AM »
Yes! That is what I was looking for. Thank you! I have some reading to do to get this set up. I came across a video on YouTube and the comments were saying that it isn't supported anymore and to write it buy hand. I hope there is a way to still get it set up. Any idea if this can work on files other than 2.5d?

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Brains Development / Re: DRO feedrate to control solenoid cycles?
« on: February 04, 2016, 06:42:23 PM »
That sounds like an interesting solution, I'll have to read into it sometime today. Sorry, I meant to say 0-10k. Thank you for reminding me before I destroy another Arduino. My main concern is that I will need to readily control the on off timing and cycle rate. I'm considering using a 2 way pneumatic cylinder that way I can keep the 2 solenoids cooled. Unless there's any way I can use the 4th axis wire feed to oscillate while still feeding instead of a solenoid?

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Brains Development / Aiming axis
« on: February 04, 2016, 06:13:55 PM »
Is there a way to use the Step/Dir of X and Y to turn a stepper between 0-360 so that it will essentially point in the direction the the cnc is moving? kind of like how a pick and place head rotates?

Any help on this is appreciated.
Jamie

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Brains Development / Re: DRO feedrate to control solenoid cycles?
« on: February 01, 2016, 09:25:59 PM »
Thank you for your reply.
I should have elaborated more.
I am going to be using mach3 with kisslicer and a wire feed welder to create a 3d printer. I am trying to get a solenoid to mechanically oscillate the wire proportional to the feedrate acceleration and deceleration. I need it to oscillate so the wire wont stick. I understand I can use a brain to enable/disable a relay when the A-axis is moving and use the A-axis direction pin so it will only turn on when moving in one direction. This is how I plan to control the welder, Unless I can also get 0-10v to do that also. I think I could use an arduino to control the rate of oscillation if I can give the arduino a 0-10v proportional to the A-axis feedrate . But I don't know if I can in any way get a voltage output from the A-axis in mach. Also its a welder so I'm trying to stay away from arduino do to the likely noise.

Jamie

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Brains Development / DRO feedrate to control solenoid cycles?
« on: February 01, 2016, 10:34:01 AM »
Hello, Is it possible to use the a-axis dro feed-rate to control a solenoids cycles per minute. I am trying to get the solenoid to cycle faster as the axis moves faster and only cycle when moving in the clockwise direction.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Jamie

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