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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 newbie here. I need some help
« on: November 20, 2017, 03:11:21 PM »
I think the vx4.set and vx6.set files are removed or renamed in recent Mach4 versions.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 newbie here. I need some help
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:34:06 PM »
Hi Azalin,
what screenset are you using?

The wx4.set has a Machine Diagnostics tab and top right of Input Signal LEDs is the Index LED. At any realistic spindle speed it will be too quick for the
LED but it is there.

Craig

I don't have the wx4.set file in Screens folder. I'll try to find a link to download that file.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 newbie here. I need some help
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:30:25 PM »
Hi Craig,

Yes, I configured that but didn't help.

As the lathe I have has single gearing, the gear ratio is 1:1. The max motor/spindle rpm is 1510. I control the motor trough a VFD.

I guess I need to leave Step/Dir settings unchecked as the spindle motor is not a stepper.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 newbie here. I need some help
« on: November 20, 2017, 05:33:36 AM »
OK I've given up the Darvin with safety charge pump.

I have more problems. One is: In Darvin, I set the input for the index to pin 15. I tested and the signal and its OK. Then I did the mapping for the index in Mach config screen. When I start the spindle I can't get an RPM reading. What else has to be done in order to get the indexing working?

Mach3 has a nice Diagnostics screen that I can see all the inputs/outputs status. Is there a similar plugin/screen for Mach4?

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« on: November 17, 2017, 03:46:09 AM »
I finally figured out i had to put a 5khz signal out to the charge pump pin and then invert the signal to the drives enable pin to get the thing going.

What was your base frequency? And how do you invert the SCHP signal to the drives "enable" pin?

Thanks.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« on: November 17, 2017, 03:31:35 AM »
@ART

Should we wait for a new version of the Darwin plugin or is the project finalized?

I'm asking because I don't want to use my hardware without safety charge pump and the Darwin in my system works very unstable with SCHP enabled.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 newbie here. I need some help
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:04:42 AM »
Hi Craig,

I get the Darwin working but I still have a problem. When I jumper to disable the safety charge pump then its fine but when I enable it and try to activate trough Darwin its a big mess. I hit the Enable button, Darwin opens all outputs including spindle relays. Mach3 only opens the outputs that are used by the system.

Another problem, Darwin can't keep the safety charge pump steady on and so the outputs. The LED's of the outputs are flickering. It's like power goes on and off repeatedly.


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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 newbie here. I need some help
« on: November 15, 2017, 03:10:52 PM »
Oh god. 109 pages. But thanks Gerry.

I feel hopeless. I think it's better I get an Ethernet M16 board.

Do they accept return/cancel order for the Darwin plugin?

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 newbie here. I need some help
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:58:00 PM »
Thank you Craig :)

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