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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Motion Controller recommendation
« on: December 03, 2017, 03:31:15 PM »
https://www.poscope.com/product-category/cables-accessories/
I bought the pokeys cable and plug acc. Kit too.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Motion Controller recommendation
« on: December 03, 2017, 02:56:19 PM »
Youll be disappointed with the XHC. There support is scrap and as i said a heap of features you cannot use. Save yourself the headache. I have literally JUST been through this process and it is basically false advertising of there product.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Motion Controller recommendation
« on: December 03, 2017, 02:54:35 PM »
Yup they arnt ideal i noticed this too. You can buy small breakout type boards from Pokeys also that connect the ribbon to little terminal connectors. Small price to pay for a fully supported and quality product with good support. They have a dedicated support page which is really helpful and they are quick to respond. Also everything can be programmed to customize in Mach4. You also get the option of both USB and ethernet. Im using ethernet and its awesome.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Motion Controller recommendation
« on: December 03, 2017, 02:48:48 PM »
Im really happy with Pokey57cnc. After making the mistake of buying the XHC. Most supported ones are listed on the Mach site. If you arbt happy with any of the ones listed in there site you might need to go with Mach3

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Motion Controller recommendation
« on: December 02, 2017, 07:58:58 PM »
You have purchased the XHC USB mach 4 board?

This board will only run using wxMach.exe and will not run with wxMachGUI.exe.
Basically this means NONE of the MAch4 screen editing works. This means you cant use the "auto Tool Zero" or anything. Check a few topics down i posted a warning about it. Its a nice board but they havent developed the plugins enough.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Motion Controller recommendation
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:50:36 PM »
Im currently setting up the Pokeys57cnc and its nice.
All i can definitely recommend is NOT going with the XHC Mach4 board. Its *********. Doesnt support f*%k all Mach 4 features.

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What screen set are you using? Make sure you go to "load Screen" and load up the wx4.set screen.
Once in here you should get a pop up with the probing stuff when you hit touch.

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Like Joe says do some research make sure that the Darwin actually supports the probe and touch function first.
If it does then the "Touch" button in the wx4.set screen should work with no extra scripting i think.
The mwsim.m4pw is your motion control plugin i think?
This probably means Mach is having trouble talking to your motion controller? But im not 100% sure?


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"Operator"
"edit screen"
Under the title "screen tree Manager" click on "wx4"
Then under the screen tree manager youll see a page with a lightening signal on it click that
Then click on the "screen load script"
Scroll down till you find this...
---------------------------------------------------------------
-- Go To Work Zero() function.
---------------------------------------------------------------
function GoToWorkZero()
    mc.mcCntlMdiExecute(inst, "G00 X0 Y0 A0")--Without Z moves
    --mc.mcCntlMdiExecute(inst, "G00 G53 Z0\nG00 X0 Y0 A0\nG00 Z0")--With Z moves
end

Change this to
either this....

---------------------------------------------------------------
-- Go To Work Zero() function.
---------------------------------------------------------------
function GoToWorkZero()
    mc.mcCntlMdiExecute(inst, "G00 X0 Y0")--Without Z moves
end


Or if you want Z moves change it to this....

---------------------------------------------------------------
-- Go To Work Zero() function.
---------------------------------------------------------------
function GoToWorkZero()
    mc.mcCntlMdiExecute(inst, "G00 G53 Z0\nG00 X0 Y0\nG00 Z0")--With Z moves
end

Hope this helps.
As i say this is for the wx4.set screen and only if your using 3 axis

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