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Craig, don't you just love it when someone without a clue posts a question and then never comes back!   Shows a screen shot of a Directory and thinks its the controller.

General Mach Discussion / Re: 5 Axis BoB no inputs
« on: January 01, 2018, 01:27:58 PM »
Just wondering and maybe all the BoB's are the different.  Why the USB port on the board (and Parallel port also) to supply voltage or what?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Omio X8-2200L-USB doesn't work
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:08:28 AM »
I see you also posted over on CNC Zone,  I have the same looking controller on my Chinese 6040 but not USB. But it runs great on a UC400ETH  CAT5 to parallel.  As Tweakie suggested, get a hold of your vender, but it is a Chinese control board and they have issues.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Help with chinese router
« on: December 30, 2017, 06:21:44 PM »
Rich, His system is totally different from mine it uses Rack and Pinion and mine is ball screws. His big issue is the Steps Per MM  need to be changed/ calibrated  and I gave him some instruction on that, unless you have Link?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach3 Help with chinese router
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:28:34 PM »
There is a quick and easy way to reverse the direction of the Z or any axis, and I found and used but can't remember. ??   I have a 6040 Chinese I do not know how I could get the XML file emailed to you. Mine works great.

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach3
« on: December 29, 2017, 06:28:44 PM »
But can it run a Smoothieboard.....
  From what I found out, its about as useless as trying to run GRBL on a Arduino board (blue light diode laser engraver)  and attaching interface board.  RFI from shop lights and EMI from the other shop equipment and it would fault out all the time. Great for a hobby person who wants to tinker around. :(

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach3
« on: December 29, 2017, 02:39:33 PM »
Well I just got this to say. All you people are very rich, and can afford to spend $200.-$1000 dollars for a board. But then there are us poor bastard that do not have high paying jobs to afford them, we have to make do with what we can find EVEN IF IT COMES FROM CHINA, now you are saying the Smoothieboard is no good, well is is made by Openbuilds in the USA. They say every person who buys the board also use mach3. ALL THE COMPANY'S IN THE USA HAVE THERE BOARDS MADE IN CHINA, IT IS CHEAPER, THEY ARE MADE UNDER THERE SPEC'S. EVEN THE BOARDS THAT YOU PEOPLE USE ARE MADE IN CHINA. No company in the us can afford to have them made here, labor is to high, I know this as I use to work for Zeltex electronic. All the boards that we got came from china.
So as of today I am removing ALL MACH 3 from my computer. You do not need to reply to this.

  I know nothing about the Smoothie board,  but you do know that none of these guys or gals work for ArtSoft?  They could care less if you use Mach3/4 or not but they are experts. Repeating, nobody here works for the Mach3 designer.  When they say its not going to work, its not because its Made in China, its because other people have  tried to use. FYI my new 6040 Router was Made in China and it works fine, and works even with a UC400ETH.  So its too bad you did not do some research before spending any money.

PS As I know your reading this.... a Link to the Smoothie Board website..... where do you see Mach3 mentioned? http://smoothieware.org/

General Mach Discussion / Re: Hello from Another Newbie
« on: December 29, 2017, 07:31:08 AM »
In Iowa the icebox of the USA at least this week end anyway.   Sounds like you have everything you need, and I am assuming your on the Vectric Forum, if not you need to be. Lots of ideas and good people.

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach3
« on: December 29, 2017, 07:24:36 AM »
With Mach3 at $175 and Mach4 (Hobby) at $200 with a perpetual licence makes a very capable CNC solution available very cheaply. Anyone who whinges about a few dollars
here or a few dollars there should either wake up to what OEMs pay for CNC solutions or be directed to go the free way with LinuxCNC, very politely of course.


  OK Craig I Made the comment about the required  parallel port connector, gender changer and the like to Inform others that there was more than just ordering the board and away you go. You would think if the vender selling the board also sold the correct for your application connector you would get in all in one package, one shipping fee and you would be done.
Informing is not whining.  Ordering from 2 or 3 difference sources is BS.

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach3
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:12:54 PM »
price a real CNC controller like Fanuc or Siemens....20k plus and annual fees as well!


For a Hobby grade controller?  Sure.  ::)

The UC400ETH is fine but folks need to know they will need to order some extra parts to get it running. I am still waiting on the screw terminal connector.

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