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When I push the right cursor key the y axis move in the positive direction. I must have messed up something in my profile. My machine is mirroring everything.

Thx for any help.

General Mach Discussion / Best way to activate Torch On Relay?
« on: April 24, 2006, 10:14:06 AM »
I now have the X, Y and Z axis on my Plasma table working and drawing scorpions with Mach2. Now I need to turn the torch on. I have a Powermax 1000 hand torch and was thinking of taping into the finger switch in the handle with a 12 vdc relay. I have Bob CampBells breakout board witch has a relay connector that appears to be for a separate relay board.

Can I control these pins to activate my relay from Mach2?

Thanks for all the help.

I am in the process of rebuilding my machine control computer. Attached is the profile that locked on several of my computers running XP.

No, it seems to only be locking up when I load the SoundLogic profile from Bob Campbells site. Funny thing is it worked fine with it before. Now even if I reload the original Soundlogic profile it locks up, but not on my windows 2000 machine. I guess I'll just load 2000 on my cnc computer. And when I say lock up, sometimes it freezes and then comes back to life for a brief moment and freezes again, if in that brief moment I can hit the reset button the machine will run fine.

Mach2 seems like a great program by the way. I was very impressed I was able to buy all these components hook it all up and start drawing things so quickly being a newbie to all this.


It's kinda funny I have several other XP computer with no machine connected and the ones running XP are freezing now and they were not before. I have a laptop with win 2000 and It does not freeze when running Mach2. All are hooked up to the same network, some wired some wireless.

Sorry if my responses seem ignorant, I'm new to all this. I usually don't get past loading the session profile and it freezes the computer right after the main window of Mach comes up. All was working fine the day before. I just got the X and Y axis running on my homebuilt plasma table and have been drawing things on paper with a pencil mounted in place of the torch.

Funny thing. Everything was working great. Drew a couple of scorpions, then the next day the program freezes right after I load the profile. If I'm very to quick to hit a reset everything will work fine, otherwise the whole computer locks up. Nothing new has been loaded.

General Mach Discussion / Re: DXF Import Not to Scale
« on: April 03, 2006, 12:12:56 PM »
Strange,,,,, while set to incremental, importing a square was to scale but a circle was not.

General Mach Discussion / Re: DXF Import Not to Scale
« on: April 03, 2006, 11:58:07 AM »
IJ mode absolute fixed it.

Thx Gerry

General Mach Discussion / Re: DXF Import Not to Scale
« on: April 01, 2006, 04:13:16 PM »
Yes the DXF import window shows the circle to be 4 inches but you can see in the ToolPath window of Mach2 the Y axis range is only 1.5. Here's the gcode.
(File test5.tap )
(Thursday, March 30, 2006)
G0 X-2.7659 Y-0.0969
F20.000 G2 X-2.7659 Y-0.0969 I-0.7659 j-0.0969
G0 X0 Y0

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