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thank you for the replay.

Cold it be possible if you could post more pictures of the bridge port. it is a similar machine to what i have

How powerful ac servos are you using? and what cind of drives, sincce gecko does not run ac servos?

General Mach Discussion / Can Mch run more 'professional' machine
« on: May 10, 2008, 07:27:21 AM »
I am thinking about transforming my old mill to a powerful cnc, i already bought mach3 for my hobby cnc, which is run with g201, but the problem is when i try to mill Steel.
I wanna transform my machine so i could use mach. Mach works fine with the gecko drive, and i think it would work fine with the g320, but i am not sore it will be strong enough.
Does anyone have any experience fitting more powerful motors with mach, and what kind of electronics did they use.

I hope i did not go to much of topic here

General Mach Discussion / Re: Optical Encoder
« on: May 09, 2008, 11:02:00 AM »
I am using gecko drive g201, which have 10 microsteps. i think that it probably loses a micro step here and there.

Mach 3 is not closed Loop? i do not understand that, does that mean i cannot fit encoders on it?
I was looking at ports and pins settings in the program and i found some input pins for encoder a and b pulse, what does that mean that i can hook encoders on but mach will not correct if a pulse is lost?

I am sorry if i do not See the obvious.

General Mach Discussion / Optical Encoder
« on: May 09, 2008, 10:44:35 AM »
I know this will be a little of topic, but i dunno in were should i post this.
Had anyone got any problems with machine keeping up with the steps? I am using a gecko drive and a 1.8°stepper motor, but when i was cutting wood, it seems to louse a few steps.
I do not like that, and i think this could be solved with encoders.
I was loking on the internet and when i was searching for some cheap encoders the most cheap ones i found were 100€ - 250€ so that is too much for me.
Does anyone know were i could get some cheap encoders wich would have a resolution of 400-500 resolutions per turn, or is the most cheap way to build one my self?
i found a link on optical encoders and i think it would not be so complicated to build one?

I am  runing in to a bigger problem than i thought, i cannot calucalte my steps per unit.
I have a spindel that moves 5mm per turn. i havea stepper motor that turns 1,8° that means 200 steps. so that should make it 40 steps per unit.
i put my settings to MM. but when i try to move for 5 mm of mesuerd value the machine moves for 50mm in mach. I have a G201 and all of its settings are default.
When i tried to calculate the movment it was around 533,33333... What to doo? ia am loosing my mind

General Mach Discussion / Re: completley of the topic!
« on: November 08, 2007, 03:22:08 AM »
we are in EU now and i think the costum duty has been aborted.
I was checking ebay and simular online sales, but i am little scared of buying there couse my friend bought a telephone there, and than when he got it it was broken and did not work, he payed a lot of money for it... I so i try not to buy things on ebuy which i cant go and take a look before u buy tham.
The problem whith my country is that is very small, we have only 2mil ppl living in slovenia, and there is not alot of ppl which would have this cind of calculators...
i think ill have to check if any of my relatives have some conection whith anyone in US or canada
thx for replays

General Mach Discussion / completley of the topic!
« on: November 06, 2007, 07:02:48 AM »

I know this is completley of the topic so plz dont be to pised of...
I have a problem and i dont know where to turn.
I have just bought a mach3 license and i am very pleased whith the service i got it 3 hours after a placed an order. I live in Europa(Slovenia) and this was my first order via internet, than i orderd some gecko drives and will be here in 14 days.

My question is, why can't i order a calculator(titanium ti-89) in us and get it shipped to slovenia?? i am realy busting my head over this...
i wanna do this couse in slovenia this calculator costs 266euro in us it is only -150$
1euro is 1,46$ so that is 388$

So if anyone can help me i would be grateful.

General Mach Discussion / Re: A and B axes
« on: October 09, 2007, 04:00:26 PM »
Thanx, i found it i just posted to soon

I didnt realise how easy it is to create costum screen :)

General Mach Discussion / Re: A and B axes
« on: October 09, 2007, 02:54:14 PM »
chaoticone what you mean sreen 4 like a program, couse i have 0 experience in programing with visual basic.

Brian it is true i can set step per unit, but the defult units are mm or inch, can i set anyvere degrees, couse it would look nicer.

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