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Mach4 General Discussion / Mach4 pendant
« on: July 02, 2021, 03:16:33 PM »
Suggestions for an affordable (dongle) pendant that will be compatible with Mach4. Connected through USB.

For those that have done this, can you tell me if this is just a simple switch, or will I have to reconfigure any settings (not counting identifying the new controller).
Would appreciate advise.

General Mach Discussion / Brian Barker????
« on: April 04, 2021, 08:46:14 PM »
Not sure where to put this, but has anyone heard from Brian Barker since March 8? (last time he was active here) Great guy and was hoping everything is Ok with him.

Replaced the UC100 motion controller and everything is working once again. Not sure why it went bad, or if I did something to cause this, but for now, it works with a new UC100. Thanks for trying to help.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: UC100 not found.....check connections
« on: March 22, 2021, 04:22:59 PM »
Not sure what you're referring to but this one is legitimately purchased from CNC4PC in Florida. Not a Chinese copy.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: UC100 not found.....check connections
« on: March 22, 2021, 02:14:59 PM »
Yes. Everything looks as though it should work, but when I open Mach 4 it says "UC100 not found". The blue/green lights are all on, but cannot enable it. Had an electrician friend stop by and verify I don't have a "ground loop" as was suspected by Arturo from CNC4PC.
The new UC100 should be here by tomorrow, so hopefully it is just a bad unit.
I'll keep you posted.
Thanks for trying to help.

Mach4 General Discussion / UC100 not found.....check connections
« on: March 14, 2021, 12:06:09 PM »
Blew a fuse somehow yesterday and after replacing it when opening Mach4,  I get the above message. Both lights are lit on the adapter so it is supposedly communicating with the computer. After going into the Config and Diagnostic tabs the message is "No UC100 connected!" at the bottom of each sub-page. I have checked, rechecked all connections. Tried different USB ports. Rebooted computer. Went to the Device Manager on my computer and don't see the UC100 listed anywhere. Any help or instruction would be appreciated.

Mach4 General Discussion / Issue with wandering toolpath corrected.....
« on: February 07, 2021, 11:51:52 AM »
I had posted for some help when I encountered my machine wandering off path after a while when I started to cut a program. Being a total new guy to this, I didn't have a clue where to start to look. After getting some really good help from Brian, he figured it out quickly. The toolpath needed to be regenerated and the tool speed needed to decrease. After these corrections, everything was back to normal and the test piece I ran came out great. If you have the same issue, this is where I would start. Now I know. Hopes this helps others with the same problem. Thanks Brian for all your help.

Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Setting probe dimensions
« on: January 09, 2021, 09:33:08 AM »
Thanks for replying Brian. What I was looking for was the input area to insert the height of my probe block to compensate for when I used the probe for the Z setting. I found where I needed to do that, so all is good. Appreciate the response.

Mach4 General Discussion / Setting probe dimensions
« on: January 08, 2021, 04:23:58 PM »
Can someone give me a hint as to where I need to input the height of my probe block for Z in Mach 4. Finally got it working and now would like to use it. Any help is appreciated.

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