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Galil / Re: Wiring limits
« on: August 27, 2010, 06:23:54 PM »
There are two versions of the ICM-2900.  A regular one and then one with optical isolation for the outputs.  The isolated one has a white tag on top that says "OPTO".

See http://www.galilmc.com/support/appnotes/optima/note1427.pdf for the OPTO optioned ICMs and connection outputs.

See http://www.galilmc.com/support/appnotes/optima/note1419.pdf for connection outputs for the non OPTO ICMs.

The Optima controllers have optically isolated inputs.  A power supply for the limits switches should provide + to LSCOM on the ICM and the switch should be connected to - on the power supply and the appropriate limit switch input. (Up to 24v on LSCOM and INCOM)

The Econo series controllers have TTL inputs that are pulled up internally to 5v.  A normally open limit switch should be placed between GND and the appropriate limit switch input on the ICM.

Check the manual for your controller to determine which style of inputs you have (TTL or OPTO).


I'm glad that got the ext. I/O working for you. 

Also, that MSM bug is gone with 043.019


Galil / Re: estop does not stop mpg movement
« on: August 23, 2010, 02:56:10 PM »
You need to also route the estop signal to the ABORT input on the Galil ICM.  That will do it.


Galil / Re: camsoft conversion
« on: August 22, 2010, 02:59:35 PM »
I wrote a plugin for the Elexol boards.  24 bits of I/O via USB.  http://www.elexol.com/IO_Modules/USB_IO_24.php

There is also the PoKeys plugin that Scott Shafer wrote.  Pretty neat little device there.

And then any MODBUS device will work for IO.  The Galil RIO, for example.  Kenny wrote a nice tutorial on how to integrate one.

I downloaded the driver for and docs for that PIO-16/16T.  The offer still stands for that if you like.


Galil / Re: camsoft conversion
« on: August 22, 2010, 01:27:42 AM »

I don't think there is a plugin for that PIO board.  If you have an extra board, send it to me and I'll make a plugin for it.


Galil / Re: Galil 2280 issue
« on: August 17, 2010, 08:02:28 PM »
It smells like a bad encoder too.  :)

Galil / Re: Galil 2280 issue
« on: August 16, 2010, 12:52:23 PM »
I can't explain why the encoders are not reporting during the drift.  Maybe there is some noise on your encoder signals. 

You can get rid of the drift with the OF command for that axis.  Set OF to a value that cancels the drift and then BN (burn) the settings.  It sounds like there is maybe a resistance problem with your command signals from the Galil to the Amp.  Maybe re-wiring that portion would clean things up a bit.  Also, there may be a pot or something on those amps to correct it as well.


Galil / Re: Mesa card plugin
« on: August 14, 2010, 02:51:56 PM »
Yeah, just 50 pin IDC old school SCSI ribbon cable.



Galil / Re: Mesa card plugin
« on: August 11, 2010, 09:16:00 PM »
PM me with your email address

I just checked the MDI on MSM and it does do a cycle start.  Why?  Because the cycle start button has focus and when you hit enter for the MDI command, then that act also activates cycle start.  It's a MSM bug.  

Using the same version of Mach and the old standard screen works as expected.