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Galil / Re: Galil HELP DMC-1842
« on: July 22, 2009, 12:33:39 AM »
I can say that if CamSoft was controlling the Galil, which in turn was controlling the drives and motors and accepting feedback from the drives, that Mach will do the same thing.  Resolvers or not, it would make no difference.

Here is the best part...  It will cost you nothing to try it.  :)

Or do you not have these motors/drives on the machine currently?

I know you have the PMA24C motors.  What is the drive amp model?  Give me some specifics and I'll see if I can find out if the combo will work for sure.  Tell me what is on the machine and/or what you want to put on the machine.  Also, if you have some hardware compatibility questions, give Galil a call.  Their tech guys are second to none.


Galil / Re: Galil HELP DMC-1842
« on: July 21, 2009, 10:22:46 PM »
You can't hook the resolvers directly to the Galil ICM, if that's what you mean.  But that is not a Mach limitation.  CamSoft would have the same issue.  Most motors with resolvers connect the resolvers to the drive amp.  Then the drive amp outputs quadrature encoder signals to the Galil (or other motion controller).


Galil / Re: Outputs can't be active low?
« on: July 21, 2009, 01:16:04 PM »
It looks like the outputs don't take the active low config from Mach.  I'll fix that up tonight.  PM me with your email address and I'll get you a plugin that will work for you.


Galil / Re: Galil HELP DMC-1842
« on: July 21, 2009, 11:16:34 AM »
Why would resolvers be a problem?  I have Seidel motors that use resolvers.  The drive amps accept the resolver input and output quadrature to the Galil.  So why is that a Mach incompatibility? 

Mach and Galil is really a nice solution.


Galil / Re: Galil HELP DMC-1842
« on: July 20, 2009, 10:08:53 PM »
:)  That's what I like to hear! 

Galil / Re: galil thc
« on: July 01, 2009, 06:39:10 PM »
It will have to be done on the Galil.  I'm not real familiar with the concept of THC, so if you will explain what needs to be done, I'll put it in the plugin.

Things like do you need to configure a max movement range.  And what happens at +10v and -10v.  +10 is Z riased and -10 is Z0?  Stuff like that.


Galil / Re: Which servo amplifiers?
« on: June 27, 2009, 11:58:03 PM »
Yes, the plugin can use the extended I/O.


Galil / Re: Galil HELP DMC-1842
« on: June 26, 2009, 04:59:52 PM »
All have version 1.  There is a minor level specified by a letter.  1.0q is the latest for the 18x2.  There should be no problem updating the firmware on your controller.  You do it through SmartTerm.  Download the 1.0q firmware from Galil and give it a shot.  It will probably take about 5 minutes total.  :)

Galil / Re: Galil HELP DMC-1842
« on: June 26, 2009, 10:19:34 AM »
I have not upgraded an 1842, but I have upgraded 1760s, 2172s, 1425s, 1348s, 2180s, etc...  They are all very similar.  What version does it have now?

Galil / Re: Galil HELP DMC-1842
« on: June 26, 2009, 12:30:50 AM »
There really should be no debate.  ;)  Mach3 and the 1842 will work well.