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Galil / Re: W Axis
« on: October 08, 2009, 02:15:04 PM »
Make sure that the abc axes in Mach are set to linear, not rotary.  It's the only thing that comes to mind at the moment.

Enable the Debug output in the plugin config, restart Mach, do an MDI W move, and send me the GalilDebug.txt file.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Mach 3, Galil & soft limits
« on: September 29, 2009, 03:27:06 PM »
Delete (or copy to a new location to back up) the Galil.dll file in the plugins directory.  Then reinstall the new plugin.  That should do it.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Mach 3, Galil & soft limits
« on: September 26, 2009, 01:22:57 AM »
Update to the newset plugin in the download area.  That should fix you up.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Mach3 + Galil
« on: September 18, 2009, 09:21:17 PM »
Make sure the debug checkbox is checked in the plugin config.  Then fire up Mach, do the jog, and then exit Mach.  Then send the GalilDebug.txt file.  (should be in the Mach or Plugins directory.)  My email address is iin the GalilPlugin.pdf file.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Galil & Mach 3 spindle speed control
« on: September 18, 2009, 09:17:23 PM »
I think we need to put in a few more config options for VFD spindle control.  Like a max RPM of the motor and the value to drive it there.  I'll work on it and get you a new plugin.  PM me with you email address and I'll send you one to try out.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Mach3 + Galil
« on: September 17, 2009, 05:46:29 PM »
Also, you can try Mach for free.  The demo will run a limited line number G code file.

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Galil / Re: Galil Status
« on: September 12, 2009, 04:16:18 PM »
Version 4.4 of the Galil Plugin has been released.

Fixes a jog movement error when SoftLimits are enabled.
Adds the capability of overriding the limit switches if the LIMITOVRD signal is active.
Probing improvements.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Mach3 + Galil
« on: September 12, 2009, 04:15:33 PM »
Version 4.4 of the Galil Plugin has been released.

Fixes a jog movement error when SoftLimits are enabled. 
Adds the capability of overriding the limit switches if the LIMITOVRD signal is active. 
Probing improvements.

Steve

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Galil / Re: older isa bus galil with mach 3
« on: September 09, 2009, 10:58:01 PM »
Someone offered me a card.  But I can't say when I'll look at it, as I don't have an ISA machine running that has Windows on it.  All of my older machines have had Linux on them for years.  To speed them up, you know...  :)

The biggest problem for the DMC-1000 is it's lack of a data record.  This means that all of the axis stats and inputs will have to be gathered via TP and such. 

Steve

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Galil / Re: older isa bus galil with mach 3
« on: September 07, 2009, 12:50:27 PM »
The plugin will work with the DMC-1700 series ISA cards.  But not the DMC-1000 series.  If someone were to donate a DMC-1000, I will try and make it work.

On the mach processor speed, the minimum is for parallel port operation.  Using an external controller such as the Galil, you can get away with less.  I have a 800Mhz unit running fine.

I really like the Galil Ethernet controllers.  Their DMC-21x3 Econo Series controllers are just the ticket.  If you are buying one, just remember that it takes a Galil axis to control a spindle motor.  So a 3 axis mill with a spindle will require a 4 axis Galil card.

Steve