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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

1052
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

1053
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

1054
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

1055
Galil / Re: Galil + G31+ Mach3
« on: September 05, 2009, 12:54:26 AM »
Found the softlimit error.

1056
Galil / Re: Galil + G31+ Mach3
« on: September 04, 2009, 06:34:23 PM »
Hmm...  I'll check the softlimit stuff.  As for the probe, I'll have to try it out via the macro way.  There may be a possibility that it won't work through the MDI.

PM me with your email address and I'll get you a new plugin with the fixes, if/when I find them.  :)

Steve

1057
Galil / Re: Galil + G31+ Mach3
« on: September 03, 2009, 07:48:31 PM »
How have you wired the probe?  On the Galil, we use the latch inputs.  Input 1 = X, 2 = Y, 3 = Z, etc...  If your Z axis is Galil axis 3, then the probe needs to be wired to input 3.  Also, the DIGITIZE signal needs to be mapped to the input #3's pin number.  All this is fine if all you want to probe is Z moves.  But if you want to do X, Y, and Z, then the probe needs to be wired to inputs 1, 2, and 3.  Then you need a brain to set DIGITIZE signal based on if either input 1, 2, or 3 is high.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Galil OE function
« on: August 30, 2009, 01:14:43 AM »
That's it.   Nothing more to it than that.

1059
Galil / Re: Galil OE function
« on: August 29, 2009, 05:07:34 PM »
Darek,

You got it!  That's how it would work.  Of course, this makes many things possible.  Mach/Galil makes for a very powerful solution machine control solution.

Steve


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Galil / Re: Galil OE function
« on: August 27, 2009, 09:05:10 PM »
Darek,

If you are using the latest plugin, there is a Notify message tab in the configuration dialog that is capable of sending any command to the controller (Such as TE) and load the result in a DRO.  You can attach the command to a button with the VB NotifyPlugin() function.  Or you could use the error signal in a MACRO to send the notify message to get automatic error codes.

I might add the position error settings into the plugin configuration dialog.  But right now, it is considered like the tuning parameters (KP, KI, KD) and offset voltages (OF), something to be set and burned into the controller.

Steve