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Galil / Re: Galil DMC-21x3 help
« on: June 04, 2009, 01:09:17 PM »
I have no idea why CV will not work.  It may be a Mach config thing.  There really should not be anything in the Galil Plugin that would subvert that.  You might ask around in the General discussion forum.  Or give Brian a shout.

Steve

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Yes, that will work.  However, the ICM1900 and ICM2900s have nice little features to them.  One of them is the ability to switch the enable signal by changing a HEX driver chip.  Some amps do low enable and some amps do high enable.  And some ICMs have opto isolation built in and a convenient way to supply logic power (5v or 12v) or an open collector to do 24v logic.  Basically, you will have to know a lot more about wiring things up to use this breakout board.

Steve

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I like any of the remote controllers better.  Just easier to locate them as the Mach PC doesn't have to be as close to the machine.  The 20x0 USB controller works.  Kenny tested it.  I would get with the 20x0 because it comes standard with extended I/O if you wanted to make use of that.  PCI is going the way of ISA and pretty soon, the new motherboards won't even have a regular PCI slot.  My latest PC only has one PCI slot.  The rest are all PCI express.

But I'm with Kenny on the 21x3 series.  It's my favorite as well.  It's just a really nice package for doing what we want to do with them. 

Steve

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Galil / Re: Galil Status
« on: May 19, 2009, 05:29:28 PM »
Version 4.3 of the Galil Plugin has been released.

Encoder based spindle control.
Custom Notify messages.  This allows sending Galil commands to the controller with the VB NotifyPlugins() function.
Fast feed rate override and feed hold.
Slave homing options.
User configurable Extended I/O (experimental).

Steve

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Galil / Re: Mach3 + Galil
« on: May 19, 2009, 05:28:12 PM »
Version 4.3 of the Galil Plugin has been released.

Encoder based spindle control.
Custom Notify messages.  This allows sending Galil commands to the controller with the VB NotifyPlugins() function.
Fast feed rate override and feed hold.
Slave homing options.
User configurable Extended I/O (experimental).

Steve

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Galil / Re: Galil plugin homing and tuning problem
« on: May 16, 2009, 10:47:04 PM »
In the Galil plgin config, enable the debug file output.  Then restart Mach.  Try homing and exit Mach.  Then send me the GalilDebug.txt in the Plugins directory.

As for the Mach Motor Tuning, I have no idea.  You might pose that question in the General forum.  What Mach version and host OS is it?

smurph@smcomp.com

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Galil / Re: Galil plugin homing and tuning problem
« on: May 13, 2009, 12:34:51 AM »
Are you using the Galil plugin or just trying to home the machine with the Galil commands? 

What motor tuning dialog box are you trying to open?  Are you talking about the Galil software?

Steve

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Galil / Re: Mach as motion control Galil RIO as I/O
« on: May 13, 2009, 12:31:17 AM »
Yes, it's possible.  The RIO will do TCP/IP MODBUS.  There is no special plugin for the RIO.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Mach3 + Galil
« on: May 04, 2009, 09:02:11 PM »
Version 4.2 of the Galil Plugin has been released.

The main addition is analog input support.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Galil Status
« on: May 04, 2009, 09:01:15 PM »
Version 4.2 of the Galil Plugin has been released.

The main addition is analog input support.

Steve