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Mach SDK plugin questions and answers. / Re: PLUG IN WRITERS
« on: November 20, 2009, 02:57:58 PM »
I'm writing a Mesa plugin right now.  It's finished, just needing to be tested out on a real machine.  I'm building up a Mini-Mill to test with.  7i43 USB board with analog daughter cards to control analog Yaskawa servo drives.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Where to get 100 pin cable?
« on: October 11, 2009, 01:14:26 AM »
100 pin cable: http://cyberresearchuniversity.net/store/cables-wiring/pc-computer-cables/scsi-cables/CBSCSI_10003_4229.2.htm

That's the 3ft. cable.  They also have 6 and 9 ft. cables.

Steve

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Galil / Re: just bought a DMC-2160
« on: October 11, 2009, 01:13:32 AM »
100 pin cable: http://cyberresearchuniversity.net/store/cables-wiring/pc-computer-cables/scsi-cables/CBSCSI_10003_4229.2.htm

That's the 3ft. cable.  They also have 6 and 9 ft. cables.

100 terminal breakout: http://cyberresearchuniversity.net/store/cables-wiring/terminal-panels-breakout-wiring-termination-blocks/scsi_breakout_panels/TP_DIN100S_1670.2.htm

This is cheaper than going the Galil 2900 ICM route, but you will have to forgo the opto-isolation option and HI/LOW amp enable features that the Galil ICM provides.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Galil + G31+ Mach3
« on: October 09, 2009, 08:39:50 PM »
Yes, the plugin on the download page is what you need.  As I fix problems, I put it out there so that new users get the most current plugin. 

Yes, all of the latch inputs of the moving axes.  "G31 X10 Y5 Z0" is perfectly legal Gcode.  So you would want to capture the positions of all of the axes if the probe hit!  This also makes probing to a file work as you will get XYZ records for a point cloud.  Just hooking up the Z latch would only give you a Z point.

Steve

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Galil / Re: Galil + G31+ Mach3
« on: October 08, 2009, 04:30:08 PM »
Get the newest plugin off of the download page.  Then you have to connect all of the latch inputs of any Mach defined axes.  All of them.  If you run XYZ, then Xlatch, Ylatch, and Zlatch should be used.  If you are only moving X and Y, then Xlatch and Ylatch should be wired.  You loose these latch inputs as general inputs, but it's the only way to reliably probe with the Galil.

Steve

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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