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Galil / Re: Z axis to digital output
« on: September 30, 2010, 04:03:41 PM »
The easiest way to handle it is to put a couple of macros in the desired profile's macro directory.  The macros should me named ZUP_2D.m1s and ZDN_2D.m1s.

Inside the macros, use the VB subroutines ActivateSignal(OUTPUT1) and DeActivateSignal(OUTPUT1).  Substitute your desired output for OUTPUT1.


Galil / Re: MPG Not Stopping At Soft Limits
« on: September 26, 2010, 02:00:03 PM »
I need a GalilDebug.txt log to look at.  But looking through the code, there should be no reason for this.  All the MPG code is doing is driving an axis via an encoder and regular axis limits should apply.

Mach SDK plugin questions and answers. / Re: PLUG IN WRITERS
« on: September 10, 2010, 08:42:24 PM »
Yes, 5i20 works nicely.


Galil / Re: Galil to Mach
« on: September 06, 2010, 03:11:20 PM »
In the Galil Plugin Manual, there is a section on Analog Inputs.  You configure the Mach user DRO range on the General tab of the Galil Plugin Configuration Dialog.  Some Galil have up to 8 analog inputs, so if you tell the plugin to use user DRO 1000 as the start of the user DRO range, then Galil analog input 1's value will be placed in user DRO 1000, Galil analog input 2's value will be placed in user DRO 1001, etc...


Galil / Re: X,W home problems
« on: September 04, 2010, 08:54:56 PM »
Looking at your debug file, I see 22 Begin not possible due to limit switch." when trying to home your W axis.  So homing the X is bringing your W into the limit switch and it is not moving off the switch.  Is it possible you have your home and limit mixed up for the W axis?


Galil / Re: X,W home problems
« on: September 04, 2010, 04:21:36 PM »
Unfortunately, we can't use the FE command.  It looks at the home inputs only and people may want to use limit switches as home switches.  But I'm working on a fix for this that will work in every case.


Galil / Re: Physical override pots with Galil
« on: September 02, 2010, 01:23:40 AM »
Yes, analog to the Galil, value to the user DRO range specified in the config dialog general tab, and then do a brain to move that user DRO value to the appropriate Mach DRO.

That way, when you turn the knob, the Mach screen also updates.


Galil / Re: X,W home problems
« on: September 01, 2010, 10:33:21 PM »
I think I found something...  PM me your email addy and I'll send you a new plugin to try.


Mesa / Mesa Board Plugins
« on: September 01, 2010, 03:47:45 PM »
This area will be used to discuss the Mesa Plugins for Mach.

An external motion plugin that uses the Mesa 5i20, 5i23, and 7i43 (400M support only) Anything I/O boards.  It will run analog servo amps in a close loop manner.

An I/O plugin that uses the Mesa 5i20, 5i22, 5i23, and 7i43 (400M support only) Anything I/O boards.  72 bits of I/O from the 5i20 and 5i23, 96 bits from the 5i22, and 48 bits from the 7I43.

The Mesa Electronics website is located at http://www.mesanet.com

Galil / Re: Different i/o's at the same time
« on: August 29, 2010, 01:20:40 PM »
If you use an external motion plugin, the printer port can't be used for I/O.  However, the TCP MODBUS will work fine in tandem with the Galil.