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Galil / Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« on: December 08, 2009, 09:06:14 AM »
Jim,
You should always use the latest Galil firmware for your board. There are corrections and added features that are there for your use at no cost to you.
Kenny

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General Mach Discussion / Re: minimum spec for pc with galil
« on: November 30, 2009, 10:32:10 AM »
Steve,
I have built hundreds of systems using the 1700 series of controls. They are very reliable. I still have about 16 boards on the shelf in my garage shop. I also have many of the newer boards for testing of the Galil plug-in for Mach3. Reliability is always the main concern here. The plug-in is still being worked on. There is a need to better control the spindle axis. as well as lathe threading and plasma torch height control. I am working away on those. Steve Murphree is working on the updating on all plugins and Mach3 itself. Hope to hear about your successful experiences soon.
Kenny

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General Mach Discussion / Re: minimum spec for pc with galil
« on: November 30, 2009, 08:57:42 AM »
Steve,
Your Galil 1750 has an ISA bus connector. The newer PC's probably don't have one of those anymore. That connector style should be the main reason for choosing a computer for this board. I have several machines using 1750 boards running on 500 mhz systems with no trouble running Mach3. Not sure about your 233mhz though, but it is simple and cheap to make yours faster.
Please report back with your results.
Kenny

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Mach 3 and Galil Motion Control boards
« on: November 02, 2009, 08:39:27 AM »
We are working on THC for the Galil, but as with all the other changes, it is going to take a while before it is ready. Lathe threading is also in the works.
Kenny

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Kurt,
That code is compiled using VS2003. It is c++, but I don't use Cli.
The key is to get the data formatted properly as a string so that it will display. The com.format accomplishes that.
Kenny

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This works for me. Not sure if it will help in your situation though.

   Com.Format("Probing %d points!", State.ThreeDProbeData.TdpTotal);
SetMachError(Com);

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Galil / Re: older isa bus galil with mach 3
« on: September 27, 2009, 11:41:10 AM »
I'm only an hour from them. I'll give them a call tomorrow and get details. Send me a PM with your particulars/address.

I use Smartterm. Stay away from Galiltools for now. I have used WSDK, but for what we are doing, I find it unnecessary. I just start out with the default gains and keep on increasing until I get ringing, then back off a bit.

Kenny


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Galil / Re: older isa bus galil with mach 3
« on: September 27, 2009, 10:41:18 AM »
battwell
I like them !!! A great savings indeed. Think that I'll get some to try too.
Great find!
Kenny

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Galil / Re: older isa bus galil with mach 3
« on: September 26, 2009, 05:10:23 PM »
Did a search on Farnell UK. Search for 101A0. I found that they have 67 in stock at about 9 pounds each. They also had the metal backshells available. The connectors are intended for 26 gauge wire.
Kenny

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Galil / Re: older isa bus galil with mach 3
« on: September 26, 2009, 04:36:55 PM »
battwell,
the connectors are avalable from Newark/Farnell or Mouser here in the States. The 100 pin connectors are insulation displacement style intended for ribbon cable or round/ribbon conversions and are extremely difficult to use. I suggest getting a male PCB version and soldering it to a breadboard, or use one of the cheap PCB services to make your own interconnect, which will save lots of money.
Kenny

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