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Galil / Re: Mitsubishi HF-SE Ac servos and drives.
« on: August 19, 2009, 09:28:25 AM »
John,
You'll need to add the SM jumpers to the galil board to enable stepper output, but you will then be able to send step/dir at 3 mhz, way more than you'll need.
Download the Galil plugin and manual from the Mach3 site and you'll be good to go.
Kenny

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LazyCam (Beta) / Re: Galil PostProcessor
« on: August 09, 2009, 10:24:20 AM »
Please look at the Galil plugin on the Mach web site under downloads -> plugins. There is the latest Galil plugin along with a manual available for free.
Regards,
Kenny

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Galil / Re: Strange #AUTO Galil program behavior
« on: July 22, 2009, 09:38:56 AM »
Jeff,
I would suggest that the second line be "XQ #START,2" to cause execution in thread 2. The mach commands execute in the first thread which will interfere with the running of your program there. I don't have your full program and can't test it here.
Regards,
Kenny

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I'm afraid that the serial communications are way too slow for smooth operation. There is a post elsewhere on this forum from someone trying to run a 1425 using serial and ending up with poor performance. That all smoothed out when the ethernet was used, which confirms the problem with serial speed. Sorry, but you'll need another controller with faster communication method.
Kenny

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I think that there are lots of people representing them. I found the manufacturer though. Better pricing and the ability to work out a deal on what's included in the kit. I have used them for years and they work well if used correctly.
Kenny

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Ray,
I would change the Mach1 release mechanism for yours. That way a bad move or z axis runaway won't let a tool loose in your shop.
The collar definitely adds to the turning torque resistance applied to the cutter. You get the clamping force of the cutter nut added to the drawbar force. They also use a clamp collar to the spindle for very heavy loads. I have seen lots of shops use the collet clamp sleeve without the nut for many smaller cutter sizes.
Kenny

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Ray,
Look a little closer. They use a collar to clamp up the collet so that the drawbar is only holding the collet in place. That gives the ability to setup tools with a constant z-offset. Neat huh? Pricing is not too bad. You could get away without their release and use the one that you have too.
Kenny

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This seems similar to this system.
www dot mach-1tooling dot com

I have used it and it works extremely well. Very rigid and accurate. Quick tool changes too.

Kenny

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Robert,
I have never used one like that. I see some things that bother me though. The 100 pin ribbon connector doesn't have a latching mechanism to lock it to the 2040. There is also no shielding on the ribbon cables. I would go for a genuine article if you can find one.
Kenny

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Robert,
Then it looks like the 2040 and the ICM1900 are in order then. Just be sure to also get the 100 pin connecting cable for them. I have used the USB controller sucessfully in testing here.
Kenny

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