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Galil / Re: Spindle speed display
« on: May 16, 2011, 08:17:20 AM »
You'll need to create a brain file and use a function to scale the inout to your rpm value. Brain files are covered in detail elsewhere on this forum.

Galil / Re: Problem overriding a tripped limit switch
« on: May 10, 2011, 08:06:32 AM »
I believe that you have one state set for the Galil and possibly the opposite state set for Mach3. It will take a bit of trial to sort it out, but it will work fine when correct.

Galil / Re: Problem overriding a tripped limit switch
« on: May 09, 2011, 10:00:12 PM »
A bit more information. Checking the active low boxes in the plugin is the same as setting Galil "CN1" for limits and "CN,1" for home. Leaving unchecked is the same as setting "CN-1" for for limits and "CN,-1" for home.
Hope that this helps to troubleshoot.

Galil / Re: Problem overriding a tripped limit switch
« on: May 09, 2011, 11:18:52 AM »
You got me interested! i went out and tried just what you did on my lathe with 2153 Galil and Yaskawa drives. I use prox switches for homes and limits. My settings are as follows:
config Galil limits active low - unchecked.
config Galil homes active low - checked.
ports and pins homes and limits - enabled and active low unchecked.
auto limit override - checked.
no axes reversed in homing/limits.

Used MPG to jog into limits, tripped and caused limit error as expected.
clicked on reset, got beep, used MPG to jog off limit sucessfully!!!!
clicked again on reset to clear limits message, everything still working!

Your trouble may be caused by one of these settings. I am not sure how your switches are wired n-o or n-c, so can't comment on that. It took me some time to find the correct settings for my machine, but it is working very well.
Please try wiring your switches n-c and your settings should end up similar to mine.


Galil / Re: Mach3 + Galil
« on: April 30, 2011, 07:28:23 AM »
Your Galil has A,B & I inputs for each axis. You would connect the channel Z outputs from your amp to the I inputs of the Galil. If using differential inputs, just wire Z+ to I+ and Z- to I-. I am using Yaskawa drives here and they work the same. It is nice to shut the machine down and come back the next day, home the machine and everything is within .0002 of where I left it.

Galil / Re: Mach3 + Galil
« on: April 29, 2011, 05:53:33 PM »
The index pulse is on the encoder. Not all encoders have this feature so you need to check carefully. The index is wired into the Galil encoder I inputs.

The MPG code isn't set up for axis re-mapping in the current release. It will happen on the next release or two though.

Galil / Re: VFD Spindle control 0 to 10V (not -10 to +10V)
« on: April 18, 2011, 08:14:24 PM »
That's correct, when an encoder is fitted we use JG to set the spindle speed. There are so many possibilities for spindle control that I like using the macros and custom notifies to get systems working well as changes are then much easier to implement for a particular situation. I am very afraid of breaking something that is working for a user unintentionally. In this case, I am going to add a checkbox for 0 - 10V and +/- 10V selection and use the custom macros and custom notifies to get it working for your particular installation. When verified, we will update the plugin and manual so that others can benefit from these changes.

Galil / Re: VFD Spindle control 0 to 10V (not -10 to +10V)
« on: April 16, 2011, 02:59:52 PM »
I have built a test plugin and sent it off to Mike. If it works, I'll need to add the checkboxes for configuration and release it.

Galil / Re: VFD Spindle control 0 to 10V (not -10 to +10V)
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:24:43 AM »
The SH and OF commands are active. I am not sure at this time, but I think that the OF is applied only when the spindle is started or to change speeds. There are several resets that happen during the various program stages, so you would want to BP your program and  activate it with the #AUTO label to get it to start automatically. The plugin does not act in the usual manner for Galil. You can see the train of commands that are sent if you enable and look at the GalilDebug.txt file after running.

I will eventually get to the spindle control though. There are also other options such as modbus for spindle control, but you already have most of it worked out already.


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