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General Mach Discussion / Re: Spindle startup from mach3 trigger reset button
« Last post by joeaverage on January 24, 2020, 10:49:59 PM »
VFD's are very VERY electrically noisy.

I would suggest as a minimum add a beefy line input filter OR if you want real EMI control......a line reactor.

For example a line filter:

And a line reactor, this one is new but they can be had cheaper on eBay:

Note these go on the AC line side of the VFD, DO NOT put a filter between the VFD and motor UNLESS the manufacturer
specifically provides for it.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Spindle startup from mach3 trigger reset button
« Last post by frobi on January 24, 2020, 10:26:22 PM »
Are you using limit switches? if so are the limit switch wires shielded? I had this same problem, replaced the limit switch wires with shielded wires and haven't had the issue since
Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Shuttlepro looses button assignments
« Last post by dws on January 24, 2020, 09:47:54 PM »
I did have a few rare times that a restart didn't work. It took a second restart.

I also noticed that when the ShuttlePro settings don't load; and, whenever I do something that would cause a change in the Machine.ini file, the Machine.ini file would be updated without the ShuttlePro settings. Therefore, the ShuttlePro settings become lost, and additional restarts will not help.

I believe that this is a bug in Mach4. As a workaround, the first thing I do after startup is to verify that the ShuttlePro settings are loaded. I go to Diagnostic > Regfile > Shuttle0 to verify that my Gcode lines are there. It is a hassle, but I would rather do this than have to either reload all of my ShuttlePro settings or load a backup Machine.ini file.
Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Shuttlepro looses button assignments
« Last post by Bronk on January 24, 2020, 08:36:57 PM »
I have the same thing happening as well.  Not every session but it seems to be if I have not used the machine for a while.  Restart does not bring back the settings. I have to go through the button reassignment each time
Mach4 General Discussion / Mach 4 Motor Configuration problem
« Last post by 1metalguru on January 24, 2020, 06:44:15 PM »
Hi Guys

I'm new to using Mach 4, I have used Mach 3 pretty extensively in the past.  I have a client who recently had his computer crash and required a new one.  Installed Win10 and Mach 4, and asked me to help him set it up.

The machine has an ESS, it installed and is working properly.  I went through and configured everything correctly (I hope), set all the stuff in ESS setup, and Mach 4 setup.  At least I thought so.  In the Mach 4 Motor setup routine, all of the configurations settings are greyed out and cannot be edited, except for the one delay box.  I have the motor signals set up correctly as far as pins and outputs in the ESS, but no matter what I do I can't get the motor parameters to edit.  There doesn't seem to be any way to set the motor outputs in Mach 4, only in the ESS configuration.  What am I missing here?

Any ideas?
PoKeys / Rigid Tapping
« Last post by playerofpawns on January 24, 2020, 04:25:44 PM »
Hi, I am trying to hook up my mill for rigid tapping, but I dont know how to configure it, I have the m16D pokeys 57E and the C78, or c77 the one without the ethernet connectors and I am running mach 4 all I really need to know is how to set up the spindle encoder. can you help me please. playerofpawns@hotmail.com Jim thanks

I have a mill with 3 axis x,y (axis C as a slave of y),z and recently i intalled a 4 axis (a angular axis) in my port A.

I adjusted this axis, but when i finised the autotool zero don't work fine:
when i want make the 0 for the axis, x, y, or z only axis A is moved.
-I can move well the axes x,y,z manually.
-when in the probe rutines i whan do G31 Z-n   or G31 X-n or G31 Y-n :
-with the axis A enabled: only axis A is moving until  i touch my probe , then axis A stop.
-with the axis A is disabled all works fine.

with the axis A activated I can put in the MDI for example G0 X50 or Y50 or Z50   it works fine. 
Or if i make a a reff all home, it works fine.
Only fail when  i want make a 0 tool

this is a sample for autotool:
rem save the actual veloticy
CurrentFeed = GetOemDro(818)

ZMove = 20.00
YMove = 50.00
XMove = 50.00
ZOffset = 1.60
ZUp = 2.00

YRetorn = 10.00
XRetorn = 10.00

StopZMove = 0
StopYMove = 0
StopXMove = 0

rem axis Z

rem si no tenim entrada de la sonda getoembutton 825
rem fem un 0 de z dooembutton 1010

If GetOEMLed(825)=0 Then

rem stop the axus  2.5 seconds   
   Code "G4 P2.5"

  /*This is the problem when i make a G31 command only axis A move. In this case axis Z must move but when axis A
     is activated G31 works bad.*/
   Code "G31 Z-"&ZMove &"F30"
   While IsMoving()

/*for the next motion codes G0, G1... Z, Y or X axes works fine*/

rem agafem la posocio actual de leix z getvar 2002 i comprovem que no surti fora de rang sense haver detectat la sonda
rem a saber Var(2000) = X Var(2001) = Y Var(2002) = Z   
   Probepos = GetVar(2002)
   If Probepos = -ZMove Then
     MsgBox("**Error**" &"4" &"Probe **ERROR**, NO HE DETECTAT LA SONDA")
     Code "G0 Z0"
     StopZMove = 1
     Code "F"&CurrentFeed
   End If
rem getdro 2=z 1=y 0=x   agafem la posicio de leix
   If StopZMove = 0 Then
      Probepos = GetDro(2)
rem pugem 5mm leix z      
      Code "G0 Z"&ZUp
      While IsMoving()
      Probepos = Abs(Probepos)
rem calculem loffset   
      Posicio = Probepos+ZOffset+ZUp
rem posem a leix z el valor que hem calculat 2=z, 1=y, 0=x   
      Call SetDro(2, Posicio)
rem lhi fem un 0     
      Code "(Z zeroed)"
rem retornem la velocitat guardada que tenia la maquina
      Code "F"&CurrentFeed

anybody know how i can solve it?


Mach4 General Discussion / Settings not saving?
« Last post by jamesfiore30@gmail.com on January 24, 2020, 04:09:24 PM »
I can only find some mach 3 info on this which did not seem to work. After closing mach4 the changes I made are not saved. Mainly the x axis reverses and any keypad mapping I added disappears.

What I have tried so far is to right click on mach4 then made my way into the security tab and unchecked "write" under the permission section... nothing changed.

Thanks guys!
CS-Lab / Re: Mach3 starts moving without turning the hand wheel
« Last post by ColinARichmond on January 24, 2020, 09:24:07 AM »
Sorry, I don't have enough information regarding this.
General Mach Discussion / Re: X axis not working with code
« Last post by ZASto on January 24, 2020, 08:44:51 AM »
As usual, too short Step pulses :)

Glad that you sorted it out.
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