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Dwell question
« on: July 17, 2006, 12:30:15 PM »
Hello, how can i trigger an output when the dwell command is active ? Thanks
« Last Edit: July 17, 2006, 01:10:53 PM by cosmynnec »
Re: Dwell question
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2006, 06:07:51 PM »
I guess you could use a macro to do this. Set a macro to run on your gcode then on your macro, you could put something like this (im not too familiar with VB programing so I will put it just with normal words)

Activate output
DWELL
DeActivate output

Im sure Brian would actually know the syntax for it
Hope that would get you started though
Re: Dwell question
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2006, 07:16:48 PM »
You will need to put it in a macropump...

It will look like this:

If GetLED(13) Then
ActivateSignal(OUTPUT1)
else
DeActivateSignal(OUTPUT1)
End if
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Re: Dwell question
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2006, 07:19:09 PM »
You can easily tell who is the expert!
Re: Dwell question
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2006, 07:20:49 PM »
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Re: Dwell question
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 03:21:31 PM »
Hey guys.

How can I change the dwell setting, mine is dwelling far too long and I am working with plastic so that is a big problem.
I found the G4 dwell setting in General Config but it is just a check box for ms...not a value?

It is currently unchecked...

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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Re: Dwell question
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009, 03:52:50 PM »
Dwell time is instructed via code. If you have it set to milliseconds then G4P1 will be 1 millisecond, if set to seconds then it will be 1 second.
 Spindle Dwell can be set on General Config page.
Hood
Re: Dwell question
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2009, 05:08:22 PM »
As I said above the general config page only shows a check box not a value (ms ON/OFF), what am I missing here?

If it is set in the code wouldn't that be in the CAM program then?

Thanks.

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Re: Dwell question
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2009, 05:11:57 PM »
My apologies, spindle dwell is set from Config menu, Ports and Pins, Spindle Setup.
When are you getting the dwell?
Hood
Re: Dwell question
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2009, 05:34:57 PM »
Forgive my novice ignorance but I am not sue what you mean by "where" ?

The dwell occurs anytime the spindle changes trajectory even on SINGLE lines, curves for example..
(only straight lines are ok)

Is that he info you were looking for?