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How do I jog? (yep, another newb!)
« on: July 22, 2006, 10:46:17 AM »
Just got a shoptask machine (lathe mill combo) with the cnc option. they send mach3 for the software. Going through it to learn it as best as I can and I cant figure out how to jog the dang thing. The pdf file that was sent with the program gives a diagram with a jogball (wtf is that?), anyway, it looks nothing like what I have on my screen, matter of fact none of the diagrams or screenshots look like the version i am using. Not a problem not seeing most of the SC's, but this one is confusing me like, well, a newb..

Help please?! lol
Re: How do I jog? (yep, another newb!)
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2006, 11:59:18 AM »
You can jog the machine by pressing the arrow keys... is that working?
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Re: How do I jog? (yep, another newb!)
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2006, 12:36:47 PM »
It works for the lathe, but it isnt for the mill.

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Re: How do I jog? (yep, another newb!)
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2006, 01:06:41 PM »
let me modify my statement a little.

When it is in the prog for turning, while still switched to the mill, I can jog in the x and z for the mill (table left and right, quil up and down) when the machine is switched to work the lathe (I think, they sent absolute jack *********e with the machine as far as instructions..) nothing moves but the pc believes it is..

Dangit, they arent in to answer questions till monday..
Re: How do I jog? (yep, another newb!)
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2006, 01:55:45 PM »
Okay I think I see what you are up to...
Do you open up Mach3 turn when you are running the lathe? If so I think you need to set up the ports and pins
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Re: How do I jog? (yep, another newb!)
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2006, 02:25:01 PM »
Nah, I use mach3 mill to run it. I just decided to try it while in mach3 turn and it would then let me jog.

There is a lot of stuff going on with this thing.

In inch increment, I move the table in x axis 2 inches, it moves 1. Scale is set at 1.

In z axis I move quill/spindle -1. and it moves up about .200 and viisa versa.

Sounds like manufacturer problem to me. Maybe they got mad and gave me a messed up unit since I complained about getting the machine a month later than I was supposed to.. lol.

Ill contact them directly on Monday and see if anything can be figured out.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2006, 04:05:48 PM »
It sounds like all the settings are messed up :( They should be able to send you a new set of XML files and you will be good to go!

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Re: How do I jog? (yep, another newb!)
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2006, 05:33:33 PM »
Yea, settings are screwed up pretty good.

Someone else with one of these was kind enough to scan his instructions and send em to me.

So far I have the stepper motor for the x axis configured and running true now.

Working on the y at the moment. Gotta take the slop out of the lead screw first, which is kind of a PITA, but still doable.

Then hae to configure the Z. Also it says there is a way to reverse the direction for it, but being a puter dumby, Im not seeing that 1... yet.