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Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« Reply #130 on: June 18, 2014, 06:22:42 PM »
Hi ; I have one Galil 1423 similar to the one in the link
my question is, because it got 4 D connectors, can it be used with $ external step and dir drives like Yaskawa or Gecko, to obtain 4 axis?
please answer promptly as if it does not suit I will have to return it .
regards
Mariano

(http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Galil-Model-DMC-4123-Motion-Control-4-axis-Ethernet-Motion-Controller-/281336319272?pt=BI_Control_Systems_PLCs&hash=item4180f38d28&_uhb=1)

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Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« Reply #131 on: June 18, 2014, 06:44:30 PM »
No.  The 1423 is a two axis controller.  If you want to us step/dir, there are a lot of cheaper and less complicated controllers to use.  Or did you mean 4123?  Even so, that is a two axis controller that can be expanded to 4 axes.  The fact that it has 4 D sub connectors is not going to give to 4 axes.

41x3.  The x is the number of axes available on the controller.  However, it can be upgraded to 4 axes.  Just send it to Galil.  They will charge $200 for the mod plus $100 per axis added.  So The bill would be $400.00 plus shipping to get that controller in the provided link to be 4 axes.

It pays to know what you are buying on eBay.  Because unscrupulous or ignorant sellers can misrepresent the controller.  The fact that the TOP stickers says 4123 MEANS is is a 2 axis controller.  Also, the controller that is linked has amps in it.  There are two square Molex connectors that are present and there are two that are not present.  Another clue that this is indeed a 2 axis controller.  For external drives/amps, that ICM style in not preferred.  The I200 ICM is the one for external amps.  So from Galil, the part number for a 4 axis controller would be DMC-4143-I200.  That is what you want. 

Steve

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Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« Reply #132 on: June 18, 2014, 07:19:51 PM »
Thank you Smurph for your prompt and knowledgeable answer.
now can i ask you if this one be ok? to control external step and dir amplifiers?
(http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FREE-U-S-SHIPPING-GALIL-Motion-Control-DMC-2183-DC24-SDM-20640-SDM-20242-/310984205992?pt=BI_Control_Systems_PLCs&hash=item48681a66a8&_uhb=1)



 thanks in advance

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Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« Reply #133 on: June 18, 2014, 07:59:08 PM »
The basic controller is OK.  Not the best.  A 41x3 or 40x0 are preferred.  But the  SDM-20640 & SDM-20242 ICMs on that 2183 are not good for external amps.  I would continue looking.  And I would also consider using a controller other than a Galil if you have step/dir amps.  Like Ethernet Smooth Stepper or HiCON. 

Unless you have analog command amps, using the Galil is just plain not needed.  It is like buying a dump truck to carry a few bags of groceries from the local store.  Hugely more expensive and not worth the effort.

Steve

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Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« Reply #134 on: June 18, 2014, 08:52:44 PM »
thanks Smurph you again for your answer, can you believe that I have a complete  siemens controller and 3  amplifiers  ,ac servos and screen/keyboard and I wont be able to use them , because of lack of brains?,lol
thanks again
Mariano
 
Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« Reply #135 on: September 05, 2014, 10:05:36 AM »
Moderators!!
Question please,  when new system set up Mach3 Galil DMC 1800 ISA series (or ethernet 2200), does Mach3 need paralel port driver installed or not?
Many thanks in advance
P.S. (Still don't get understanding what is send to GALIL card from Mach3) Trying to optimise industrial Panel/PC for running Mach3 and Isa DMC1850 under Windows XP.

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Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« Reply #136 on: September 05, 2014, 07:58:58 PM »
No parallel port required with Galil.  Stay away from the ISA controller.  It will only work with SmartTerm drivers and that limits you for the future.  The 2200 is ok, but 41x3 or 40x0 is the controllers that we are targeting for Mach 4.

Steve
Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« Reply #137 on: September 12, 2014, 12:47:20 PM »
Hi ,
I get some Galil DMC 1765 and 1785  . Works these cards with Mach3 ? I want to control a machine with + - 10 V servo amplifiers and servo amplifiers with step and direction input at the same time . Is this possible ? Does someone knows it ?

Many thanks for every answer

Hans

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Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« Reply #138 on: September 22, 2014, 02:27:50 PM »
Hans,

Those sound like ISA bus controllers.  But the 5 on the end of the model number indicates a special controller that may have been an OEM controller made to their specs by Galil.  Meaning they may not work as a regular Galil would.  In any case, they being ISA, I would not use them.  Smart Term drivers only.

Steve
Re: Galil controller compatability (what works with the plugin)
« Reply #139 on: September 30, 2014, 07:55:29 AM »
I read and search through compatibility but still could no find answer is Galil  DMC-8240  ISA work with current plugin ?
Many thanks In advance