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« on: June 23, 2013, 01:44:38 PM »
I wonder if you could help me about using DMC-1832 Or DMC-1842 with Mach3 and configure MPG unit attached with system and the motors type are servo motors with (A+,A-,B+,B-,C+,C-) encoders will connect to controller.

Note: the old controller DMC-9542 , I am planing to use DMC-1842 because the old one not support the Galil plugin and not compatible with Mach3.

The most important question I want to know , If I will use DMC-1832 in this machine , I will need any special coding ?
OR I will use Galil plugin to configure this system with Mach3 without needing any coding ??

Re: DMC1842
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 08:04:11 AM »
You won't need any Galil threads running unless you want some custom functions. Mach 3 will take care of all the commands the Galil executes in normal operation. Personally I prefer to run an AUTO thread on the Galil so if I need to use the terminal mode I already have servo settings and tuning parameters in the controller. You could create limit switch routines if you want or do some special homing functions but they aren't necessary.
Hope this helps.
Re: DMC1842
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 07:34:05 PM »
Dear AMorris,

If I don't want to make any special routines or functions , I will need any coding or commands with using  DMC-1842 ?

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Re: DMC1842
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 08:24:03 PM »
You need no Galil code at all.  You will have to burn your PID values into the NVRAM though.  As Allen stated, you have the option of running Galil code in threads.  For example, my whole tool changer is run from Galil code.  But nothing is required beyond plugin config to configure a MPG.