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GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« on: August 04, 2009, 06:10:11 AM »
Greetings "O" cnc gods!

ive just installed my griffin powermate into mach3..It show the axis change in the STATUS bar ...but no movement in th DRO'S please help!

Thanx

Haydn
« Last Edit: August 04, 2009, 11:10:53 AM by bladerunner »
Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 09:53:40 PM »
HELP PLEASE ANYBODY!

looks like this thing is a LEMON! :(

Cheers

Haydn

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Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 10:02:06 PM »
Haydn,
Never heard of a Griffin Powermate, don't know if it's an apple or a lemon!  ;)
Maybe you can provide somemore info on it or how it installs into MACH.

RICH
Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 11:03:04 PM »
howdee!

I found the thing in the plugins directory and hoped it would be usefull as its a jog wheel it installs ok when i press the wheel down to change axis..cool but when i rotate the wheel no indication in the DRO,s that its working...use the arrow keys and the DRO,s show movement!

so the lemon is a lemon!

Cheers

HAydn

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Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 11:27:29 PM »
Well not totally. If it uses an encoder then the encoder can be wired to make an MPG via the PP.
What plug-in directory are you referring to?

RICH

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Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 11:45:10 PM »
HAYDN,

Well, egg on my face !  :) ??? ;) ;D

Can't help you out as i never used that one and just never took notice to it in the PlugIn's.

Surely someone in here must have used it and will post.

RICH

Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009, 12:55:04 AM »
NO NO!

Lemons in the EYES! :'(

no worries matey!

Cheers

Haydn
Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009, 10:44:07 AM »
Howde Folks !

still no luck with this Griffinpowermate!

Could it be it needs some setting up in the ENCODER/MPG,S  in config ports and pins....

Please help....

thanx

Haydn

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Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009, 11:41:10 AM »
Haydn,

I'm also not a user of the Powermate but maybe I can help in some way. Just to be sure you installed the plugin correctly by clicking on it and it will say, plugin installed!

Now Open Mach 3 and with Mach 3 open, in the user menu: go to: Config/config plugins and the config box should come up. Now next to griffin blah blah blah, you should see a red "X" and you should click on that to change it to green check mark. Then click the yellow config box and that will bring up another box.

This is where I will be no help as I do not have one of these but have you at least completed the steps I just mentioned?

Dave
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Re: GRIFFIN POWERMATE
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009, 11:11:17 AM »
Howdee Dave

Yea man did excactly as you described before and its intalled ok and switched the axis no problems..just to action on the dial turning..BUMMER!

thanx for your help anyhows..loks like ive wasted valuable money here..for a gloryfied axis changer..the arrow keys are faster!

cheers

Haydn