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VistaCNC iMach/iMachPro pendant Driver
« on: September 15, 2009, 07:49:26 PM »
Below is my Mach3 macropump driver for the VistaCNC iMach and imachPro pendants.  This driver exactly (as near as I can tell) duplicates the functionality of the VistaCNC plug-in driver, but allows the user to customize the functionality to better suit his/her needs. It also allows a great deal more functionality than the plug-in driver, as it supports separate actions for MPG/Action_MPG/DoubleClick for ALL modes, which amounts to about 30% more functions that can be supported. For example, I did a custom version for myself that include the following functions beyond what the plug-in supports:

Zero X/Y/Z/A DROs
X+/Y+/Corner/Z- probing
Mist Coolant On/Off
Jog Speed +/-
Jog Speed Reset

Unlike the plug-in, this driver also allows the iMach and iMach pro to be interfaced through a SmoothStepper or Modbus, with no loss of functionality or performance.

Regards,
Ray L.
Regards,
Ray L.
Re: VistaCNC iMach/iMachPro pendant Driver
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 10:44:23 PM »
I'm probably going to purchase one of these pendants soon.

What do you recommend.. the USB, or parallel port version?

Your plugin here... work good with 4 axis set-up?
Re: VistaCNC iMach/iMachPro pendant Driver
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 11:21:43 PM »
I'm probably going to purchase one of these pendants soon.

What do you recommend.. the USB, or parallel port version?

Your plugin here... work good with 4 axis set-up?

There is no USB version....  Works fine with 4-axes.
Regards,
Ray L.