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parallel port problems
« on: November 16, 2009, 10:23:59 AM »
Hi,
I am new to the Mach3 world, but the mechanic of my CNC is almost clse to the completion, and no it is time start to work on the electronic.
My electronic (from ZAPP UK) is based on the following
UNIPORT
SY60STH86-3008 Nema 23
PM542 Microstepping Driver

Following the connection of a single axis (I am just first testing), there is no chance to have any movement from the motor. I have set, or at least I think to have done, the parallel port in accordance with the connection scheme of the UNIPORT.
When I check on the diagnostic page of  Mach3, I do not see any led flashing. Do you have any ideas what is going wrong?
Thank you.
Marco

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Re: parallel port problems
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 10:48:11 AM »
Is it an onboard port or a PCI addon port?

Hood
Re: parallel port problems
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 10:51:16 AM »
it is on board
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Re: parallel port problems
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 10:55:11 AM »
ok the standard address should be fine but just check by looking in device manager then looking at the address for the LPT, should be 0378. If not change it in Mach to whatever device manager is saying.
 If that is not the problem them can you attach your xml please.
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Re: parallel port problems
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 11:19:49 AM »
the port adddress should be ok.
I attache the file you ask me (guessing it is the file!)
thank you for your support

Marco

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Re: parallel port problems
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009, 11:32:48 AM »
Looks ok at first glimpse, do you have the 5V from the USB connected? If so confirm it is supplying 5V to your Uniport board.
 Also do you have an E-Stop switch fitted to Pin 10? If you have it to a different pin you will need to change that in Ports and Pins, Inputs. If you dont have an E-Stop fitted at this time then just change the active state of the E-Stop in Ports and Pins, Inputs.

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Re: parallel port problems
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 11:35:57 AM »
Hi Hood,

I am not in the condition to do the tests you popose to me, now. I will do as soon as possible, but not tonight (I have my volley session....)  :D

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Re: parallel port problems
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2009, 11:47:54 AM »
No problem
Re: parallel port problems
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 03:30:38 AM »
1) The 5V to the Uniport seems ok
2) At present, I have not yet connected (at hardware level) the 'Stop button' (but it is foreseen). The problem is that apparently I can not deactivate this option. Let me explain it. I go to the configuration screen, under Input configuration. I deselect E-button, and I push Apply. Than OK. I save the configuration and close MACH3. Now, I open again MACH3, and check the input status. The E-STOP option is newly activated!
Re: parallel port problems
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2009, 03:33:23 AM »
sorry. I want to say 'Output configuration' page.