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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #70 on: May 30, 2008, 08:19:39 PM »
I've started a Galil installation and don't know what to do next. 
I have the galil talking to mach and can make the dros move (which seems wierd since I don't have any motors or encoders hooked up to it yet).
After trying to find all the Galil related posts, it seems like I should use the Galil tools to tune the motors. 
I have no idea how to configure the i/o using the Galil plugin? 

Is there a step-by-step tutorial type thing somewhere? 

Thanks,

Bill
Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #71 on: June 13, 2008, 05:38:55 PM »
Bill,

When using servo motors you need to tune them first with the Galil software. Burn these settings into the card memory or they will return to the default values on power up. Install and configure the plugin next.

In the configure plugin Uncheck Use Ref position not Encoder for position feedback otherwise it will respond like PP Mach.

The Home, Limits and 8 I/O per 4 axis are setup automatically. The plugin config deals with extended I/O. Home and Limits only have to be enabled to work. The I/O is on Port#1, Pin# = the I or O number on the Galil.

It would be nice to have a Galil section to separate some of these post, this thread is 8 pages now!

Darek
Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #72 on: June 29, 2008, 12:20:00 PM »
The I/O is on Port#1, Pin# = the I or O number on the Galil.
Does this stand true with all galil pins? for the motors and endcoders???

cause I am lost? I have 6 wire encoders plus power leads to the motors?
like ya+   ya-   yb+   yb-   encoder + encoder -  ?
Hey THANKS 4 all the help in advance. I'll need more than you'll ever expect!!!


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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #73 on: June 29, 2008, 02:01:22 PM »
This only applies to the I/O.

The Limits and Homes are predefined and only need to be enabled to work.

The encoders are used by the Galil to close the position loop. They will show up as the DRO for the axis they are controlling (Use the setting I stated above.)

Darek
Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #74 on: June 29, 2008, 02:34:06 PM »
Well I am not getting any motion... Maybe I have something wrong... Please look at the screen shots and PLEASE advise....
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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #75 on: June 29, 2008, 02:35:24 PM »
Ok  this is all I can think of....
Please point me in the right direction...
Hey THANKS 4 all the help in advance. I'll need more than you'll ever expect!!!


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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #76 on: June 29, 2008, 03:06:07 PM »
I found it best to get the Galil moving the motors with the Galil terminal first. Tune them and burn the PID settings to the Galil memory. Then move on to the Mach software.

From the wires you mentioned and your Galil plugin settup screen shot, I take it you are using DC servoes.

Which Galil are you using?

Are you using a Galil amplifier or a seperate unit?

Darek
Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #77 on: June 29, 2008, 03:49:37 PM »
Pid are set... Can move with camsoft...
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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #78 on: June 29, 2008, 03:52:45 PM »
sorry.. 18x2 built in amps I beleieve
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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #79 on: June 29, 2008, 04:35:47 PM »
The CamSoft drivers may be your problem. I know they have a hard time coexisting with the Galil drivers ( Which are needed for Mach to work.).

Check out the attachment.

Darek