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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #100 on: May 02, 2009, 08:45:24 AM »
sivaraj,

The analog inputs are currently not supported by the plugin, although we are working on them. I have just finished implementing

the Galil RIO with Mach, So you could use one of those if you have one. We will use what we learned from the RIO to get the

analog inputs functioning fairly soon.

Will post here when it is ready.

Kenny
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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #101 on: May 04, 2009, 09:02:11 PM »
Version 4.2 of the Galil Plugin has been released.

The main addition is analog input support.

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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #102 on: May 09, 2009, 04:50:57 AM »
Great news!

It will be awesome to have Galil DMC + RIO support for the analog and digital I/Os
That will help us to end struggling with the Camsoft software and move to Mach3!

When you plan to get full RIO41700 support?

Wish you a great one!

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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #103 on: May 09, 2009, 09:37:39 AM »
Velly,
This is your lucky day. I am attaching the instructions for the RIO 47100 to this message. You do not need the Galil plugin for the RIO, as I have it worked out using ethernet Modbus. Good luck!
Kenny
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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #104 on: May 09, 2009, 12:20:01 PM »
Thank you Velly much ;-)
It really looks light years ahead from my current slow and buggy setup.
Already curious how the DMC, RIO and net will operate in Modbus mode.

Have a great weekend!

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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #105 on: May 19, 2009, 05:28:12 PM »
Version 4.3 of the Galil Plugin has been released.

Encoder based spindle control.
Custom Notify messages.  This allows sending Galil commands to the controller with the VB NotifyPlugins() function.
Fast feed rate override and feed hold.
Slave homing options.
User configurable Extended I/O (experimental).

Steve
Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #106 on: August 20, 2009, 12:42:43 PM »
galil 1750 with mach3
i require a further 90 approx i/o ( mixed inputs and outputs)
question. can i do this with mach
if so what hardware is recommended


was looking at camsoft but they seem to have a lot of bad press. have been using mach on small stuff so far.
if its not broken yet, fit more gadgets!

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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #107 on: August 20, 2009, 01:20:40 PM »
Consider using several Galil RIO controllers or an Automation Direct PLC with ethernet communications. Either will work with the Galil plugin.
Kenny
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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #108 on: September 12, 2009, 04:15:33 PM »
Version 4.4 of the Galil Plugin has been released.

Fixes a jog movement error when SoftLimits are enabled. 
Adds the capability of overriding the limit switches if the LIMITOVRD signal is active. 
Probing improvements.

Steve

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Re: Mach3 + Galil
« Reply #109 on: September 17, 2009, 12:07:03 PM »
Dear Kenny,
Thank you very much for the great document and support!
Yesterday the CNC machine was ready to go and I've managed to run Galil DMC2143 with RIO41700 as slave over Ethernet on handle H.

I still have 2 problems:

1. From time to time the TCP connection is lost with a popping alert "Timeout while sending 470bytes of data..."
2. Still can't figure out how to address (read and set digital and analogue IOs)
SB8000 / CB8000 for DO0 is clear, but how can you read AI0 and set AO0, or read DI3 to switch DO3?

Would you be so kind to share some experience or a link where I can find the info?
I still work with Galil tools (no Mach3 yes), but hope to give it a try when everything is clear in my designer's head ;-)

Thank you in advance and have a great day,
Velly