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Re: very technical question for mach3 developers
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2010, 03:09:44 AM »
Here is the manual, unfortunately in german. The technical stuff is international anyway, SPS means PLC,...
If anything can be worked out from the manual I'd be happy.
Hopefully the controller box comes back from germany next week and I'll dig into it.

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Re: very technical question for mach3 developers
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2010, 03:11:18 AM »
ok here it is
first 4 pages

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Re: very technical question for mach3 developers
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2010, 03:12:23 AM »
and final 3 pages

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Re: very technical question for mach3 developers
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2010, 04:23:14 AM »
I am afraid it doesnt mean very much to me, dont suppose there is a wiring diagram is there?
The easiest way would probably be to forget the old control box all together and get new drives and a breakout but it is possible that the drives in your box could be suitable, just need to find out if they accept Step/Dir and if it is 5V step/dir.

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Re: very technical question for mach3 developers
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2010, 04:27:26 AM »
No, no wiring diagram.
Where do I look for Step/Dir?
I'll just have to wait for the control box to come back.

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Re: very technical question for mach3 developers
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2010, 04:39:31 AM »
Without a wiring diagram it may not be possible to find out how things work, especially if the drives are integrated into a breakout board. Maybe if I could read German I would see from the above manual but afraid I dont :(

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Re: very technical question for mach3 developers
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2010, 05:10:34 AM »
I do enought to be able to read this manual. Is there any particular thing I should be looking for or just Step/Dir?

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Re: very technical question for mach3 developers
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2010, 05:12:51 AM »
Step and Dir is the norm but could also be pulse and signal or pulse and sign or maybe a few other terms that are similar.
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Re: very technical question for mach3 developers
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2010, 05:28:55 AM »
On page 5 on the bottom there is a data transport protocol.
Byte 0 is ID
Byte 1-8 is CAN data protocol
Byte 9 is verifier

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Re: very technical question for mach3 developers
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2010, 01:21:29 PM »
It sounds like its maybe CANBUS but I know nothing about it apart from its no use to Mach.
 The quickest route and probably the way you will have to go in the end if you want Mach is to get new drives and a breakout and just rewire to suit. The only thing you may be able to salvage from the box is the stepper drives and only if they are separate units, if they are integrated into the plc boards then its very doubtful you could use them.
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