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Re: MAXNC10CL and MACH3 issues
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2006, 04:45:10 PM »
Originator.

You're doing well to stick with it so long restarting restarting restarting.
Was it like this straight away, in March when you got the machine?
This other software from the manufacturer.. Does it run the machine smoothly or is it too awkward to try?

Jim
Re: MAXNC10CL and MACH3 issues
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2006, 06:52:15 PM »
The manufacturer software called MAXNC works fine, but it is not something I can deal with, it is DOS software running on WIndows, no mouse, no long words are visible, very awkwrard program that  I will not use ever under any circumstances.

The problem has always existed since day 1.  I am now going through motions of removing all services to try to find a solution.  I  have already removed all Startup items.  Next I removed ALL SERVICES in MSCONFIG.  At that point it would never start up, so I added back in the plug and play, COM+ and now it is better odds at working.  Prior it was 1 in 20 tries to get it to run, now it is 1 in 3 in my first few tests.

Thanks

Re: MAXNC10CL and MACH3 issues
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2006, 10:24:26 PM »
Please tell me if you can't get it running... Mail me off list and I will see what we can do...
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Re: MAXNC10CL and MACH3 issues
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2006, 12:08:51 AM »
Hi, Originator

Is your problem that Mach3 won't load or is it Mach3 loads but doesn't turn on the control / servos when reset. ?

Seems to me that pins 16 and 17 turn on the control and servos using  setting's in Config, Ports and Pins, Output Signal.

Have you set Pin 16 and 17 there, When  reset is reset this turns on Enable LED's in Diagnostic View.

Set Enable # 1 to 6, Enabled It, Port # 1, Pin 16, Active Low, checked  I think.                 

Set Enable # 1 to 6, Enabled It, Port # 1, Pin 17, Active Low, checked  I think.

If so, checked / try-ed Active Low in both states. ?  Active Hi, X  or Low, checked.

If it works properly with the dos software then it has to be a configuration problem in Mach3 setup.

Hope this Helps, Chip



Re: MAXNC10CL and MACH3 issues
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2006, 03:27:19 AM »
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Is your problem that Mach3 won't load

Mach3 always loads.  Mach3 never crashes, the computer never crashes.  The machine simply doesn't move when told to move on many occasions until the magic kicks in, then it will work for a long time if you are lucky.  The machine will never run twice ina  row.

Typical example:

1. Turn on the machine, doesn't jog
2. Turn off machine, turn it on again, test for jog,    10-20  tries, no jog
3. Finally maybe it jogs for a split second, then stops
4. Turn off machine again, turn on machine, test for jog, 5 more times
6. finally machine may run, or run for splir second

When the machine finally "connects" and will jog, you can usually do a part

7.  Turn off machine, return at any later to do another part
8. Machine doesn't jog, power off/on machine 5 to 20 times till it jogs


In all, we are talking about 200 power off/on per day, every day.

Output 16 port 1 pin 16  X
Output 17 port 1 pin 17 Check act low

If these are not as above, nothing will work, ever.

If enable port 1 pin 16 is checked, whether act low of not, no difference
If enable port 1 pin 17 is checked, whether act low of not, no difference

Any combination of act low or high on these enables makes no difference


Currently all startup items are off
In services:

Plug n play, just a few essetials  and thats it



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Re: MAXNC10CL and MACH3 issues
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2006, 09:06:00 AM »
Hi, Originator

I now it's supposed be Plug n play, If it's working every time in Dos mode you need to check all the pin outputs in that mode probably with a scope then load Mach3 and re verify the same state on the pins with it under Mach3.

There must be a difference.

Post your Mach3Mill.XML file, I'd like to take a look at it.

Thank's, Chip
Re: MAXNC10CL and MACH3 issues
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2006, 07:25:14 PM »
Yup if you post it i will have a look at it too :)
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Re: MAXNC10CL and MACH3 issues
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2006, 03:56:26 AM »
Sorry, been slammed for a few days.

Here is the file.

Thanks for checking it out.
Re: MAXNC10CL and MACH3 issues
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2006, 07:23:01 AM »
There is nothing in the xml that you posted... Is this the right one? It is not in Max NC CL mode...

Thanks
Brian
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Re: MAXNC10CL and MACH3 issues
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2006, 12:50:25 PM »
All I did was look in the MACH3 folder and grab the file.

If you couldn't red it, here is a text version that has a whole lot of stuff that makes no sense to me.

Is there another location to look?

It is chjecked MAXNC CL mode though in the window, else it doesn't run at all.