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Spindle control problem
« on: February 02, 2010, 09:31:23 AM »
Hi all,
I have a problem switching the spindle of my router on and off.
My router came with the control program called ‘WinPC-NC Economy’ but I did not find it very easy to use. I am now using ‘MACH 3’ and find it far better and easier to use but for one problem. ‘WinPC-NC Economy’ controlled the spindle start and stop fine on setting of port 1 pin 1 but when I set MACH 3 to the same setting, the spindle runs continuously so I have been switching the spindle on and off manually. I use the Flood setting to run the vacuum for swarf removal on a setting of port 1 pin 14 (the same as WinPC-NC Economy) and that is working fine so I must be overlooking something. Please could one of you experts tell me what it may be.
Thank you.

Mike.

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Re: Spindle control problem
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 10:44:48 AM »
Have you enabled Spindle relays in Ports and Pins Spindle Setup page?
You will also need to make sure that the output you define on that page for spindle relay is the same output you set up in Ports and Pins, Outputs page.
Hood
Re: Spindle control problem
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 07:33:13 AM »
Hi Hood

Thanks for the quick reply.
I did have one of the settings wrong, it has now been corected and everything looks good.
 
Thanks again for the support, I have found this is a very friendly and Knowlegable forum.

Regards,

Mike.

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Re: Spindle control problem
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 07:40:31 AM »
No problem Mike
Thanks for letting us know you are sorted :)
Hood