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Wait timers and Inputs/Outputs
« on: April 30, 2010, 01:24:57 PM »
Are there any G/M codes that will work as a wait timer, I want to hook up an i/o device and have M3 pause until i activate an external signal, then progress through the rest of the program.  Think something like this;

G0 X 1.0 Y 1.0
then wait for input pin *********x to see signal, when it does
G0 z -1.0
 
Also I need to turn on outputs to pick up external devices, I'm thinking modbus or poKeys.  Any help/opinions would be appreciated.  I'm newbie so be kind.
Re: Wait timers and Inputs/Outputs
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 01:38:32 PM »
 You could just put in an M1 Optional stop , then activate the cycle start with the signal to resume.
Would be a pause, which seems what you are describing...not a timer.
Re: Wait timers and Inputs/Outputs
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 02:04:38 PM »
So, I can just configure one of the pins to look for this External signal and then when it was seen my miller would continue on? without me having to do anything else That would be good 
Re: Wait timers and Inputs/Outputs
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010, 02:08:50 PM »
Yup, an OEM trigger set to 1000 assigned to an input pin would do it.
Re: Wait timers and Inputs/Outputs
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010, 02:10:07 PM »
thanx