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Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2016, 12:07:11 PM »
I've found the issue, the enable input from stepper motor driver, disable the driver with 5 volts an enable with 0 volts.

So, it's possible to run mach3 with the next components:

PC Desktop HP Pavilion Slimline s3020la - Windows 7 32 bits
Manhattan - Parallel PCI Card (158220)
Longs Motor - Breackout Board (D25/Paralel port)
Longs Motor - Stepper Motor Driver DM420A
Longs motor - Stepper Motor Nema 17 - 48 oz. in. - 4 Leads - 1.7 Amps.

Thanks Tweakie for your support.

Mario Gutierrez
Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2018, 04:15:11 PM »
Hello there. New here. Is there a guide to correctly set up a PCI LPT card to run with mach3? If so, where could I find it? Thanks!  :)
Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2018, 09:54:43 PM »
A Slaved to Y axis wont move period when ref all home but all ok in jog mode, THANKS & any help would be greatly appreciated...

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Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2018, 02:03:12 AM »
home slave with master axis enabled?
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2018, 08:15:57 AM »
Thanks for the prompt reply TPS...
Yes it is ☑️ But same issue...
I was made to understand that option is for a slave that uses the master homing switch, my machine has 2 home switches on the Y for squaring, so I tried it unchecked and same issue...
Not sure if it has anything to do with my DRO display, I’m running a 4 axis 4 drivers A&Y slaved Y being the master, X & the Z.. with a 3 DRO  XYZ I’m not sure how to get the A  DRO to display when I’m in plasma, if I change screens to mill I can see the 4th axis DRO...
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Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2018, 02:34:23 PM »
do you use PP or a Controller?
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2018, 03:27:59 PM »
USB Motion Control Card 2MHz MK4-V
Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2018, 04:47:34 PM »
Hi,
then there should be a setting in the motion controller plugin that slaves axes together.

Is your controller made by XHC?

Either way I think you'll have to contact the manufacturer to determine the right settings if you've not been provided with a manual.

Craig
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Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2018, 05:04:49 PM »
Yes Craig it s made by XHC
Re: Setting Mach 3 Port to PCI parallel port address
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2018, 05:11:38 PM »
Hi,
slaving of axes is done by the motion controller. In the case where Mach's parallel port is the motion controller then Mach's GUI
is where you make the setting but it is enacted by the motion controller. Note that I class Mach's GUI and Mach's parallel port
as separate items.

With your XHC controller then I don't believe the setting you have made in Mach's GUI has any bearing on what the controller does.
It will have to be done in the controller or the .dll plugin which programs the controller.

Do you have any documentation from XHC?

Craig
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