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Different i/o's at the same time
« on: August 29, 2010, 11:59:00 AM »
Does anyone know if the mach software will allow me to use the galil plugin, the printer port i/o and a tcp modbus at the same time??
i was going to get a few outputs on the printer port just to get some functionality, then add either a pci or modbus i/o controller for tool change and other
functions.

thanks steve

Offline smurph

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Re: Different i/o's at the same time
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 01:20:40 PM »
If you use an external motion plugin, the printer port can't be used for I/O.  However, the TCP MODBUS will work fine in tandem with the Galil.
Re: Different i/o's at the same time
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 12:52:40 PM »
ok no printer port....
But, i'm hoping i can use the few outputs on the galil controller (1842) without interfering with an external I/O???
i really only need spindle on and coolant.....

steve
   

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Re: Different i/o's at the same time
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 04:47:20 PM »
Steve,
Galil outputs are fine, but they must be set thru Mach or Mach will change them back in 100 ms. Just map them and use Mach to control them.
Kenny
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