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Re: camsoft conversion
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 01:11:05 AM »
That failure message really means that the plugin cannot load because it cannot find the Contec drivers.  The plugin is not defective, that is just what Mach displays when it can't load a plugin for any reason.  You will need to install the Contec DIO drivers.  You should have a CD with them on it or you can download them from the Contec support site.
Re: camsoft conversion
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2013, 08:00:03 AM »
Ok, thanks
Actually i am trying to configure an adlink board no a contec.
Do you have worked with adlink board?

Jorge B.

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Re: camsoft conversion
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2013, 12:54:42 PM »
No adlink plugin that I know off.
Re: camsoft conversion
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 06:54:12 PM »
Ok, I ll get a contec.

I am setting mach3 with galil the board is connected as I can see the inputs regitering in mach3 and in smart term software.
what happen is I cannot get movement on any of the 3 axes.
when I ask in smart term for Kp Ki and Kd the answer is 6, 0, 64 for all 3 axes.

what else do I have to check?

Jorge

No adlink plugin that I know off.

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Re: camsoft conversion
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2013, 04:16:46 AM »
Can you move the motors through SmartTerm?

6, 0, and 64 sounds like the default PID values.  You must tune your servos to your system.

The plugin will not do magical things to set up your Galil servo system.  So generally, you tune the servos and get the motors moving in SmartTerm before attempting to use the plugin.  

Then, you will need to configure the plugin.  You will need to map Mach axes to Galil axes in the plugin as well.  (axis mapping tab).  This is all covered in the plugin documentation.

Steve