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Estop help
« on: November 21, 2006, 05:53:32 PM »
I am in the process of setting up my first CNC mill using Mach3 and a Xylotex driver.

First question is how can I set the microstepping on the system?, or check what it set at, default?

Secondly how shoulld I set up an Estop button, someone out there   must have installed a reliable system.
I have seen the description in the mach3  manual but would like  more detail since I am  new at this game.

Malcolm Smith

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Re: Estop help
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006, 07:12:21 PM »
I think the microstep is dependant on your driver. Do you have any documents on it? I would want the e-stop to disable my driver, spindle, coolant, etc., and Mach (reset) not the PC though.
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Re: Estop help
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2006, 05:28:34 PM »
On the instructions for the Xylotex board I have only got a single sheet, so not much info there. :)

Regarding the Estop you are    implying a mains relay in the power supply  cable to the driver unit,yes

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Re: Estop help
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006, 03:04:42 AM »
My E stop has two sets of contacts, the first set  I connect to my breakout boards  E Stop pin and the other set I have to the contactors that control my spindle motor. That way when I press the E Stop button Mach is stopped, the drives are stopped, my spindle is stopped and my spindle air brake comes on, in effect everything stops.
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Re: Estop help
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2006, 11:55:45 PM »
You can download the docs at the Xylotex website.
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Re: Estop help
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2006, 01:43:26 PM »
Thanks  for that Gerry.
I have now got the  info from the Xylotex site

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