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Offline Jackal

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Question about setting up a pendant with Mach 3
« on: May 26, 2011, 10:53:28 PM »
Hello,
 
My Hurco  is still in the wiring stage.  The  PC is  running with  Mach and it has passed the driver test. Also the PMDX XML file  is installed but hasn't been saved as the main XML.

This is my  pendant :

http://www.cnc4pc.com/Store/osc/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=162

It uses this board:

http://www.cnc4pc.com/Store/osc/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=159

This is the set-up and it requires a brain:

http://cnc4pc.com/Tech_Docs/guide_for_MPG4_over_LPT2.htm

Should I go ahead and configure Mach for this and test it out to see if it will change the readouts on the screen ,etc?

Or, would it be better to wait until the  machine is  running to add this on?

The E-stop on the pendant will  be wired in, but can be added later, too.

The  drive wiring, limit switches, encoder wiring, still needs to be done.

I will wait until the machine is operating  before powering the spindle speed board  & VFD.

Thanks for all of the help,

JAckal  :)
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Re: Question about setting up a pendant with Mach 3
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 06:02:39 PM »
No harm in messing with it at the moment. Might be a good idea to make a new profile up for it, that way if you have issues you can easily revert back to the old profile.
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