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Mach 2 Question
« on: September 02, 2011, 06:27:22 PM »
 First I am a real novice at anything related to CNC. But at 76 I have decided to learn it. :) I hope.
And from what I have heard and seen on the net the Mach system should work for me. But it seems as all the information is on Mach 3. And not much on 2. I only need the 2 Axis system to run a MILL. So my questions is Is the 2 the same as 3 except only for 2 axis or.?? And do all the wizars etc work on both or.?Any help or advice is deeply appericated. As it seems finding any information on the Mach 2 is not to easy. smile   Whitey
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« Last Edit: September 02, 2011, 06:31:46 PM by whitey »
Re: Mach 2 Question
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 09:03:25 PM »
The number following "Mach" does not indicate the number of axes.  It is the major version number.  Mach3 is the latest.  Mach4 is coming.  They are all capable of controlling 6 axes.
Re: Mach 2 Question
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 09:09:49 PM »
 Thanks. I told you I didn't know anything. smile Then I guess my next question is it a problem progaming and only running the X and Y axis.?k whitey
Re: Mach 2 Question
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2011, 10:19:49 PM »
Not at all.  You can use as many axes as you need...up to 6.
Re: Mach 2 Question
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2011, 10:50:11 PM »
 Thanks now I am up to speed on that.  :) :) Whitey

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Re: Mach 2 Question
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011, 03:34:01 AM »
I would suggest you use Mach3 rather than Mach2 as you will get more support if you have questions as most here will be using Mach3.
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Re: Mach 2 Question
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2011, 10:50:13 AM »
Thanks Hood that is the way I will go. Whitey