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Please Help ! Can't get mach3 to control coolant pump
« on: September 16, 2011, 07:30:54 AM »
I am using mach3 on a syil x6 mill and I cant get mach3 to turn the pump on and off. If I manually put 24 volts to the coolant pump relay it turns the pump on. I have 24 volts going to the 5 axis board wired to the pump relay. Ihave tried enabling different outputs but I cant seem to figure it out. any help or sugestions would be greatly appreciated. Ken
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Re: Please Help ! Can't get mach3 to control coolant pump
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 10:15:41 AM »
What "pin" in the "outputs" do you have selected under ports and pins? Is this the pin your relay is connected to?
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Re: Please Help ! Can't get mach3 to control coolant pump
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 02:46:59 AM »
 I have tried all the pin#s still can't get mach3 to turn pump on and off. I am starting to wonder if it is a problem best fixed with a shotgun

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Re: Please Help ! Can't get mach3 to control coolant pump
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 05:00:55 AM »
Can you attach your xml please.
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Re: Please Help ! Can't get mach3 to control coolant pump
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 05:14:36 AM »
Hi Ken,

Before shooting, establish which pin from your parallel port is actually connected to your coolant relay (Get in there and follow the wires).
If, for example, it is pin14 then make sure this is configured within Mach Ports and Pins / Spindle Setup to the M7 / M8 controls.

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Re: Please Help ! Can't get mach3 to control coolant pump
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 09:20:42 AM »
The ribbon goes to a 5 axis board so i cant follow the wires. It is a syil x-6 standard mill and I havent been able to get any specs or diagrams. I have output to port 1 pin 14 in outputs tab and port #1 in flood and mist dialog box in general config. if I put voltage to the relay the pump comes on so I believe I have it right from the 2nd relay.
Re: Please Help ! Can't get mach3 to control coolant pump
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 09:44:46 AM »
The ribbon goes to a 5 axis board so its hard to follow. It is a Syil x-6 standard mill. I am trying to upload the xml but i am having problems changing the file ext
Re: Please Help ! Can't get mach3 to control coolant pump
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 10:18:55 AM »
This should be the latest one

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Re: Please Help ! Can't get mach3 to control coolant pump
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 03:09:37 PM »
Ok first question, does all your axis work correctly? especially the A axis? Reason I ask is you have the A Dir pin set as 14 and the Coolant is also set to that pin, that shouldnt be, so ifg your A works correctly then that is the wrong pin for the coolant. Assuming the A is correct and all other axis are likewise then that only leaves pins 3 and 9 free so try them.

You also have pin 17 as the A Axis Dir pin and also as an Enable, that shouldnt be so try disabling the Enable Output and see if things still work, if they dont then post back.
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