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Re: Spindle speed control - serial port
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2011, 10:13:18 AM »
Zealous made a great XML comparitor you could compare 2 xmls side by side to see the differences.

On the serial port you have Baud rate, Parity and Stopbit to make sure it is correct. On mach side you have to setup the spindle control so it works WITH the plugin.

Just a thought,(;-) TP
Re: Spindle speed control - serial port
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2011, 11:24:04 AM »
Many thanks - I am working my way through the port settings unfortunately other than the Baud rate I do not know what the hardware settings are.

When you say set up the spindle control with the plugin, other than the XML what are you referring to

Many thanks all - this forum is a lifeline!

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Re: Spindle speed control - serial port
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2011, 06:52:59 PM »
normal;ly with a plugin once you turn it on(config plugins) you then can configure the plugin SAME page, right hand side, yellow box, click on it. It may open a plugin config page.

(;-) TP
Re: Spindle speed control - serial port
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2011, 06:01:27 AM »
And the answer was.......... The COM port on my motherboard was not giving any output in real life despite the software thinking it was working. I added a PCI card and it worked first time.

Modifying the XML turned out to be very easy indeed. Just a couple of changes to the motors and outputs - The manual perhaps could be improved.

The board is a very nice way of controlling the VDF - Randy Ray from Texas Microcircuits popped up on my e-mail and offered good support so highly recommended.

I have just read the thread on constant surface feed - is it still the case that G96 will not work with G95?

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Re: Spindle speed control - serial port
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2011, 06:46:41 AM »
CSS still doesnt work and likely wont until Rev Turn comes out. That will be after Rev4 Mill and no one knows when that will be ;)
Hood
Re: Spindle speed control - serial port
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2011, 06:52:40 AM »
At the rate I do things a decade is neither here nor there! Does G96 work with feed set as mm/min?

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Re: Spindle speed control - serial port
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2011, 07:07:20 AM »
I an not sure how it works in G94, dont use it.
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