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Mach 3 not responding
« on: August 06, 2012, 11:21:26 AM »
Hi-

I just installed the Mach 3 program onto my computer, however I cannot get it to move from my program to my mill.

I had everything working perfectly on another computer but then when I switched to a new computer and installed the mach 3 on there, there isn't any movement with the jogging anymore.

Other notes- My computer is compatible with the program and I checked that the printer port was connected and recognized in the computer system.

HELP??

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Re: Mach 3 not responding
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 01:45:48 PM »
What are you meaning by "there isn't any movement with the jogging anymore."
Do you mean the DROs move in Mach but the axis dont move?
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Re: Mach 3 not responding
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 01:48:37 PM »
Yes^ the actual machine doesn't move when the DRO's move

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Re: Mach 3 not responding
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 02:02:09 PM »
Ok, do you have any readings on the diagnostics page for Frequency and Time in Int?
Do you have the correct port address set in Mach?
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Re: Mach 3 not responding
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 02:20:44 PM »
I have the correct port address and the Frequency and Time in INT are moving between +5-6.

I was checking the circuit and DRO's seem to be matching with the circuit board because the LED lights flash, but the Mill Machine still doesn't. I'm thinking its a circuit connection between the circuit and the mill? Im not sure..

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Re: Mach 3 not responding
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 02:26:27 PM »
If you still have the computer setup that worked you can copy over the settings you previously had by copying the xml over from the other computer.
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Re: Mach 3 not responding
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 02:47:47 PM »
Unfortunately, that computer died..

I had another question about the LED lights on the DRO's though.

Everytime I press REF ALL HOME.. the LED lights stay red and do not turn green when I try to manually home it, any ideas why?

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Re: Mach 3 not responding
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 02:57:43 PM »
If you attach your xml I will have a look and see if I can find any issues, it will likely be the quickest way to find them if there are any.
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Re: Mach 3 not responding
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 03:27:24 PM »
This xml?

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Re: Mach 3 not responding
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 03:55:30 PM »
Ok first thing I see is you have the enables set to the same port and pin as your limit switches, that is likely not right although I suppose it could be set that way.
I will have another look at the xml in a bit but the rest of the xml looks reasonable so assuming you have the correct port address and the correct pins assigned for the motors step and dir then it is likely a hardware issue.

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