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Grex100 Plugin Status Update
« on: January 16, 2007, 06:50:44 PM »
Does any one know the status of Grex100 Plug-in and Mach3
Soft limits still allow you to over jog
When will this be fixed
it has been a long time now
lets fix this then go on to Q
if your not going to Finnish Grex development
Please let me know

I can purchase Artsoft  hardware if I have to, Just need to know what is going on!
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« Last Edit: January 16, 2007, 06:53:16 PM by cybertek »

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Re: Grex100 Plugin Status Update
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 07:38:18 PM »
Trust me, we are all waiting on this.
This is out of art's hands for now. Art wrote the plug for the grex and made it work with mach. Gecko drive built the hardware and a guy named Steve is writing the firmware for the grex.
The holdup is with Steve. It isn't intentional he just has a lot on his plate and the grex is a complicated gizmo. We are quickly approaching the estimated time to get the firmware out (end of this month) so things should start happening again on the grex front.
When art gets the firmware mach will updated as soon as as possible.

I have a grex on a Bridgeport that i would like to get updated too. I just have to wait until the thing is ready.

Chad

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Re: Grex100 Plugin Status Update
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007, 08:02:09 PM »
Good things come to those who wait. I think that is what they said, didn't stick around long enough to hear the end of it. ;D


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Re: Grex100 Plugin Status Update
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007, 08:09:26 PM »
Thanks for the info
Question
Are you able to use the mill with the Grex attached
or is it collecting dust till the update is finished
If you are able to use,
can you give us some guidance on
working around the unfinished driver?
Re: Grex100 Plugin Status Update
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2007, 08:35:52 PM »
Chaoticone or CHAD

Can you change the name of GRex posting area

Its now called Mach4 but Mach4 has been dropped
Call it Grex or G100 whatever

I Posted here ( General Area)   due to the inactive nature of the Mach4 area.
Also
 
Mach3 has updates almost daily!

Can you make a version notes area to inform us of specific fixes
I have no idea what is the differance between .028 and .037

Also i tested Q and it don't work with Grex
note that on the downloads page or the version notes area.

Please  (The main frustration is it takes hours to figure out what is going on)

There is This one, the yahoo one,GeckoDrives,CnCZone,Wiki
we end up spending hours to find out its not finished, ready or, fixed
and we could have spent that time doing other things productive

5 hrs today to go in circles

PS: A live Chat area would help to as i see both of you are online now
« Last Edit: January 16, 2007, 08:40:27 PM by cybertek »

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Re: Grex100 Plugin Status Update
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2007, 08:55:02 PM »
Thise are all good ideas, I will bring them to the powers that be (benny).

Q won't work yet it is still just a test app.

I will get the mach4- changed. I was thinking the same thing just the other day.

The version thing is a little trickier. Art really is the one to update that and he isn't here as much as Brian. I will pose the question and see what we can do.

We did have chat a while ago but yanked it because no one used it.  You can always send us pm's if we are here we will respond.

thanks

Chad

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Re: Grex100 Plugin Status Update
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2007, 09:07:47 PM »
Just saw your other post. 

Currently there are three (or so)  major issues with the grex.

1 Soft limits
2 Rigid tapping (spindle sensing)
3 Probing
4 a random freeze (this is the one that gets me)
5 mpg input
 
Most everything else works.

I have a Converted bp clone that i have cut lots of stuff on and with the exception of the random stop it works very well.
Home and limits work , just not soft limits.

It is frustrating , I want to put a grex on my big mill but am afraid to until the soft limits work.

there is a picture of the bp clone here with the g rex on it.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=627.10

Chad