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Nervous Newbie Needs Relay Help
« on: October 16, 2012, 03:35:12 PM »
Hi all,

I use Mach3 and a xylotex board to run a Taig.  Works great.

Now I'm getting an old Techno Isel machine retrofitted to run on Gecko drivers.  This setup will be a bit more complicated and will involve having Mach3 provide (2) air lines to this ATC:

http://www.usovo.de/shop/Tool-Changer-and-HF-Spindles/Tool-Changer-Systems/WZW-Adapter-Tool-Changer/Kress-Toolchanger/Toolchanger-System-Kress-FME-530-FME-800-FME-1050::566.html

Mach3 will also activate an air clamp.  I know I will need Solid-State Relay to zap the pneumatic actuators open.  My question is, where will I get these 3 different 5V+ signals?  Does the LPT cable have 3 open pins?  Also, if the Actuators and SSR's are 24VDC, can I just run them directly off a 24VDC power supply?  Or do I need any sort of additional components?

Any help is greatly appreciated....

dh
Re: Nervous Newbie Needs Relay Help
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 01:18:02 PM »
Can you send me a copy of the tool changer macro?
Dan