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mach w/ galil plugin and z plunge
« on: September 19, 2013, 04:58:42 PM »
i have a machine that i am adapting to run mach3.  i have the x and y running great but my z axis is a air cylinder that is either up or down.  i have been messing with this for a while and i cant figure out how to get the z to plunge.  it is relay controlled and i was wondering if there is a way to make it use the cylinder anytime there is a negative z command?  i dont know if i am explaining this correct or not.  this machine is actually a router.

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Re: mach w/ galil plugin and z plunge
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 03:35:41 AM »
May be possible to use a Brain which looks at the  Z axis DRO, you could then use a formula to operate outputs depending on the value in that DRO.
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Re: mach w/ galil plugin and z plunge
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 09:48:09 AM »
Thanks for the response.   Sorry but I am pretty new to this and was wondering if you might be able to provide a link or explanation on how to download this?

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Re: mach w/ galil plugin and z plunge
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 10:06:08 AM »
Brains are integral to Mach, you can start to Make one if you go to Operator menu in Mach then Brain Editor.
You should also be able to find a video introducing Brains on the Mach website.
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