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keyboard jogging from touchscreen
« on: October 25, 2013, 02:24:16 PM »
Hello, i just set a Planar 22" touchscreen up to my Taig mill and it seems to working well.  :) I am using the standard 1024 screen set, and it all seems pretty usable. I turned the windows 7 virtual keyboard on, and that works well also. The only thing is i can't do continuous jog well. If jog is set to step, arrow keys on virtual keyboard work instantly. But in continuous jog mode, they don't seem to work at all. Any ideas?

Jeff from Soigeneris where I bought the mill said he likes KC03 screen set for touchscreen, which is good but doesn't seem to allow setting up various tools and tool length offsets which i like doing.

What are people using for touchscreens? :-\

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Re: keyboard jogging from touchscreen
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 04:06:37 PM »
Best to use the tab screen if you are wishing to jog with a touch screen or modify/make your own screen to suit your self and have these buttons on the main screen if you want.
I have always made my own screens, they all look similar from machine to machine but each has specific buttons etc to suit that machine.
Pic below showing example  of my Chiron VMC screen.
Re: keyboard jogging from touchscreen
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 12:46:49 AM »

Another issue that may have an impact on this is that apparently some touch screens have a timer for how long you can press one button for.

My waterjet only lets me jog down for about 3 seconds before it stops.

I then have to release it and press again.

There may be software controls to adjust this.
Re: keyboard jogging from touchscreen
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 05:20:44 PM »
thanks Caljet and Hood. I will look into a setting on the touchscreen itself. The funny thing is the mouse still operates correctly when depressing the jog buttons on the screen. Its just the finger thats weird.

That being said, once I get the pendant the system will be working great. The Ethernet smooth stepper is the way to go. My USB one would lock up once in a blue moon while jogging, and the machine would crash. I managed to zap it accidently with static electricity and killed it all together, so I got the ESS.