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IP-S STEP/DIR Pin Change
« on: October 14, 2013, 09:25:29 PM »
Hi All,

I just bought an IP-S Controller.
followed the manual book that says I can pick any pin for my X,Y,Z axis' step/dir input..
somehow in my IP-S those pins are locked to pin# 1-6 so #1 as X step #2 as X dir and so on..
I tried to change the pin configuration through Mach3 but it stays the same.. although if i toggle the activelow setting it does toggle the voltage..

any idea how to fix this? should i reinstall everything? (as in mach3 and the cslab plugin?)

cheers

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Re: IP-S STEP/DIR Pin Change
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 02:51:35 AM »
Step and Direction from the CSMIO are outputs.
You do not set them up in Mach, they are set from the CSMIO plugin (Config menu then Config Plugins)
You can choose which channel you use but you are restricted to the 6 different channels.

Hood
Re: IP-S STEP/DIR Pin Change
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 03:20:28 AM »
oh geez. thank a lot mate..
second question now.. i wanted to use a servodrive for my spindle instead of analog signal (like how the tutorial explained).. how can i pick the channel?
because the settings only allows us to change the channel for x y z and a b c..

cheers

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Re: IP-S STEP/DIR Pin Change
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 03:30:22 AM »
If it is a step/dir servo drive then you can use that for the spindle  and you set up, again in the plugin. If you open the plugin you will see a Special Functions Tab, click that and you will see Spindle Axis, choose that and you will then be able to choose which one of your 6 channels you have it connected to.

Hood
Re: IP-S STEP/DIR Pin Change
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 03:55:34 AM »


this is all i got on the special functions tab. nothing tells me about spindle channel..
Re: IP-S STEP/DIR Pin Change
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 03:56:38 AM »
whoops sorry for the upside down photo..  :-\

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Re: IP-S STEP/DIR Pin Change
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 03:58:21 AM »
Use a newer plugin :)
Hood
Re: IP-S STEP/DIR Pin Change
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 04:09:15 AM »
oh cheers Hood!!!!!!!!!!!
 case closed!!!

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