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XML file for MaxNC MAXPATH42
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:57:54 PM »
Just wondering if anyone out there has an XML file for MaxNC's MAXPATH42.
Bill (the Cat) Shubert

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Re: XML file for MaxNC MAXPATH42
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 01:38:50 PM »
Have you considered creating one?

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Re: XML file for MaxNC MAXPATH42
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 04:21:44 PM »
I'm trying to.  I convinced a friend he should convert to Mach3, but I hadn't considered that I don't have any documentation on the pinouts for the MaxPath 42 controller.

I'm searching for that info now.  If/When I get it done, I'll post it in the Downloads section.
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Re: XML file for MaxNC MAXPATH42
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 04:39:15 PM »
Have you tried the connections on the ftp for the other Max types?
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Re: XML file for MaxNC MAXPATH42
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 04:51:22 PM »
I was looking at the ftp download pages just now.  I found several interesting documents there.  There are also XML files for other MaxNC machines.  I was going to download them to possibly use as a starting point, but can't figure out how to download them....yet.
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Re: XML file for MaxNC MAXPATH42
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 05:18:35 PM »
Depending on the browser you are using it will be something like, right click the xml you want then choose Save Linked Content As or maybe Save Target As,

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Re: XML file for MaxNC MAXPATH42
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 06:39:36 PM »
That was too easy.   I was trying to make it much harder ;-)

Thanks Hood!
Bill (the Cat) Shubert
Re: XML file for MaxNC MAXPATH42
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 12:12:59 PM »
OK.  I'm making headway on the XML for the Maxpath42.  One thing in particular is a problem.  The Maxpath42 limit/home switches use only two inputs. One for Positive and one for negative with the three switches (X,Y&Z) wired in series.  This works OK for Homing, because only one axis moves at a time.  However, the Verify function has a problem with this setup.  Since all the axes move at once, the first one to trip the Home/Limit switch causes the system to think that all axes have hit their respective switch.

Is there a way to get the Verify function to perform like the Ref All function and only move one axis at a time?
Bill (the Cat) Shubert
Re: XML file for MaxNC MAXPATH42
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2014, 04:46:28 AM »
OK, I've got a working XML file for the MAXPATH42.

I've uploaded it to the "Downloads" section if anyone would like a copy.
Bill (the Cat) Shubert