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Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« Reply #160 on: May 03, 2014, 11:40:10 AM »
YA don't have to "agree" with every function BUT you must conform to the NORMAL operations of the masses. There are already enough HYBRID MONKEY controllers out there that make training across multiple platforms a BEAST for management AND operators.

Just a thought, (;-) TP
Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« Reply #161 on: May 03, 2014, 11:47:55 AM »
I know I just had to take a stab at the Single Block.. Single block and a controller with lookahead is NOT fun.. That along with the fact that I don't use it.. You can see my point :) I want to be lazy!
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Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« Reply #162 on: May 03, 2014, 12:01:54 PM »
The problem in my life I have to fix my mistakes, so I have learned to prove and verify.

If I was in a Union shop id push the button and stick to the story... "he told me it was ok run" ya better call maintenance.

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Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« Reply #163 on: May 03, 2014, 12:42:52 PM »
New School , so what if I crashed the machine and ruined the $1000 part I am still FAST 90% of the time.

Old School, Well that just cost me $10,00 for repair and 4 weeks down time on that machine. NO vacation this year AGAIN.

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Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« Reply #164 on: May 03, 2014, 01:06:43 PM »
From my experience running $150,000 routers with proprietary controls, I'd rip out 90% of what's in Mach3. You'd get rid of 90% of the support issues that new router users have.
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Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« Reply #165 on: May 03, 2014, 02:07:45 PM »
Router what is a router ?? Is it one of those PC networking thingies that direct traffic??

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Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« Reply #166 on: May 03, 2014, 02:11:02 PM »
From my experience running $150,000 routers with proprietary controls, I'd rip out 90% of what's in Mach3. You'd get rid of 90% of the support issues that new router users have.

That is because people REFUSE to learn anything anymore, they EXPECT the machine to do it all for them with NO energy output required on their behalf.

Little do they know IF it keeps up the machines will totally replace them as worker. No job no food no house, just live in the woods and eat grass and bugs.

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Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« Reply #167 on: May 03, 2014, 03:14:19 PM »
I agree Gerry, So many things could be removed. The issue is that people want fancy buttons to make things "easy" The issue is that 90% of the users don't know how the offsets work. The good news is most of them don't want to learn :) I was like that at one point in my life...

Well I can tell you that this new School guy has less crashes then most :) You can have your way, but there are other ways to do thing safely
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Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« Reply #168 on: May 03, 2014, 10:12:58 PM »
Modbus plugin config Serial:

 485 stuck ON

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Re: Comments about Mach4 in Demo
« Reply #169 on: May 04, 2014, 12:07:41 AM »
Thanks!  I'll look at that switch.  But if you are using a RS232 port, it doesn't make any difference.  The switch is there to make those RS232 to RS485 converters work... well...  better.  I still am not convinced that any RS232 to RS485 adapters is going to be a real solid solution.  But that is basically what that switch does.  It needs to be fixed.  Just don't let it stop you from using it with a RS232 port.

Steve