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Re: CNC Machine won't respond to Mach 3 PC commands
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2014, 05:47:53 PM »
Yes, we ordered the machine with specifications for a MACH 3 control System

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Re: CNC Machine won't respond to Mach 3 PC commands
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2014, 06:12:31 PM »
Then surely they should have supplied it working with Mach3?

Do you have any links to documentation on the hardware they use?

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Re: CNC Machine won't respond to Mach 3 PC commands
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2014, 06:45:16 PM »
This is the control card unit we have that supports the wireless hand-held controller

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Re: CNC Machine won't respond to Mach 3 PC commands
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2014, 06:50:19 PM »
Not sure whether you meant to attach documentation or a pic or not but dont see anything.
How does the control box connect to the computer? Is it via the printer port or USB or Ethernet or?

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Re: CNC Machine won't respond to Mach 3 PC commands
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2014, 06:53:28 PM »
The cable has a USB where it connects to the computer and a smaller "printer port" male end where it connects to the control box

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Re: CNC Machine won't respond to Mach 3 PC commands
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2014, 06:55:44 PM »
Well if it connects via USB then that would require a plugin. Did they supply a plugin for use with Mach?
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Re: CNC Machine won't respond to Mach 3 PC commands
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2014, 06:59:04 PM »
Yes, and we followed all of the steps in the manual that came with the XHC Mach3 Motion control wireless hand held controller.  You could set the dials for x, y, Z, feed rates, etc, and the numbers would change on the Mach3 screen (syncronized with the movements of the hand held controler).  But the machine doesn't move.

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Re: CNC Machine won't respond to Mach 3 PC commands
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2014, 07:00:20 PM »
Please attach the plugin and the xml , probably best to zip them before attaching.
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Re: CNC Machine won't respond to Mach 3 PC commands
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2014, 07:58:01 PM »
OK, I was just told that  it is important not to hook up the CNC mill before you install Mach.  So, I was told to "uninstall" Mach, disconnect the CNC mill, then Install Mach, then reboot, then reconnect the CNC mill, then when you start Mach, ideally the STATUS BAR should say "Driver initiallized".  And everything should work.

So we tried this methodology.  Still NOTHING.  The wireless hand-held controller communicates fine with the MACH control screen, but the CNC is still not moving.

Does this provide any further insight?

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Re: CNC Machine won't respond to Mach 3 PC commands
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2014, 08:08:09 PM »
I did a bit of searching when you mentioned the XHC controller and found the name of the plugin, it is NCusbPod.dll
Do you have that in the plugins folder?
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