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Offline alloy

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Can I set Mach3 to be a readout for K axis
« on: March 01, 2015, 09:46:38 PM »
I'm working on retrofitting a Shizouka AN-S mill using Mach3 and a DSMPC controller.  I will eventually have a 4th axis on it. 

I'd like to put a scale on my knee and use Mach 3 as a readout for K with no motion control on that axis.

Is this possible?

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Re: Can I set Mach3 to be a readout for K axis
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 05:36:08 PM »
Never used the DSPMC so not 100% sure but I would think you could.
With the CSMIO controller I use on the Chiron I have a glass scale connected into the encoder module of it and have that writing to a User DRO in Mach, I use it for my tool length setter.
If the Inputs on the DSPMC are fast enough then you should be able to do the same.

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Re: Can I set Mach3 to be a readout for K axis
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 09:04:16 PM »
Well change of plans.

I called Vital systems and they were 2-4 weeks out from shipping the controller.

So I got looking around on Ebay and found this for $900.  He was local to me and I picked it up tonight.

My friend said I stole it and I should go buy a lotto ticket and quit my job.  I looked it up and the retail is $3200 :o