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I'd like the router to shut down after tool-paths are cut
« on: January 05, 2016, 06:37:22 AM »
I am learning every day, Mach 3 is a fool proof program with more features than I will ever use.  Question, I run Vectric Aspire, send to mach, I manually turn the router on, run the tool-path, then have to manually turn the router off.  How can I set the router to turn off after the tool paths have been run?  Im sure its fairly simple, just haven't  been able to find it.
Re: I'd like the router to shut down after tool-paths are cut
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 08:30:16 AM »
Check out SuperPID.
http://www.vhipe.com/product-private/SuperPID-Home.htm

Other ways to do it if you just want on and off, as in using a relay, but why not go for RPM control too!

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Re: I'd like the router to shut down after tool-paths are cut
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 07:34:12 PM »
I just ordered a solid state relay with 3 -5 volt input
assigned a pin to it. Wired it to 110V with a plug.
Then when I called I believe a m3 it would turn on
and m4 to turn it off. Works great.
olf20 / Bob
« Last Edit: January 06, 2016, 07:41:05 PM by olf20 »
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