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Offline BR549

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Mach3 and rigid tapping and Encoder threading (;-)
« on: February 23, 2016, 06:13:06 PM »
So what would yall think about a new Ethernet controller than can do Rigid tapping(mill)  AND encoder threading(Turn) in MACH3 ???

AND it would not BREAK teh bank(;-)

Would it be something you would want ???

And yes it appears it CAN be done in Mach3.

(;-) TP
Re: Mach3 and rigid tapping and Encoder threading (;-)
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 06:50:46 PM »
I'm IN !
Just starting a lathe now. :)
Re: Mach3 and rigid tapping and Encoder threading (;-)
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 04:14:31 PM »
Would it be something you would want ???  And yes it appears it CAN be done in Mach3.
Who wouldn't want the Holy Grail?  (Of course it doesn't work out well for the guys in the movie.)
Milton from Tennessee ya'll.

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Re: Mach3 and rigid tapping and Encoder threading (;-)
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 08:10:10 AM »
Price, within reason, is not a big issue for me.
What I look for is 24v I/O, Analogue I/O, if Step/Dir then it should be differential and the frequency needs to be in the MHz range. Preferably Analogue command for me though.
So any more info on this new controller TP?

Hood

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Re: Mach3 and rigid tapping and Encoder threading (;-)
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2016, 08:13:54 AM »
I think I know where he's going with this. There's a new motion controller coming out soon, but it may not have a Mach3 plugin available....

Am I right?
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Re: Mach3 and rigid tapping and Encoder threading (;-)
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 08:20:29 AM »
Well if it doesnt have a Mach3 Plugin then the title is very misleading ;)
Hood

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Re: Mach3 and rigid tapping and Encoder threading (;-)
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 08:30:45 AM »
I think he's looking for justification to have a plugin written.
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Re: Mach3 and rigid tapping and Encoder threading (;-)
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2016, 11:48:33 AM »
HIYA Gerry , NOPE you are wrong on both accounts  ;)

(;-) TP
« Last Edit: February 27, 2016, 11:51:41 AM by BR549 »

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Re: Mach3 and rigid tapping and Encoder threading (;-)
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2016, 05:12:40 PM »
I'm intrigued.

However the KFlop has always been able to handle both of those features, although it is USB only.

Mach 3 Rigid Tapping with a KFlop
Threading on a KFlop requires a spindle encoder (a single slot won't work), and doesn't involve any extra coding like rigid tapping, although it still suffers from the issue of slow pull out in later Mach versions :-/
« Last Edit: February 27, 2016, 05:17:34 PM by mc »
Re: Mach3 and rigid tapping and Encoder threading (;-)
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2016, 12:52:32 PM »
Is this something that will show up "down the road" on its own or is it something that TP alone has in his pocket?
Milton from Tennessee ya'll.