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Anyone interested in a new touch module?
« on: April 02, 2016, 03:55:16 PM »
If your interested in giving it a go let me know.
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Re: Anyone interested in a new touch module?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2016, 04:08:41 PM »
Looking good  ;)

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Re: Anyone interested in a new touch module?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 04:15:01 PM »
Thanks Daz!

So far it has been working very well.
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Re: Anyone interested in a new touch module?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2016, 04:15:50 PM »
Congratulations on the announcement of your upcoming new baby.

We all look forward to it entering the world and appreciate that it
has been a long and tedious journey.

Now wait, you do know that it is April 2nd, not April the first, right?

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Re: Anyone interested in a new touch module?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2016, 04:34:08 PM »
Thanks Steve!

Yup, this is not a joke. All the input you gave really was being listened too.

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Re: Anyone interested in a new touch module?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2016, 07:24:44 PM »
Brett, that looks good.... pity the ESS is not playing ball with G31! (yet)

Bit OT.... but anyone know if g28.1 is going to make an appearance in M4?

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Re: Anyone interested in a new touch module?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2016, 07:28:12 PM »
I would be very interested in trying it out and giving feedback.
This is just what I need to go with the Mach4 upgrade.

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Re: Anyone interested in a new touch module?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2016, 09:17:03 PM »

Bit OT.... but anyone know if g28.1 is going to make an appearance in M4?


Not that I know of but I will ask.
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Re: Anyone interested in a new touch module?
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2016, 09:39:34 PM »
Got it all installed and I really like the UI.

This is installed on a DSPMC/ip V2 machine. Win& 32 bit.

These are the problems I have seen so far.
1.Jogging with the UI up is not smooth
2. Motion during probing is not always smooth.
3. The center finder works but once it is done it runs off in a random direction and then faults out with an unexpected trip of the probe because it trips the probe.

I am off to bed. If you want I will post which versions of Mach and the plugins that I am using.

I would like to see it do a double touch for extra accuracy.
Another nice feature would be for it to increment the tool number every time that you do a tool touch off.

More testing tomorrow
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Re: Anyone interested in a new touch module?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2016, 02:15:11 PM »
Thanks Mike,

Neither jogging nor motion smoothness should be effected. The only reason I can imagine it would be is if the host PC is maxing out its resources. What are the PCs specs and have you ran it while monitoring resources?

When finding the center it should end at the center of the feature your finding the center of. Is your touch plate height and tool diameter set correctly?

If probing is working in your motion device plugin I think it will be OK. If your not running Mach4 version 2.2914 with all things default, you should be (the ReadMe that was included elaborates on this if I am not mistaken).

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I would like to see it do a double touch for extra accuracy.

Since this is meant to be used with tools or probes, your Probe Feed Rate needs to be as slow as necessary for your machine to touch and stop before hurting the tool or touch plate or part. Since there is no intent for it to ever touch at a higher rate than this, double touch is a moot point. However, you can edit the module to add this option if you like.

I doubt I will ever add the bit to increment through tools with each touch. Hopefuly if anyone wants this it will easy enough for them to add that option.
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