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I've got a Galil DMC1820 motion controller and the computer that ran it before has died so I'm trying to get this thing setup in Mach3 on a new computer.

It's run into a ICM-1900 which breaks out all the controls and pushes it out to the XY table which is run by a MCG Brush type servo amplifier model DMC 12D.

When power is on the controller holds the servo position so that you cannot move it so I know everything is "wired" correctly, but no matter what I do with mach3 I can't figure out how to get anything to turn.

The Galil plugin has been used, the computer recognizes the PCI card, and Galil drivers are installed. The card has been selected in Mach3, along with the index checkboxes. I do not know how to configure the motors as none of the "pins" are the same as in the ICM-1900. Most of the pins are in the ~80 range.

Any assistance would be appreciated. I'm running Mach3 on windows XP with the demo program. It is just controlling an XY table for a laser so I am using the plasma module.

Thanks!
Re: Galil DMC 1820 Setup - Cannot figure out how to make motors move!
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 12:13:37 PM »
I answered my own question after uselessly trying to contact Galil support only to have them refuse to help me find software that is compatible with their equipment.

Grab the mach3 "ST" plugin instead of the other one. Motors run fine now and it makes a lovely circle now.

Hope this helps someone else.

Re: Galil DMC 1820 Setup - Cannot figure out how to make motors move!
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 11:23:17 AM »
tried to use the ST version with a DMC1760 ISA board and it wont even let me try to configure. Cant get any motion from my setup currently.