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Offline Cary

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Mach3 turn not running but mill is
« on: August 13, 2016, 11:04:14 PM »
Hello,
I'm looking for some help with my Mach3 turn. Here is the situation. I have a 4 axis CNC that I built myself and am using Mach3 to run all. I have gotten everything tuned in for Mach3 mill. That is to say I can set up and run G-code programs with the mill and it works perfect. So I wanted to start using the Mach3 turn program and I set everything up just the same as I did in Mill. The ports & pins inputs and outputs are the same. The motor control is the same.....but when I hit the reset button nothing happens. It is as if the software isn't reading the controller. Any ideas?

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Re: Mach3 turn not running but mill is
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 01:29:35 AM »
Assuming you are using the parallel port, do you have Port#1 enabled and is the Port Address set correctly ?

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Re: Mach3 turn not running but mill is
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 03:25:30 PM »
Yes I made sure the port 1 and the Kernel speed is the same under both Mach3Mill and Mach3Turn.

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Re: Mach3 turn not running but mill is
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 07:13:53 PM »
Ok, I see that lots of you are reading this  but not getting much response.

So I have the Mach 3 Turn program turned on; I have the all the output signals the same as in Mach 3 Mill. The machine does not come "on line" when I click the reset button. Then after many trials I get a screen message that says "Your Reset command is failing due to an external influence. Either your reset mutton is ON, or your limit switches are active." the dialog goes on the change the Active Low on the Motor outputs. So I did but it didn't change anything. The machine still doesn't come on line.

Here is my question. Do I have to have the limit switches installed and up and working for me to use Mach 3 Turn?

I do not have to in Mach 3 Mill, it runs just fine without the limit switches installed, (next part of my project CNC is to get limit switches).
Thanks for any advice you can give,
Cary

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Re: Mach3 turn not running but mill is
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2016, 04:33:53 PM »
It must just be a setting as you do not need anything special set up in Turn that you don't need in mill.
However I have a simple solution for you :)
Go to the Mach3 folder and copy your the xml for the mill profile you are using. Paste it to your desktop and rename it then copy and paste back to your Mach3 folder. Next use the Mach3 loader and select your renamed profile. When that opens go to View menu and Load Screens, from the file type at the bottom choose  Turn Files (.lset) then choose the 1024.lset from the window. Click ok then the lathe screenset will load. Now close down Mach  and reopen this profile and it will now be a lathe profile.
Hood