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Tangential issues - again
« on: October 14, 2016, 11:32:32 AM »
More weird tangential issues with Mach3.

I've got tangential working mostly as it should on an ultrasonic blade cutting system, with one big issue and a couple of smaller ones. The big problem happens when I load a new tap file and start the job. Even though tangential mode is toggled, the job doesn't run in tangential mode. However, after I hit stop, rewind the job, go back to zero, and restart the job, then tangential mode runs correctly. Anybody have any ideas for this?

One of the smaller issues is a very long pause (almost 2 seconds) after a rapid move before the head drops to the table surface and starts cutting. There are no G4 commands in the job file so I'm guessing it's some weird Mach3 or tangential issue.
Re: Tangential issues - again
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 12:21:16 PM »
Just to update - for others who may encounter this.
I found the issue - I had originally set the button to use the VB Script function (edited within Mach).
Changing the button operation to assign the OEM code function (241) from within the screen designer results in the tangential function behaving normally.
Mach apparently does not like performing some functions via VB Script - I've seen this on rare occasions before.
Still got the long pause at the end of a rapid move before the head lowers and starts cutting.