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Offline tmsmith

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Spindle direction control
« on: June 08, 2007, 04:12:17 PM »
I am trying to set up my *second* digispeedXL spindle control card.
My first ran OK except M3/M4 did not change the spindle direction which was clockwise.
I thought I had a faulty card so obtained a second card.
This time it rotates CCW with the same setup BUT again direcction cannot be changed with M3/M4

On checking using the Digispeed Manual  setup routine I find that M3/M4 is not effecting the direction LED.
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I am using Mach3 v2.064 and a Xylotex card.
I cannot spot a wiring or config fault.
Can anyone point me in the right direction to correct this fault.

Malcolm Smith

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Re: Spindle direction control
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007, 05:34:47 PM »
Do you have the M3 and M4 macros?

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Re: Spindle direction control
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007, 06:07:05 PM »
Hi Hood,
Now you've lost me.
Aren't they just part of Mach3?


Malcolm Smith

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Re: Spindle direction control
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2007, 04:29:02 AM »
I think you still need the M3 and M4 macros in the C:\Mach3\macros\Mach3Mill  folder.

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Re: Spindle direction control
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007, 09:59:07 AM »
Malcom , double check your step & direction pin settings in mach. (;-) TP

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Re: Spindle direction control
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2007, 11:36:32 AM »
Hood where are the M3/M4  macros. This is them first I have heard about having to add them.
I have checked the voltage on the (pin 17) Dir signal on the Xylotex board when entering M3/M4 on the MDI screen.
The voltage stayed the same at 4.40volts so it sounds as though the problem occurs upstream of the Digispeed board.

For vmax, I have checked the pins and they seem to be as I understand the manual.

Malcolm  Smith

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Re: Spindle direction control
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2007, 11:47:57 AM »
Further to my previous post I see in Mach3/macros there are 2 files M3.mls and m4.mls.
Is that where they should be?.

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Re: Spindle direction control
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2007, 06:04:59 PM »
You should have the M3 and M4 macros in  C:\Mach3\macros\Mach3Mill  Check to see they are there, BTW I am presuming its the standard profile you are using and also it is a mill.

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Re: Spindle direction control
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2007, 06:12:06 PM »
Yes Hood,
That is where they are.

Malcolm

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Re: Spindle direction control
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2007, 06:16:16 PM »
Just to confirm, you are using the standard Mach3 Mill Profile? Also what do the macros say in them? Do you have the spindle set up correctly in Ports and Pins, Spindle setup page?

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