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Mach3 - Wireless MPG - How to set velocity of steps
« on: February 25, 2017, 10:01:13 AM »
Hi all,

I am setting up a mill with Mach3 (current download - registered) using the UC100 motion controllers, and the Wireless MPG HB04.

I have things moving pretty good but because this MPG appears to use the Step jog function (which I like because of accuracy / click), I can't seem to figure out how to make thos step moves faster.  There was one DRO - OEM 126 that I thought would help, but didn't seem to do anything useful.

Any ideas of what I can do?

Thanks!

Chris D
Re: Mach3 - Wireless MPG - How to set velocity of steps
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 02:50:23 PM »
If I read your question correctly go to the Jog flyout (tab key)
Look and see what the slow jog rate % is set at.

HTH

RT
Re: Mach3 - Wireless MPG - How to set velocity of steps
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 04:04:23 PM »
It is set at 100

Chris D
Re: Mach3 - Wireless MPG - How to set velocity of steps
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 04:37:42 PM »
If you change the amount of movement per jog, say from .01 to .1 or from .1 to 1 does the speed change?

if so, as a Test, change your acceleration setting on one of the axis and see if that is limiting the pendant speed.
Re: Mach3 - Wireless MPG - How to set velocity of steps
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 06:31:10 PM »
Speed is the same regardless of the step distance.  As I am setting this machine up / rewiring etc., currently the ACC and DEC is very fast (too fast for reliability).  When I get it back under power again, I am going to do step jog using the jog buttons and see if it behaves different.

Chris D.
Re: Mach3 - Wireless MPG - How to set velocity of steps
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 03:28:16 PM »
Argh, found out that feedrate for Step Jog is the programmed feedrate NOT the Jog rate.  Im sure there was some logic to do that, however, it is very unusual compared to industrial CNC controls.