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Re: KX1 with Mach3 not talking to computer
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2017, 07:29:57 PM »
Hi John,
can you post those pics?

Craig
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Re: KX1 with Mach3 not talking to computer
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2017, 07:54:35 PM »
hi Craig

Re: KX1 with Mach3 not talking to computer
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2017, 07:57:21 PM »
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Re: KX1 with Mach3 not talking to computer
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2017, 07:58:59 PM »
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Re: KX1 with Mach3 not talking to computer
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2017, 08:03:08 PM »
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Re: KX1 with Mach3 not talking to computer
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2017, 09:10:57 PM »
Hi John,
the DriverTest.exe is fine.

I notice a few errors in the other screens tho. You are also guily of trying to get too much going at once and in fact not achieving anything.

Your E stop input is OK. All your other inputs are rubbish. First disable ALL Limits and Home switches. You don't need them yet.
Likewise disable the spindle on the output pins page, you don't need it yet.

On the input pins page you will have seen that pins 10-13 and 15 are available as inputs....whereas you have nominated pins 0, which doesn't
exist and pin 1 which is an output pin.

To start with you only need one input, an Estop. Estop's are usually active low, so when the pin is taken to low voltage the machine goes into
emergency shutdown. The only outputs you need to start with are the motor outputs...everything else is just confusing the issue.

Craig
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Re: KX1 with Mach3 not talking to computer
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2017, 09:13:57 PM »
Hi,
I see in the second last pi you posted an output Dig Trigger? Whats that for? Do you need it?

Craig
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Re: KX1 with Mach3 not talking to computer
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2017, 10:18:06 PM »
Hello Craig
Where do I find Limit and home switch?
The spindle is in Motor Outputs not outputs in my Mach3. Went into  Motor outputs and disable Spindle.
Digt Trig now disabled
in input signals made X++ Pin number 10 and X- made pin number 13.are input pin the same as Port#?
Craig all the numbers and enables were generated in con/fig when we down loaded Mach3 vision .062. when the old computer hard drive crashed and had to reload Mach3
It is running in demo mode, have asked Mach support for our licence numbers and how to change to licenced mill.
I must have nearly drove you to the drink with all these questions.
Thank you
Craig
Cheers John
Re: KX1 with Mach3 not talking to computer
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2017, 10:40:46 PM »
Hello Craig
Just tried the estop on the mill when pressed another LED comes on inside.
John
Re: KX1 with Mach3 not talking to computer
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2017, 11:03:25 PM »
Hi John,
Limits and Homes are input signals.
Limits are X++,X--, Y++ etc, disable all of them to start with. If they are disabled it doesn't matter what pin is assigned, but suggest you put '0'
as the pin. Pin 0 doesn't exist.
Homes are X Home, Y Home etc disable all of them to start with and assign them to pin 0.
Your Estop should be port 1 pin 13, or at least that's the pic you posted. Try Estop active low. Fire up Mach and see if the Estop button works.
If it doesn't try Estop not active low and try Mach again. One of the combinations should work if your machine is wired with the Estop wire
going to pin 13 on your BoB. If not you're going to have to trace the wire from the Estop to the pin on the BOB.

You don't need a licence at the moment, even if you had one it won't change anything.

You might go to the Artsoft site and get:
Quote
Mach3 CNC Controller
Software Installation and
Configuration

Manuals seem to work best when read, sometimes more than once.

Craig
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