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mach3 use ACK250 and MPG on LPT2
« on: October 07, 2017, 11:10:11 AM »
hi

i use mach3 for my cnc mill, i use ACK250 usb card.
is possible configure LPT2 for MPG pendant?

thanks at all.
Re: mach3 use ACK250 and MPG on LPT2
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 01:53:24 PM »
Hi,
no. The ACK250 is a motion control device. LTP2 requires Machs parallel port driver which is also a motion control device.
Mach can only have one motion control device active at once.

I'm not familiar with the ACK250. Can you post a manual? Does it have spare inputs? The only pic I've seen of it suggests it might.

Craig
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Re: mach3 use ACK250 and MPG on LPT2
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 07:03:03 PM »
hi

sorry for my error, not ACK250, AKZ250, leafboy77 motion card.

i would like to connect  standard MPG not USB MPG, but i need alot of input.

AKZ250 have 16 input, i need:
 3 input  for select 1-10-100,
 4 input for X,Y,Z,A
 2 input for Encoder A e B

total 9 input, half board input.
Re: mach3 use ACK250 and MPG on LPT2
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 07:23:11 PM »
Hi,
you have enuf inputs why not use them.

There are a couple of ways that you could economise on inputs.

For instance you've got three inputs for 1,10,100. If you had a push button and you pushed it once the machine would cycle to the next level, from 10
to 100 say, push again, from 100 to 1 and so on. It would require only one input not three and be nearly as good.

I notice also that you have 4 inputs to select x,y,z,a. You could reduce that to two inputs say I1 and I2:
I1 and I2 off means x
I1 on and I2 off means y
I1 on and I2 on means z
I1 off and I2 on means a

Still if you have enuf input as is why bother to make things hard?

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!
Re: mach3 use ACK250 and MPG on LPT2
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 04:24:35 AM »
hi

I do not understand "enuf input"?

what is "enuf"?

regards.
Re: mach3 use ACK250 and MPG on LPT2
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 04:36:08 AM »
Hi,
sorry my slang enuf=enough.... so you have plenty of inputs, more than is required.

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!