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Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 01:34:22 PM »
Hi,
if you are using a parallel port pins 5 and 15 are both outputs and no good to you, you need a spare input, pins 10-13 and pin 15 with PP,

Craig
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Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2017, 02:21:37 AM »
Hi Billy,
can you confirm that you are using a parallel port?

Craig
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     and I miss him!
Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2017, 06:14:52 AM »
Yes Parallel port...I had a Wake to go to yesterday...
Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2017, 06:43:12 AM »
Hi,
crikey....hope its not your own wake! LOL.

Ok with a parallel port you only have 5 inputs, 10-13 and 15. It is quite probable that they are already used with limits, homes etc. If you can
economise on those other inputs all well and good but if not then you will need a second port. If you install a PCI to parallel card with the correct
driver you should be in business. Unfortunately not all, in fact not many PCI to parallel cards work with Mach. One of the challenges of parallel
ports I'm afraid.

If you do have a working second port then you enter its address on Config/Ports and Pins/Port Setup and Axis Selection in the Port #2 panel you can
optionally nominate pins 2-9 as inputs rather than the more normal outputs. That would mean that with the second port you'll have 13 inputs, 2-13 and 15,
plenty of inputs in short.

Do you have any input pins leftover on your existing port? You can do visual inspection of the BoB or you can post your xml file and I could help.
If you don't then get a working PCI to parallel card. It seems that there are a few cards which are actually PCI to serial but emulate  a parallel port
as an added bonus. While they might work a printer they wont work Mach. Find a card that does PCI to parallel ONLY. It is likely that such a card will
adhere to the original parallel port spec which is required by Mach.

Craig
My wife left with my best friend...
     and I miss him!
Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2017, 06:54:41 AM »
I will Do That....Thank you ! ! !....Noel, who used to work with us...Passed away...He was 82
Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 06:34:11 AM »
xml file attached and machine specs....Thanks Craig for taking a peek
Hi Craig...This is the Machine Specs
Effective working travel 275(X)mm*385(Y)mm*60(Z)mm
dimension 610x480*400mm
Max.workpiece dimension 70mm
Work table dimension 320mm*530mm
Frame materials aluminum alloy 6063 and 6061
Leadscrew 1404 double thread Trapezoidal screws
Driving units X axis 1404 trapezoidal screws
Y axis 1404 trapezoidal screws
Z axis 1404 trapezoidal screws
Sliding units X axis Dia.16mm chrome plate shafts
Y axis Dia.16mm chrome plate shafts
Z axis Dia.12mm chrome plate shafts
Stepping motor type 57 two-phase 1.8A
Spindle motor 400w dc motor 500~8000PRM/Min
Principal axis collet ER11 / 3.175 mm
Repeat accuracy 0.05mm
Spindle precision radial beat acuities 0.03 mm
Control unit triaxial one-piece drive + ring variable power + PWM speed
Carving Instructions G-code/.tab /.nc / .ncc/.txt
Communication interface through parallel port connection with computer
Software environment Windows 2000 / xp
Maximum speed 0-4000mm/min
Carving speed 300-2500mm/min (different materials differ)
Machine weight
28KG

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Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2017, 08:00:42 AM »
Hi Billy,

That's the wrong .xml file.

You need to find Mach3Mill.xml    (or if you are using a different Profile then <your profile> .xml).

Tweakie.
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Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2017, 09:25:34 AM »
Thats what I Have...I Just renamed it to Billys ...I just double checked...I never gave it a name I guess....
Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2017, 09:26:11 AM »
OH Crap Thats Turn  I Just Noticed
Re: 3040T and Z Touchplate
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2017, 09:37:19 AM »
ughhh Here you go,,,,sorry...had to re-name would not let me attach