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ARFcnc 6040 Mach 3 USB configuration help
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:40:16 AM »
Just purchased this on eBay. I am trying to get the configuration all set up I only have a USB port on the back of the CNC 6040 Z  control box. I can get the spindle spinning but I can't get any of the XY or Z axis to move. Does anybody have any pictures of their pin settings or what I need to do to get the USB to communicate with the machine. I feel that it is communicating a little bit because the spindle is spinning so there has to be some kind of signals going to the mach3 motion card.

Any help would be appreciated thank you
Re: ARFcnc 6040 Mach 3 USB configuration help
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 11:44:42 AM »
Did it come with a mach3 profile by anychance?

I just googled also and found this page, di dnot look at the videos myslef though... might be something there.

if it is the XHC controller card mentioned on the page though, you can also lookup just how to configure that card with mach3 etc.

https://hl-yeah.com/2017/08/03/chinese-benchtop-commercial-cnc-wood-router-setup/
Re: ARFcnc 6040 Mach 3 USB configuration help
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 11:59:03 AM »
yes, been through that page, watched all the videos, but they do not cover how to set all the communication settings.
most videos I have seen cover the printer port setup but not to many on setting up the usb
Re: ARFcnc 6040 Mach 3 USB configuration help
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 01:03:13 PM »
If it is the XHC motion card maybe try installing the drivers?
http://www.nvcnc.net/xhc-cnc-controller.html
Re: ARFcnc 6040 Mach 3 USB configuration help
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 02:18:08 PM »
done that
Re: ARFcnc 6040 Mach 3 USB configuration help
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 02:32:52 PM »
the motion card
Re: ARFcnc 6040 Mach 3 USB configuration help
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 02:36:39 PM »
hi, sorry i don;t understand then what you mean by setting up the usb communication. can you post a screen cap of what settings you are talking about?

when you boot mach 3, can you select the XHC card as the control card?
Re: ARFcnc 6040 Mach 3 USB configuration help
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 02:58:50 PM »
yes it does
Re: ARFcnc 6040 Mach 3 USB configuration help
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 03:16:09 PM »
do you have theses instructions already?

im pretty sure for this card the step pin/dir pin dont matter, they are hard coded and cant be changed on the card. i used to have one of these cards, or an older version maybem  but it was a while ago.  
http://www.nvcnc.net/MK4/Parameter%20Settings%20for%20MKX%20.pdf

also here is a profile already setup to use this card
http://www.nvcnc.net/MK4/4%20axis%20card%20mk4%20config.rar

both are from this site

http://www.nvcnc.net/xhc-cnc-controller.html
Re: ARFcnc 6040 Mach 3 USB configuration help
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 04:24:39 PM »
yes, I found the same thing, followed the directions and still nothing.

I messed with it now for three days straight and still no axis movement.

my next move is to set it up with my desktop pc instead of my laptop, dunno if that will make a diffrence or not, supposed to be able to use laptops.