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Offline Rimmel

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Mach4 is it single pulse threading like mach3
« on: April 14, 2018, 01:44:44 PM »
As per post title.

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Re: Mach4 is it single pulse threading like mach3
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 02:07:58 PM »
Mach4 threading is dependent on the motion controller used. Support is possible for
single pulse, multi-pulse (tachometer) with index, and full encoder with index. PMDX
SmartBOB motion controllers support all these modes.
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Re: Mach4 is it single pulse threading like mach3
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 02:31:28 PM »
I have a Warp9td Ethernet Smoothstepper.

I am using mach3 at present, but I also have a 60 pulse per rev proper spindle encoder with 3 outputs, 1 pulse index and 2 x 60 pulse outputs at a 90 degree offset. I was hoping Mach4 would be able to utilize these elements. With Mach3 I am only using the single pulse index.

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Re: Mach4 is it single pulse threading like mach3
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 02:44:32 PM »
Hi,
the Ethernet SmoothStepper does not support lathe threading at this time. If you follow the Warp9 forum you will see that it is being worked on and is very close
but its not ready yet. What code is there supports one pulse per rev like Mach3 but there is rumour that multi-pulse per rev will be supported and it is that which is taking
the extra time.

Craig
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Re: Mach4 is it single pulse threading like mach3
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 05:58:15 PM »
Hi,
the Ethernet SmoothStepper does not support lathe threading at this time. If you follow the Warp9 forum you will see that it is being worked on and is very close
but its not ready yet. What code is there supports one pulse per rev like Mach3 but there is rumour that multi-pulse per rev will be supported and it is that which is taking
the extra time.

Craig

Great - thanks for the reply. Very informative.

Cheers