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Multi head machine with 2 sets of gcode
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:38:03 AM »
Hi can someone give me some insight on if its possible to customize Mach4 to run 2 sets of G code simultaneously then output stop signal after completion 
Re: Multi head machine with 2 sets of gcode
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 01:04:07 PM »
It would be way more helpful if you describe what you are trying to do.
Re: Multi head machine with 2 sets of gcode
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 01:33:15 PM »
we need to control 2 milling heads each has 3 axis they need to run simultaneously on the same part we might be best off to use 2 controllers maybe
Re: Multi head machine with 2 sets of gcode
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 02:12:23 PM »
Hi,
I cant think of a way to run two different lots of Gcode simultaneously on the same controller.

Are the two mill heads co-ordinated with each other?

Craig
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Re: Multi head machine with 2 sets of gcode
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 02:30:08 PM »
they'd each have there own work offset ....... we might try with 2 controls and loop an output from control A to B and from B to A so one waits on the other exec.  Or use Expert version .... we would use Galil to control servos
Re: Multi head machine with 2 sets of gcode
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 05:00:44 PM »
Hi,

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Or use Expert version ..
Whats that? There is no 'expert version' to my knowledge, Mach4Hobby is very very similar to Mach4Industrial,
certainly there is no ability to run two instances of Mach simultaneously in either.

Craig
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Re: Multi head machine with 2 sets of gcode
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 05:33:15 PM »
Expert is a new version they say might work its not on their web yet got a reply from tech support this aft I might be best off using 2 separate controls
Re: Multi head machine with 2 sets of gcode
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 08:24:02 AM »
There is a product that we call Expert, but it is not something that we have tested or are prepared to support at this time. It is still under development but it will have the ability to run two "instances" of Mach within a single version with M code hand shakes going back and forth to prevent collisions. Such a set up would require two separate motion controllers (in this case, two Galils).

-Bryanna
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Re: Multi head machine with 2 sets of gcode
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 10:12:31 AM »
Very Cool!
Chad Byrd
Re: Multi head machine with 2 sets of gcode
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 06:47:23 PM »
is the expert version available to buy would be interested to try it out if it has a trial anyway