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Mach3 and UC100
« on: February 11, 2019, 08:08:52 PM »
I have the demo version (R3.043.062) of MACH 3 installed on my Windows 10 HP Notebook.  Also have the UC100 (real one), hooked through A C83 Opto Isolator board then to my Xylotex 3 axis control board.  When I start it, a message (Plugin DLL Defective. Reload) after that message, this one appears (UC100 V2_151.DLL-Defective Plugin found ..ignoring).  Do I need to change any thing in MACH 3 configuration to use the UC100?  Any assistance will be appreciated. 
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Re: Mach3 and UC100
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 08:58:05 PM »
Delete all the UC100 plugins from the Mach3\plugins folder, and download and install the latest version from the CNC Drive website.
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Re: Mach3 and UC100
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 10:19:23 AM »
Thanks Gerry.

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Re: Mach3 and UC100
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 04:21:27 PM »
Gerry, I have the UC100 Plug in in my Mach3 Plug in folder now.  Mach3 recognizes the UC100.  I don't know what to configure to get it working with my 3 axis board.  The green and blue LEDs on the UC100 are lit up.  I have  from the UC10 a cnc4pc C83 Opto Isolator board (5Input/12 Output) with separate 5VDCPower Supply on the Power terminals of the input side and 5VDC and Ground from my 3 axis board on the Output side Power terminals.  Can not make my G code files make my mill steppers run.  Do I need to do some configuring in Mach3?


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Re: Mach3 and UC100
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 06:20:15 PM »
Do you have a ribbon cable from the C83 to the Xylotex?
Did you enable the axis and configure the ports and pins?
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Re: Mach3 and UC100
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 08:01:03 PM »
Yes I bought a IDC26 Pin to IDC26 Pin ribbon cable to go from the C83 to my 3 axis board.  Tonight I was trying to run Cut a Circle g code from Mach3 G code Folder and every time the Z axis went down on the Mach3 display my Z axis stepper clicked.  I changed that stepper velocity/acceleration then I didn't even get a click any more.  I am not sure if I should do any input/output pin settings in Configuration or not.  I enabled X, Y, Z and A in  Configuration.  That shows Step and Dir pin numbers.  2 and 6 outputs are X, 3 and 7 outputs are Y, 4 and 8 are Z and 5 & 9 are A.  I added a Single Axis board for my A axis (rotary).  Just not sure what to do.  Before I got this Windows 10 Computer and the UC100 I had an older computer with DB25 parallel port and used DB25 cable to the Axis board and all worked well.  That is why I think I am missing something in setting UC100/Mach3 configuration....or something.

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Re: Mach3 and UC100
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 08:19:00 PM »
I believe that your pin numbers are wrong.
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Re: Mach3 and UC100
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 09:57:05 PM »
Gerry, I exchanged the IDC26/DB25 cable for the IDC26/IDC26 ribbon cable to go from the C83 Isolator board IDC26 straight to my Xylotex board IDC26 connection where the IDC26/DB25 ribbon cable was.  Mach3 setup says if I use the UC100, to unclick Parallel Port.  Should I still use the pinouts you showed?


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Re: Mach3 and UC100
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 06:40:22 AM »
Yes, you still need to assign the correct pins, and port #1.
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Re: Mach3 and UC100
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 10:52:39 AM »
Do I need to assign pins in Output/Input configuration or just in Motor configuration?