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Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« on: March 01, 2019, 07:37:03 PM »
After about 150 hours of trying this Input/output after this Input/output and this Input/output and restarting Mach3 again and again, it seems to me that the UC100 Motion Controller, Mach3 and Windows 10 64bit does not work.  If anyone can show me how it may work for sure, I am all about it.  Otherwise I chalk up buying the UC100, C84 Adapter, C83 Opto Isolator Board, IDC26-IDC26 Ribbon Cable plus a couple other ribbon cables as a waste of money and they go in my junk box.  I have also emailed cnc4pc this information, hoping maybe they have an email address of someone that has it all working together that I can contact and go over what I need to do.  My C83 Opto Isolator Board when powered up has 4 out of 5 input LEDs lit up.  Input 13 LED does not light up.    I have also emailed cnc4pc this information.

Well, that is my rant for the day, week, month, month and a half. :( :( >:( >:(
Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 08:18:55 AM »
That's a warranted rant, Ray. Hopefully they'll get back to you with some useful info from cnc4pc. I've heard good things about their support.
Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 08:47:07 PM »
Outside of Vista, Windows 10 anything is the worst system for Mach3. Install it all on a Windows 7 Pro 64 and it will work.
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Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 09:18:26 PM »
I have an old desktop with XP and a parallel port, I think I will try that and say to heck with the UC100 Motion Controller.
Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 09:34:46 PM »
No, don’t use the parallel port cable, just load up your Mach3 and use the same setup. There is a 400 something that works on Ethernet that is what I used. I Am Not an expert but it worked for me.
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Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 09:38:16 AM »
No, don’t use the parallel port cable, just load up your Mach3 and use the same setup. There is a 400 something that works on Ethernet that is what I used. I Am Not an expert but it worked for me.

I used this with Mach3 and on Windows 7 Pro - UC400ETH ethernet motion controller   CNC Drive has a auto configure wizard on their website and they also sell the UC100.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2019, 09:41:45 AM by wmgeorge »
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Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 11:24:40 PM »
I did try my old desktop with XP and Parallel Port (after blowing it out with my air hose).  Downloaded Mach3, Parallel Port Drivers, configured my motor outputs and tuned the motors.   Boom da da boom.... worked like a champ.     Put that UC100 motion Controller and the other stuff I got from cnc4pc in the "maybe try it again later" box with a note (UC100 DOES NOT WORK WITH NOTEBOOK WITH WINDOWS 10 64 Bit).

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Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 01:50:16 AM »
"UC100 DOES NOT WORK WITH NOTEBOOK WITH WINDOWS 10 64 Bit & WINDOWS 7 x64" was what I read from someone at CNCZONE weeks ago. He said that only UC300 or UC400 will support x64 OS.
I am still wondering whether that is true.
OR it may be CNCDRIVE's trick to get people to use UCCNC instead of Mach3/Mach4.
On CNCDRIVE info on UC100
"6.) Software prerequirements (install on Win XP only!)"

Perhaps only a cheaper "USB motion controller" from China will work with MACH3 & WINDOWS 10 64 Bit & WINDOWS 7 x64???
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 02:06:53 AM by reuelt »
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Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2019, 07:42:48 AM »
As far as Windows 10 goes, I know some folks are using Mach4, but the Acorn controller is made to work with it.  Not just any Win 10 but what they spec. YMMV.
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Re: Mach3 and UC100 and Windows 10 64bit
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2019, 08:21:32 AM »
(UC100 DOES NOT WORK WITH NOTEBOOK WITH WINDOWS 10 64 Bit).

This is not true. While I use and test many motion controllers in a professional setting, I only use the UC100 with a Win10, 64-bit laptop on my own time. I have successfully completed several small projects with it. If you would like help troubleshooting your setup, shoot me a ticket at support.machsupport.com and I'm happy to help you work through it.

-Bryanna
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