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Setting up logic switching for axis selection Pokeys 57E ?
« on: August 21, 2019, 11:06:07 PM »
I am trying to figure out how to set this up.
My pendant has a rotary switch for the axis selection (Off, X,Y,Z,4,5,6)
These 7 positions operate on 3 Pokeys inputs as follows (0=Off 1=On)

           Pin7   Pin3    Pin4
OFF       0        0        0
X           0        0        1
Y           0        1        0
Z           0        1        1
4           1        0        0
5           1        0        1
6           1        1        0

How would I make this work? It used to work with the Mach3 setup, but that was using a Machmotion plugin.

I also do not want these to take any action unless the "Deadman" or Pendant Enable Switch is on (Pin 12).

I am not sure if I should be trying to handle this with LUA code in Mach4 somewhere, or using the Pokeys plugin, or a combination of both.

I an get the MPG to work and select X and Y using the Pokeys Pendant settings, but there is no option to make an axis select with two pins being active, so that seems to be a bust.


I replaced the Pokeys 55 with a 57E and all the inputs work as they did with the 55, but now I seem to be on the fun part of getting it all to work from here. I have the E-Stop, Cycle Start, and Feed Hold working as they should, but I got stuck on this "Matrix" for the pendant axis switch. Everything else has single inputs (including the axis selector on the control panel).

I attached a spreadsheet of what I mapped out...
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