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Index and timing in M3-Turn
« on: November 15, 2019, 04:01:32 PM »
Will Mach-3 work using both the “index” and “timing” inputs set to different input ports?

I would like to use the INDEX for starting the threading operation in M3Turn and the TIMING for smother RPM control.

The timing input would have 8 or more “triggers” on one spindle diameter while the “index” would have only one trigger on a different spindle diameter.

Is there a better way???   Thanks.

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Re: Index and timing in M3-Turn
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 07:02:35 PM »
If you use timing only one slot needs to be wider so mach can use it as the trigger.
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Re: Index and timing in M3-Turn
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 07:21:17 PM »
Thanks for the response, My plan was/is to use "Hall Effect" sensors.

I'm not sure how to make one trigger for a longer period. This is why I was going to use two sensors. 

Maybe I only need the index, I assume it will also provide RPM to Mach3 as well.

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Re: Index and timing in M3-Turn
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 02:51:43 PM »
You only need the index
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