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MACH4 HOW TO DISABLE 1 AXIS
« on: January 26, 2020, 10:06:39 AM »
Hello fellow CNC'ers.

My setup is a 4 Axis CNC with Mach4 and POKEYS57CNC.  The 4th axis is A (rotary).  I have the enable/disable signals wired from the stepper drivers.  So for example when I "Unable" control all of the stepper motors are de-energized. 

My question is how / can I disable only 1 axis?  For example when I am cutting a job and I don't need to use the A axis I would like to disable it. 

I can't see in any documentation or inputs/outputs where I can make this happen.

Not sure if I should post here on in the Pokeys Topic.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
Re: MACH4 HOW TO DISABLE 1 AXIS
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2020, 05:31:42 PM »
Figured this one out with a little help.  Enabled "Drive enable from pins from Mach4" in the Pulse Engine tab.  I then configured a button on the screen to enable/disable the axis.  Might script it later but I'm good for now.  :-) :)

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Re: MACH4 HOW TO DISABLE 1 AXIS
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 02:48:20 PM »
You can also use a different profile.  One with the 4 the axis enabled and another one with it disabled.  Then just launch with the desired profile.  No scripting needed.  :)

Steve
Re: MACH4 HOW TO DISABLE 1 AXIS
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2020, 06:52:58 PM »
Thanks for the tip