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Using Isel CNC Controller C 142-4 with Mach3 ??
« on: September 19, 2007, 07:42:51 AM »
Hey!

I have a school project to modify a glueing robot to be a wood miller. The glue robot is using Isel's CNC Controller C 142-4 to operate the step motors. I wonder if I can just plug in my laptop with mach3 software to the controller by using RS232-port. Is mach3 able to control the robot  or do I have to use printer port?
Re: Using Isel CNC Controller C 142-4 with Mach3 ??
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007, 08:36:53 AM »
You will need to interface the Stepper drives to the P Port and I would recommend getting a break outboard as well.

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Re: Using Isel CNC Controller C 142-4 with Mach3 ??
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007, 10:54:25 AM »
What breakout board you suggest?
Re: Using Isel CNC Controller C 142-4 with Mach3 ??
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007, 03:42:27 PM »
I just noticed that the Isel C 142-4 controller includes 8 opto-isolated signal input so maybe no need for a breakout board (http://www.iselautomation.de/productdb/download.php?ID=2791). The controller only has an RS 232C port, will this be an problem for using mach3?
Re: Using Isel CNC Controller C 142-4 with Mach3 ??
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007, 10:06:07 PM »
Do you know the pinout for the cable? if it is all step and direction lines you "could" get it to work... BUT for $114.00 each you can get new drives and make the machine a better machine...

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Re: Using Isel CNC Controller C 142-4 with Mach3 ??
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 01:15:34 PM »
Did you get this to work?

I just bought a cmc with isel 142-4 controller. Would like to use mach4 on it.

Please help :)
Re: Using Isel CNC Controller C 142-4 with Mach3 ??
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 01:53:46 PM »
Hi Behnk
I'm just doing this. I've sucsessfully moved the motors with the Pulse step pins on the back of the drivers (just soldered wires on the back of the AZ8061/1 board.
I am using a cheap chineese 5ax Mach3 board ant it runs fine.
I just need to route the limit switches now. It's a simple setup.
https://www.isel.com/en/downloads/dl/file/id/4261/c142_4_1_hardware_manual_complete.pdf
Page 26 hase the driver pins. Just draw wires from the Clock (CLK),Direction and Motor GND to your BOB.

Good Luck