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Offline TPS

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Re: Adding more inputs or outputs to Mach3
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2020, 03:22:43 AM »
went trough all the files and did a lot of searching on the Inet, but all the Information about PIO-16/16 in combination
with mach3 is very Little. so maybe Steve Murphree witch is the programmer of the plugin is the only one witch
has more Information.

But btw are the In-/Outputs in Ports&Pins realy not enough?

for input's you have:
Input 1-4
OEMTrig 1-15 witch are 19

for output's you have:
Enable 1-6
Output 1-20 witch are 26

just a question.
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Adding more inputs or outputs to Mach3
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2020, 06:49:47 AM »
Hi TPS,

Yeah unfortunately I need a few more than that. its using 32 inputs, not including motion stops and home switches etc  (they are done on the Galil card) and 22 outputs. I might be able to trim away some inputs and maybe a few outputs. I could remove the automatic gear change and make it manual for starters. This old thing is covered with sensors for everything. It has a robot arm thing with a gripper to take the tool from the carousel and insert it into the spindle. each action has a sensor and motion solenoids. I may just make an Arduino controller to do the tool change and use RS232 serial from mach3 to send the tool value.

Thanks heaps for all your time and effort.

cheers,
Mark

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Re: Adding more inputs or outputs to Mach3
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2020, 07:04:49 AM »
anyhow it does not make sense to create a plugin, where you can select up to 4 of those IO Card's and then
you do not have Access to all I/O's. i am pretty sure that all the I/O's are reflected to somewhere. in the CSMIO,
witch i am using you can Access all the I/O's via the modbus functions GetInBit(adr,bit) and SetOutBit(adr,bit) and
ResetOutBit(adr, bit), but without more Information it is hard to find the right adress.

maybe you have a Chance to contact Steve Murphree via NFS Support?
« Last Edit: May 11, 2020, 07:20:10 AM by TPS »
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.

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Re: Adding more inputs or outputs to Mach3
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2020, 03:58:41 PM »
I have spoken to the author of the plugin and mach3 can not use all the ports due to the limitation in Mach3s ports and pins table.

« Last Edit: May 11, 2020, 04:01:05 PM by Graham Waterworth »
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