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usb motion controller board
« on: May 11, 2020, 04:32:14 PM »
ive got a (usb) STB5100 motion controller board and trying to get limits ,estop,and prob working. mach 3 is not responding to to any of the above . The only help I find is boards with parallel ports, any thing on web with usb doesn't seem to address this problem. I have been threw... ports and pins..and ...homing and limits and I am not seeing what I need to do. Hope some one can shed some light on this. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: usb motion controller board
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 08:13:49 PM »
Its probably an enable or it needs a second power input, there should be a CD with it with a manual also a pirate copy of Mach3 is usually included, if you use that you will have problems.
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Re: usb motion controller board
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 09:30:05 PM »
Thank you for your reply !
 I have a power supply to the board ...18v ( requires 12-24 ) , plus the usb. I have enabled input pins 1-4, (config,pins and ports ). The inputs in question are.. com, 11 (estop )..12( probe touch plate )..13 ( x limit )..14 (y limit)..15 (z limit). all back to common to complete circuit. I got motors up and running and were moving them around and stoped to hookup" ESTOP ". that when I realized that estop along with limits were not wired in. Never thought until then about wether or not it was hooked up or not . The crazy part is that I'm able to run everthing with estop not hooked up....  I started with touch plate , loaded the text file up and tried out, I cant turn on led in diagnostics tab. And here I am......I don't see were I can enable input pins 11-15 . The problem is more than likely self inflicted and I'm chasing my tail here

         Dave

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Re: usb motion controller board
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 05:49:58 AM »
Some of these boards come with a copy of mach3 and a .lic file do not use it delete it and setup the machine in demo mode with a downloaded version from the web site.

Some of these board use strange port number combinations so inputs may be on port 3 and outputs on port 2.

What documentation did you get with the board?  Attach it here so we try and help more.

Get Mach3 here :- https://www.machsupport.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Mach3Version3.043.exe
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Re: usb motion controller board
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 04:31:06 PM »
Please see attachment

If I delete mach3 , will I loose my license . I have saved a copy and put in new file . My current version is r3.041

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Re: usb motion controller board
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 08:31:48 PM »
On the CD that came with the card there will be a folder with the USB driver in, it will be a .dll

This needs to be copied into C:\Mach3\Plugins

Start Mach3 and select the USB driver.  Then you need to set your ports and pins as per your machine setup.

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Re: usb motion controller board
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2020, 12:03:49 AM »
do you mean....BL-USBMACH-V32.dll....?? If so its loaded ,  we found the problem the input numbers....11 ,12 , 13 , 14 , 15 …….are not what they seem.. they are l1 , l2 , l3 , l4 , l5....this is as it was printed in instructions.....the letter preceding the number is the letter " I " which looks like a 1 or l (L) . I took it as a 1. So......as the instructions went on , this was the next step......l1=10 , l2=11 , l3=12 , l4=13 , l5=15....can you see the confusion? When you prompted me to set ports and pins and I began to look for something I over looked and found this.....Thank you very much for your help!!……. I hope that this project can move on now and I think it should. one last thing can you recommend a site that has genuine boards and support? I have contacted were I got my board 3 times now and , no reply...….

THANKS AGAIN     DAVE
Re: usb motion controller board
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2020, 01:57:06 AM »
Hi,
the ongoing and repeating complaint about Chinese made motion control boards is lack of support.

The principle seems to be 'we've got your money ....so we don't care'.

Craig
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Re: usb motion controller board
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2020, 01:35:54 PM »
did you ever figure out why your stb5100 was crashing at the end of a move in mach3?
i've been struggling with this for way too long. about to buy a different board.
Re: usb motion controller board
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2020, 02:27:12 PM »
Hi,

Quote
i've been struggling with this for way too long. about to buy a different board.

Correct answer and don't buy another Chinese made junk board either, make sure its US or European made, I
would recommend an Ethernet SmoothStepper by Warp9TD, any of the UC********* series by CNCDrive, or a PoKeys 57CNC.

Craig
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