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I have a CNC mill that's worked fine for 15+ years under Mach 3 running on a WinXP machine.  I decided to update the PC before it dies in the middle of a job.  I replaced it with a Win10 x64 machine and a SSENC-2 Ethernet SmoothStepper System from Soigeneris (just a packaged ESS SmoothStepper).  I installed and configured Mach 3 according to Mach's instructions and the SmoothStepper's.  I copied my Mach 3 configuration file to the new system and updates the port references accordingly.  All I can do, though, is actuate the flood relay and move the table to the left (using either the left or the right arrow keys).  So there's communication all the way from Mach 3 through to the mill, but it's flawed and incomplete.  Any tips?  Thanks.

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Re: Mach 3 / SmoothStepper ESS / Win10 upgrade: partial success
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 08:08:13 AM »
Involute I will be watching this with some interest as I am also working on a mill retrofit     what kind of mill are you running
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Re: Mach 3 / SmoothStepper ESS / Win10 upgrade: partial success
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 09:50:26 AM »
A Syil Super X3 (https://tinyurl.com/y7b2lg8v).  They don’t make them anymore, though the company that imported them is still in business offering other mills (https://us.syil.com/).
Re: Mach 3 / SmoothStepper ESS / Win10 upgrade: partial success
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 07:13:58 PM »
I've been getting more love on this issue over on the SmoothStepper forum.  The problem's almost solved.  The thread is here (https://tinyurl.com/ycmvuw2v).  Good luck with your retrofit.