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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2008, 02:07:12 PM »
Hood, Yes ,thats what I meant. My other machine I just hit the tool check button,without feedhold.
Thanks again.
Ed V
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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2008, 02:11:00 PM »
Hood,
Another question. How do you get anywork done in your shop, when your answering everyones questions in this forum?  ;D
Ed V
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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2008, 02:14:09 PM »
I think he has CLONED himself....There HAS to be more than 1 of him !  :D  He helps EVERYWHERE ! :D

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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2008, 02:19:15 PM »
Hood,
Another question. How do you get anywork done in your shop, when your answering everyones questions in this forum?  ;D
Ed V
No mystery to that, I found this great thing called Mach that does my work for me ;)
Hood

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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2008, 02:31:51 PM »
say what you want it to do, exactly step by step.........

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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2008, 11:15:52 PM »
Helping Hand Hood,
Been working on my machine, enclosed a couple pics. my PMDX, Geckos, and modbus are all mounted on a 16" long alum heatsink with 3 - 12v fans behind.
My question is the encoder wiring. Gecko needs the 5v, 0v, A,B. MY ENCODERS have A-A/-B-B/-Z-Z/ 0v-5v.
What do I do with A/-B/-Z/ ?  :-\  SHIELDED CABLES- ground on 1 end. Which end is best. Can't find any info on this anywhere,and I figured  you be the man.
THANKS AGAIN. I couldn't do it without your help, :D  and I'm sure I'll be back.
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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2008, 01:20:36 AM »
Some drives accept differential encoder signals but as you say the Geckos dont so you just leave the A- B- and Z- unconnected at the drive end, best to heat shrink or tape them up so no accidents happen ;) . For the shielding you want to connect that at  the control end, also try and connect all shielding to one point in your control cabinet rather than having them connected all over the place which can cause problems I believe.
  Very tidy wiring BTW and like the look of your control panel, excellent work :)

Hood
« Last Edit: July 26, 2008, 03:22:29 AM by Hood »
Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2008, 02:00:19 AM »
Hood,
Many Thanks again. Its 1:00 am in the morning here. Do you stay up all night too,helping dummies like me?
What time is it by you?  :o
Ed V.
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Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2008, 02:32:03 AM »
Nah, its 7:30am here, you guys are just a bit behind the times :D

Hood
Re: mill retro HELP
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2008, 08:28:22 PM »
The good old U.S.A. behind times ??  ;D  WELL, you got that right, and it's not getting any better >:(
Ed VanEss