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galil+mach3
« on: June 13, 2008, 08:16:37 AM »
hi all

      i having galil DMC-2123 controller. i am running galil controller through MACH3. it working fine but when i try to open the MOTOR TUNNING option from MACH3 windows it takes around 20 - 25 minute.
 i did drive test using utility.
     my computer configuration is :  XP SOFTWARE
                                                 INTEL DUAL CORE 1.8 GHZ
                                                 1 GB RAM

 
Re: galil+mach3
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008, 07:51:48 PM »
Wow 20-30 minutes, what patients! I would have assumed it was broken and given up in 3.

If you are talking about the SPEED and ACCEL/DECEL tuning in Mach this is probably a PC - Mach issue. I would disable the Galil plugin and see if it reacts the same.

Darek
Re: galil+mach3
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2008, 02:01:08 AM »

 hi,
             after disabling the Galil plugin , response is much quicker within a 1 sec. provide some solution to this problem.
             another two things i  want to confirm .
             1: can i use input/output of galil DMC-2123 controller using MACH3 software.
             2: can i use my galil DMC-2123 controller as a standalone system by uploading code in machine using MACH3
                 software.

Re: galil+mach3
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2008, 07:32:21 AM »
I can answer 1 & 2 but why the Galil plugin is effecting the tuning window so adversely is beyond me?!

1. Yes you can use the I/O. Mach sees the Galil I/O on PORT#1, PIN# = the I or O#. Home and limits only have to be enabled.

2. Since Mach is doing the trajectory planing I would say it has to be connected for standard CNC operation.

Darek

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Re: galil+mach3
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2008, 12:02:37 AM »
Hi Guys,

This is my first visit.

I currently have a bridgeport series 1 cnc mill running with the following things. Have been using this setup for about 6 years.

Stepper motors from Pacific Scientific
 
wingcnc software from jraco (similar to Camsoft very stable, but very basic)

Pendant from jraco that works with galil

galil optima dmc 1740 isa card

Ahha 4 axis controller box  ( I had to integrate 2 Gecko g210 drives after 2 Ahha drives went bad and Ahha has closed its doors)
And by the way, the Gecko drives are far superior to the Ahha drives.

I am very interested in trying Mach3 or whatever Mach version is the best.

From your experience is Mach a stable software?

Should I continue to use the current Galil board? And if so why and how do I do it?

I know I am asking for much on my first post.

Thanks for any help.
Bubba

Re: galil+mach3
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 05:31:56 AM »
hi Bubba
 
     I have started working  on MACH3 from last 3 week.
     so i thing i am not write person to comment on MACH3.
     still up to today i am satisfy with MACH3.