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(2) controllers - setup questions
« on: June 24, 2008, 06:58:11 PM »

I am using a MAXNC 10CL (closed loop) mill (with the the MAXNC controller) under LPT1:

I will be controlling (2) additional steppers (not part of the mill, but part of the milling process) that will be controlled by a different controller under LPT2:

Is this possible with MACH3? I'm gonna need some help with the configuration - anyone interested?  :o


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Re: (2) controllers - setup questions
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2008, 09:27:55 PM »
Hi, Charlie

Will all help anyway we can, Do you have a second p-port installed. ?

Have you tested it at all.

Others will post.


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Re: (2) controllers - setup questions
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008, 12:52:09 PM »
What you seem to be saying is that you are having Mach 3 running a mill on port 1. What you want to do is run another set of kit on port 2, using a different GCode program.

I do not see how you can run multiple versions of mach 3 simultaneously on the same machine.

Mach 3 uses a great deal of the computers processing to generate the various pulses, in strcit time, required for moving the steppers/servos.

What exactly are you asking.
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