I bouth a Router from china (Guangdaly) an the manufacturer did not give me enought informations to make the machine works.
I use to work on MastercamX2 and Type3. the problem is I can not make the machine work with G codes, it shuts down my PC.
On type3 software:
I draw the piece I would like to work
I choose the tool to do it
the soft asks me to choose a machine out of 100 models. the manufacturer did not tell me or send me a documentation to tell me wich one to choose.
I generate a G code with a machine picked randomly and put my machine specifications (x,y,z,spindle...).
I bring the G file to be read by a manufacturer soft called "NcStudio" that commands the machin.
When I press execute the spindle begin to turn and than read one line and shutdown the PC!!!
You seem to be knowledgeable about the set up of these type of machines. I wonder how and why you ended up buying this machine without having support, or the operating system varified first. could you give more details as to how you found this machine?
Was it sold here in the USA?
Did you have to import the machine?
Whom did you deal with in order to purchase?
What kind of cost where involved in order to purchase this machine?
What operating software was included with the purchase?
What is you overall opinion of the quality of the machine, and its' componants?
just from what I've read, sudden pc shutdowns are usually caused be an inadequate power supply in your pc. You can get a 450watt power supply for about $15 USD and should handle anything you throw at it.
I have not had this particular problem but have had simular problems using Type3 post processor for a machine I've picked at random. My problems were usually solved when I deleted the first few lines of code that was generated for the "randomly chosen machine" but my controller (Mach3) did not understand.
Which postprocessor did you choose "at random"? Did you close your eyes, move the mouse around, and then double click on something? I'd probably choose the Fanuc for starters. Then go through the G-code and line by line, figure out where it's stalling.
As for Chinese CNC routers, they have a long way to go. I think there will be decent machines in by the year 2075.
I just started with the first one on the list and was going to work my way down until I found one that worked. As it turned out the first one worked for me except for the first 4 lines, so that is as far as I got.
As far as Chinese machines I have not had any experience with any other but looking back at the problems I've had there definatly has to be much better out there.
For Bob Cole:
- As SCT mentioned I am from Tunisia and I bougth the machine directly from China. I can't tell about the quality of the componants untill I make it work for a long time but I lost an electric transformer after 5 hours of works (tests)...
For the operating Soft it's: "NcStudio V.5.4.92" it seems to be a good soft but i would like to use "mach3" or "CimcoEdit V5". why Cimco (I have a trial version) because of the comparaison mode between to files and the Highlight option.
- I tried with a 560W power supply with a P4 1Go Mo...
For Be Ender:
By monday I'll try to delete the first 4 lines but i guess it'll it's not going to make a big diffrence since the first 4 lines could be repeated in the next lines of the code.
- I tried diffrent machines whith diffrent *.dll files. (some machine has the same dll) but on Type3 you have 460 machines listed you can figure how it could be a very long trip to success
I've reached the manufacturer and he told me to choose the "Fanuc16/OM Fanuc". i'll try and let let you know the result on this post.
Last question. Does any one knows how to configure MasterCamX2 for a "Fanuc16/OM Fanuc"
i have router wm 1325 from china (Guangdaly)
i had the same broblem with the machine and i can't make it work in right way.
the company told me to setup the machine as "Fanuc16/OM Fanuc" on type3
and delete the 1st and last 3 line of G cood but i still have problem
the computer stop some time or shut down
the machine change the axis on the medial of the work and destroyed the work or break the tool
i wish if any one can help me with this problem
i try change the computer but it did not work
I have a chinese machine that was built in the Guangdaly factory but to an Australian design, it was supplied with NCStudio & TypeEdit, I haven't had any problems with NCStudio running the machine accurately & consistantly but have given up on using TypeEdit (no documantation or support, too frustrating for me).
I too am using a Fanuc16m/0m post pro & have had no problems at all with running the code through NCStudio, I have not needed to remove any lines of code or modify any code to make it run.
From memory, when i was cutting TypeEdit generated code, it was output as *.U?? the question marks after the U denote the toolpath number & * denotes the file name. It also used a Machison.dll in the machine setup.