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    Default Re: Swap Mach 3/ESS for UCCNC/UC300ETH-5LPT on CRP PRO with Plug and Play Electronics

    Quote Originally Posted by RCaffin View Post
    The Enable signals in Mach3 are a trap for the unwary. They are NOT Output pins. They are meant to be used to enable the motor drivers, but I suspect few ever use them for that. They jiggle up and down when the eStop is activated, and I found them unusable in practice myself.

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    Must be something wrong there... My Enable is stable, low or high, depending on the state of Estop.

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    Well, when I said they 'jiggle', I was exaggerating slightly. You, the USER, do not have full control over them as the state of the eStop affects them, and they change state during power-up. This is as A_Camera says.

    The big problem with them in my real situation is that they are not compatible with the Gecko 203V servo drives. The Enable input on the Gecko is also the Fault output, so you can't just push it Hi or Lo. You have to sense it as well as driving it. In most cases today it may be best to just ignore them imho.

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    Default Re: Swap Mach 3/ESS for UCCNC/UC300ETH-5LPT on CRP PRO with Plug and Play Electronics

    Changing state on power up is an issue with the parallel port, no?

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    Default Re: Swap Mach 3/ESS for UCCNC/UC300ETH-5LPT on CRP PRO with Plug and Play Electronics

    Changing state on power up is an issue with the parallel port, no?
    I'll plead ignorance there as I have never used the PP - although I am sure you are right.

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    Default Re: Swap Mach 3/ESS for UCCNC/UC300ETH-5LPT on CRP PRO with Plug and Play Electronics

    I plan to use fusion360 for CAD/CAM. There are UCCNC, Mach3Mill, and CNC Router Parts (Mach3Mill) posts created. The UCCNC is a 'nc' extension while Mach3Mill is a 'tap' extension. The CRP parts post is not much different than the Mach3Mill.

    Does anyone know which option is correct to use - generic UCCNC, changing the extension of the CRP (Mach3Mill), or having a CNC Router Parts (UCCNC) developed?



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    Default Re: Swap Mach 3/ESS for UCCNC/UC300ETH-5LPT on CRP PRO with Plug and Play Electronics

    The UCCNC post has been updated several times in the last few weeks, so it's probably the most up to date.

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    Default Re: Swap Mach 3/ESS for UCCNC/UC300ETH-5LPT on CRP PRO with Plug and Play Electronics

    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    The UCCNC post has been updated several times in the last few weeks, so it's probably the most up to date.
    I noticed in the CNC Router Parts post that a function was added to control a dustcollector. I didn't see that in the UCCNC code. Is that something that needs to be added?



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    Default Re: Swap Mach 3/ESS for UCCNC/UC300ETH-5LPT on CRP PRO with Plug and Play Electronics

    All of my parts except the Z-Axis came in this week. I was able to put everything together and try UCCNC with UC300ETH. All of the limit switches work and I can move X and Y around reliably.

    I can't test the Z-Axis yet, so not able to do any cuts. I'll be using a router so not able to test spindle speed control.

    I'll report as I'm able to test more.



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    Default Re: Swap Mach 3/ESS for UCCNC/UC300ETH-5LPT on CRP PRO with Plug and Play Electronics

    Quote Originally Posted by skrap853 View Post
    I noticed in the CNC Router Parts post that a function was added to control a dustcollector. I didn't see that in the UCCNC code. Is that something that needs to be added?
    I start my vacuum cleaner manually. Why would you want to control that via UCCNC? Of course you could do that if you wanted to but why?

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    Default Re: Swap Mach 3/ESS for UCCNC/UC300ETH-5LPT on CRP PRO with Plug and Play Electronics

    Quote Originally Posted by A_Camera View Post
    I start my vacuum cleaner manually. Why would you want to control that via UCCNC? Of course you could do that if you wanted to but why?
    Why wouldn't I want an automated machine to start and STOP everything?

    This project is as much about learning as it is making things. I plan to tailor my own post for fusion360 as I know what my needs are.

    When I have the confidence to run long unattended jobs I'd prefer the dust collection to shut off when the machine does.



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    Default Re: Swap Mach 3/ESS for UCCNC/UC300ETH-5LPT on CRP PRO with Plug and Play Electronics

    Why wouldn't I want an automated machine to start and STOP everything?
    Just because you can, doesn't mean that you should.

    It's probably better for the dust collector to run continuously, that to start and stop it all the time.

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    Default Re: Swap Mach 3/ESS for UCCNC/UC300ETH-5LPT on CRP PRO with Plug and Play Electronics

    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    It's probably better for the dust collector to run continuously, that to start and stop it all the time.
    I'll have to look back at the fusion360 post for Mach3 and CRP and see how the dust collector function is used. My intent is for this to be a drop in replacement for other CRP users.

    In the future I'll decide what works best for me. At a minimum I want the dust collector to start when the job starts, and stop when the job ends. I'll have to see how I feel later, but for now having the dust collector shut off for tool changes seems to make sense.



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