I got the information. I have downloaded demo Linkmotion. Thank you. I just did a fast read of pdf documents. It seems little bit complicated (for me). I did not instal the program yet. Could you tell me how I can setup the impact engraving? I mean to engrave a picture by impact with the command of power impact (solenoid Z). What is the limitation of demo version?
LinkMotion for engraving with a solenoid in Z axis
It is a driver and not an application. Once you get it to install properly, there is very little to learn here because you get to use your own favorite application. LinkMotion is compatible with many standard applications that you can use.
The demo is good for 30 to 40 jobs before it will stop sending jobs.
It appears that your machine has step motors in X and Y axis and an air controlled solenoid in the Z axis.
At the time of installing LinkMotion, and almost at the end of the installation, you will be asked to select your application.
Select Virtual Controller for engraving.
For choosing your machine, select one of the Newing Hall machines. These are automaticallt set for engraving with solenoid in the Z axis. You can change your resolutions in terms of microsteps and linear distance traveled per one revolution of the motor. There are other selections that you can check out in the LinkMotion applet.
You can address your three axis, solenoids, spindle motor, home switches, etc. from a parallel port. You may need a breakout board.
Attached is the information on the wiring of the parallel port.
It took me a sec to figure out a few things myself, but follow the above pdf and it's a cinch, and it's amazing how well and smooth everything runs. Using link motion takes advantage of the full baud of your computer, not like other software that is limited to 45k mhz. When using it with a laser for engraving it modulates the laser perfectly, until now I was not able to do laser engraving as the other software could not ramp the laser power it would just turn it full on, making nothing but holes where the laser turned on.
I have a modified shopbot using Mach 3 software. I need to replace this with some other software which supports laser operations. I have through of using the synrad laser units. please inform wether your software is compatible with synrad products. I have geared steppers on the machine. I need to Laser engrave on Granite slabs.
It will be appreciated if you send me the trial version of Linkmotion for Co2 lasers. Please let me know what is the problem with Galil boards for working in Raster mode ? Is it a limitation of Galil boards ?
Solustan offers three different products for laser solutions.
1. LinkMotion LM300 Virtual Controller driver for laser machines using parallel port and XP operating system. All you need is a breakout board, motor drivers, and power supply to get your laser system going. If your laser system can handle PWM input for laser power control, we can provide PWM as a function of XY speed. The solution includes vector as well as raster processing capabilities.
2. LinkMotion LM400L for DeltaTau/Laser board for machines with step or servo motors. Use DeltaTau's PMAC boards with all the classic features of laser systems including PWM controls, vector and raster processing.
3. LinkMotion LM500 for Scanlab galvo control boards for CO2/Yag Galvo Control systems. This is a high speed marking system.
In all of the above cases, LinkMotion driver software allows you to process your jobs directly from popular software programs like Corel Draw. You do not need to learn another software program to conduct your business.
Now, Mr. M.J. Eshraghi, you asked about GALIL boards for laser control. We worked with Galil engineers and provided a specification covering both vector and raster processing including PWM capability for power control. In the opinin of Galil engineers, PWM and vector were not the problems. However, they thought that their boards would not be able to run more than 1.5 inch per second in the raster mode. We think that the typical requirement would be 20 to 40 inches per second. Yes, it is a limitation of processing power and memory available to store a couple of lines of information when a user plans to raster a line about 20 inches long and at a density of 500 to 600 DPI.
Solustan will send you a separate link to download the demo version of LinkMotion.
Dear Dhiren Shah
Thank you for your prompt reply.
I want to use Delta tau motion control boards, but they don't respond me about the price of their products. Could you please tell me which Delta tau boards is compatible with linkmotion driver. I'd like to use a standalone card. Is PMAC2 PCI lite (4 axis) compatible with Linkmotion. I want to use it for Co2 laser marking Machine.
I am outside of USA, Do you ship your products to Japan, United Arab Emirates(UAE) or Iran. Please inform me about different ways of paying money and shipment details.
Dear Dhiren Shah
Unfortunately my internet connection has time out when I wanted to download the demo version of Linkmotion for Co2 laser which you sent for me. Now I have a High speed internet connection, but when I click on the link It says that you had limited the download of the file. It will be appreciated if you send me another link to download it.
No problem. Will send you another link for you to download. Remember, our demo program includes all different types of drivers we build for various boards and products. Please, make sure and install the right one for you to be able to look at and understand the features of the applet that comes with the driver.