Thank you for your previous prompt replies.
I want to buy Turbo PMAC Clipper which is a new product from deltatau. Can I use Linkmotion with this board ? Is Linkmotion Compatible with this board or I should use old boards like "PMAC2 PCI" ?
I have been trying to get the LinkMotion to work for 4 days now. I have installed it on three different computers all of which will run it to a limited degree. The last one I attempted was a 3.3 Pentuim 4 with 1.5 GiG of RAM. The software often crashes when a job is sent. I have yet to get both Homing working at the same time. The signal is there for both axis but one axis blows right through it to the limit. I have spent well over 60 hours trying to debug this system and I don't consider it very reliable for the cost. I feel like I have waisted a lot of time and money. Mach3 works much better but does not have the PWM control for my laser.
I had a very bad experience with the company. Bought Linkmotion at a trade show was it assured it worked with XP. Got the ver. for WIN2000 or prior. The ver. for XP ended up being a beta ver. spent many hours on phone with tech. sppt. Eventually it worked, there's better out there.
Many problems still exist and it is not profitable for me to use it. The vendor pretty much left me to solve the problems myself. They told me an revision would be provided for the home orientation problem, but I have not received anything. The only time I seem to get any response from them is when my complaints get posted here, but that makes them very angry.
Does anyone out there have a zip file DEMO version of Link Motion that has the 30-40 cuts still operational?? Dhiren sent me a zip of 1.6 that he thought still had the demo cuts enabled, but it had been recompiled to eliminate the test cuts. I want to do some test cuts before I decide whether to but it or not. The current demo versions jog and all just fine, but won't cut. If anyone out there has an older demo that allows cuts, please contact me.
this is the first time im posting on this Forum which i joined more than 2 years ago when i built my very first CNC machine which was a Hotwire cutter.
I used stepper motors which i scavenged from old floppy disk drives,and then i built an MM2001 interface which worked marvelously a year after i built it Anyway my machine worked really nicely and i was well chuffed with what i had created.considering i built most of it in my small bedroom.Okay enough about me
I would now like to build a CNC laser cutter.
I have read a couple of reviews of the Linkmotion driver/software.it looks great and im well keen on using that on my machine.the problem is i have no idea what controller i can use for a 3 axis laser cutter.
What kind of interface will work with LinkMotion.I preferably want circuit diagrams as i enjoy building circuits.I can etch large-ish PCBs and program PICs.
Thanks a stack for any advice.I got my Hotwire cutter working on my 18th birthday,i want to see if i can get a Laser cutter working by the time i turn 21 :P