Mach3 with a SMC 800 controller? Hi
I have bought a Conrad SMC 800 CNC controlled Proxxon MF70 milling machine frome ebay and I can't find any compatible windows software . Will Mach3 work with a SMC800 ? If so, how do you set it up?
Smc800 Hei Magnar
I don’t think there is any compatible windows software for the smc800 card.
If you want to use Mach3, the card has to put out step and dir signals.
I have a SMC 1500 with the additional PCB (SMC 1500Z) for controlling
The stepper motor by step/dir signals.
I have never used the card, so if you are interested I can sell it to you.
(Send me a pm)
I use the Xylotex car for my cncrouter: http://forum.modellflynytt.no/showthread.php?t=6973
CNC Player There is a software that runs under XP, and that works with SMC800 : http://www.cncplayer.com/main/cpdl.html
Great software, easier to use than PCNC SMC !
the program on those pages is only x,y compatible. The Z axis is disabeld. Man i wish i could use Mach3
I also bought a smc800 and regret I haven't done a bit research on software before.
After spending some hours of googling I've found a german program that is able to control the smc800, it supports dxf and hpgl files: http://home.arcor.de/thoradam/Programme.htm
Right now I'm writing a vb program that reads gCode and controls the smc800 card. But since my router isn't finished yet the program is more like a gCode simulator at the moment. If I ever finish this program I certainly will share it with the other few smc800 owners...
And another one Here's another one that drives the SMC800 http://members.home.nl/loekputs/