OK so I think I narrowed down my problem. but THC is still not fixed yet.
So i'm starting to understand how this machine works more and more by going through all the manuals, forms, and videos(Mach support). At this point i have been running a program that just cuts a 6 inch line to test all my inputs diag lights etc. i have my material on a slight angle to test the THC. What I have noticed is everything up to the MP1000 seems to be working correctly (signals from plasma to sensor card to MP1000. I get a light on the MP1000 for arc good and a light for torch up when it nears the ramp up in the material.
when in the diagnostic screen of Mach3 i do not get these lights. from my understanding, i think they should light up when they do on the MP1000. correct?
so at this port i think there is a problem with my port and pin settings.
The ezrouter table came with a setup cd that has a profile with what i would think would work with the MP1000 that was also provided from EZRouter. but when i look at the pinouts in the profile, compared to the MP1000 manual, I think there is a problem. I attached the manual and a list of the port/pin locations that were automatically loaded with the profile.
The MP1000 manual says:
THC on: port 2 pin 15
THC up: port 2 pin 12
THC down: port 2 pin 11
Mach Profile settings:
THC on: port 2 pin 8
THC up: port 2 pin 6
THC down: port 2 pin7
i have tried to change these settings but now change.
I also noticed that in the profile there are OEM trigs 13-15 that are assigned to port 2 pins 11,12, 15. Honestly i have no idea what a OEM trigger is and I figured it might interfere with the THC so i tried removing their pins. but still no THC.
So now I am unsure what to try and I am hoping someone can check my port pins and let me know what should be done.