Mach 3 and Gecko 540 setup
I am finally ready to start trying to make my router move. I've spent the past few months building and assembling everything. What I have built is a 24x48 gantry style router. I plan to post picks, but I want to make sure this thing works first. I am at the point of trying to interface Mach 3 with the machine. Here is what I have. The machine is a 3 axis running 380 oz steppers, 5mm pitch ball screws, and linear guides. I m using a Gecko 540 to drive everything. I purchased the electronics as a kit from Fine Line Automation. Great people by the way. I have powered up the drive, and the moters locked in and all is well thus far. I just downloaded and installed Mach 3 on the PC I plan to use. Here is my question. I am at the point of setting up Mach 3 for my machine. I just want to make sure I don't miss anything or screw something up at this point. I have set the pinouts for the motors on Mach 3 according to the Gecko manual. I am using a home switch for all 3 axis, and I have set thos pins also. I'm a little unsure as to the pin for the e-stop in Mach 3. My Gecko manual tells how to hook up the e stop to the drive but has no pin number for it on the DB25 plug. Any advise setting this up would be awsome. I am not going to use Mach 3 to ru the spindle motor at this time. So really all I need to do is setup Mach 3 to run the 3 stepper motors and the home switches. I plan on setting soft lmits once I get the machine to home out on the home switches.