[Emc-users] Tapping Head

2017-07-27 Thread John Thornton
Anyone need a tapping head? https://mesaus.com/index.php?route=product/product=74_78_id=140 JT -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sites, Slashdot.org!

[Emc-users] Surplus Electrical Items

2017-07-24 Thread John Thornton
In the next few weeks I'll be adding a ton of surplus electrical items to my web store. Most are NIB and listed for a fraction of what they cost. If your looking for something you don't see send me and inquiry from the store and if I have it I'll move it to the front of the line to get added

Re: [Emc-users] the saga of gene vs pi's continues

2017-05-30 Thread John Thornton
I hear you Gene, while I can't remember anything from 1940 for obvious reasons I can remember things from late 50's like sledding down a road with a rather large rock at the sharp turn a the bottom... again with the obvious results. The one thing that Dad hated the most was loosing his memory

Re: [Emc-users] new thread inspired by Christophers question about 3d printer sliceing SW.

2017-05-28 Thread John Thornton
On 5/28/2017 8:36 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: On Sunday 28 May 2017 21:07:15 John Thornton wrote: Hi Gene, The Z axis ball screw attachment is a bit weak and is not very consistent. It attaches to the quill with a 1/4" screw and another one a bit bigger. And the X ways have a bit of we

Re: [Emc-users] new thread inspired by Christophers question about 3d printer sliceing SW.

2017-05-28 Thread John Thornton
It's an Anilam 1100M conversion and the Z connection is a bit on the weak side. JT On 5/28/2017 8:36 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: On Sunday 28 May 2017 21:07:15 John Thornton wrote: Hi Gene, The Z axis ball screw attachment is a bit weak and is not very consistent. It attaches to the quill

Re: [Emc-users] new thread inspired by Christophers question about 3d printer sliceing SW.

2017-05-28 Thread John Thornton
unday 28 May 2017 08:20:24 John Thornton wrote: I wish the BP knee mill Z was good enough to 3D print I'd give it a try... I just need to get on with making the CoreXY printer. JT Whats the problem with it John? With the weight its carrying, I wouldn't think dropping 10 thou to put down the

Re: [Emc-users] new thread inspired by Christophers question about 3d printer sliceing SW.

2017-05-28 Thread John Thornton
I wish the BP knee mill Z was good enough to 3D print I'd give it a try... I just need to get on with making the CoreXY printer. JT On 5/27/2017 8:54 PM, andy pugh wrote: On 16 May 2017 at 14:27, Gene Heskett wrote: Has anyone put a printhead on a std moving table

Re: [Emc-users] new thread inspired by Christophers question about 3d printer sliceing SW. (Gene Heskett)

2017-05-17 Thread John Thornton
That's a good idea if your mill can't reach the speeds needed. Of course it costs nothing to test just run a stl file through a slicer and remove all the M codes and see if it can keep up. Z is super slow so that's not a problem. JT On 5/17/2017 11:01 AM, richsh...@comcast.net wrote: > You

Re: [Emc-users] new thread inspired by Christophers question about 3d printer sliceing SW.

2017-05-16 Thread John Thornton
You can print without a heated bed and you can just slice a stl file and remove all the M codes and run it on your mill and watch the velocity, if it is constant I'd say you can print. JT On 5/16/2017 8:27 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > Greetings all; > > And the next logical question from me is:

Re: [Emc-users] Anyone done an ATC?

2017-05-11 Thread John Thornton
My CHNC turret is controlled by Classicladder. http://gnipsel.com/shop/hardinge/hardinge.xhtml JT On 5/9/2017 3:17 PM, dan...@austin.rr.com wrote: > I'm hoping to do an ATC router (primarily wood) next. Does anyone have > experience doing that with LinuxCNC? > > I do see some $2000 spindle

Re: [Emc-users] HAL - Delay before machine power

2017-05-09 Thread John Thornton
http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/hal/basic-hal.html#_addf JT On 5/9/2017 3:41 AM, David Berndt wrote: > how order of all things in HAL is determined. -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most

Re: [Emc-users] Forum down?

2017-05-09 Thread John Thornton
Try again Gene, I think I fixed your account. JT On 5/9/2017 8:55 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Tuesday 09 May 2017 08:24:20 Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: > >> It's up from here. > Yup, but I can't sign up, then login, says my username is my email > address. So plz nuke anything associated with

Re: [Emc-users] Forum down?

2017-05-09 Thread John Thornton
I had to power cycle it this morning around 5am central time. JT On 5/9/2017 7:24 AM, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: > It's up from here. > > http://isup.me/forum.linuxcnc.org > > > On May 9, 2017 1:49:45 AM MDT, "Bengt Sjölund" wrote: >> And down again! >> >> What is it with the

Re: [Emc-users] touch screen calibration assistance please

2017-05-02 Thread John Thornton
And I know the same thing, I made a script to load the file after testing... JT On 5/2/2017 1:39 PM, andy pugh wrote: > It is possible to calibrate the screen iteratively by changing the > numbers by hand. Don't ask me how I know.

Re: [Emc-users] Back to the non-functioning multilabel, section 6.4 in the docs

2017-04-23 Thread John Thornton
Chris, Thanks, I'll fix that in the docs. JT On 4/23/2017 6:08 PM, Chris Morley wrote: > > > > From: John Thornton <j...@gnipsel.com> > Sent: April 23, 2017 12:35 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users]

Re: [Emc-users] Back to the non-functioning multilabel, section 6.4 in the docs

2017-04-23 Thread John Thornton
Hi Gene, The docs had a bad example... I've fixed it. JT On 4/22/2017 9:19 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Saturday 22 April 2017 19:41:46 John Thornton wrote: > >> AFAIK the multi_function label works, got a sample of your code? >> >> JT >> > Hi John

Re: [Emc-users] mutl_label

2017-04-23 Thread John Thornton
Hi Gene, The problem seems to be with False and what a strange error that returns lol, I think that is only for other widgets not for the multi_label. panel.xml ["Label1","Label2","Label3"] ("Helvetica",20) ["one","two","three"] "my-radio" 0 postgui.hal # Include your customized

Re: [Emc-users] Back to the non-functioning multilabel, section 6.4 in the docs

2017-04-22 Thread John Thornton
AFAIK the multi_function label works, got a sample of your code? JT On 4/22/2017 3:49 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > Greetings all; > > My question re that pyvcp module went by without acknowledging it, so > I'll ask it in the form of: where can I find the src's for whats there, > and I might go see

Re: [Emc-users] wiki, pyvcp section

2017-04-12 Thread John Thornton
If you upload a file to the wiki it is there till rapture... JT On 4/12/2017 11:40 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > Greetings all; > > Looking for ideas I could snarf, I went to the wiki and while the wiki is > a decade old, all its links to pastebin have expired. Pointing out the > futility of using

Re: [Emc-users] 7i77 Field Power?

2017-04-07 Thread John Thornton
This should clear it up. http://gnipsel.com/linuxcnc/configs/7i77.html JT On 4/7/2017 3:47 PM, Todd Zuercher wrote: > I was going to start working on putting a tool touch probe on a machine with > a Mesa 7i77 setup. > (I was just going to try a wire clipped to the tool and a touch plate for a

Re: [Emc-users] Cast Bracket for FHA-25 Harmonic Actuator.

2017-04-05 Thread John Thornton
I'm in the same boat as you and make machinery, I use SolidWorks but I stopped getting upgrades in 2015 due to declining business. I find that I can make parts and assemblies very fast in SW but I've not been able to do that well in Fusion 360 and I've not tried very hard as it is so different

Re: [Emc-users] Freeze Up Using Ubuntu 10.04?

2017-04-05 Thread John Thornton
Check that any fans are running ok and mb and cards are clean. I've had video card fans get dirty and stop working and freeze the pc as well as cpu fans that fail and when the cpu overheats it just shuts down. JT On 4/5/2017 9:30 AM, Todd Zuercher wrote: > I still have (had) 2 machines

Re: [Emc-users] Axis Title Bar?

2017-04-03 Thread John Thornton
The machine name is in the ini file. JT On 4/3/2017 11:24 AM, Todd Zuercher wrote: > Where exactly is the text that is stuck in the title bare of the Axis window > harvested from? My window shows the "ngc filename" - Axis (ver#) on ... > Specifically where does the on ... come from? What is

Re: [Emc-users] Documentaion Question / Addition

2017-03-30 Thread John Thornton
1.0 > COMM_WAIT = 0.010 > > [TRAJ] section > CYCLE_TIME = 0.010 > > > Joe Hildreth > > - On Mar 30, 2017, at 2:32 PM, John Thornton j...@gnipsel.com wrote: > >> You can comment them out and LinuxCNC runs jus

Re: [Emc-users] Documentaion Question / Addition

2017-03-30 Thread John Thornton
You can comment them out and LinuxCNC runs just fine, that tells me they are leftover bit rot. JT On 3/30/2017 2:07 PM, John Kasunich wrote: > There was a time (in the late 1990's to early 2000's) when LinuxCNC (EMC back > then) had three realtime threads. What we now know as the base and

Re: [Emc-users] Looking for advice on LinuxCNC Version

2017-03-30 Thread John Thornton
> Regards, > > Joe Hildreth > > - On Mar 30, 2017, at 11:35 AM, John Thornton j...@gnipsel.com wrote: > >> Hi Joe, >> >> http://buildbot.linuxcnc.org/ >> >> You just need to change the deb line in the synaptic package manager to >> point to: >> &

Re: [Emc-users] Looking for advice on LinuxCNC Version

2017-03-30 Thread John Thornton
would be happy > with a link to some instructions. > > Also, is there a time line for the 2.8 release? Should I just wait? > > Regards, > > Joe Hildreth > > - On Mar 30, 2017, at 11:13 AM, John Thornton j...@gnipsel.com wrote: > >> The gantry component was a wo

Re: [Emc-users] Looking for advice on LinuxCNC Version

2017-03-30 Thread John Thornton
The gantry component was a work around for 2.7. The JA branch has been merged into Master for some time now. Master is the development branch and when 2.8 is released it will contain most if not all of the things currently in master. JT On 3/30/2017 10:40 AM, Joe Hildreth wrote: > Hello all,

Re: [Emc-users] Milling setup question

2017-03-30 Thread John Thornton
When you bore the hole can you machine some flats on either side as a reference? JT On 3/30/2017 6:02 AM, andy pugh wrote: > If you have a part with a large bore through the middle, how do you > set up to machine a hole exactly perpendicular to the axis of that > bore? > > I imagine that this

Re: [Emc-users] Version 2.7 positioning problem during cnc operations

2017-03-29 Thread John Thornton
That will be overridden by the G code program so not a safe thing to do. JT On 3/29/2017 1:54 PM, Tomas J wrote: >> Currently the fix is adding G64Px.xxx at the beginning of all programs. > Or add "RS274NGC_STARTUP_CODE = G64 P0.02" to [RS274NGC] section of .ini > file... >

Re: [Emc-users] 3D Printers

2017-03-28 Thread John Thornton
xxcoder and I have one of these which goes on sale tomorrow for $196 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Full-Metal-Frame-3D-Printer-Professional-3d-Color-Printer-with-8GB-SD-Card-LCD-One-Roll/32705186296.html It does need a bit of TLC in some areas but seems to print OK. It is a Prusa i3 clone. I

Re: [Emc-users] jogging again

2017-03-14 Thread John Thornton
The encoder.N.x4-mode is still in master but it's for the software encoder... JT On 3/14/2017 12:50 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Tuesday 14 March 2017 11:26:41 John Kasunich wrote: > >> On Tue, Mar 14, 2017, at 10:56 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: >>> Greetings all; >>> >>> I threw out quite a few

Re: [Emc-users] Example configuration for THC + stepper

2017-03-14 Thread John Thornton
I've never used gmoccapy... the gmoccapy section on the forum is quite active. JT On 3/13/2017 10:53 AM, Alexander Brock wrote: > On 03/13/2017 03:49 PM, John Thornton wrote: >> It really has nothing to do with the GUI, it's something you add to your >> hal file. I just use a

Re: [Emc-users] Example configuration for THC + stepper

2017-03-13 Thread John Thornton
It really has nothing to do with the GUI, it's something you add to your hal file. I just use a setp to enable it when I start my GUI ( I used to use a check box but would forget to check it lol). JT On 3/13/2017 7:09 AM, Alexander Brock wrote: > On 03/12/2017 11:46 PM, John Thornton wr

Re: [Emc-users] Example configuration for THC + stepper

2017-03-12 Thread John Thornton
Are you using the thcud component? JT On 3/12/2017 10:52 AM, Alexander Brock wrote: > Hi, > > I built a XYZ router and attached a plasma cutter to it with a THC > module which gives me "Arc ok", "up" and "down" signals. > I figured out how to use Stepconf to move the stepper motors but I can't

[Emc-users] 7i44

2017-03-09 Thread John Thornton
Can anyone in the UK use a 7i44? Thanks JT -- Announcing the Oxford Dictionaries API! The API offers world-renowned dictionary content that is easy and intuitive to access. Sign up for an account today to start using

Re: [Emc-users] damn radio shack

2017-03-07 Thread John Thornton
You can get 22mm push buttons from Automation Direct https://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Shopping/Catalog/Pushbuttons_-z-_Switches_-z-_Indicators JT On 3/7/2017 3:55 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Tuesday 07 March 2017 04:28:48 andy pugh wrote: > >> On 7 March 2017 at 00:54, Gene Heskett

Re: [Emc-users] I am gonna need more wire.

2017-03-06 Thread John Thornton
Some paint screws... JT On 3/5/2017 6:19 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Sunday 05 March 2017 18:06:59 andy pugh wrote: > >> On 5 March 2017 at 22:21, Gene Heskett wrote: >>> . I'd picked up two rattle guns >>> of higher temp stuff, >> Can I repeat my opinion that

Re: [Emc-users] Need pyvcp-xml expert

2017-03-02 Thread John Thornton
Not for me. I assume Gene just commented them both out when the first one tossed an error at him. JT On 3/2/2017 7:36 AM, TJoseph Powderly wrote: > is there still an error on 2nd commented line? > tomp > > > -- > Check

Re: [Emc-users] Need pyvcp-xml expert

2017-03-02 Thread John Thornton
Hevetica works fine on Linux Mint 17.3... JT On 3/2/2017 7:10 AM, dragon wrote: > It might be because Helvetica is a long since gone font that I doubt is > installed on your system. I have worked with another open source > software project that has a bunch of legacy helvetica font selection >

Re: [Emc-users] Need pyvcp-xml expert

2017-03-02 Thread John Thornton
Because you were tired and forgot the closing ) ("Helvetica",12 < brokey ("Helvetica",12) Greetings all; > > For some reason I cannot grok, I must comment out the two lines isolated > with xml comment strings in this xml code: > > > > > > "X-Jog size" > >

Re: [Emc-users] MPG detents

2017-03-01 Thread John Thornton
I've learned to use the spinny knob on the BP Discovery 308 but at first missed the detent... JT On 3/1/2017 10:57 AM, Roland Jollivet wrote: > I thought that if 100 detents and 1tick/detent was all that was needed, > then it would be simple to make. 400 ticks/rev is still do-able, but >

Re: [Emc-users] [was]multiswitch Q's, now encoder

2017-02-28 Thread John Thornton
you can build a local copy of the html with ./configure --enable-documentation=html JT On 2/28/2017 3:53 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Tuesday 28 February 2017 15:44:48 John Thornton wrote: > >> Gene you might be looking at threads not motion... >> >> http://linuxcnc.or

Re: [Emc-users] [was]multiswitch Q's, now encoder

2017-02-28 Thread John Thornton
Gene you might be looking at threads not motion... http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/man/man9/threads.9.html http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/man/man9/motion.9.html JT On 2/28/2017 1:47 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Tuesday 28 February 2017 12:22:29 andy pugh wrote: > >> On 28 February 2017

Re: [Emc-users] Those $20 80mm hand dials at MPJA.com

2017-02-22 Thread John Thornton
This is my BP MPG code using ilowpass # MPG setp hm2_5i25.0.encoder.05.counter-mode true loadrt mux4 names=mpg-scale addf mpg-scale servo-thread loadrt ilowpass addf ilowpass.0 servo-thread loadrt or2 count=2 addf or2.0 servo-thread addf or2.1 servo-thread setp ilowpass.0.gain 0.02 setp

Re: [Emc-users] Milling Aluminum.

2017-02-21 Thread John Thornton
Jim, Good to know this I have a pice of MIC-6 arriving today I need to cut up and machine it. I usually use 6061 and 7075. JT On 2/21/2017 11:37 AM, Jim Craig wrote: > MIC-6 is particularly gummy when machining. I always use coolant and I > still get a little bit of chip weld if things aren't

Re: [Emc-users] Milling Aluminum.

2017-02-21 Thread John Thornton
The key to milling aluminum dry is cutting a chip big enough to pull the heat out with the chip. So big chips mean the part stays cool, and small chips means the tool will gum up and stick the aluminum. I like 2 flute carbide from Lakeshore Carbide. They make end mills for steel and aluminum

Re: [Emc-users] Custom home sequence

2017-02-21 Thread John Thornton
Thanks for the explanation. JT On 2/20/2017 7:06 PM, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: > On 02/20/2017 04:42 PM, Eric H. Johnson wrote: >> Don't I only need to run down through the below to install rtai? Also, >> isin't >> sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade >> going to upgrade me from Xubuntu 12.04 to

Re: [Emc-users] Custom home sequence

2017-02-20 Thread John Thornton
small footprint. > > Thanks, > Eric > > > Yes I do. > > JT > > > On 2/20/2017 5:02 PM, Andrew wrote: >> I remember that you had a similar .txt for preempt-rt on Mint, didn't you? >> >> 2017-02-21 0:51 GMT+02:00 John Thornton <j...@gnipsel.co

Re: [Emc-users] Custom home sequence

2017-02-20 Thread John Thornton
Yes I do. JT On 2/20/2017 5:02 PM, Andrew wrote: I remember that you had a similar .txt for preempt-rt on Mint, didn't you? 2017-02-21 0:51 GMT+02:00 John Thornton <j...@gnipsel.com>: This is how I install rtai on Linux Mint 17.3 JT On 2/20/2017 4:12 PM, Eric H. Johnson wrot

Re: [Emc-users] Custom home sequence

2017-02-20 Thread John Thornton
This is how I install rtai on Linux Mint 17.3 JT On 2/20/2017 4:12 PM, Eric H. Johnson wrote: I should add, I am using Xubuntu 12.04. Does rtai need to be installed separately to use these modules? I believe apt-key ran properly and the linuxcnc repositories were added properly. There were

Re: [Emc-users] Custom home sequence

2017-02-20 Thread John Thornton
The master branch has gantry homing now. JT On 2/20/2017 11:09 AM, Eric H. Johnson wrote: > > > I am finally getting around to re-controlling a large (15' x 30') XY table. > The gantry is driven by two oppositely mounted servo motors, axes Y1 and Y2. > The current homing sequence works as

Re: [Emc-users] [OT] Wife is good to go

2017-02-20 Thread John Thornton
Any little phone shop can replace it, we even have a couple of shops like that here in little Poplar Bluff. JT On 2/19/2017 6:01 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Sunday 19 February 2017 13:37:09 John Thornton wrote: > >> Great news Gene. Maybe you have a bad battery... >> >&

Re: [Emc-users] Simulated THCAD signal

2017-02-19 Thread John Thornton
Never mind I played with siggen a bit more and figured out just put a positive offset greater than frequency... I think that will work JT On 2/19/2017 11:16 AM, John Thornton wrote: > I'm trying to simulate a THCAD signal that at 0v it's 117KHz and at 10v > it's 918KHz. First I need

Re: [Emc-users] [OT] Wife is good to go

2017-02-19 Thread John Thornton
Great news Gene. Maybe you have a bad battery... JT On 2/19/2017 12:21 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > Hi guys; > > I just got a call from my Missus, all the tests and imagery they've done > at Ruby must be ok, so they discharged her effective now, and now I'm > killing an hour while my cell phone

[Emc-users] Simulated THCAD signal

2017-02-19 Thread John Thornton
I'm trying to simulate a THCAD signal that at 0v it's 117KHz and at 10v it's 918KHz. First I need a base signal at say 250KHz then add to that a signal like you get out of siggen to vary the signal up and down. Is there a component that can generate the base frequency then add a siggen sine to

Re: [Emc-users] vfd compatibility

2017-02-19 Thread John Thornton
I have them in stock... and offer the best prices for international shipping. https://mesaus.com/index.php?route=product/product=65_id=91 JT On 2/19/2017 7:08 AM, andy pugh wrote: > On 16 February 2017 at 09:20, Valerio Bellizzomi wrote: >> I guess it will take a month or

Re: [Emc-users] how to test output pins?

2017-02-13 Thread John Thornton
The one I wrote. http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Parallel_Port_Tester JT On 2/13/2017 8:26 AM, Valerio Bellizzomi wrote: > Thanks Todd, which parallel port test program should I use to toggle the > output pins ? > > > Thanks, > Valerio > > > On Sat, 2017-02-11 at 09:43 -0500, Todd

Re: [Emc-users] Changing the full scale range the pyvcp tach displays

2017-02-10 Thread John Thornton
http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/gui/gladevcp.html JT On 2/9/2017 7:08 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Thursday 09 February 2017 14:09:14 andy pugh wrote: > >> On 9 February 2017 at 17:56, Gene Heskett wrote: >>> One of the things I would like to do is to change the full

Re: [Emc-users] need a tutorial on 3 phase, 1.2 degree a step, motors

2017-02-06 Thread John Thornton
Do you have a link to the $40 servo and $50 drive? All I can find on fleabay is $52 and up for the servo + $26 to $32 for shipping. JT On 2/6/2017 7:27 AM, dragon wrote: > On another note... you can get E661 servos with encoders off of ebay for > $40 to your door and they are a great match for

Re: [Emc-users] VFD recommendations

2017-02-02 Thread John Thornton
I also have an Automation Direct GS2 on my BP knee mill and rigid tap with it (need the braking resistor). JT On 2/1/2017 9:00 PM, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: > On 02/01/2017 07:35 PM, dragon wrote: >> I want to start looking for VFDs for my lathe and mill conversions. I >> have two 2hp 3 phase

Re: [Emc-users] Tida_TD-1336_lathe

2017-02-01 Thread John Thornton
I have a Samson TB 6B 16" x 48" and it will swing a 20" face place with the drop bed removed (never done that). Mine is in pretty good shape for an 80's lathe and I use it regular. I can't wait to see your conversion might inspire me to convert the ole Samson. JT On 1/31/2017 5:37 PM, Kirk

Re: [Emc-users] nema 24 motors.

2017-01-24 Thread John Thornton
The servos on my BP knee mill with an Anilam 1100M conversion have timing belt reduction to the ball screw... and so does my CHNC. JT On 1/24/2017 10:03 AM, dan...@austin.rr.com wrote: > Don't servos need a lot of reduction to get the torque up? Gearboxes always > bring backlash into the

Re: [Emc-users] 6I24 PCI or 7I80 Ethernet?

2017-01-15 Thread John Thornton
enough I/Os for the router. I also have a suspicion the current control > on the router switches to ground rather than +24. > > Les > > > On 14/01/17 15:20, John Thornton wrote: >> Hi Les, >> >> I have both of those in stock at http://mesaus.com/ >> >&g

Re: [Emc-users] 6I24 PCI or 7I80 Ethernet?

2017-01-14 Thread John Thornton
AFAIK any of them with a 50 pin header. for example this one <http://www.ebay.com/itm/Opto-22-G4PB16-I-O-Rack-PLC2133-/172333778344?hash=item281fe4c5a8:g:8FoAAOSwi0RX0Hhk> JT On 1/14/2017 10:16 AM, Eric Keller wrote: > On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 10:20 AM, John Thornton <j...@gnipse

Re: [Emc-users] 6I24 PCI or 7I80 Ethernet?

2017-01-14 Thread John Thornton
Hi Les, I have both of those in stock at http://mesaus.com/ The cool thing about the 5/5i24 is you can connect an Opto 22 base to one port and have a lot of I/O. JT On 1/13/2017 5:09 PM, Les Newell wrote: > I have a couple of rebuild projects coming up (a router and a milling > machine) and

Re: [Emc-users] Noise problem found, but not fixed.

2016-12-29 Thread John Thornton
Nope JT On 12/29/2016 10:34 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Thursday 29 December 2016 11:11:56 John Thornton wrote: > >> Gene, your package is on the way. >> >> JT > Thanks JT but aren't you missing some numbers? >> On 12/29/2016 10:06 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: >&

Re: [Emc-users] Noise problem found, but not fixed.

2016-12-29 Thread John Thornton
Gene, your package is on the way. JT On 12/29/2016 10:06 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Thursday 29 December 2016 06:25:34 andy pugh wrote: > >> On 29 December 2016 at 04:49, Danny Miller > wrote: >>> They all look pretty much the same, they're not. >> Meanwell is an

Re: [Emc-users] Noise problem found, but not fixed.

2016-12-29 Thread John Thornton
Gene, you have a package on the way... a little lagniappe from me. JT On 12/28/2016 7:32 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Wednesday 28 December 2016 17:42:29 John Thornton wrote: > >> Hi Gene, >> >> Want to test one of my 5v 3a regulated power supplies? >> >> JT

Re: [Emc-users] Noise problem found, but not fixed.

2016-12-29 Thread John Thornton
Hi Gene, Did you have trouble before with the web store? JT On 12/28/2016 7:32 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Wednesday 28 December 2016 17:42:29 John Thornton wrote: > >> Hi Gene, >> >> Want to test one of my 5v 3a regulated power supplies? >> >> JT

Re: [Emc-users] Noise problem found, but not fixed.

2016-12-28 Thread John Thornton
Hi Gene, Want to test one of my 5v 3a regulated power supplies? JT On 12/28/2016 4:33 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > Greetings everybody; > > Now I am asking a question that I should know the answer to. > > It looks like, from the evidence so far, that this 5v 4a little > switchmode psu should be

Re: [Emc-users] Allowable length of db25 interconnect cabling to talk to an epp version of a 7i90?

2016-12-24 Thread John Thornton
Merry Christmas Gene. JT On 12/24/2016 9:58 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Saturday 24 December 2016 09:41:48 John Thornton wrote: > >> Hi Gene, >> >> You could use this: >> >> http://mesaus.com/index.php?route=product/product=71_id=5 >> 9 >> >&

Re: [Emc-users] Allowable length of db25 interconnect cabling to talk to an epp version of a 7i90?

2016-12-24 Thread John Thornton
Hi Gene, You could use this: http://mesaus.com/index.php?route=product/product=71_id=59 with this: http://mesaus.com/index.php?route=product/product=71_id=70 To get 7' between the 7i90 and the PC. JT On 12/24/2016 6:20 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > Greetings folks; > > This is a heck of a

Re: [Emc-users] LinuxCNC education

2016-12-15 Thread John Thornton
The first place to start is the documentation http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/ I also have some info on my web site http://gnipsel.com/linuxcnc/index.html I would stay away from sources that are not specific to LinuxCNC as it is ever evolving and the only current information is in the

Re: [Emc-users] To BJT & PCW

2016-12-03 Thread John Thornton
Hi Gene, No, I don't have anything like that. JT On 12/3/2016 12:18 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > Greetings; > > I spent an hour early this morning looking around in the cracks and > crannies of both web sites, looking for an adapter that would plug into > the 50 pin sockets on the 7i90, that

Re: [Emc-users] Rigid Tapping

2016-11-17 Thread John Thornton
Tap some air first! JT On 11/17/2016 2:21 PM, hubert wrote: > I like most of the suggestions except the MDF because it tends to wear > out cutters. I ordered a small amount of machinable wax, it will be > here tomorrow, but I am in a hurry so I will try the bolt and nut > approach today. If

Re: [Emc-users] armbian vs raspian Q

2016-11-16 Thread John Thornton
I made a claim with aliexpress once when I didn't get the shipment and I got a refund. IIRC it is done on your orders page not a suppliers page. JT On 11/15/2016 9:29 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > And when I tried to open a dispute, with the target being getting a > good o-pi, their dispute form

Re: [Emc-users] Lathe config Q's

2016-11-12 Thread John Thornton
Welders glue. JT On 11/11/2016 11:02 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Friday 11 November 2016 06:11:54 andy pugh wrote: > >> On 11 November 2016 at 05:31, Gene Heskett > wrote: >>> Thanks Marius. Or as I just found -1 for both works, >> Negative numbers are for tandem axes

Re: [Emc-users] 7i92 in eu

2016-10-28 Thread John Thornton
They are in stock here: http://mesaus.com JT On 10/28/2016 3:51 PM, Davide wrote: > On 28 October 2016 at 21:35, andy pugh wrote: > >> >> http://eusurplus.com/index.php?route=product/product_id=614=7i92=true_category=true > Sorry, I just noticed, out of stock. :-( > > I

Re: [Emc-users] Cycle time discussion

2016-10-19 Thread John Thornton
Thanks Todd, docs are fixed. JT On 10/19/2016 02:17 PM, Todd Zuercher wrote: > G61 Exact path mode, movement exactly as programed. Moves will slow or stop > as needed to reach every programed point. If two sequential moves are > exactly co-linear movement will not stop. > G61.1 Exact stop

Re: [Emc-users] Cycle time discussion

2016-10-19 Thread John Thornton
hange the manual would make sense. >> >> >> >> On Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:27:34 -0400 (EDT) >> "Todd Zuercher" <zuerc...@embarqmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Yes, a quick test seems to show that for co-linear points G61 doe

Re: [Emc-users] Cycle time discussion

2016-10-18 Thread John Thornton
in G61? > > - Original Message ----- > From: "John Thornton" <j...@gnipsel.com> > To: "Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC)" <emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net> > Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:21:29 AM > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Cycle time discu

Re: [Emc-users] Cycle time discussion

2016-10-18 Thread John Thornton
That depends on you, if you do nothing you get G64 http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/gcode/g-code.html#gcode:g64 If you set G64 P you get something else http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/gcode/g-code.html#gcode:g64 If you set G61 or G61.1 you get something different

Re: [Emc-users] Using CNC mill to hack a gantry Crane

2016-10-16 Thread John Thornton
Actually after thinking about the problem and the tools available I would cut a section out of the pipe above the base plate by scribing a mark all the way around and only cutting one side at a time with the band saw. Then jig it up with some flats to hold the two parts in line and put a good

Re: [Emc-users] Using CNC mill to hack a gantry Crane

2016-10-16 Thread John Thornton
I would use carbide as the welds tend to be very hard. Before milling I would use a very coarse grit wheel on my angle grinder to grind as much weld off as possible. The welded place is most likely warped from the welding so watch for that when you try an mill. JT On 10/15/2016 9:57 PM,

Re: [Emc-users] Getting current RPM setting?

2016-10-05 Thread John Thornton
I see where it is wonky... let me see if I can finger out what caused that... JT On 10/5/2016 9:33 AM, andy pugh wrote: > On 5 October 2016 at 15:17, Sebastian Kuzminsky wrote: >> But the information *is* available in the Interpreter (in Task), and >> shared from there to all

Re: [Emc-users] Happy 82nd to me, and the latest version of my G76 tweaker for you

2016-10-05 Thread John Thornton
Thanks Gene, Yes, I always say I don't have luck good or bad because I make my own luck. JT On 10/4/2016 8:51 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Tuesday 04 October 2016 09:17:47 John Thornton wrote: > >> Happy birthday Gene and your an inspiration for me! >> >> JT > Than

Re: [Emc-users] Happy 82nd to me, and the latest version of my G76 tweaker for you

2016-10-04 Thread John Thornton
Happy birthday Gene and your an inspiration for me! JT On 10/4/2016 7:48 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > Greetings all; > > I re-thought how to do a G76, both in terms of maybe hitting the correct > thread od, and in how to minimize the backaway for doing internal > threads to the absolute minimum. 2

Re: [Emc-users] G33.1 overtravel revisited.

2016-09-29 Thread John Thornton
http://linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/ On 9/29/2016 4:11 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Thursday 29 September 2016 17:00:20 Gene Heskett wrote: > > This question may have the genesis of a clue in the Integrators Manual, > unforch the copy available on the web page, development branch dated > about 2

[Emc-users] Gene I was Thinking of You

2016-09-28 Thread John Thornton
Gene I was thinking of you the whole time was putting inner tubes in the front tires of my Crapsman riding lawn mower (except when cursing). Yea, the rubberish plastic axle caps are fun to get off and even more fun to get back on. Of course I tried to put the tube in without taking the wheel

Re: [Emc-users] Anybody have an idea how...

2016-09-24 Thread John Thornton
If you pull a big enough chip the heat goes with it... too small you gall. Flood does help. JT On 9/24/2016 1:26 PM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Saturday 24 September 2016 12:11:34 Jon Elson wrote: > >> On 09/24/2016 03:04 AM, john mcintyre wrote: >>> Good Day All, >>> Problems with machining

Re: [Emc-users] Accessing a Signal using the Python HAL Interface?

2016-09-20 Thread John Thornton
You can control with the python interface. http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/config/python-interface.html some examples http://gnipsel.com/linuxcnc/gui/index.html JT On 9/20/2016 6:05 AM, Florian Rist wrote: > Hi, > I'm trying to control an axis position using an user space Python > script, but

Re: [Emc-users] Plasma Torch Height Control

2016-09-12 Thread John Thornton
I'd bet it does both and it may even have a output for ark ok... JT On 9/12/2016 8:53 AM, Alexander Brock wrote: > On 09/11/2016 04:22 PM, John Thornton wrote: >> Does is have connections to measure the tip voltage? > I'm not exactly sure, it has a connection named "CNC" an

Re: [Emc-users] Plasma Torch Height Control

2016-09-11 Thread John Thornton
Does is have connections to measure the tip voltage? JT On 9/10/2016 8:32 PM, Alexander Brock wrote: > On 09/10/2016 01:21 AM, John Thornton wrote: >> What kind of plasma torch do you have? > This one: > > http://www.stamos-welding.com/s-plasma-125h > > B

Re: [Emc-users] Plasma Torch Height Control

2016-09-09 Thread John Thornton
What kind of plasma torch do you have? JT On 9/9/2016 5:59 PM, Alexander Brock wrote: > On 09/09/2016 10:58 PM, John Thornton wrote: >> Most LinuxCNC users use this one as do I. >> http://mesaus.com/index.php?route=product/product=65_id=64 >> or >> http://mesaus.

Re: [Emc-users] Plasma Torch Height Control

2016-09-09 Thread John Thornton
Most LinuxCNC users use this one as do I. http://mesaus.com/index.php?route=product/product=65_id=64 or http://mesaus.com/index.php?route=product/product=65_id=65 depending on your plasma torch. JT On 9/9/2016 1:57 PM, Alexander Brock wrote: > Hi, > > I recently bought a Plasma Cutter and built

Re: [Emc-users] 5i25 failure?

2016-09-09 Thread John Thornton
Glad to hear you got your shipment! Thanks for the order JT On 9/9/2016 1:08 PM, John Alexander Stewart wrote: I'm afraid the technical details are above my pay grade. I can however help you with Mesa cards that relate to Linuxcnc. >> > Just got the 5i25/7i76 plug and go kit from

Re: [Emc-users] 5i25 failure?

2016-09-09 Thread John Thornton
wrote: > On Thursday 08 September 2016 18:34:33 John Thornton wrote: > >> Hi Gene, >> >> I'm afraid the technical details are above my pay grade. I can however >> help you with Mesa cards that relate to Linuxcnc. > Aw, gee, John. Aren't you a C.E.T. too? ;-)

Re: [Emc-users] 5i25 failure?

2016-09-08 Thread John Thornton
Hi Gene, I'm afraid the technical details are above my pay grade. I can however help you with Mesa cards that relate to Linuxcnc. My 5i25 http://mesaus.com/index.php?route=product/product=62_id=51 I also have a C1 and a C1G and a pile of optos for them I'd be very willing to part with. Let

Re: [Emc-users] "Probe triggered during jog"

2016-09-07 Thread John Thornton
I can't even imagine trying to do that on an iphone... you are the man Andy! JT On 9/7/2016 10:42 AM, Andy Pugh wrote: > >> On 7 Sep 2016, at 17:05, Danny Miller wrote: >> >> Well, how do I modify it? Like > In the way I described. With links to the relevant manual pages.

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