Re: [Emc-users] Unable to get 5i24 + 7i48 + 7i44 to work

2017-01-23 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Field power is required for the serial communications to work . So that should solve your problem On Mon, 23 Jan 2017 at 08:51, Viesturs Lācis wrote: > 2017-01-22 16:54 GMT+02:00 Peter C. Wallace : > > > > > > > > > Do you have field voltage supplied

Re: [Emc-users] Unable to get 5i24 + 7i48 + 7i44 to work

2017-01-22 Thread Sarah Armstrong
you should have power 5v between pins 4&5 and 7&8 of the rs485 pins 4&5 are gnd 7&8 are power , check your gnd in particular if your drawing too much current you may not have 5v at this point i tend to use external power directly to avoid any cable problems etc On 22 January 2017 at 14:12,

Re: [Emc-users] EDM machining --> EDM generator signals

2017-01-02 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Nicklas , any changes needed , i'd like to know should we put a repro together , might make life easier Sarah On 2 January 2017 at 18:34, Nicklas Karlsson wrote: > Me is novice on EDM but it seems you know what you are doing. I got > digital outputs connected on

Re: [Emc-users] EDM machining --> EDM generator signals

2017-01-02 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Thanks Thomas , for the video , very interesting and informative too , i learned some more lol look forward to getting all this together Sarah On 2 January 2017 at 16:53, TJoseph Powderly wrote: > Hello > video of early iteration of edm panel in use >

Re: [Emc-users] tiny edm integrator circuit

2017-01-01 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Happy new year to you Thomas, Nicklas thanks for the links , i will give them a good read Sarah On 1 January 2017 at 08:41, TJoseph Powderly wrote: > and oel-held re-issued thier edm booklet > the best visuals about the spark process > from Dr. Schumaker ???sp??? of AGie

Re: [Emc-users] EDM machining --> EDM generator signals

2016-12-29 Thread Sarah Armstrong
good progress , i cant come up with any omissions , at least at this stage On 29 December 2016 at 19:01, TJoseph Powderly wrote: > planning 3 tabs > 'tech' you select edm parameters from a flatfile database OR rool your own > on/off/current/polarity/ignition voltage > 'cut'

Re: [Emc-users] EDM machining, user interface, g-code, fork on repository

2016-12-23 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Merry Christmas to all Iam presuming we could use the probe sequencing as a way to find centre of a hole , or find an edge in the same way as a mill , just inhibit any power or in the case of a wire keep it stationary is their any edm machines actually using gcode / m codes? perhaps we can use

Re: [Emc-users] EDM machining, user interface

2016-12-20 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Ni⁣cklas, Could you give me details etc, and I can get up to date, and join the discussion Sarah Sent from BlueMail ​ On 19 Dec 2016, 20:16, at 20:16, Nicklas Karlsson wrote: >Finally I have all the necessary hardware parts, some are still on >desktop not

Re: [Emc-users] OT: Mazak turret clamp problem

2016-11-24 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Check also any bearings and thrust bearings for wear, sometimes the turret will not lift parallel, hence they stick ⁣ Sent from BlueMail ​ On 24 Nov 2016, 19:35, at 19:35, Leonardo Marsaglia wrote: >Hello to all. > >I have a little problem (I hope it's a

Re: [Emc-users] Machinekit?

2016-10-19 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Danny, Go to the Google group machinekit is where most of the info is Sarah ⁣ Sent from BlueMail ​ On 19 Oct 2016, 18:44, at 18:44, dan...@austin.rr.com wrote: > >http://www.machinekit.io/ > >Anybody familiar with this? Got a friend who wants to put it on a >BeagleBone Black. LinuxCNC

Re: [Emc-users] New stepper-servo

2016-10-19 Thread Sarah Armstrong
I,m actually working on a unit to do exactly that Gene. Along with tool breakage sense Which is tending to be the pain, so I might make 2 units Sarah ⁣ Sent from BlueMail ​ On 19 Oct 2016, 11:13, at 11:13, Gene Heskett wrote: >On Wednesday 19 October 2016 01:01:18

Re: [Emc-users] TLM is being the M again...

2016-10-14 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Gene, Take a look at arceurotrade.co.uk For bellows and covers Sarah Sent from BlueMail On 12 Oct 2016, 16:12, at 16:12, Gene Heskett wrote: >Greetings all; > >Whittling out the hose nipples for the bellows on the Z screw >yesterday, >I got the one for the sides of

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

2016-10-04 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Happy Birthday Gene , all the way from the UK ! Sarah On 4 October 2016 at 15:25, W. Martinjak wrote: > > Congratulations! englisch-deutsch/uebersetzung/Congratulations%21.html> > > > > On 2016-10-04 14:48, Gene Heskett wrote: > >

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-09-29 Thread Sarah Armstrong
i'm looking at a renishaw MP10 IR probe iv'e posted some snipps of what i am , ( or better think i am ) getting as an output https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kwjxef6k4ptbhhb/AABdCLSjzypH574XoXJv_it3a?dl=0 it looks to me all it's doing is giving a constant mark space ratio , and stopping on a probe hit

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-09-27 Thread Sarah Armstrong
I,m contemplating modifying mine to 2.4ghz and then implementing my own protocol, I've got some code already that has infra red to WiFi out, so that might do as the catalyst starter code and make a new pcb for the probe and just do away with all the infrared. Sent from BlueMail On 27 Sep

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-09-25 Thread Sarah Armstrong
anyone suggest a better infra red detector than the AX-1838HS as i see it's band pass is just about centered on 38Khz , and if i am correct these probes are around 100 - 150Khz so i'll need something better , iv'e not done much with Infra-red , so if you parden the pun , i'm in the dark ! lol "

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-09-20 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Guy's i'm looking at my renishaw probes , i'm not sure if i am seeing this correctly but apart from decoding the stream , i'm seeing when not touching the probe emits a signal at about 150khz. When it senses touch it goes up to 160khz. but at the moment i'm not sure , as the only ir detectors i

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-09-12 Thread Sarah Armstrong
for info , anyone used or seen this http://ostan.cz/IR_protocol_analyzer/ i'm just about to start digging on my renshaw' probes , a bit more On 8 September 2016 at 17:07, Jon Elson wrote: > On 09/08/2016 09:56 AM, Florian Rist wrote: > > Hi Jon > > > >> Yes, I

Re: [Emc-users] 5i25 failure?

2016-09-09 Thread Sarah Armstrong
iv'e had ground differences between a machine and a pc blow a breakout board , it transpired they were across 2 different supplies, in the building , one 3 phase , one single On 9 September 2016 at 17:50, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Friday 09 September 2016 12:08:27 Chris

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

2016-09-07 Thread Sarah Armstrong
your using Cheap Probes John ? last one i bought cost me $3,500 after some idiot did exactly that . i added some extra logic and a external keyswitch , to stop it happening On 7 September 2016 at 13:52, John Kasunich wrote: > > > On Wed, Sep 7, 2016, at 02:43 AM,

Re: [Emc-users] Info needed.

2016-08-23 Thread Sarah Armstrong
yes it,s more than fast enough Gene , they work fine On 23 August 2016 at 10:37, Gene Heskett wrote: > Greetings all; > > Does this device, which I see 5 for a dollar on ebay, have a builtin bias > magnet? IOW can it sense gear teeth as is? And is it fast enough to >

Re: [Emc-users] More news & ? from WV.

2016-08-17 Thread Sarah Armstrong
i tend to use aluminium forms when i need to make hundereds and that when some tollerance of fit is needed more for robustnes , wooden forms are fine for one offs , but the newer composite form material it's easier to form by cnc and quicker than using wood and then treating the forms with resin

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-08-12 Thread Sarah Armstrong
thanks for posting Rene , your post will certianly help me , cover the areas iv'e missed i'm also using stm32's Sarah On 12 August 2016 at 22:25, Rene Hopf wrote: > > > On 12 Aug 2016, at 16:19, Florian Rist wrote: > > > > Yes, I'd b interested, especially

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-08-12 Thread Sarah Armstrong
that On 12 August 2016 at 09:11, Sarah Armstrong <sarahj.armstron...@gmail.com> wrote: > i had the same problem with a Renishaw ir probe , so i reverse engineered > the ir protocol > took me a few nights to sort it . > > they send a packet continuosly, and on contact

Re: [Emc-users] snagged touch probe on eBay - anybody know how to interface ?

2016-08-12 Thread Sarah Armstrong
i had the same problem with a Renishaw ir probe , so i reverse engineered the ir protocol took me a few nights to sort it . they send a packet continuosly, and on contact touch the data stops in the packet is id , batt condition, and a checksum i'd guess they may have done something similar

Re: [Emc-users] I did hit a lick today

2016-07-22 Thread Sarah Armstrong
iv'e used them a lot , in the same situation Gene , without any problems , just get the gap correct , and a nice clean switch of logic , and they will be fine in fact they are pretty resiliant even when crudely set . i love them Sarah On 22 July 2016 at 05:43, Gene Heskett

Re: [Emc-users] Spindle control panel breaks LinuxCNC?

2016-06-16 Thread Sarah Armstrong
very difficult without a crystal ball you'll need to post your complete config folder as an archive somewhere , not just snips . so we can mimick your installation . it could be you have the spindle enable reversed in hardware , hence it works but not from the gui . ( easily done ) use the hal

Re: [Emc-users] linux forum

2016-05-26 Thread Sarah Armstrong
only Linuxcnc.org but if theirs anything specific , just ask the question ! On 26 May 2016 at 09:24, Fred wrote: > Hello Chaps > > I am looking for a linuxcnc forum to belong to. > > I found this mailing list which is sending me dozens of emails every day . > >

Re: [Emc-users] Need some advice --> OT

2016-05-16 Thread Sarah Armstrong
with technology as it is these days , i just pay the person directly from bank to bank using either Paypal or Bank transfer , takes seconds . so long as you have access to a pc , or a smartphone and the beneifit is it's all traceable so they cant say they never got it etc iv'e transfered moneys ,

Re: [Emc-users] hal edm (User interface)

2016-05-13 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Nicklas , whats needed for the edm interface , i'll dig into it if needed and probably design an easy addon for linuxcnc later. so Keep me in the loop. Sarah On 13 May 2016 at 13:52, Nicklas Karlsson wrote: > I got measurement for EDM generator voltage an current

Re: [Emc-users] wj200 vfd "wait-for-speed"

2016-04-30 Thread Sarah Armstrong
check that your spindle encoder is running correctly , and counting in the correct directions up/down etc On 29 April 2016 at 19:05, wrote: > Hmm I just noticed it started moving while the spindle was still spooling > up. But that may have only been G0 moves it allowed.

Re: [Emc-users] LinuxCNC as laser cutter?

2016-04-30 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Linuxcnc works fine for Laser cutting , Laser rasterising is a totally different matter , and needs to be looked at from a different perspective it also depends on how your laserbeam is switched , and the modulation type used . their is some limited information regarding rasterising on the Wiki

Re: [Emc-users] Metals question

2016-04-25 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Cast Iron is the better Gene , the larger in Dia you can manage the better , it helps spread the load over the whol carrage rather than just the area of the toolpost i have a similar block on mine which is only an 1 3/8 high x 3 , i should have made it at least another inch or two in dia the only

Re: [Emc-users] Gantry Component

2016-04-22 Thread Sarah Armstrong
yea that would account for it On 22 April 2016 at 13:03, John Thornton <j...@gnipsel.com> wrote: > Hi Sarah, > > I'm thinking this morning that I might have the switches crossed so > motor 0 is hitting the switch for motor 1. We will see in a bit. > > JT > > On 4/22

Re: [Emc-users] Gantry Component

2016-04-22 Thread Sarah Armstrong
re:gantry John ,. i'm guessing by the state number and error , that your second Y axis ,may well have hit the limit switch, before the the logic switches between the Y1 & Y2 so it sees the Y1 limit as hit , when it should be homing . so for me a slight change in the logic needed , i./e home the

Re: [Emc-users] Question on DM860 stepper drivers

2016-04-20 Thread Sarah Armstrong
simply drop the high microstepping , you dont need it , high microstepping = missing steps , and decreaced Torque Microstepping should only really be used for removing resonance . On 20 April 2016 at 09:20, Nicklas Karlsson wrote: > > Greetings; > > > > One of the

Re: [Emc-users] Need a square waveform with variable duty cycle and observe it on CROscillioscope

2016-04-15 Thread Sarah Armstrong
is this to drive a rc brushless motor ? http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?RC_Servo_Test On 15 April 2016 at 15:05, andy pugh wrote: > On 15 April 2016 at 14:49, adit bhargava wrote: > > > I am new to LinuxCnc and need guidance for my task "" To

Re: [Emc-users] Configuring TB6560 Stepper Drivers

2016-03-26 Thread Sarah Armstrong
this all depends if you have connected the EN - ( enable - ) of the stepper drives , all the + pins go to 5v step - = pul & dir - = direction if you have it's probable that you have this inverted or requires inverting , for testing just leave this unconnected until you have everything running

Re: [Emc-users] R: Clone a HD

2016-02-20 Thread Sarah Armstrong
clonezillia is better for a number of reasons , it may seem complex but you'll soon get the hang of it the problem with using dd is it will also copy temp files, temp drive and your uuid's to the cloned drive , amongst other things you also dont want to be using the drive that your copying ... (

Re: [Emc-users] Software that can mirror image G-code?

2016-02-13 Thread Sarah Armstrong
why not mirror parts using G41 G42 far quicker On 13 February 2016 at 10:56, linden wrote: > Have a look at this it i am not sure if you can mirror with it i don't > think so, but it is python and may give some smarter people than me > ideas how Gene method may be automated. I

Re: [Emc-users] Software that can mirror image G-code?

2016-02-13 Thread Sarah Armstrong
wdtv.com> wrote: > On Saturday 13 February 2016 06:08:49 Sarah Armstrong wrote: > > > why not mirror parts using G41 G42 far quicker > > Zero documentation of that potential usage in the pdf docs? The next > person to see that code would shake his head at such convolution. I'm

Re: [Emc-users] Software that can mirror image G-code?

2016-02-13 Thread Sarah Armstrong
theirs no account needed it's mine ! LOL On 13 February 2016 at 18:49, Philipp Burch wrote: > Hi Gene! > > On 13.02.2016 19:41, Gene Heskett wrote: > > [...] > > > > Might be nice, but not accessable to see it without creating an account. > > The dialog box may give this

Re: [Emc-users] Modbus wiring

2016-02-08 Thread Sarah Armstrong
yea it's a bit short on pins i use these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Useful-80mm-USB-2-0-to-RS-485-RS-422-Serial-Converter-Adapter-Cable-ST-/151912461839 On 8 February 2016 at 13:16, andy pugh wrote: > I am tempted to attempt to control the lathe VFD with Modbus. > > I have

Re: [Emc-users] Prempt RT on Linux Mint

2016-02-03 Thread Sarah Armstrong
i'm sorry but the topic or question was ? , as posted by the OP On 3 February 2016 at 17:48, Rafael wrote: > On 02/03/2016 09:00 AM, John Kasunich wrote: > > > > > > On Wed, Feb 3, 2016, at 11:49 AM, Rafael wrote: > > > >> > >> Problem with all those boards is in the fact that

Re: [Emc-users] Mesa Reseller in America

2016-02-02 Thread Sarah Armstrong
unfortunately iv'e lost all confidence in mesa On 2 February 2016 at 13:04, Mark wrote: > On 02/01/2016 05:14 PM, John Thornton wrote: > > I just want to announce that I'm going to be a Mesa Electronics reseller > > in America. I just got conformation on my first stocking

Re: [Emc-users] Prempt RT on Linux Mint

2016-02-02 Thread Sarah Armstrong
i dont see why not , but the patch will be different probably , i'd need to try it why use ubuntu ? , thats another can of worms to get in the way . debian now has the 2 desktops that minit as things are moving away from ubuntu ,for lots of reasons , some of it is a bit deeper , such as python

Re: [Emc-users] Rigid tapping speed advice

2016-01-22 Thread Sarah Armstrong
Horsepower is you biggest enemy here , you need as much as you can get . On 22 January 2016 at 17:58, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Friday 22 January 2016 12:43:35 tom-...@bgp.nu wrote: > > > This is the tap I am using: > >

Re: [Emc-users] Rigid tapping speed advice

2016-01-22 Thread Sarah Armstrong
; > Den 2016-01-22 kl. 19:12, skrev Sarah Armstrong: > > Horsepower is you biggest enemy here , you need as much as you can get . > > > > On 22 January 2016 at 17:58, Gene Heskett <ghesk...@wdtv.com> wrote: > > > >> On Friday 22 January 2016 12:43:35 tom-...@

Re: [Emc-users] linuxcnc-features-master

2016-01-05 Thread Sarah Armstrong
it looks like a path problem Gene, it's trying to find the path to features.ui if it runs from the command line , then check the path in your ini ( dont worry i had the same problem ) where have you placed linuxcnc-features ? did you run the setup On 4 January 2016 at 19:23, Gene Heskett

Re: [Emc-users] Resetting rotary movement count

2016-01-05 Thread Sarah Armstrong
or 999,999,999,999,999,967,336,168,804,116,691,273,849,533,185,806,555,472,917,961,779,471,295,845,921,727,862,608,739,868,455,469,056.00 On 5 January 2016 at 13:03, Dewey Garrett wrote: > >I had problems in this area, I think it is not a feature but a bug > >that an rotary

Re: [Emc-users] Spindle control

2015-12-29 Thread Sarah Armstrong
spindle speed rpm is correct or within bounds of a few rpm it will work fine , On 29 December 2015 at 15:11, Sarah Armstrong <sarahj.armstron...@gmail.com> wrote: > you can use stepconf to produce a configuration , > you usually see a > sets spindle-at-speed true , this overi

Re: [Emc-users] Spindle control

2015-12-29 Thread Sarah Armstrong
you can use stepconf to produce a configuration , you usually see a sets spindle-at-speed true , this overides the spindle at speed it may be in your postgui.hal file . comment it out and you should be ok On 29 December 2015 at 14:59, lloyd wilson wrote: > I'm

Re: [Emc-users] OT: Anyone have a small piece of 15/64" drill rod?

2015-12-21 Thread Sarah Armstrong
m-machine-metals.co.uk will have it , we all ways take silver steel as Drill rod here in the UK . and probably has the largest collection of silversteel in 64's in the uk they can supply anything from plastics to ferrous , and 9 times out of 10 will have it in stock or will order it for you if

Re: [Emc-users] OT: Anyone have a small piece of 15/64" drill rod?

2015-12-21 Thread Sarah Armstrong
pugh <bodge...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 21 December 2015 at 10:11, Sarah Armstrong > <sarahj.armstron...@gmail.com> wrote: > > m-machine-metals.co.uk > > After fossicking about in their web site, it turns out that they have > a horizontal boring machine, just like

Re: [Emc-users] Practical Probing Routines

2015-12-14 Thread Sarah Armstrong
it looks as if it's the same package you have looked at . done by the guys over on the russian site theirs some probe stuff in the ngc folder . i have some too that might help , i'll dig them and emails shortly all being well On 14 December 2015 at 12:32, John Thornton wrote:

Re: [Emc-users] Practical Probing Routines

2015-12-14 Thread Sarah Armstrong
nts so not sure what it does. Tom just shared Cradek's probe > routines so I'll look at them for a bit. > > JT > > On 12/14/2015 6:41 AM, Sarah Armstrong wrote: > > it looks as if it's the same package you have looked at . done by the > guys > > over on the russian site

Re: [Emc-users] Z axis stepper gradually losing position

2015-12-11 Thread Sarah Armstrong
if the error is small , it may be the actual distance of a single step or less being 1.8 deg , and due to the ballscrew it does not allow the the measurement you want see if the step size equals the error , or less . changing the steps if your using a microstep driver , will sort it On 11

Re: [Emc-users] Lathe spindle encoder drive

2015-12-07 Thread Sarah Armstrong
interesting Andy if we can hob one ! On 7 December 2015 at 16:17, andy pugh <bodge...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 7 December 2015 at 15:54, Sarah Armstrong > <sarahj.armstron...@gmail.com> wrote: > > how did your cad turn out > > > > h

Re: [Emc-users] Lathe spindle encoder drive

2015-12-07 Thread Sarah Armstrong
this is on my todo list for my lathe too how did your cad turn out , interesting too On 7 December 2015 at 15:46, andy pugh wrote: > I have a lathe with a moderately large spindle. I want to drive an > encoder (well, actually, a resolver) at a 1:1 ratio from this. > > The

Re: [Emc-users] Hardinge Conquest 42 Conversion

2015-12-06 Thread Sarah Armstrong
yes it can handle the turret toolchanger , theirs a number of ways using classic ladder , or using a comp On 6 December 2015 at 20:46, Jeremy Jones wrote: > Thanks John. How would one handle the tool changing from a hardware and > software standpoint since this a 10 tool

Re: [Emc-users] Hardinge Conquest 42 Conversion

2015-12-06 Thread Sarah Armstrong
http://gnipsel.com/shop/hardinge/hardinge.xhtml sorry forgot the link , that will get you close On 6 December 2015 at 20:51, Sarah Armstrong <sarahj.armstron...@gmail.com> wrote: > yes it can handle the turret toolchanger , > > theirs a number of ways using classic ladder ,

Re: [Emc-users] Configuring New PCI Parport

2015-11-20 Thread Sarah Armstrong
i have quite a collection of parallel port cards that don't work with Linuxcnc both pci & pcie the only ones so far i have found to work are the startech ( after patching the epp ) & one's with Oxford semi chipsets are the only ones so far iv'e found to work just about out the box . all the

Re: [Emc-users] Configuring New PCI Parport

2015-11-20 Thread Sarah Armstrong
thats exactly the cards i have here Andy if you want a bin full , i can send you a few more ! On 20 November 2015 at 18:46, andy pugh wrote: > On 18 November 2015 at 17:49, Jeshua Lacock wrote: > > Long story short; I had to install a new PCI Parport card