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

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
The discussion has been regarding the optically coupled probe. Has anyone had success with the inductively coupled ones? Is it feasible to make your own IMM module? > -Original Message- > From: hubert [mailto:h...@hbahr.org] > Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:31 PM > To:

Re: [Emc-users] Possible pncconf error?

2016-09-27 Thread Gene Heskett
On Tuesday 27 September 2016 00:38:04 Dewey Garrett wrote: > > check_config: ERROR > > (Using identity kinematics: trivkins) > > [JOINT_1]MIN_LIMIT > [AXIS_Z]MIN_LIMIT (-200.0 > -1e99) > > [JOINT_1]MAX_LIMIT < [AXIS_Z]MAX_LIMIT (800.0 < 1e99) > > I believe this is due to a bug in pncconf

[Emc-users] End of the day, Q's about 5i25

2016-09-27 Thread Gene Heskett
Greetings all; I have found 5 of the signals on this strange bob, the only 5 in this simple config. So I have faith I can find the others as I need them. To say that this board is scrambled is a bit of an understatement. This vfd's little booklet I have does show a potential rs232 port, but

[Emc-users] Question on Renishaw MP3 IR probe

2016-09-27 Thread hubert
Does anybody know what batteries a Renishaw MP3 IR probe with a round battery compartment uses. All the current literature shows a compartment with 2 9-volt batteries. Thanks --

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

2016-09-27 Thread Gene Heskett
On Tuesday 27 September 2016 13:19:49 Jon Elson wrote: > On 09/27/2016 10:36 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > > On Tuesday 27 September 2016 09:29:47 Ken Strauss wrote: > >> The discussion has been regarding the optically coupled probe. Has > >> anyone had success with the inductively coupled ones? Is

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

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
Hmmm. That is exactly the same scheme used many years ago with the centrifugal governor to control a DC motor on an Arriflex movie camera. When the motor ran above the set speed the contacts shorted a coil on the rotating assembly which in turn reduced the power to the motor. > -Original

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

2016-09-27 Thread Gene Heskett
On Tuesday 27 September 2016 09:29:47 Ken Strauss wrote: > The discussion has been regarding the optically coupled probe. Has > anyone had success with the inductively coupled ones? Is it feasible > to make your own IMM module? I'd have to say you could, but these machines are generators of a

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 ?

2016-09-27 Thread Jim Craig
I have used xbee modules before for wireless point to point communication. Works well and pretty simple to use.

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

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
A major advantage of the inductively coupled probes is that there is no need for a battery in the probe. Also, there is no possible interference from other probes in the same shop (not a problem here!). The real driver for me is that they appear to be considerably more common on the used market

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

2016-09-27 Thread Jon Elson
On 09/27/2016 10:36 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > On Tuesday 27 September 2016 09:29:47 Ken Strauss wrote: > >> The discussion has been regarding the optically coupled probe. Has >> anyone had success with the inductively coupled ones? Is it feasible >> to make your own IMM module? > I'd have to say

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

2016-09-27 Thread andy pugh
On 27 September 2016 at 18:30, Sarah Armstrong wrote: > I,m contemplating modifying mine to 2.4ghz and then implementing my own > protocol, I just converted mine to a "magsafe" style connection. (in case I turned the spindle on by mistake) -- atp "A motorcycle

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

2016-09-27 Thread Bengt Sjölund
Anybody interested, I have one Renishaw MI 14 MK3 for sale/trade. Condition unknown, was included in a package deal years ago. Labeled: This a MK3 MI 14 use only with a MK3 RMP Located in Sweden Cheers Bengt --

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

2016-09-27 Thread Ken Strauss
What was the source for your connector? The cord halves are on eBay but what about the chassis piece? > -Original Message- > From: andy pugh [mailto:bodge...@gmail.com] > Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:41 PM > To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC) > Subject: Re: [Emc-users] snagged

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

2016-09-27 Thread andy pugh
On 27 September 2016 at 19:09, Ken Strauss wrote: > I have no idea if this is the actual scheme used with the MP3. The MP3 is much simpler. There is a coil (possibly with a ferrite core) that is completed by the probe contacts. That is in resonance with the detector