Re: [Emc-users] Address in of parrallel port not used in PNCCONF ?

2014-02-09 Thread Marius Liebenberg
, Marius Liebenberg wrote: See if the address that is used when the parport driver is loaded in the HAL file is what you expected it to be. You can also post you HAL file here so we can have look at that for you. On 2014-02-05 10:10, Matthieu Patou wrote: Hello All, I have an atom desktop

Re: [Emc-users] Address in of parrallel port not used in PNCCONF ?

2014-02-09 Thread Marius Liebenberg
of the port is 0x378. Matthieu. On 02/09/2014 12:32 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Matthieu The HAL file is correct. The PNCCONF utility will load the Mesa card drivers as it does. What you are wanting to do is load an extra parallel port. This is not the same as the 7i43 card but rather

Re: [Emc-users] Address in of parrallel port not used in PNCCONF ?

2014-02-09 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Hi Matthieu My next suggestion would have been to see if the port works but you have done that now. I suggest that you email Peter Wallace at Mesa directly. He might be able to help better. On 2014-02-10 08:36, Matthieu Patou wrote: Hi Marius, On 02/09/2014 08:46 PM, Marius Liebenberg wrote

[Emc-users] Multiple INI files

2014-02-11 Thread Marius Liebenberg
I dont know if this has been asked before but hear me out please. I wondered why we could not have a number of INI files with an #INCLUDE type of structure. I would very much like to segment my configuration into usable sections like all the AXIS tuning parameters in one file for instance. And

Re: [Emc-users] Multiple INI files

2014-02-11 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Hi Chris The reason I would like to think I need it is because I test a lot of different configs and code on the same machine (hardware ) for instance. This means that I have to redo the INI file for every test. I normally end up being frustrated (due to own stupidity) by not getting everything

Re: [Emc-users] Multiple INI files

2014-02-11 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Kuzminsky wrote: On 02/11/2014 12:52 PM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: I dont know if this has been asked before but hear me out please. I wondered why we could not have a number of INI files with an #INCLUDE type of structure. I would very much like to segment my configuration into usable sections like

Re: [Emc-users] Emc-users Digest, Vol 94, Issue 29

2014-02-12 Thread Marius Liebenberg
That is a great idea. I could put that into a little script and just run that every time I made any change. You can see that I forgot most of what I used to know about linux. On 2014-02-12 09:53, schooner wrote: Hi Marius On 12/02/2014 06:12, emc-users-requ...@lists.sourceforge.net wrote:

Re: [Emc-users] Multiple INI files

2014-02-12 Thread Marius Liebenberg
:14, Jon Elson wrote: On 02/11/2014 11:34 PM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Hi Chris The reason I would like to think I need it is because I test a lot of different configs and code on the same machine (hardware ) for instance. This means that I have to redo the INI file for every test. I normally

Re: [Emc-users] Multiple INI files

2014-02-12 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Hi Dewey This line give a syntax error. I dont know TK script at all so I dont know where to start looking for this. set ::files($::idx,name) $f On 2014-02-12 15:51, Dewey Garrett wrote: A script to combine multiple 'section' files (.sec) to a single output file (.ini for example)

Re: [Emc-users] Multiple INI files

2014-02-12 Thread Marius Liebenberg
to fix.//It will run but not exit until you hit cntrl C. On 2014-02-12 19:26, Marius Liebenberg wrote: I also call in a whole lot of HAL files. I found that works well for me to keep thing together that belong together. Big HAL files are more confusing than complicated INI files. There are two

Re: [Emc-users] Multiple INI files

2014-02-12 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Clearly there are masters and there students in this community. Thanks a lot man I really appreciate the help. This script stuff mostly gets me under :). Oh and Python as well. But I am learning. On 2014-02-12 22:43, Charles Steinkuehler wrote: On 2/12/2014 2:33 PM, Marius Liebenberg wrote

Re: [Emc-users] Multiple INI files

2014-02-12 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Nice story. I am sure that is was not so funny at the time. I bet the guys who did the batch files system were all from Unix background. The end result of my quest is a script that will stick the file together in a specified order. Pretty much as you suggested here just on Linux. On

Re: [Emc-users] Multiple INI files

2014-02-13 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Steinkuehler wrote: On 2/12/2014 2:33 PM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Oh and dont add a CRLF after the last entry in sections.txt. Its a bug I dont know how to fix.//It will run but not exit until you hit cntrl C. It's because without a filename cat reads from stdin. Try something like

Re: [Emc-users] Multiple INI files

2014-02-13 Thread Marius Liebenberg
All true as you said. I am sure that makefile will work as well I just thought the script will be very easy for non programmers to use. I will test the make file route as well and see what is the easier solution to use. Or offer both. On 2014-02-13 11:36, Russell Brown wrote: Quoth Marius

Re: [Emc-users] Multiple INI files

2014-02-13 Thread Marius Liebenberg
makefiles a bit better that scripts, I think. On 2014-02-13 11:59, Marius Liebenberg wrote: All true as you said. I am sure that makefile will work as well I just thought the script will be very easy for non programmers to use. I will test the make file route as well and see what is the easier

Re: [Emc-users] Machinekit + Beaglebone + mycnc Video's

2014-02-13 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Where I am located the BBB solution is a whole lot more expensive than an Atom for instance. Although it is a great idea for small printers that need the space, I cant see it taking over the large or custom machine market. Having said that I am looking forward to giving it a try on some machine

Re: [Emc-users] Machinekit + Beaglebone + mycnc Video's

2014-02-13 Thread Marius Liebenberg
be had for little or no cost in many parts of the world. The size is an issue if you're working with a desktop mill or 3D printer, but not really much concern if you're retrofitting big iron. On 2/13/2014 5:37 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Where I am located the BBB solution is a whole lot

Re: [Emc-users] BBB variable voltage output for spindle speed

2014-02-16 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Marcus Most VFD's have a serial communicatiuons interface that normally comply with the MODBUS protocol. And these days most of them have a USB interface so you just plug in and communicate to them. You will find the comms requirements in the manual. Normally the last section in the book. I

Re: [Emc-users] Gantry Best Practices

2014-02-17 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Charles, I use LCNC on gantry routers and plasma machines with dual steppers on the X axis all the time. I simply slave the second motor in the HAL file with an inverted DIR signal. I have my motors driving on a Rack and Pinion setup always and I have a spring loaded motor plate to apply

Re: [Emc-users] Counterbore G code Generator

2014-02-20 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Hi John I had to rebuild my laptop so now I am on Python 3.3 and there seem to be issues. What is the version that I should use rather? On 2014-02-20 14:59, John Thornton wrote: Hey Gene and anyone else, I added counterbore to my mill G code generator in version 1.6.0.

Re: [Emc-users] Counterbore G code Generator

2014-02-20 Thread Marius Liebenberg
This one is on Windoze On 2014-02-20 15:44, John Thornton wrote: I'm on 10.04 and Python version is 2.6.5. Run from a terminal and let me know the error msg. Dunno if I can fix it or not... JT On 2/20/2014 7:32 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Hi John I had to rebuild my laptop so now I am

Re: [Emc-users] Counterbore G code Generator

2014-02-20 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Never mind I'll just use the Linux box. It work very well on that. Thanks John On 2014-02-20 15:49, Marius Liebenberg wrote: This one is on Windoze On 2014-02-20 15:44, John Thornton wrote: I'm on 10.04 and Python version is 2.6.5. Run from a terminal and let me know the error msg. Dunno

Re: [Emc-users] Index (Encoder) Homing

2014-02-20 Thread Marius Liebenberg
slowly looking for the index pulse but it never sees it. The machine homes fine if HOME_USE_INDEX = NO is present in the INI file. It appears that the encoder index signal is present at the 7i33 board terminal. Thanks, Dave On 2/20/2014 8:49 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: This one

Re: [Emc-users] Counterbore G code Generator

2014-02-20 Thread Marius Liebenberg
with the counterbore... JT On 2/20/2014 7:59 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Never mind I'll just use the Linux box. It work very well on that. Thanks John On 2014-02-20 15:49, Marius Liebenberg wrote: This one is on Windoze On 2014-02-20 15:44, John Thornton wrote: I'm on 10.04 and Python version is 2.6.5

Re: [Emc-users] Counterbore G code Generator

2014-02-20 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Liebenberg wrote: Never mind I'll just use the Linux box. It work very well on that. Thanks John On 2014-02-20 15:49, Marius Liebenberg wrote: This one is on Windoze On 2014-02-20 15:44, John Thornton wrote: I'm on 10.04 and Python version is 2.6.5. Run from a terminal and let me know the error

Re: [Emc-users] Losing half the steps in positive direction

2014-02-20 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Rusty Have look at the pulse width requirements of your BOB and driver board. You can set it in the HAL file Look here as well: wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Stepper_Drive_Timing http://linuxcnc.org/docs/html/config/stepper.html http://www.linuxcnc.org/docs/2.4/html/hal_parallel_port.html

Re: [Emc-users] Counterbore G code Generator

2014-02-20 Thread Marius Liebenberg
wondering now if I maybe did not calculate the depth of the chamfer but the error said counter bore On 2014-02-20 19:18, John Thornton wrote: I can't follow what you did to get the error, can you reproduce it? JT On 2/20/2014 8:34 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: I saw that but you where

Re: [Emc-users] Counterbore G code Generator

2014-02-20 Thread Marius Liebenberg
John Does the metric units work. I tried with mm and MM but I get an error that says mill instance has no attribute 'units' On 2014-02-20 19:47, John Thornton wrote: I just uploaded 1.6.3 with some more content in the help file. JT On 2/20/2014 8:42 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: John did

Re: [Emc-users] Counterbore G code Generator

2014-02-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
I changed the units entry in the INI file. On 2014-02-21 15:15, John Thornton wrote: Where did you try and put mm? Change the preamble line to G21 ... for metric G code. I did fix a few things and 1.6.05 is the latest version. JT On 2/20/2014 3:02 PM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: John Does

Re: [Emc-users] Counterbore G code Generator

2014-02-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
You see I am getting used to Linux. Always expect the difficult. On 2014-02-21 15:45, John Thornton wrote: Ah you don't change the ini file directly when you save the preferences it updates the ini file. JT On 2/21/2014 7:31 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: I changed the units entry in the INI

Re: [Emc-users] Preferred sensors for Mesa cards, NPN or PNP?

2014-02-22 Thread Marius Liebenberg
You want to use NPN NC switches. This means that the circuit is energized when in normal condition. If the switch is made the circuit will open or if the power fails or if the wire breaks, the circuit will be open and hence you will detect the condition on the input. Oh and make sure it is the

Re: [Emc-users] Preferred sensors for Mesa cards, NPN or PNP?

2014-02-22 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Yes of coarse it depends on the type of input circuit that you use. Peter is correct for sinking inputs the PNP is best and for sourcing inputs you will use NPN On 2014-02-22 11:27, Marius Liebenberg wrote: You want to use NPN NC switches. This means that the circuit is energized when

Re: [Emc-users] USB Camera for edge finder?

2014-02-25 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Interesting Mr Wallace, could you post some example files for us that are slow on the uptake please :) On 2014-02-26 02:40, Kirk Wallace wrote: On 11/07/2013 03:15 AM, Russell Brown wrote: I've been playing around with camview and a little 10mm endoscope type USB camera to see if I could rig

[Emc-users] Servo system oscillating feedback

2014-03-04 Thread Marius Liebenberg
I installed a Mesa 5i25 with 7i77 to drive a Minibravo 60 Brushed DC motor drive. It drives a Brushed DC motor (ESA 3M 8019) from Motor Power Company. There is a encoder fitted to the motor. Also an ESA 3Mxx? There is a 10:1 planetary gearbox fitted to the shaft. The Minibravo's are designed

Re: [Emc-users] Servo system oscillating feedback

2014-03-04 Thread Marius Liebenberg
if these Minibravos are such great drives as I have never encountered them before. On 2014-03-04 21:50, Peter C. Wallace wrote: On Tue, 4 Mar 2014, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:38:42 +0200 From: Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za Reply-To: Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC

Re: [Emc-users] Servo system oscillating feedback

2014-03-04 Thread Marius Liebenberg
it in the other direction. See if you can tweak the drive so that it runs smoothly, and at a constant speed. If the drive is not stable using the battery, it will never be stable hooked up to the 7i77. Dave On 3/4/2014 3:35 PM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Hi Peter That is what I did

Re: [Emc-users] Servo system oscillating feedback

2014-03-05 Thread Marius Liebenberg
from very slow to very aggressive but with very little effect. If the oscillations are due to induced noise on the output signal, then I will not be able to tune it out with the PID. On 2014-03-05 12:36, andy pugh wrote: On 5 March 2014 05:11, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: I

Re: [Emc-users] Servo system oscillating feedback

2014-03-05 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Well they describe two scenarios. One with analog input removed (floating) and the second with a pot fitted to the input. They are also two days apart :) On 2014-03-05 14:35, andy pugh wrote: On 5 March 2014 12:30, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: We did a test by putting

Re: [Emc-users] Confusion over INI vs. GUI MAX_VELOCITY.

2014-03-06 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Andrew Not knowing what your settings are, I am guessing that you might have the TRAJ settings the same as the AXIS settings for velocity. Something to bear in mind is that the settings in the TRAJ section are units per second whereas the others are units per minute. On 2014-03-06 20:56,

[Emc-users] Mirrored lathe

2014-03-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Hi I have a lathe that does just one job all of the time (one part with varied sizes). The trick with this lathe is that is is two lathes in one. A mirrored setup with a dual tool post in the middle and a spindle on both ends. The tools are fixed always. It will cut one side finished and then

Re: [Emc-users] Mirrored lathe

2014-03-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-03-21 17:29, andy pugh wrote: On 21 March 2014 15:17, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: . The trick with this lathe is that is is two lathes in one. A mirrored setup with a dual tool post in the middle and a spindle on both ends A picture would help a lot. Very

Re: [Emc-users] Mirrored lathe

2014-03-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-03-21 18:02, Stuart Stevenson wrote: Can you rotate like you show and then mirror X? You can with G10 L2 R180. X will rotate 180 deg around the Z. Not what I want. I need to rotate the Z. On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:50 AM, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.zawrote: On 2014-03

Re: [Emc-users] Mirrored lathe

2014-03-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-03-21 18:17, andy pugh wrote: On 21 March 2014 15:50, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: Very straight forward really. Not a standard lathe but a custom made to cut plastic. Looks much like a wood lathe with two chucks. Linear slides along the Z axis with a chuck at each

Re: [Emc-users] Mirrored lathe

2014-03-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-03-21 18:57, Dave Caroline wrote: How about just ignore conventions and invert the Z direction. You mean like with a component to invert the dir pin of the stepper? Dave Caroline On 21/03/2014, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: On 2014-03-21 18:02, Stuart Stevenson

Re: [Emc-users] Mirrored lathe

2014-03-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Maybe I should have mentioned that only one spindle is active at any time. So in essence we have two lathes in one in order for them to step up production. They share a tool post and the x axis. Well the Z as well I suppose. On 2014-03-21 18:17, andy pugh wrote: On 21 March 2014 15:50, Marius

Re: [Emc-users] Mirrored lathe

2014-03-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
in the way that makes the gcode sensible, so one is inverted, I think your display may need fixing too so it looks properly right hand. Dave Caroline On 21/03/2014, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: On 2014-03-21 18:57, Dave Caroline wrote: How about just ignore conventions and invert

Re: [Emc-users] Mirrored lathe

2014-03-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-03-21 19:15, Kirk Wallace wrote: On 03/21/2014 09:57 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: ... snip The change over from one spindle to the other will happen as a move to the centre of the lathe where the reference position will be. There will be code in the beginning of the job loop to probe

Re: [Emc-users] Mirrored lathe

2014-03-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-03-21 19:35, andy pugh wrote: This might be doable with a programmed tool-change position at the cross over point between the two Z axes. (There is an INI file entry for that) Basically the toolpost moves to zero in the absolute coordinates, then a bit of HAL code inverts the scale

Re: [Emc-users] Mirrored lathe

2014-03-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
John That was my first concern as well but as I am not the designer or builder of the machine I have no say about that. The owner did ensure me that there are screens to be installed that will shelter the operator. People do funny things and I just install and configure LCNC :) The shop is run

[Emc-users] Cutting two side of the job

2014-03-24 Thread Marius Liebenberg
I am busy with some ngcgui stuff to cut some small parts on a lathe. The tools are setup as back tools on the lathe but I need to cut the Id of the job with the same too as the od. So the lathe set up as a back tool lathe on Gmoccapy and the OD shows correct but I need to cut the ID in the

Re: [Emc-users] Cutting two side of the job

2014-03-24 Thread Marius Liebenberg
2014 13:23, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: Is there a way to switch between these two modes with Gcode? I _think_ you can just use a negative diameter and it works. -- Regards /Groete Marius D. Liebenberg +27 82 698 3251 +27 12 743 6064 QQ 1767394877

Re: [Emc-users] Cutting two side of the job

2014-03-24 Thread Marius Liebenberg
I found a solution. If you just put a (-) in front of the Z figure it travels the opposite way. You also have to swing the incremental counter for the no of cuts to add in stead of subtract as well. On 2014-03-24 15:49, Marius Liebenberg wrote: I tried that Andy but is does not work

Re: [Emc-users] Error Messages

2014-03-28 Thread Marius Liebenberg
There is a button at the bottom of the screen Select All Press that and then open gedit. Right click and paste the contents of the error screen. On 2014-03-29 05:41, Bill Brettle wrote: My Mill would not connect and I received a fairly long message entitled LinuxCNC Errors which stated in the

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc stepper mill configuration

2014-03-29 Thread Marius Liebenberg
The attachment includes that error message together with my LinuxCNC folder which will give all my settings Thanks for your help Bill ---Original Message--- From: Marius Liebenberg Date: 03/29/14 15:21:00 To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Subject: Re: [Emc

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc stepper mill configuration

2014-03-30 Thread Marius Liebenberg
message together with my LinuxCNC folder which will give all my settings Thanks for your help Bill ---Original Message--- From: Marius Liebenberg Date: 03/29/14 15:21:00 To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Error Messages

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc stepper mill configuration

2014-03-30 Thread Marius Liebenberg
includes that error message together with my LinuxCNC folder which will give all my settings Thanks for your help Bill ---Original Message--- From: Marius Liebenberg Date: 03/29/14 15:21:00 To: emc-users@lists.sourceforge.net Subject: Re: [Emc-users] Error

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc stepper mill configuration

2014-03-30 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Sorry about the double posts my mail client said the message was not sent and it could not save it so I redid the message. On 2014-03-30 08:09, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Bill I looked at your files but I could see nothing obviously wrong with them. Did you ever edit these files with a widows

Re: [Emc-users] gmoccapy versions?

2014-04-02 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Hi Matt Gmoccapy is now a stand alone program and no longer rides on the gscreen program. Gscreen is a program on it own and so is gmoccapy. You should load any one of the two. On 2014-04-03 06:50, Matt Shaver wrote: I can start gmoccapy in two different ways, either DISPLAY = gmoccapy, or

Re: [Emc-users] Announcing the LinuxCNC 2.6 branch

2014-04-03 Thread Marius Liebenberg
As much as we all want the big features, not one of us who use and test the Master branch on a regular basis has seen any of these for general use or testing. I for one cannot wait to get the new TP but I will not use it in any installation before it has been tested by myself and a lot of

Re: [Emc-users] Announcing the LinuxCNC 2.6 branch

2014-04-03 Thread Marius Liebenberg
I have to agree here. The instructions to install is on the wiki and not hard to do. I have not used production release (2.5.3) for a long time. I only use and test on master. Once it is set up it is three commands and you running On 2014-04-03 21:08, andy pugh wrote: On 3 April 2014 19:50,

Re: [Emc-users] Announcing the LinuxCNC 2.6 branch

2014-04-03 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Mark Use the git method to install and compile the master branch. The wiki is very clear and easy to follow. I turn the auto update stuff off completely as it screws with my stuff all the time. I do a regular pull form the branch to stay up to date. If I installed a machine from master and it

Re: [Emc-users] Announcing the LinuxCNC 2.6 branch

2014-04-03 Thread Marius Liebenberg
). Which means i had to install from git and as steve said only the linux adept can get it. It is a case of oh load that version from here,but if you want that particular part to work you have to load it from another place. Oh and that place is a git to get it from On 03/04/14 20:31, Marius

Re: [Emc-users] Announcing the LinuxCNC 2.6 branch

2014-04-03 Thread Marius Liebenberg
I would have put the likes of yourself into the guru class not what I do :) On 2014-04-03 22:01, andy pugh wrote: On 3 April 2014 20:31, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: Mark Use the git method to install and compile the master branch. I do think that falls into the Linux Guru

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc stepper mill configuration

2014-04-06 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-04-06 06:37, Bill Brettle wrote: Thankyou both First, the LOW on pin 1 was 0v sorry to muddy the waters. Second, I corrected the -out-invert problem now I get this Error message Debug file information: Can not find -sec MOT -var MOT -num 1 Can not find -sec IO -var IO -num 1 Can

Re: [Emc-users] Lathe Configuration help

2014-04-06 Thread Marius Liebenberg
You remove the axis section out of the ini but you do this Under [TRAJ] section AXIS = 3 COORDINATES = X Z Then you will have [AXIS_0] tralala [AXIS_2] tralala Note that the Z is still AXIS_2 On 2014-04-06 06:17, Howard Mearns wrote: I need some clarification on lathe setup. The integrator

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc stepper mill configuration

2014-04-06 Thread Marius Liebenberg
I thought that was exactly what I explained. Make me think of Eric Clapton - I must be invisible :) On 2014-04-06 16:21, andy pugh wrote: On 6 April 2014 14:14, Bill Brettle billbret...@gmail.com wrote: I've worked hard at my .ini and Hal but can't get rid of that error. The problem is still

[Emc-users] BBB, CRAMPS and HDMI

2014-04-06 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Hi Is it possible to use the HDMI when the BBB is fitted with a CRAMPS cape? -- Regards /Groete Marius D. Liebenberg +27 82 698 3251 +27 12 743 6064 QQ 1767394877 -- ___

Re: [Emc-users] Gmoccapy Screen Artifact and Soft Limit Question

2014-04-07 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Matt You have to look at the [TRAJ] section of the ini file and change the entry MAX_LINEAR_VELOCITY = xxx to MAX_VELOCITY = xxx Did you have a look at the wiki for Gmoccapy regarding the soft Limit? I cannot help with that as I have not tested it yet but if it is not in the wiki, Norbert will

Re: [Emc-users] Gmoccapy Screen Artifact and Soft Limit Question

2014-04-07 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-04-08 00:00, Matt Shaver wrote: On Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:30:03 +0200 Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: You have to look at the [TRAJ] section of the ini file and change the entry MAX_LINEAR_VELOCITY = xxx to MAX_VELOCITY = xxx THANKS! This fixed the screen artifact

Re: [Emc-users] Linuxcnc stepper mill configuration

2014-04-13 Thread Marius Liebenberg
, Apr 7, 2014 at 12:27 AM, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.zawrote: I thought that was exactly what I explained. Make me think of Eric Clapton - I must be invisible :) On 2014-04-06 16:21, andy pugh wrote: On 6 April 2014 14:14, Bill Brettle billbret...@gmail.com wrote: I've worked hard

Re: [Emc-users] Tool Shape

2014-04-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Whats wrong with a file based tool table. It is easier for the layman to maintain offline as well. On 2014-04-21 11:37, andy pugh wrote: On 21 April 2014 10:10, Mark Wendt wendt.m...@gmail.com wrote: Ugh. Stay away from SQLite. That's a one-user, build it in your home directory, terribly

Re: [Emc-users] Tool Shape

2014-04-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
-21 17:37, andy pugh wrote: On 21 April 2014 11:33, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: Whats wrong with a file based tool table. It is easier for the layman to maintain offline as well. A simple flat file has to make assumptions about what data can be stored. Specifically it would

Re: [Emc-users] Tool Shape

2014-04-21 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Andy Have a look at this work. Maybe a good solution. https://github.com/bitsnbytes7c8/MegatronDB On 2014-04-21 17:37, andy pugh wrote: On 21 April 2014 11:33, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: Whats wrong with a file based tool table. It is easier for the layman to maintain

Re: [Emc-users] some questions to the addi(c)tive manufacturers

2014-04-23 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Bas I have been following you posts on the temp control problem. I just though, why dont you sense the temp with an external device and then use a component to control the temperature. You could even use the pid component together with your own component. You could also sync the control with

Re: [Emc-users] standardizingtool table entries

2014-04-24 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-04-24 14:56, andy pugh wrote: On 24 April 2014 13:43, Gene Heskett ghesk...@wdtv.com wrote: Thanks. Unfortunately, the butt end of those holders, with one 12mm exception on page 65, are all too big for my QC holders. They are also rather expensive. However, you have a milling

Re: [Emc-users] Homing with index and bldc in qi mode - a bug?

2014-04-29 Thread Marius Liebenberg
It looks like it does as it is supposed to do. If that is only an enable signal it can be written all the time. If it was initialized correctly and then set by the hal config there should not be a problem with that line. On 2014-04-30 06:17, propcoder wrote: I think this is the line in

Re: [Emc-users] Homing with index and bldc in qi mode - a bug?

2014-04-30 Thread Marius Liebenberg
AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: It looks like it does as it is supposed to do. If that is only an enable signal it can be written all the time. If it was initialized correctly and then set by the hal config there should not be a problem with that line

Re: [Emc-users] final testing of the new TP

2014-05-01 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Sam does this mean that the rotary axis are also working now? On 2014-05-01 16:56, sam sokolik wrote: btw - some extensive 3 axis testing... http://imagebin.org/306685 and some 4 axis testing.. http://imagebin.org/307118 http://imagebin.org/307124 yes - 5+ hours run time... On

Re: [Emc-users] final testing of the new TP

2014-05-01 Thread Marius Liebenberg
... Any one else I would roll my eyes - but rob is a motion control ninja.. sam On 5/1/2014 10:53 AM, sam sokolik wrote: No - rotary's (well ABCUXW axis) fall back to parabolic blending. (1 segment lookahead) Currently circular arc blending is working for XYZ sam On 5/1/2014 10:47 AM, Marius

Re: [Emc-users] Spindle Encoder with Parport

2014-05-12 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Thanks Andy. On 2014-05-12 16:57, andy pugh wrote: On 12 May 2014 15:48, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: Will it be possible for me to read an encoder signal on my lathe spindle with a normal parport input. I will fit a Hall effect Sensor or an Interrupted light source signal

Re: [Emc-users] Feed control

2014-05-13 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Just a small word of warning here. I did the analog input thing with the Arduino. There is code on the wiki that already works well. BUT the usb route is not reliable for critical applications. Due to the fact that the usb is not hot pluggable, it will disappear from the devices list with

Re: [Emc-users] Feed control

2014-05-13 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-05-13 14:41, andy pugh wrote: On 13 May 2014 13:09, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: Just a small word of warning here. I did the analog input thing with the Arduino. There is code on the wiki that already works well. BUT the usb route is not reliable for critical

Re: [Emc-users] Feed control

2014-05-13 Thread Marius Liebenberg
of a i2c ATD as I mentioned before. There is a complete solution done already by Kirk Wallace. Try here http://www.wallacecompany.com/machine_shop/EMC2/serial_adc/ On 2014-05-13 17:24, andy pugh wrote: On 13 May 2014 13:51, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: Yes and then just do

Re: [Emc-users] Feed control

2014-05-13 Thread Marius Liebenberg
. You would count up until the comparator tripped and the count would equal the voltage that you wanted to measure. The kids are spoiled these days :) On 2014-05-13 19:08, andy pugh wrote: On 13 May 2014 17:56, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: Then again use a pwm to make and anolog

Re: [Emc-users] Feed control

2014-05-13 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-05-13 20:24, andy pugh wrote: On 13 May 2014 19:13, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: You would count up until the comparator tripped and the count would equal the voltage that you wanted to measure. The kids are spoiled these days :) From that point on, of course

Re: [Emc-users] Feed control

2014-05-18 Thread Marius Liebenberg
You must look at the integrators manual and look at the HAL components that are available. You dont have to know C just how to read. You will find all you need in the manuals. Find the encoder component not the hostmot stuff. Use man encoder. You will need some electronics that turn your 5v

Re: [Emc-users] Feed control

2014-05-18 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-05-18 13:29, andy pugh wrote: On 18 May 2014 12:06, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: Find the encoder component not the hostmot stuff. Use man encoder. He is using a 7i33, so the hostmot2 one is the correct one. Sorry my bad, Solution is still the same I think. Does

Re: [Emc-users] 5i25_7i77x2

2014-05-18 Thread Marius Liebenberg
No it means that it can have two 7i77 cards connected. You can change the firmware to other configurations if you require. On 2014-05-19 06:32, Konstantin Navrockiy wrote: We have a board 5i25 with firmware 5i25_7i77x2. Can only work one board 7i77 at connector P2?

Re: [Emc-users] Quiet day, good time for a homing question?

2014-05-23 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Andy Do you suggest then that the X is homed as far out as possible and the Z is homed as near to the chuck as possible? On 2014-05-22 19:57, andy pugh wrote: On 22 May 2014 18:45, Sebastian Kuzminsky s...@highlab.com wrote: I've never set up or run a CNC lathe, but i think i'd want to home Z

Re: [Emc-users] technology

2014-06-01 Thread Marius Liebenberg
You can install the stand alone desktop version on any of the Windows platforms. I dont use the Windows 8 integrated Skype. I installed the desktop version and that works very well. On 2014-05-31 23:54, a k wrote: yes i used skype on XP (i have XP) 2 month ago. after that it give error and

[Emc-users] CAD/CAM question

2014-06-03 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Has anyone here used Dolphin Cad Cam software (Partmaster)? Especially the lathe module. Some opinions will be appreciated. -- Regards /Groete Marius D. Liebenberg +27 82 698 3251 +27 12 743 6064 QQ 1767394877 --

[Emc-users] Lathe touch off

2014-06-04 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Hi all I am fairly new to using a cnc lathe and I need some guidance with touch off procedures. I am busy with a turret changer but for now I only have a QC tool post with a limited number of holders so I have to re-tool in the middle of a job. I have homing switches on both axis. 1: With no

Re: [Emc-users] Lathe touch off

2014-06-04 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-06-04 10:49, andy pugh wrote: On 4 June 2014 08:17, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: How do the regular users do this please? All help is greatly appreciated :) If you are changing tools mid-job then each tool that you are going to use needs to be in a holder. If you

Re: [Emc-users] Lathe touch off

2014-06-04 Thread Marius Liebenberg
this correct? http://gnipsel.com/linuxcnc/g-code/gen05.html I also have some pyvcp buttons for touch off so I don't accidentally touch off to the wrong thing and screw up my offsets. http://gnipsel.com/shop/hardinge/hardinge.xhtml JT On 6/4/2014 2:17 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Hi all I am

Re: [Emc-users] Lathe touch off

2014-06-05 Thread Marius Liebenberg
it is the diameter of the dowel + 1/2 the diameter of the object in the chuck. JT On 6/4/2014 8:08 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: So for the boring bar I can put an old rotary tool in the chuck and bring the bar from behind. I then lay the dowel between the the two tolls and jog away. The touch

Re: [Emc-users] Lathe touch off

2014-06-06 Thread Marius Liebenberg
On 2014-06-06 08:09, Steve Blackmore wrote: On Thu, 5 Jun 2014 18:37:07 +0100, you wrote: On 5 June 2014 18:14, Marius Liebenberg mar...@mastercut.co.za wrote: Would you say it is better to always work in any one of the modes? I mean Radius or Diameter? I always work in diameter, except

Re: [Emc-users] Lathe touch off

2014-06-06 Thread Marius Liebenberg
especially. On 2014-06-06 13:33, John Thornton wrote: I do 98% of my lathe work with ngcgui subroutines, having said that when hand programming arcs I use radius mode. JT On 6/5/2014 12:14 PM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Would you say it is better to always work in any one of the modes? I mean Radius

Re: [Emc-users] Lathe touch off

2014-06-06 Thread Marius Liebenberg
for lathe especially. On 2014-06-06 13:33, John Thornton wrote: I do 98% of my lathe work with ngcgui subroutines, having said that when hand programming arcs I use radius mode. JT On 6/5/2014 12:14 PM, Marius Liebenberg wrote: Would you say it is better to always work in any one

Re: [Emc-users] In the Skip

2014-06-09 Thread Marius Liebenberg
Why are they in the skip? Save them :) On 2014-06-09 13:45, andy pugh wrote: At work, in the waste electrical equipment skip is at least one, possibly two Sinumerik controllers, and 4 x 20kW brushless servo amps (SA200 - http://www.motioncontrol.org/sa500.html ) Seems a terrible waste. --

Re: [Emc-users] In the Skip

2014-06-09 Thread Marius Liebenberg
When I was still in the corporate world we used to put all the obsolete stuff on auction once a year and the employees could bid on them. What was left over (usually almost nothing) was then send for scrapping. On 2014-06-09 16:50, John Alexander Stewart wrote: Where I work, you can get

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