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#10979 - 06/28/11 12:29 AM galil+mach3 mill software
the_kop Offline
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Registered: 06/28/11
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Please help me here.
I want to use the galil DMC4040 software mach3 mill.
I would like more details on installing and setting parametor.
I will be using the machine cnc cincinnati.

Thank you very much
udom wansao
Thailand
53000udom@gmail.com

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#10982 - 06/28/11 11:52 AM Re: galil+mach3 mill software [Re: the_kop]
StephenO Offline
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Hello,

I would take a look at the Getting Started section of the DMC-40x0 user manual for a hand with getting the controller connected to the PC and beginning to send commands to set the correct parameters for the controller.
http://www.galilmc.com/support/manuals/man40x0.pdf

In general, you may want to set the parameters for your system in our software before moving to Mach3, since I do not know their method for setting the parameters. It is likely easiest to set them in our software Galiltools, and then burn the settings in with a BN command, and finally hooking back up to the other software.
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#11164 - 09/25/11 02:50 AM Re: galil+mach3 mill software [Re: StephenO]
the_kop Offline
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I need help very urgent.
Where (SM) jumper of control DMC 4080
I wish I had a servo digital motor connected to the DMC-4080 and mach3 mill, I have to choose what kind of moter type servo or step.
(Set up by galill plugins for mach3 mill software)

thank you.
udom (thailand)
53000udom@gmail.com

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#11165 - 09/25/11 10:28 AM Re: galil+mach3 mill software [Re: the_kop]
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The Accelera series controllers no longer require the SM Jumper to be placed to produce Step / Direction output instead of +/-10V. You are able to control the type of output through MT command. MT of +/- 1.x produces analog output and MT +/-2.x will produce Step / Direction output.
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#11166 - 09/25/11 07:47 PM Re: galil+mach3 mill software [Re: KaushalS]
the_kop Offline
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I need user this plugin for DMC-4040,DMC-4080 control by mach3 mill software and control type close loop not open loop

thank you

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#11167 - 09/25/11 07:48 PM Re: galil+mach3 mill software [Re: the_kop]
the_kop Offline
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#11169 - 09/26/11 09:47 AM Re: galil+mach3 mill software [Re: the_kop]
MarissaT Online   content
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Registered: 06/23/11
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You can find the Galil DMC Series plug in from ArtSoft USA's Mach3 Support site here: http://www.machsupport.com/plugins.php It is the same plug in regardless of control type. As Kaushal mentioned above, the control type is set using the MT command.

A full description of the MT command can be found in the DMC-40x0 ComRef: http://www.galilmc.com/support/manuals/com40x0/Motor%20Type.html
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#11176 - 09/27/11 09:42 AM Re: galil+mach3 mill software [Re: MarissaT]
the_kop Offline
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Now, I use a mach3 plugin and I choose the motor type MT = 2.
I can set a mach3 to close loop fuction.
I was not an analog-digital servo motor, I can select the motor type is MT = 1 or not

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#11179 - 09/27/11 02:50 PM Re: galil+mach3 mill software [Re: the_kop]
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Registered: 06/23/11
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Could you please clarify what your question is, I'm having a hard time understanding.

If you are using a stepper motor, this is an open loop system and your MT must be set to +/-2.x

If you have a servo motor, it would require encoder feedback and, thus, would be a closed loop system and MT would be set to +/-1.x

If you are having trouble setting up Mach3, Application Note 4428 goes over how to go through some of the set-up procedures: http://www.galilmc.com/support/appnotes/software/note4428.pdf
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#11183 - 09/28/11 09:00 AM Re: galil+mach3 mill software [Re: MarissaT]
the_kop Offline
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Registered: 06/28/11
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Please help me a little longer.
1. I have a digital servo motor.
2. I have a motion control Galil DMC-4143.
3.mach3 software.

I want to make the machine as a close loop.
I've tested as follows.
- I've set motion drive DMC-4143 by galil tool soft ware (MTA = 2) and set motor type in galil pulgin (Motor type = servo motor) and I jog command from an error on the mach3 then drive DMC-4143.
But if I set motor type in galil pulgin (Motor type step), I used to jog from mach3 it ok. But it was not a close loop.
How do I fix it.

Thanks.

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