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Question #: 14887

Question: [USB and Ethernet CNC Control (Pokeys57CNC)] Does this controller support Auto-Squaring in Mach 4?

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Yes, PoKeys57CNC does support auto gantry squaring if both master and slave axes are equipped with home switches independently.

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  • [596] Does this controller support Auto-squaring in Mach3?

    Yes, PoKeys57CNC does support auto gantry squaring if both master and slave axes are equipped with home switches independently.

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    [596] Does this controller support Auto-squaring in Mach3?

  • Does the Pokeys57CNC controller support Auto-Squaring in Mach 4?

    Yes, PoKeys57CNC does support auto gantry squaring if both master and slave axes are equipped with home switches independently.

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    Does the Pokeys57CNC controller support Auto-Squaring in Mach 4?

  • Does the Pokeys57CNC controller support Auto-Squaring in Mach 4?

    Yes, PoKeys57CNC does support auto gantry squaring if both master and slave axes are equipped with home switches independently.

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    Does the Pokeys57CNC controller support Auto-Squaring in Mach 4?

  • [575] Does the USB MACH3 controller support Sherline 1/2 pulse mode?

    The Mach3 100 kHz controller may be able to support the Sherline 1/2 pulse mode, but I have not tried it. There is no information in the documentation that is related to the parameter that can be set in Mach3 for the Sherline 1/2 pulse mode. You may be able to play with the available kHz ranges that the plugin allows to see if there is a pulse width that meets the Sherline 1/2 pulse mode specification.

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    [575] Does the USB MACH3 controller support Sherline 1/2 pulse mode?

  • does the Mach3 USB Controller support Mach4

    No, the Mach3 USB controller only works with Mach3. If you wish to use Mach4, I would recommend this very feature-rich controller:
    Pokeys57CNC controller https://buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-breakout-Mach4-mach3-USB-ethernet-Board

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    does the Mach3 USB Controller support Mach4

  • [596] Does this support THC functions.

    Yes, this board supports THC functions. I have tested the Proma THC and the PlasmaSens which use fiber optics for communication to reduce EMI.

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    [596] Does this support THC functions.

  • [596] Does this support THC functions

    Yes, this board supports THC functions. I have tested the Proma THC and the PlasmaSens which use fiber optics for communication to reduce EMI.

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    [596] Does this support THC functions

  • [244] I accidentally put 12vdc to the controller and now the display does not work. Can this be repaired?

    The 12VDC applied to the input voltage terminals most likely damaged the microcontroller, the LCD, and the vacuum sensor. It can be repaired, but the repair will cost more than a new vacuum pressure controller.

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    [244] I accidentally put 12vdc to the controller and now the display does not work. Can this be repaired?

  • Will Mach 4 work on the Controller board that is meant to run Mach 3?

    The Mach3 USB board found here: https://buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-breakout-Mach3-USB-Board

    Is not designed to work under Mach4. The Mach3 USB uses a plug-in in Mach3 to function as an interpreter, sending pulses and signals to electronics from commands sent to the board from Mach3. This plugin would need to be updated to be able to work under Mach4 but the board manufacturer would need to do this update. So far, there is no plug-in that will work for Mach4 and this board.

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    Will Mach 4 work on the Controller board that is meant to run Mach 3?

  • DOES THIS SUPPORT THC FUNCTIONS.

    Yes, this board supports THC functions. I have tested the Proma THC and the PlasmaSens which use fiber optics for communication to reduce EMI.

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    DOES THIS SUPPORT THC FUNCTIONS.

  • [410] Will this work with the OneFinity Elite series with the MASSO controller?

    Yes, this 4th axis system will work with the Masso controller. The 4th axis has a standard stepper motor. You will need a driver between the Masso controller and the stepper motor.

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    [410] Will this work with the OneFinity Elite series with the MASSO controller?

  • Does your 3 axis comboi have the same controller board (i.e. parallel option) as the 4 axis combo?

    Yes, you can select the price option for the electronics combos that include the interface board you desire.

    Go to the electronics category page:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/electronicscombo.aspx

    Select the motors and drivers combination you desire and select the price option that contains the interface card you desire.

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    Does your 3 axis comboi have the same controller board (i.e. parallel option) as the 4 axis combo?

  • Can I use Mach3 or 4 with your USB controller PCA?

    The USB controller board is currently only compatible with Planet-CNC software.

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    Can I use Mach3 or 4 with your USB controller PCA?

  • Does your parallel breakout board support macn4?

    Yes, the parallel breakout board can be used with the parallel plug-in that is offered by the mach CNC software developers.

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    Does your parallel breakout board support macn4?

  • IS IT OK TO LEAVE THE VACUUM PRESSURE CONTROLLER PLUGGED IN ALL TIME WHEN PUMP SWITCHED OFF?

    I don't see anything in the datasheet for the relay that indicates an overheat condition. While the relay is engaged, the power consumption is 400 mW and I don't believe this is enough to raise the temperature faster than the heat dissipation from the metal on the leads through convection or radiation outside of the rated temperature working ranges providing that you maintain an ambient temperature range within -40°C to 85°C (with no icing or condensation).

    http://www.omron.com/ecb/products/pdf/en-g2rl.pdf

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    IS IT OK TO LEAVE THE VACUUM PRESSURE CONTROLLER PLUGGED IN ALL TIME WHEN PUMP SWITCHED OFF?

  • Can the RuiDa RDC6442G laser controller be used for plasma

    That's an insightful question. My initial impression suggests that it is indeed possible. The trigger for the plasma torch can be activated by a high or low signal, which can be conveniently managed using a relay. However, one potential challenge might be the absence of torch height control in laser controllers such as the Ruida. Nonetheless, if you can address this height adjustment through mechanical means, which many machines are capable of, utilizing the Ruida controller for plasma applications should not pose any significant issues.

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    Can the RuiDa RDC6442G laser controller be used for plasma

  • Does your hardware & software support adding a 4th and 5th axis to the Black Tooth?

    The blackTooth is a laser cutter/engraver, and its current design directs the beam in 2 dimensions (X and Y) over the surface of a workpiece which is assumed to be lying flat beneath the laser head. There is no mechanism to move the Z-axis directly. There is likewise no direct provision to move either the workpiece or the laser head for a 4th or 5th axis of operation because that would change the optical path and/or the focal point. However, you could certainly add a 4th axis to move a workpiece beneath the laser head -- it would be an interesting project, and if you do it we would like to see pictures.

    The ability of the software to support this addition depends upon which software you are using. If you are using a breakout board and machine control software designed for conventional CNC mills, such as Mach3, LinuxCNC, or PlanetCNC, then the answer is yes, the software will support the 4th axis quite easily. If you are using the integrated laser controller, the adaptation would be more difficult.

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    Does your hardware & software support adding a 4th and 5th axis to the Black Tooth?

  • Any timing on the USB Controller board for Mach-4

    The board has been developed and we are currently waiting to receive developer info from the makers of Mach4 so we can proceed with testing compatibility. There is no definite time frame but we are hopeful it will be released within the next couple months.

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    Any timing on the USB Controller board for Mach-4

  • Does your 3/4 comb support 2 driver board on a single axis contro board output interface?

    Yes, you can have two drivers connected to a single axis. If you want the two drivers/motors to work as a single, more concerted pair, then I would suggest connecting the two drivers to a single step pulse and direction signal.

    That is to say:
    driver 1 and driver 2 have wires connecting from the CP terminals of the drivers to a single step terminal on the interface board (USB or parallel breakout board), and the CW terminals of the drivers connected to a single direction terminal on the interface board.

    If the motors need to spin in the opposite directions, simply reverse one of the the motor A B coil connections (i.e. wires that would go to A+ and A- is connected to the B+ and B-, and the same with the B+ and B- to the A+ and A-). You can alternatively resolve this mechanically if desired.

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    Does your 3/4 comb support 2 driver board on a single axis contro board output interface?

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