Re: I find I have to move from Mach to EMC
- Hi Steve,
As posted on the Mach3 website there is on going development of the Mesa plugins for several of the Mesa cards.
I am currently testing the 7i43H which is usb only.
I will also be testing one of the PCI cards when it arrives here this week. 5i20 or 5i23.
I will be posting updates on the Mach3 forum as the testing progresses.
I have been very busy with OT but that seems to have slowed so I can get back to testing and getting my machines up to speed.
--- In email@example.com, Steve Blackmore <steve@...> wrote:
> On Sun, 02 Jan 2011 10:58:48 +1100, you wrote:
> >The SS did have a problem with ground loops. A fix for this has been found and
> >IIRC appears to work in 100% of cases.
> >The Fix is documented on the MachSupport forum.
> >Also Jeff Birt has documented the modification.
> >Also the fix is now implemented by Warp9TD in all new SS supplied.
> Thanks for the info Peter, 3 years to get a supposed fix effectively
> closed some commercial doors, probably permanently.
> I'd be more interested to see a mach plugin for this
> I know that card works on parallel, I did an 4 axis EMC conversion using
> servos, works flawlessly. Unfortunately it ONLY works with EPP, and most
> of the EPP cards use Netmos chipsets which simply don't work properly.
> They don't handle the synchronization between the CPU and the WAIT line
> on the EPP bus as per IEEE-1284 standard.
> ITE8875F chip does not work either.
> EMC does not support USB - they consider it's not "realtime" enough and
> won't even consider it.
> Now if somebody wrote a Mach plugin...
> If anybody well versed in writing Mach plugins, or thinks they are
> qualified to do so, please contact me off list.
> Steve Blackmore