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Payment and Shipping (9)

440 views   March 8, 2019

  • Can I use PayPal, Amazon Pay or Credit Card as payment method on checkout?

    I am sorry, we had to disable PayPal on Checkout as there was a bug in the PayPal Checkout Plugin for our website that was causing errors in some orders. So we had to temporarily disable it while PayPal is fixed it. If you need to use PayPal, please go ah...
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  • I need a copy of my invoice or order and shipping information.

    If you need to access and/or print copies of your invoice(s) and other information or document regarding your order, such as shipping and order details, you can find and print them by logging in to your CNC4PC account.
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  • Can I pick up my products in your store?

    We do not really have a storefront, but email us and we can arrange receiving you and processing the order here.
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  • Do you ship to my country?

      We do ship to most countries. You can simulate your order on our website and will be presented with available shipping options and their cost.   If you need us to take a closer look at shipping options, please create an account on our ...
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  • How can I return a product?

    By logging in to your CNC4PC account, you can request and manage your returns. 
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  • Do you ship to the UK

    YES!, we ship to the UK. You can simulate your order on our website and will be presented with available shipping options and their cost.   If you need us to take a closer look at shipping options, please create an account on our website, ente...
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  • Do you ship to North Macedonia??

    YES!  We ship anywhere there is a postal system that works or Fedex or DHL offers service.  You can simulate your order in our website and will be presented with available shipping options and their cost.   If you need us to tak...
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  • What country do your products ship from? Can they be shipped and returned from within the United States?

    We are in Floriida. Some items are sometimes dropshipped from our suppliers, like Servos from DMM or Steppers from Leadshine.
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  • Quote Request

    You are welcome to create a quote request.  Please create an account and enter your billing/shipping info so that we can include shipping options and taxes: https://cnc4pc.com/customer/address/ Note that you can also simulate the order yourself and ...
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UCx00 Installation (16)

535 views   March 9, 2019

  • I am getting an “defective plugin” error message when installing the plugin.

    Note that the current published installer uses .Net4.0 which ships with Win10/11.  So make sure you use an up to date version of Win10/11 and the latest version of the installer.  It is common for the browser to try to download an older cac...
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  • What UCCNC Software version needs to be used with the AXBB-E?

    You need to use UCCNC Development Version 1.2109 or above.  You can download the latest UCCNC software under the Download Attachements for UCCNC or the AXBB-E board. https://www.forum.cncdrive.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=240&start=50 &nbsp...
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  • Can I use the same UCCNC license in multiple computers?

    The UCCNC license is tied to the UC device, so you can install it in as many PCs as you want, but you will only get motion with the PC where the UC device that you registered it tied to.
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  • Microsoft Defender is seeing a virus in UCCNC or the UC100 Plugin Installer

    Some have reported that Microsoft Defender is seeing a virus in UCCNC or UC100 installers.  We want to assure our users that there is not virus in the software.  This occurs because of the obfuscation method used to protect the software against possible h...
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  • Is this used for connecting UC-100?

    Yes, it is for the UC100.  Note that this is intended to be used as a replacement, as the UC100 does ship with the cable.
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  • Tuning UCCNC when using the imperial system

    Some report motion problems with UCCNC which are caused by improper motion settings.  The values found bellow, need to be divided by 25.4.
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  • will UCCNC work on a mach3 card

    This works only with CNC Drive UC Motion Controllers.  UC100, UC400ETH, UC300ETH. It will work with any breakout board or setup that works with Mach3
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  • Do I need an additional UC300ETH? Isn't there one built into the C94 itself?

    You have the option of adding it once you hit the "Customize and Add to Cart" button. You can also add DIN Rail Support and Control Software. When you purchase the units together, we ship them assembled.
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  • Which suggested mounting solutions and suggested power supply (s)?

    The idea is that you power each side of the circuit with the +5vdc that is powering the other side of the circuit.  So for the PC side, you can use a USB cable and for the other side +5vdc from the breakout board.  This circuit requires very little power....
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  • My UC100 stopped working

    It possible that a spike from the stepper drivers may have damaged the UC100.  Please keep in mind that modern stepper drivers in order to improve performance and generate very high voltage spikes.  It is the high voltage that saturates the driver the coi...
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  • I installed a uc400eth,using Mach 3. I get estop condition. diagnostic page shows red flashing light for e stop, and solid yellow for all limit.homing switched.

    There are a number of issues that could explain that.  The first thing that comes to mind is: You may not have communication with the board?  Make sure you establish communication using the UCxx Utility software. You may just need to invert ...
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  • Is the UC300ETH included with the C94?

    Yes, you can choose to add it or not on checkout to give the option to users who already own a UC300ETH to get the board without purchasing a UC300ETH again. If you purchase it as a bundle, it will come with the UC300ETH preinstalled.
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  • Windows USB Drivers not Working with the UC100

    This is caused by a EU certificate Issue. Try to install these new drivers: http://cncdrive.com/MC/UC100%20files%20for%20manual%20installation/UC100_USB%20drivers.zip Disconnect the computer from the internet. Then in the Windows device manager unins...
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  • Having problems with the UC device

    Make sure you have Win10/11 up to date before running the current installer. I would recommend downloading the installer using a different browser to avoid having the browser use an older cached download.
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  • Will the UC300ETH work with Mach4. If not, will it be supported down the road?

    Yes, it works with Mach4. Note that there are some compatibility issues with the current version of Mach4, and an older version is recommended at this time. Please check these instructions which contain a link to the version that is recommended: https:/...
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  • Problems with the UC100 USB Driver

    The solution described on that link beloow solves the problem when the USB drivers got disabled and were unable to install on Windows 10/11. The issue is basically a Windows security policy issue, it looks to us that Microsoft changed it back and forth in...
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Documentation (4)

396 views   March 20, 2019

  • Where can I find the manuals of the products?

    Below Manuals, Documents, Wiring Samples, Instructions installers and other relevant documents and links can be found on the page for each product.
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  • Is this Genuine with 25A Triac ? or one one those fake one all over the internet ?

    This is a genuine Solid State Relay. It is a good Chineese brand.
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  • I cannot get the green LED to enable on the breakout board

    3 conditions must be met to get the enable LED:   The board must be properly powered.  Check the documentation on the board, as a misunderstanding on how it is powered is very possible. The board must be connected to a PC/Motion Controller which is c...
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  • Using Open Collector Outputs and the output remains active when the output is deactivated.

    The chances are that you need to add a 1N4007 diode to the coil. Note that we do not include this diode in the circuit, as many relays and other coils ship with this diode.
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Centroid ACORN (6)

399 views   March 21, 2019

  • Does it work with mach3? Is it possible to download a trial version to test? Example like the pawn shown on the picture. Software running on win7, then save design and gcode on hard drive. Does it require any other cad programs to design parts?

    Note that the ACORN is software and hardware integrated system, so it only works with the ACORN software. You can download and install the acorn software and play with it your PC, but you will need the ACORN board to do actual motion control. The ACORN ...
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  • Driver Enable lines on the ACORN on C86ACORN and C86ACCP

    Please note that the C86ACORN and C86ACCP do require all the enable lines to the drives to be enabled in order to determine that the system is active and to start monitoring a driver's fault. When you initially activate the CNC12 software, it really...
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  • Has the C86ACCP board been updated to correct the issue mentioned in the 11-13-19 FAQ?

    YES!  The boards we are shipping as of today have a circuit that allows better handling the issue.  Now you can enable from the NO_FAULT output from the ACORN or from an axis enable signal from the ACORN.
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  • What are my software options with the Acorn controller?

    This will work with any CAM package that will put out gcode, including VCarve.  
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  • Is this a touch screen compatible program? (. Not sure how that whole thing functions)

    Yes, you can use a touch screen with this.
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  • Can you reverse the slave drive axis to the master drive

    If using Clearpath servos and using the hardware slave option of the C86ACCP, you can reverse the slave motor by inverting the direction of rotation in the motor itself, but changing the configuration by logging into it using the USB cable.
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Spindle Control (11)

419 views   March 22, 2019

  • How can add spindle control Connect to VFD?

    You can use any of our Multifunction Breakoutboards.  The C11G is a basic popular model: https://cnc4pc.com/c11g-multifunction-cnc-board.html We have other models that work with different motion controller. You can create a ticket in our website and su...
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  • What is the weight of this 800 Watt motor and do you have one that runs on 120 Volts Single Phase?

    The 800W spindle weights about 10lbs and can be used with this 120VAC single phase inverter: https://cnc4pc.com/1-5kw-vfd-spindle-inverter.html
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  • how to add spindle control to vfdhow to add spindle control to c11g board?

    You can find several wiring diagrams for different VFDs and Speed Controllers in the Product Download section of the C11G: https://www.cnc4pc.com/c11g-multifunction-cnc-board.html#pattachments. Please choose one that may match the VFD you have. You can ...
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  • I have a Seig FC350BJ/110V spindle drive on a X2 Harbor Freight mill. I am interested in buying the C6 board to allow Mach3 control of the spindle. Do you have wiring diagrams and Mach 3 configuration notes on how I can use the board? Thanks

    It is ideal to use a breakout board that has the spindle control circuit built-in and that uses a Safety Charge Pump.  This will greatly simplify your wiring and using a Safety Charge Pump when wiring your system delegate starting your spindle to the...
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  • Can I put a encoder on this motor for tool changer.. Do you have a lot that will work. Thank you

    You would need to mount the encoder on the machine itself.  
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  • Whats is the resolution of the analog to digital converters of this board? Will I loose some fidelity coming from the acorn analog output?

    There is not ADC/DCA. When working with the analog coming from the ACORN, we just invert the same analog for the +/-10vdc. Note the board can also generate the analog from a PWM signal.
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  • I have the C25 BOB coupled with the Ethernet Smooth Stepper. Can you use the 0-5v output to control speed of VFD thru Mach4 or do I need a speed control board also?

    You may want to consider adding a C41S to your setup: https://www.cnc4pc.com/c41s-pwm-variable-speed-control-board.html You can use this wiring diagram: http://cnc4pc.com/Tech_Docs/JINAN2ESS.pdf Wiring to the C41S may be a little messy.  It may have b...
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  • US and International modes of operations for VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) and Speed Controllers

    VFDs and motors have two way of operation, in the US we use CW and CCW, in the rest of the world, or INT (International) it is used START/STOP and DIRECTION. These settings can usually be adjusted VFD settings.  The chances are that if you purchased the V...
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  • What is the spindle configuration needed, in UCCNC, to control the spindle with the software? I am using a Huanyang GT series vfd.

    This would depend on the breakout board.  The installers for our breakout boards would configure UCCNC to run the spindle with PWM at 300hz.
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  • How does the Spindle Control work on the CNC4PC Multifunction Breakout Boards

    The relays are not directly tied pins in the configuration, as it is the breakout board that is driving the relays based on the step(PWM) and dir received from the controller and the US/INT Mode selected to drive the spindle. Please check this: https://ww...
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  • Just want to know if the VFD will allow CCW rotation to the spindle?

    YES! Doing th spindle rotatiion is a function of the VFD.
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New CNC Projects (1)

311 views   March 22, 2019

  • How can add spindle control Connect to VFD?

    You can use any of our Multifunction Breakoutboards.  The C11G is a basic popular model: https://cnc4pc.com/c11g-multifunction-cnc-board.html We have other models that work with different motion controller. You can create a ticket in our website and su...
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Mach3/4 License (10)

328 views   March 22, 2019

  • What is the release version of the Mach4 software you are selling?

    We sell and send a Mach4 license. We do not ship any software. With the license you can log into the Mach4 website and download the current version and later on update your installation as new versions become available.
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  • I just purchased a license for the Mach4 software. Was it supposed to just be a code and I download the software?

    We will send you the registration code so you canregister it in the Newfangled Solutions website and you can download and perform maintenance on the license yourself, like changing computers, etc...
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  • What is the difference between UCCNC and Mach4?

    They are two different interpreter software programs.  They both work in different ways and with different motion controllers. 
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  • What will the package include for the Mach4 software (CD download, installation instructions, etc.)?

    No, we only ship the registration codes.  You get to download the current version of Mach4 and you can also get to download newer versions as they become available.  All the software documentation is available in the installation folder.  There are also s...
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  • I am wondering about buying a Mach4 license from you rather than directly from Artsoft. What will be the difference in getting support if a license needs to be moved to a new computer and stuff like that. I generally think it is better to buy direct, but

    There is no difference in purchasing the license from us, or from Newfangled solutions. You get the same license codes and you create your own account on the machsupport website and you do your own license maintenance. 
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  • Are you going to create a MACH 4 driver for this?

    It is not clear that a Mach4 plugin will ever be made for this.
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  • Does mill wizard work with mach4

    The Mill Wizard is a Stand Alone program.  So it really can be used with anything, including Mach3 or Mach4.
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  • Will this plugin work with any Mach 4 Hobby screen set?

    Yes, it should work with any Mach4 screen.
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  • can you transfer license to a different computer

    Yes, it can be transferred a limited number of times. It works in the same way as the Mach4 license.
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  • What would be the best hp laptop to use with this Bob running mach 4?

    Mach4 will run very good on most PCs and Laptops but you really need to have an external motion controller.  Like the Ethernet Smooth Stepper, UC300ETH, Ether-Mach or PoKeys. The performance of the processor itself has to do more with the types of operat...
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Safety (7)

320 views   March 23, 2019

  • What is a Safety Charge Pump (SCHP)?

    It is a watchdog.  It is a feature in which the control software will send a pulse stream through a pin, as if it was moving an axis.  Then a microcontroller on the breakout board will see that pulse stream and will know that the signals coming ...
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  • I cannot get the green LED to enable on the breakout board

    3 conditions must be met to get the enable LED:   The board must be properly powered.  Check the documentation on the board, as a misunderstanding on how it is powered is very possible. The board must be connected to a PC/Motion Controller which is c...
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  • Will the 4 Axes Inductive Switch Assembly to RJ45 work with the C78?

    YES!!!!
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  • Do the HLFB pins from the Clearpath motors show up anywhere accessible on this board? Thanks!

    The HLFB is not accessed directly, but it is accessed by the breakout board and used to trigger e-stop if activated.
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  • what is the repeatable accuracy of this switch?Also, can it be wired in to my existing controller that uses an ethernet port for limit switches?

    Most of the accuracy you can expect from this switch may be associated with the machine and the mounting of the switch.  The switch itself is very good quality, it is not comparable to the cheap ones you find on eBay.  Note that our inductive sw...
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  • I have a C11G board. I want to take advantage of the safety charge pump to disable all my motor drivers untill I am ready to start. Do I need to enable the board first? i.e. the enable pin has 5 volts before the relay 3 can operate?

    There are two ways of doing this. If your drivers get enabled with +5vdc, then just feed the output of pin 17 to the enable of the drivers. If you need a different signal, then use Relay3 for this.
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  • I have an ESS with the C25S BOB and 4 Wantai DQ542 drivers. Can one of the outputs on Port 1 Drive the 4 enable pins on my drivers? * I notice your sample hookups do not hook up the enable pins * I don't see specs on the C25S output pins.

    You can…  You can assign and wire any available output for this.  But here are some thoughts on this: On stepper drivers it is usually not all that beneficial to use the enable, as they usually have auto low power when not moving, so you just can leave...
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UCCNC License (5)

433 views   April 1, 2019

  • I bought a uc300eth-5lpt from you about 5 months ago. I'm now buying the UCCNC software to work with it. How does that work?

    Yes, we will just need the serial number of you UC device.
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  • What is the difference between UCCNC and Mach4?

    They are two different interpreter software programs.  They both work in different ways and with different motion controllers. 
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  • My UCCNC license is not working.

    If UCCNC is not recognizing the license please check the following: Make sure that when you copy your license into the UCCNC folder, you rename it and remove the serial number from the license and replace the original demo license found in the director...
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  • Do you guys have the license keys or do you request them from CncDrive? Ive been told they were hard to get ahold of when you need a key. Thank you.

    All UCCNC Licenses are processed by CNC Drive.  We have a process with them for this.
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  • Hello, is the UCCNC Control Software compatible to a WixHC 4-axis Ethernet Motion control board?

    No, it is not compatible. UCCNC is only compatible with UC devices. The UC100, UC400ETH and UC300ETH.
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Plasma THC (13)

337 views   June 28, 2019

  • I am getting an E-1 Error on a Plasmasensout THC sensor

    This is error is due to noise entering the logic of the system.  The way of fixing it making sure things are properly grounded and making sure the negatives of the logic in the breakout board are not common with the main grounds or the negative or the mai...
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  • Is a probe also required? Can this be uses with a hand torch mounted on the Z axis?

    Yes, an initial touch sensor would be required to establish the initial torch height. Yes, you can use it with a handheld torch as long as you can mount it on the machine.
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  • Will this work with Mach4?

    Yes, it will work with Mach4.
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  • I have a ETHER-MACH-CS motion control with a C25 - Smooth Stepper Terminal Board and am running Mach 4 Hobby, will this work with these components?

    Yes, the Plasmasenseout will work OK with the ESS and C25. Note that the C25 only takes +5vdc TTL signals and the PSO puts out +24vdc logic signals, you may want consider upgrading to the C25XP: https://www.cnc4pc.com/c25xp-smooth-stepper-integrated-boa...
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  • can this board support torch height control ? i seen that ESS and MACH4 supports it, i would like to use that function.

    Note this is a basic breakout board and you can assign the pins freely, so you can.  But I would suggest using a breakout board that supports +24vdc logic, Like the C25XP or C79.  +24vdc logic works better in noisy environments. 
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  • Is it required to use the built in Step/Direction for any of the axis, instead of connecting them to one of the other ports in the ESS, and still get the full THC function?

    Yes, you need a breakout board to connect step and direction signals.  It is ideal to use the C25S.
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  • Is this Compatible with Mach 4 and ESS

    Yes, this can be wired to a plasma using Mach3/4 and the ESS.
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  • I don't see the ESS/Mach 4 configuration documents. Do you have them. If you do I will purchase the PlasmaSenseOut. Thanks

    You can use this wiring diagram for a controller using the Smooth Stepper and with the C82 and Mach3/4: https://www.cnc4pc.com/pub/media/productattachments/files/WS_66-C82r3_3.pdf This runs with the Mach3/4 plasma screens and you just need to configure ...
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  • Could i use only plasmasens with pokeys57CNC for THC in Mach3?if yes tell me please configurations?if i activate THC(green button) motion will stop.

    YES!!!  The Plasmasens can be used with Mach3.  I do understand that there are some bugs and Mach4 is the recommended system.  You can find the instructions in the manual.  If something is not clear, you can open a support ticket: https://www.cnc4pc.com/c...
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  • can i use this with tmc3in1?

    Yes, it is a good option for sensing the initial height.
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  • I have an ESAB PCM-875 with the PT-27 torch. Will it work with this machine?

    Yes, it should work.
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  • Should I use the C76 with the UC300ETH or C82 with the Ethernet Smooth Stepper for my Plasma?

    You can use the C76 or C82, it is a matter of preference. They both work with Mach4. I will try to summarize the basic considerations: The UC300ETH may provide additional flexibility as it can also support UCCNC in addition to Mach3/4. It also depends...
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  • Auto set point . Is this mode were it senc voltage at start of a cut uses that voltage

    No. When enabling auto set point the unit measures the voltage while piercing (at the pierce height), then uses that voltage as the target voltage. In other words, the cut height will be the same as the pierce height.
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DMM Servos (3)

315 views   February 22, 2020

  • Is this 400w servo single phase or three phase?

    You can wire them single or 3phase. 
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  • Are the DYN2/4 drives the only ones that work with these motors?

    Yes, the drivers are shipped calibrated for those motors. While it is possible to use it for generic motors, provided that the encoder matches, tuning the servo can be quite complex and not supported. If you have an application where you really need to ...
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  • I'm using DMM servo motors with encoders and DYN drives. How do I connect multiple axis feedback encoders to C82&C78 combination where there is only on RJ-45 Encoder input port?

    There are ways to do it, but what you are trying to do is very unusual, as the ESS cannot process encoder feedback from the axis in real-time, so the data may not be useful. The C82 has encoder input for one axis, as it can process the spindle encoder in...
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Smooth Stepper (12)

380 views   May 3, 2020

  • Should I purchase a USB or Ethernet Smooth Stepper?

    We are recommending all customers using the USB Smooth Stepper to upgrade to the Ethernet Smooth Stepper. There are many benefits to upgrading: The price is the same. There are minimal changes to the configuration when upgrading. The Ethernet Smoot...
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  • I need tech help with my smooth stepper hookup

    Please open a support ticket in our website and we will give you a hand with this: https://cnc4pc.com/contact/
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  • Can this board be plugged into an Ess port 3 and be able to utilize all relays from Ess signals?

    YES!
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  • When I configure the multifunction board with smoothstepper board are the cables to connect them then included?

    Yes, the ribbon cables and studs are included.
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  • I have a huanyang vfd , a c25, and a ess smoothstepper is there a wiring diagram for this

    You can use this wiring diagram: https://www.cnc4pc.com/pub/media/productattachments/files/jinan2ess_1.pdf It would be ideal to consider using a breakout board with the spindle control circuit built-in, like the C25XP, C82, C11G.  As you would bene...
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  • can this board support torch height control ? i seen that ESS and MACH4 supports it, i would like to use that function.

    Note this is a basic breakout board and you can assign the pins freely, so you can.  But I would suggest using a breakout board that supports +24vdc logic, Like the C25XP or C79.  +24vdc logic works better in noisy environments. 
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  • Can the M26 board get its 5v power from the 5v output on the c82 bob?

    YES!  This board uses less than 500mA.  So, it can be powered with +5vdc from the C82 or pin 26 of the IDC26 for LPT3 of the ESS, or from a USB port.        
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  • Is the ESS included with the C25XP?

    Yes, you can choose to add it or not on checkout to give the option to users who already own an ESS to get the board without purchasing an ESS again. If you purchase it as a bundle, it will come with the ESS preinstalled.
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  • I bought the C82 control board with the ethernet smooth stepper. Can the C80 plug into the 3rd port of the ESS in this configuration?

    YES!  It will on LPT3 of the ESS.    
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  • According to the manual, a 12/24v power supply is used for the proximity switches. Th e video on the C11G does not use an external power supply and the manual also shows a resistor being used (not in the video). Just a little confused.

    To use voltages above +5vdc you use a limiting resistor, as the C11G can only take +5vdc signals. It is described in the manual. I am not sure what video you are referring to, but you are welcome to open a ticket and we will give you a hand with this:...
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  • I'm using DMM servo motors with encoders and DYN drives. How do I connect multiple axis feedback encoders to C82&C78 combination where there is only on RJ-45 Encoder input port?

    There are ways to do it, but what you are trying to do is very unusual, as the ESS cannot process encoder feedback from the axis in real-time, so the data may not be useful. The C82 has encoder input for one axis, as it can process the spindle encoder in...
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  • Lua errors when starting Mach4 with the ESS (Ethernet Smooth Stepper)

    It can be because of the screen set. Please check this solution: https://warp9td.com/index.php/faq/faq-mach4#luaErrors
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Plugins (1)

296 views   May 7, 2020

  • What version of millwizzard is this ?

    I am sorry for the delay in getting to you.  It will work with all versions.  You should be able to use it with future releases. 
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MASSO (3)

280 views   May 28, 2020

  • Does the MASSO controller support auto Torch Height Control for plasma?

    Yes if used with the Plasma Firmware.
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  • Can I use this controller with Mach4 ?

    NO!  The MASSO is a complete unit that runs its own software.
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  • Can the G3 offline controller support closed loop drive configuration? If so, do I need to purchase adicional hardware to connect to closed loop driver module?

    The MASSO itself cannot read the encoders, but if you are using a closed-loop system, you could connect the fault and enable signals back to the controller. We do have a board to facilitate this: https://www.cnc4pc.com/c86-connector-board-for-the-masso-...
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Touch Probe (2)

266 views   November 8, 2020

  • I am look at your touch probe, will this work on a c11G board if yes please send information. Thanks

    Yes, the probes can very easily be wired to the C11G.  The probes ship with a female jack connector that can be connected to the terminals of the C11G.  the C11G has a jumper to set the input to be set to pulled-up.  If you have any issues ...
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  • Does this come with the interchangeable probe plate? If not do your sell them?

    Thanks for reaching out to us.We are currently shipping only with the female cable adapter. We are no longer shipping it with the disk, skirt, or replacement contactor as it is not really practical to exchange them. We should be offering soon a bundle ite...
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LinuxCNC (1)

295 views   January 4, 2021

  • I want to buy the CPI A 25 parallel port card to work with the C-10 is it a good choice. I am new in linuxCnc world.

    YES! It is a good option.
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C25XP (7)

385 views   March 15, 2021

  • Can the M26 board get its 5v power from the 5v output on the c82 bob?

    YES!  This board uses less than 500mA.  So, it can be powered with +5vdc from the C82 or pin 26 of the IDC26 for LPT3 of the ESS, or from a USB port.        
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  • Is the ESS included with the C25XP?

    Yes, you can choose to add it or not on checkout to give the option to users who already own an ESS to get the board without purchasing an ESS again. If you purchase it as a bundle, it will come with the ESS preinstalled.
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  • I have a Warp9 ESS. To reduce some EMI issues, I would like to convert ESS 5v pulse/direction to 24v since my motor drivers accept 5v or 24v pulse/direction signals. Is this the best board for that purpose?

    Yes, the C79 or C80 would help you safely tap into +24vdc logic, which can be less prone to noise. Make sure the negative of the main power supply is not common with the negative of the ESS or breakout board. I think the C25XP should be a good option fo...
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  • Using 24v power, at what max amp should I used?

    We recomend using a 2A ower supply. A larger power supply may be needed if powerinf other devices through the C25XP.
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  • C25xp can I use 5 volt on port 2 pin 2 to Com to close circuit install air pressure (do I need any resistance in a circuit )

    That pin is an input pin. I understand the signal is active high, so +5vdc is high, so you would put GND or the common for the signal to COM2 and the signal itself to pin 2 port 2. The inputs are very easy to use, these are just bidirectional optos that...
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  • Hello,Does the C25XP card supply the smoothstepper card with 5vdc or is an external power supply required?

    Yes, the C25XP has regulators to power the ESS. You really only need one power supply.
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  • Hello, is it necessary to connect the C22 board to the 5V terminal of the C25XP board or is it powered by Port 3? Thank you.

    NO, the C25XP will power the C22 through the IDC26 to IDC26 ribbon cable.
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C82 (3)

327 views   March 15, 2021

  • Can the M26 board get its 5v power from the 5v output on the c82 bob?

    YES!  This board uses less than 500mA.  So, it can be powered with +5vdc from the C82 or pin 26 of the IDC26 for LPT3 of the ESS, or from a USB port.        
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  • How do the inputs work on this board?

    The board has 2 banks of input that could be handled independently and isolated from each other and from the board. Each bank of inputs has bidirectional inputs which activate with a voltage between +5vdc and +24vdc. If the signals that you want to ac...
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  • I'm using DMM servo motors with encoders and DYN drives. How do I connect multiple axis feedback encoders to C82&C78 combination where there is only on RJ-45 Encoder input port?

    There are ways to do it, but what you are trying to do is very unusual, as the ESS cannot process encoder feedback from the axis in real-time, so the data may not be useful. The C82 has encoder input for one axis, as it can process the spindle encoder in...
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C76 (2)

292 views   March 15, 2021

  • Can the M26 board get its 5v power from the 5v output on the c82 bob?

    YES!  This board uses less than 500mA.  So, it can be powered with +5vdc from the C82 or pin 26 of the IDC26 for LPT3 of the ESS, or from a USB port.        
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  • How do the inputs work on this board?

    The board has 2 banks of input that could be handled independently and isolated from each other and from the board. Each bank of inputs has bidirectional inputs which activate with a voltage between +5vdc and +24vdc. If the signals that you want to ac...
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Relays (3)

298 views   March 15, 2021

  • Can the M26 board get its 5v power from the 5v output on the c82 bob?

    YES!  This board uses less than 500mA.  So, it can be powered with +5vdc from the C82 or pin 26 of the IDC26 for LPT3 of the ESS, or from a USB port.        
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  • inputs 10 through 15 are controlling what?

    Those inputs can be accessed as general-purpose inputs.
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  • Using Relays 1 and 2 as General-Purpose Relays

    Relays 1 and 2 are intended to be used for controlling the VFD or Speed Controller and are intended to activate the FOR and REV signals (US MODE) or the ON/OFF and CW/CCW (INTernational MODE).  But if you do not need to control the VFD, but intend to...
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Ethernet Motion Controllers (4)

281 views   May 11, 2021

  • Why use Ethernet Connection for my Motion Controller?

    The Ethernet Connection has many advantages over USB.  It is more reliable as Ethernet runs a client-server connection, while USB runs as a Windows Device.  If there happens to be any glitch in the communication, you can lose the USB d...
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  • How fast does my Motion Controller need to be?

    You can estimate the appropriate speed requirement for your motion controller by understanding how fast you need your pulse stream to be.   You will need to balance axis travel speed and the step resolution or length of each step in actual machi...
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  • Should I use an External Motion Controller running in real-time for my CNC?

    The main advantage of using an external motion controller is that runs all the function in a real-time environment. So many functions, like homing, reading an encoder, threading, probing, etc., are tied to the exact time in which they occur.  I...
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  • I have a Warp9 ESS. To reduce some EMI issues, I would like to convert ESS 5v pulse/direction to 24v since my motor drivers accept 5v or 24v pulse/direction signals. Is this the best board for that purpose?

    Yes, the C79 or C80 would help you safely tap into +24vdc logic, which can be less prone to noise. Make sure the negative of the main power supply is not common with the negative of the ESS or breakout board. I think the C25XP should be a good option fo...
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Wiring (4)

336 views   November 7, 2021

  • Axis going in one direction

    Here are some thoughts on troubleshooting this:  If an axis goes only in one direction, then that is because the driver is not seeing the direction signal for that axis. The installer or configuration file that you used at the beginning should ha...
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  • Does this breakout board use screw terminals for the stepper wires?

    No. This cable has a DB9 on the side that connects to the G540 and GX16-4 on the other end to connect to the stepper. We offer these options for mounting on the steppers: https://www.cnc4pc.com/a75-philmore-61-634-4-pin-in-line-male-mobile-connector.ht...
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  • How do I configure the Home and Limit Switches

    General Recommendations on Setting up Home/Limit Switches:  Note that the Limit function is disabled while homing, so it is smart to use the same switches for homing and limits.  It is also a good practice to connect positive and negative sig...
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  • Does this do X-, X+, Y-, Y+, Z-, Z+? So it has 6 switches and not 4 as the description states?

    Note that for the Z axis you only need one switch, the top one.
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Stepper Motors (4)

293 views   June 7, 2022

  • How to tune stepper motors

    Follow these steps: 1. Determine the appropriate microstepping for the system. The higher you go the smoother the motion would be, but you will start losing torque as you go higher. This will also demand more speed from the motion controller to keep up w...
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  • Hello, Wondering what is the price per foot, what is the gauge of the cable and does it have a shield? Do you sell it without connectors?

    This is the cable: https://www.cnc4pc.com/18-x-4-flexible-shielded-cable-for-stepper-motors.html
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  • What to do with the ENA+ and ENA- terminals of the drivers? Should they be left empty or connected to each other?

    Yes, you leave the EN+ and EN- empty.  The drivers are normally enabled if left disconnected.  If your application does require enabling/disabling the driver, then you can tie it to an output pin or to the SCHP to have them enabled when the syst...
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  • Why are my steppers not moving?

    Are the motors ready to move: Do you have holding torque on the motors? Are they powered OK? Is there a motor/driver enable signal? Can you jump it? Can you command the motors to move using other means? Like configuration software? Are the step a...
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DC Servos (3)

255 views   December 13, 2022

  • can you use this to drive servo drives??

    You could, but you could probably be better off using a C76 or C82 as they can connect to the servo fault and enable signals.
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  • Can I connect more than one DC motor to this module? If yes, how many? Thank you.

    No, just one. Keep in mind that you have an encoder on the back of the motor that is feeding the back position of one motor and the driver corrects the position of one motor.
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  • Pros and Cons of Retrofitting DC Servo Systems

    Pros: Lower cost as you use most of the parts. The machine ends up running as it was originally intended and engineered for. You will not deal with any mechanical coupling issues. Cons: DC servos use brushed motors and require lots of maint...
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PoKeys (1)

257 views   February 9, 2023

  • Pokeys57cnc v1.70 & PoNETkbd48CNC V1 & Porelay8How to use in Mach3? How to connfigure A - H relay?How do I solve it, the keyboard is 2 meters away from the control panel?But, is the relay panel next to the controller?Thank you for your help!Br. Lajos

    You just need to go to the PoKeys Plugin and enable the keyboard. You can also change the keys and function assignment. The same with the relays.
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