Masso outputs

turd-furgesen

Turd Furgesen
Hello,

Forgive me if I've missed this in another thread but I would like to know if there is a way to activate either the TTL or the Opto outputs on the Masso manually using keyboard buttons? Is there a way to easily program the Masso to control any of the outputs this way? I've searched and can't find anything about this topic.

Thank you.

Bill
 

tayloredtech

TayloredTech
Quote from Turd Furgesen on May 1, 2019, 1:31 am

Hello,

Forgive me if I've missed this in another thread but I would like to know if there is a way to activate either the TTL or the Opto outputs on the Masso manually using keyboard buttons? Is there a way to easily program the Masso to control any of the outputs this way? I've searched and can't find anything about this topic.

Thank you.

Bill

Not via keyboard shortcuts no, M62 (on)/ M63 (off) commands work via the MDI prompt from P1-16 which you can assign like what is in the video above.
One day...
 

turd-furgesen

Turd Furgesen
Hello,

Thank you for the prompt response. Well, i was hoping anyway. I am building my control panel and have added the jog wheel but i wanted to avoid cluttering the panel up by having to add 2 small rotary switches to control the jog functions. A simple keypad press to activate output "A", "B" or "C" could be used to activate relays to take the place of rotary switches. Now it's "back to the drawing board". I'll have to just bite the bullet and design in the rotary switches I guess. Se La Vie, the adventure continues... Thanks for you help. I welcome any ideas.
 

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turd-furgesen

Turd Furgesen
This will be the complete mill. It is a modified 3040 machine, upgraded just a bit.
 

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masso-support

MASSO Support
Staff member
Sounds like a nice project Bill

Good use for an old Data Cabinet as well if your drawing is accurate.

Look forward to seeing it come together.

Cheers

Peter
 

turd-furgesen

Turd Furgesen
Hi Peter,

HaHaaaa, you recognized it! Yes, it is accurate and modeling it accurately a bit painstaking. Since I started using Solidworks I never cease to be amazed at what a useful tool it is. The data cabinet lent itself to the design by being the perfect size for a base. The fact that I built the power supply/ motor driver cabinet into a 4U rack chassis helped. A 15 inch touchscreen, usb keyboard and the masso are housed in the control panel on top. I'm working out getting the control panel face cut now from .125" 6061 so I can start assembling it fairly soon. The whole machine has been a year in the making so far. I plan on using it to fab pcb's and light metal parts i hope. I kept the original NEMA17 steppers but am using Geckodrive G213V drives. A custom machined 55mm spindle mount for a 500W BLDC spindle was a required upgrade as the chinese spindles are brushed motors and poorly balanced which cause them to vibrate terribly. These and inductive proximity switches for homing and limit on each axis are the extent of my mods to the stock CNC3040 so far. I have had so much fun designing and building it, I'm afraid i won't have as much fun actually using it. I'll post my progress soon.

Thanks for the inspiring words.

Cheers

Bill
 

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