Mach3 - In Depth

Take a deeper look into some Mach3 configurations.


Kernel Speed Error

Description of the problem: You have a HiCON/Apollo III system that is getting a error message c...


G73 Peck Drilling Pullback-Mach3

Description of the problem: The pull back distance on G73 is wrong.   Solution: For the ...


Setting Up Jogging Hot Keys

To set up jogging hot keys:   1. Go to Config->System Hotkeys     2. Click on the b...


Homing Limits Window-Mach3

  Reversed Checking this option on an axis will change the direction the machine moves. S...


Inverse Feed Rate G93 in Mach3

Description of the problem: Confusion on how to use inverse feed rate.   Solution: Inver...


Reversing Pendant Direction Mach3

Description of the problem: The axis is moving in the opposite direction that you are comman...


MachMotion Plugin Data Logging

Description of the problem: Instructions on how to enable data logging with the MachMotion plu...


Macropump Issues-mach3

Macropump is not working correctly.   - If the debounce is set too high...


Verify Homing

Description of the problem: The control won't run a program without homing, or it will run and y...


Persistent Tool Number-Mach3

Description of the problem: Every time Mach3 is restarted it forgets which tool is in the mach...


Program Safety Lockout-Mach3

Description of the problem: What is program safety lockout?   Solution: Program safety l...


Spindle Turning off Intermittently-Mach3

Description of the problem: The spindle is turning on/off intermittently    Solution: I...


Rotational Axis Configuration-Mach3

Description of the problem: How do I set up a rotational axis?   Solution: Only axes A, ...


Wiring Up A VFD Alarm to E-Stop Mach3

Description of the problem: I would like for Mach3 to E-Stop when a VFD alarm occurs.   S...


Spindle Brake Setup-Mach3

Description of the problem: I'm trying to set up my spindle brake.   Solution: To ...


Tool Change Option-Mach3

Description of the problem: My setting for "Ignore Tool Change" keeps changing back to "Stop...


Soft Limit Warning

Description of the problem: I'm getting a "Soft Limit Warning" like this:     Solutio...


Ultimate Screen Not Loading

Description of the problem: The Ultimate screen does not load properly (gets stuck).   So...


Loading XML Profile in Ultimate Screen

Description of the problem: The Ultimate screen gets hung up on "Loading XML Profile."   So...


Torch Crashing on Probe-Mach3

Description of the problem: My torch is crashing on the probe and I don't know why.   Sol...


External Divider Setup - Mach3

To setup mach3 plasma control unit with divided voltage:   On the square ~4x4 Sound Logic boar...


Hide the Menu in Mach3 with Ultimate Screen

You can hide the Mach3 menu to prevent a user from changing system settings with the Ultimate scr...


G-Code Axis Spindle Setup - Mach3

Steps to setup a g-code axis spindle:   In HiCON plugin menu (Config --> Config Plugins --&...


Restoring XML Mach3 Restore

Problem: Mach3 is opening with a dialog box (example below), or to a different profile screen t...


Mach3 Spindle Pulley Setup for Use with Variable Speed Spindle

To continue to utilize the variable speed functionality of your spindle with a VFD, you can setup...


Cypress Enable Message - Mach3

The cypress enable warning mesage comes up when a program is stopped inside of a macro.  The mac...


Spindle Speed Issues - Mach3

Always Max (10V) (or incorrect voltage on on the apollo board direction terminals): If the outp...


Mach3 Subroutine Example

Subroutines can contained in the gcode file being run, or in the c:\mach3\subroutines\ folder. E...


Mach3: Setting up a Rotary Axis

Rotary Axis setup in Mach3 Put a check mark in the Check box "axis is angular"  located in the...


Probing-Mach3

Probing: There are 3rd party applications that some people use with Mach3. Search online and the...


Spindle turns off after program - Mach3

If the spindle turns off after a program (or the spindle output is controlling some other device)...


Constant Velocity-Mach3

Constant Velocity (CV) is more of a Theoretical calculation instead of an exact adjustment and wi...


Connecting PLC to Mach3

  File Type Document Name View / Download / Print Modbus Connection from a PLC to Mach...


Mach3 Shutting Down PC on Launch

A recent windows update has caused a bug in some Mach 3 controls which causes them to shutdown wh...


Generate Ultimate Screen Key Code

If Mach3 Ultimate Screen licence is not functioning, try generating a Key Code. 1) On \\svr1, go...


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