USB Operator Panel Installation - Mach3

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1. Introduction

1.1 Overview

System Components:

  • X15-10-01 Operator Panel
  • X15-20-01 MPG Pendant (Optional)

1.2 Tools Required

  • Small flat head screw driver
  • 1/16” Allen Wrench

2. Hardware Startup

2.1 Operator Panel Wiring

  1. The USB cable runs from the back of the operator panel (see Figure 1) to the control (see Figure 2).

 

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Figure 1 - Back of Operator Panel

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Figure 2 - Control USB Wiring Connections

  1. The E-Stop circuit goes from the back of the mushroom E-Stop button (see Figure 1) to the motion controller E-Stop connection (see Figure 3 for an example).

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Figure 3 - Apollo E-Stop Connection

2.2 Pendant Wiring

  1. The 25 pin pendant cable plugs into the back of the operator panel (see Figure 1).
  2. If a motion controller being used in the system the MPG signal must be passed back to it for the pendant to work.
    1. Apollo I: There is no additional wiring beyond the pendant plug necessary.
    2. Apollo III: An Ethernet cable must be run from the MPG plug on the operator panel (see Figure 1) to MPG #1 on the Apollo III board (see Figure 4).

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Figure 4 - Apollo III MPG Socket

  1. Interpreter 1000: An Ethernet cable must be run from the MPG socket on the operator panel (see Figure 1) to an open encoder on the Interpreter 1000 (see Figure 6). See Figure 5 for the cable pin out.

MPG Mod-Jacks

Pin #

Function

Color

1

A+

White/Orange

2

A-

Orange

3

B+

White/Green

4

+5VDC

Blue

5

GND

White/Blue

6

B-

Green

7

Unused

White/Brown

8

Unused

Brown

 

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Figure 5 - MPG Ethernet Cable Pinout

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Figure 6 - Interpreter 1000 Encoder Input

3. Software Setup

3.1 PoKeys Setup

The X15-10-01 Operator panel and the X15-20-01 Pendant use PoKeys interface software to communicate between the hardware and Mach3. To set up the PoKeys software follow the steps below.

  1. Install and run the PoKeys Setup executable
  2. Open Mach3
  3. Go to Config->Config Plugins
  4. Enable the PoKeys plugin
  5. Close Mach3 and open it again
  6. Go to Config->Config Plugins
  7. Press the CONFIG button on the PoKeys-PoLabs-vX.XX line

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Figure 7 - Plugin Control

  1. Press the [Add new] button

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Figure 8 -  Pokeys Plugin Settings

  1. Select the correct device from the drop down list (There will probably only be one)
  2. Press [OK]

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Figure 9 - Pokeys Device Selection

  1. Close out of the windows and Mach3 and then open Mach3 again
  2. Go to PlugIn Control->Configure PoKeys

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Figure 10 - Plugin Control

  1. Go to the Import/Export Settings tab
  2. Check PoKeys pin mapping and Encoders settings and mapping (see Figure 11)
  3. Press the [Import] button
  4. Go to the Programs and Drivers folder on the desktop
  5. Choose the correct PokeysConfig file and press [OK]
    1. Apollo I: PokeysConfig.XML
    2. Apollo III or Interpreter 1000: MotionControllerPokeysConfig.XML

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Figure 11 - Pokeys Settings Import

3.2 Operator Panel Setup

Once the PoKeys software is installed and configured the operator panel can be enabled in the software.

  1. Select PlugIn Control->MachMotion Config
  2. Go to the Control Panels tab
  3. Check the box for X15-10-01 Pendant (see Figure 12)
  4. Set the PoKeys LED Offset to 1700 (see Figure 12)
  5. Press the [Save] button

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Figure 12 - Machmotion Plugin Control Panel Options

3.3 Pendant Setup

To set up the X15-20-01 Pendant, do the following.

  1. Select PlugIn Control->MachMotion Config
  2. Go to the Control Panels tab
  3. Check the box for X15-20-01 Operator Panel (see Figure 12)
  4. Press the [Save] button

If the system has a motion controller continue.

  1. Go to Config->Config Plugins
  2. Press the CONFIG button on the motion controller plugin line (M3HiCON or M3DSPMC)
  3. In the MPG #1 box select the type of input and the index of MPG input used
    1. Apollo III: For MPG #1 use index 7 (MPG #2 is index 8)
    2. Interpreter 1000: Use the index of the axis the CAT5 cable is wired into

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Figure 13 - Motion Controller MPG Setup

 

Warranty Information

MachMotion warranty policy is subject to change. Updated information is available at our website:
https://machmotion.com/warranty

 

The MachMotion Team
http://www.machmotion.com
14518 County Road 7240, Newburg, MO 65550
(573) 368-7399 • Fax (573) 341-2672

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