Software

Help for Mach3, Mach4, SigmaNest and other MachMotion software platforms

Setting Debounce Level

Description of the problem: Debounce is the number of pulses that a switch must be stable for it...

Mach4

Data Collector

Overview The data collector plugin allows you to track the state of a signal between multiple ru...

Mach4 G-Code and M-Code Reference

1. Introduction G-Code is a special programming language that is interpreted by Computer Numer...

Mach4 Advanced M-Code Reference

Chapter 1 : Advanced Macros M-Code Descriptions M200 – M219: Control Default Outputs: Turn out...

Macro B Reference Guide

Macro B programming may not be included on your MachMotion control.  If you are not able to use t...

MachMotion Probing Wizard

Overview The wizard is embedded in the MachMotion Mill 1150M – Probing and MachMotion Mill 215...

Custom Macro B Quick Reference

  Calling Words Examples M98 - Subroutine Call M98 P1000 (Call subprogram O1000) G65...

Mach4 Lathe G-Code and M-Code Reference

  Chapter 1: Introduction G-Code is a special programming language that is interpreted by Comp...

Release 6432 Password Protections

 Gcode Close - Level 1 Gcode Load - Level 1 Gcode Recent - Level 1 UnLocked Mode - Level 1  Gcod...

Tools

Tool X and Y Offsets Select View->Tool Tables... You will see the tool table.  Select Edit...

File Resume or Run From Here

Running a G-Code File with the "File Resume" or "Run From Here" Option If for whatever reason a ...

Automatic Backups

Profile Backup A profile backup is a small backup of just the files and directories that change ...

Software not Loading

Software not loading / settings corrupted If Mach 4 is not loading correctly/displaying errors...

Constant Velocity in Mach4

    Constant Velocity can improve cut quality, especially on gantry style machines like routers...

Part Counters

If the part counter is not functioning correctly it is important to check to see if the parameter...

Winerack Style Tool Changer

Overview The MachMotion plugin has support a wine rack tool changing system. It works by taking ...

SigmaNEST

Conversational Programming

Post Processors for CAM Software

Overview Our Mach software runs gcode and can be in various file types such as .txt, .nc, and .t...

Motion Continues After Feedrate of 0%

Problem: Motion continues before stopping when setting feedrate to 0%. Issue: Motion is comman...

Audible Light Stack Solution

Suggestion is they get a lightstack with audible option. The sheet below has info on that. They c...

iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile

Description of Issue Issue occurs when a PNG file was created using a different module of libpng...

Mach4 - In Depth

Take a closer look at Mach4.

Enable or Disable Mach4 PLC 1000 Series

To enable/disable the PLC in Mach4, follow the attached instructions.   File Type Docume...

1000 Series Mach4 Aux Button Setup

On the 1000 Series control, there are six user auxiliary buttons that can be configured.   To...

gcEdit error in Mach4

Problem: When attempting to edit g-code, user receives a gcEdit error.   Solution: With the c...

Pendant Info-Mach4

Adjusting Pendant Acceleration You can adjust the pendant acceleration by going to the Settings ...

Setting Spindle RPM (Mach4)

Problem: Not going the correct RPM? Is the spindle encoder configured correctly? Option 1 Te...

Setup Gears in Mach4

Setup gears If you do not know the gear ratio on the spindle, setup the spindle as follows: Se...

G73 / G83 Peck Drilling Reposition Location - Mach4

Symptoms The control descends too far on a rapid reposition and breaks drill bits. High-speed ...

Global Messaging - Mach4

Global Messaging Version 3 1. Access Global Messaging To setup Global Messaging go to Configura...

Enable Slave Axis in Mach4

There are 2 configuration options: Homing with Home/Limit switch on the Master: First: In the M...

Update Mach4 without internet to control

To update Mach4 software without internet to the control you can do so by completing the followin...

Pendant going the same direction or the same speed - Mach4

Problem:  When moving the MPG Pendant really fast and it continues in the same direction or the ...

Open G-Code in Command Prompt - Mach4

Command Lines to Open and Close a G-Code File in Mach4: Open:C:\Mach4\tools\MachUtil\MachUtil.ex...

Machine Slams on Stop Command-Mach4

If you do a stop and it stops instantly and is hard on the machine, you can turn it into a contro...

Plasma Laser Alignment Offsets Mach4

The laser alignment is set by tool offsets. This is in the tool table and down at the bottom.  Yo...

Mach4 Plasma Target or Sampled

Getting torch height control (THC) to work properly in Mach4 Plasma screen: When running target ...

Dual Spindle Setup-Mach4

Tool Assignments Tool 100 is the secondary spindle. Pockets 1-20 are for the primary spindle. ...

Mach4 Axis Motor Calibration

If your machine is moving incorrect commanded distances, it might be a matter of being calibrated...

How to Turn Off Home In Place - Mach4

Home in place is a feature that allows axes to home in their current position. This is usually us...

Aligning Slave Axis Gantry - Mach4

To align the gantry, an offset move can be configured for the slave axis once homing has been com...

Mach4 Plasma Torque Offset

To adjust the amount torque offset you will need to do the following steps. Move torch over mate...

Starting Mach4 With Command Line Parameters

Modifying the Mach4 shortcut Right click on the Icon used to open Mach4 and select Properties. ...

Tool Setter Video

Here is a great video resource on using an automatic or manual tool setter in Mach4. This video s...

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