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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 Doc...

Mach 4 Screw Mapping

Screw Mapping in Mach 4 Mach 4 (after build 2107, 2014-11-17) implements symmetric, bidirectiona...

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 co...

Jogging Increments & Pendant Info for 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 ...

Setup Gears in Mach4

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

G73 / G83 Peck Drilling Reposition Location - Mach4

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

Global Monitoring System

On older controls, this feature was known as Global Messaging System. Configuration Access the ...

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 - HiCON Mach4

This only applies to master and slave axes on a gantry. If you are trying to align the tables on ...

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...

Modbus Operation In Mach4

Setup Below are the main plugins used for Modbus Control.  Configure -> Plugins -> MachMotion M...

PMC Programming

PMC Overview "PMC" is a Mach feature that uses ladder logic programming to do more complicated I...

Drill Bank Setup & Operation

Drill Bank Example Drawing The numbers 20-29 are straight drills and the numbers 14-19 are hor...

Second Carousel Tool Change Setup