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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 ...

Dual Spindle Setup-Mach4

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

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 ...

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...

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...

Mach4 Axis Motor Calibration

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

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...

Regenerative Resistors

  When installing Regeneration Resistors care must be taken as the resistor absorbs the regenera...

Solenoid or Pump Wiring

If you have a RapidPath control, the following concepts apply, but connecting will be a little di...

Wiring Prox Switch Input

  PNP 3-wire example: (see attachment for photo) Brown to C0+ Blue to C0- Black to the input...

Wiring Switches and Inputs on Apollo

Inputs There are 16 inputs on the Apollo III (15 available for your use as X0 is reserved for th...

Grinder Reg Wheel Calculator

Reg Wheel Calculator (regwheel): See attachments on this page for how to calibrate the commanded...

Winerack Style Tool Changer

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