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  • Mach 3/4

    7 17.07%
  • UCCNC

    16 39.02%
  • Linux CNC

    18 43.90%
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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC

    This pleases me, enormously!

    What's on the other end of that ethernet connection?

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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC

    That is a mess 7i92 - 2 printer ports worth of high speed i/o.. and almost unlimited expandability.

    https://mesaus.com

    Look at the Ethernet solutions.

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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC

    Nice, and thank you. A little more expensive than the UC400-ETH I ended up getting by the time you add their breakout boards, but it would have opened up some doors for me in terms of software. Next machine, maybe

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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC

    Hmm. I think similar hardware is cheaper...
    Uc400-eth is 148.99 + 60 for software. (Replaces 2 printer ports of I/o)

    7i92m is 89.00 (replaces 2 printer ports of i/o and expandable)

    Or

    7i92e is 200.00 which is 7i92+breakout board. It gives you 5 axis step/dir interface, 48 isolated I/o, spindle encoder interface and analog conrtol. (Also expandable)

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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC

    Maybe, depends on whether a $5 eBay chinesium breakout works with their card, and whether their card (for crossing over convenience) supports Mach3.

    But yeah, next machine for sure will take a much closer look at this.

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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC

    Hi,
    all development on Mach3 ceased five years ago. Lots of people still use it, it is one of the most popular Windows CNC programs
    after all. The trouble is that its getting dated, what problems it has will not be fixed.

    In recent times OS updates by Microsoft has caused problems for Mach3 users. To date there have been patches and workarounds to
    restore Mach3's functionality but there will come a day when that is not the case.

    I switched to Mach4 two years ago and find it light years ahead of Mach3...not that many Mach3 users agree with me...they don't want to
    learn something new.

    Craig

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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC

    I switched to Mach4 two years ago and find it light years ahead of Mach3...not that many Mach3 users agree with me...they don't want to
    learn something new.
    Or Mach4 is not the upgrade they were hoping for....
    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)

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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC

    I’m looking for a similar solution. How does the Masso control work is it any good? Can it support the atc?

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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC

    Quote Originally Posted by dharmic View Post
    Maybe, depends on whether a $5 eBay chinesium breakout works with their card, and whether their card (for crossing over convenience) supports Mach3.

    But yeah, next machine for sure will take a much closer look at this.
    You can use most parallel port breakouts with any of Mesa's 25 pin I/O motion control cards including the 7I92.
    You do need compatible firmware that matches the BOBs pinout, for example the 7I92 has these parallel port
    compatible configurations available now:

    7i92_5ABOBx2D For 2X $5 5 axis Ebay BOB
    7i92_5ABOB_Enc For 1X $5 5 axis Ebay BOB + 5 encoders w index on second connector
    7i92_BENEZANx2D For Benezan triple beast
    7i92_C11x2D For CNC4PC C11 (old version with PFM spindle)
    7i92_C11Gx2D For CNC4PC C11G (newer version with PWM spindle)
    7i92_DMMBOB1x2D For DMM breakout
    7i92_G540x2D For Gecko G540
    7i92_MX3660x2D For LeadShine MX3660
    7i92_MX4660x2D For LeadShine MX4660
    7i92_R990x2D For Rutex R990 BOB

    Different configurations can be created easily by changing one pinout file and re-compiling

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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC

    Thanks for that. Going to stay with my UC400ETH for now, but next machine or next upgrade I'm definitely keeping this one in mind.

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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC


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    Re: Mach 3/4 vs UCCNC vs Linux CNC

    Yeah, caught that on the other thread. Thanks for making and sharing the video, samco - it's nice to see these things in context which is hard to portray from an online catalogue.

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