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    Mikini 1610L User Manual and XML

    Hi everyone! I'm new here and i'm newish to CNC's. I just picked up a used Mikini 1610L and I was wondering if anyone might have a user manual or the original XML file for Mach 3 that they might be able to share.

    The Mikini works fine in manual mode but anytime I try to switch to CNC mode, i get a Computer Not Ready error. I'd like to see if i can get this up and running as is before going the retrofit route.

    Thanks in advance!
    Greg

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    Re: Mikini 1610L User Manual and XML

    Sure man, I'll get you the xml soon. The user manual is pretty worthless but I'll see what I can do.
    warmachinellc.com

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    Re: Mikini 1610L User Manual and XML

    Here is the XML file, just change the extension from txt to xml
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    Re: Mikini 1610L User Manual and XML

    Hi SWATH,
    thanks so much for the file! Got the Mikini communicating with Mach3 and the 3 axis running but i can't get the spindle running properly. The spindle works fine in manual mode but when i switch to Mach 3 and turn it on, it will set a speed of 200 and run - if i try to adjust the speed, it shuts off and gives me a message saying PWM set to minimum frequency.

    From what i gather, the spindle is a pain point with the Mikini....is this one of those issues?
    Thanks again for the help!!

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    Re: Mikini 1610L User Manual and XML

    Great I'm glad you got it communicating. I'm not sure specifically how to help with the spindle issue. I think 200rpm was too low for the motor to go. As I recall the minimum PWM signal coming off of the Mikini BOB is like 10hz, which for me was like around 300-400rpm. My current setup is quite different so I'm not sure if it will help since I'm using an ESS, a REX84 spindle converter card, a PMDX-106 spindle card, a VFD, and an AC motor. The original Mikini spindle motor and driver were scabby as hell. In retrospect I would source and replace it all with a 2.2kw(3hp)-3.7kw(5hp) AC servo system.
    warmachinellc.com

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    Re: Mikini 1610L User Manual and XML

    I still have all my old Mikini parts if you want a new spindle board. Was working - as well as they ever did - when I disassembled it for a retrofit.
    Also have the BOB and main control panel too.

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