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Updated PoKeys plugin for Mach4 released

By |January 11th, 2017|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, Other, PoKeys|

A new version of the PoKeys plugin for Mach4 was released today. Most changes have been done 'under the hood', the biggest one affecting the MPG jogging with PoKeys devices. MPG jogging is a very useful feature of PoKeys57CNC devices that enables improved control over the CNC machine and resembles the handwheel of a manual [...]

Mach4 CNC Controller Software with PoKeys

By |April 26th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

Mach4 CNC tutorial introduction This series of tutorials will help you configure your CNC machine using Mach4 CNC controller software with PoKeys device. Always remember to update your software if newer version is available. Also with newer versions of the Mach4 CNC controller software and PoKeys plugin there is a possibility that some elements may [...]

Mach3 limit switch tutorial with PoKeys

By |March 30th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

About Mach3 limit switch tutorial This Mach3 limit switch tutorial will help you to setup all of the switches that can be used on your CNC machines as well as any options that are also connected to the safety of your machine. You can find the previous tutorial here. More about limit switches and switches [...]

Mach3 setup tutorial – first movements

By |January 11th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys, Stepper driver, Stepper motor|

Mach3 setup tutorial summary This Mach3 setup tutorial will show you how to connect everything together and how to configure the PoKeys plugin so you can move your CNC. You can find the previous Mach3 setup tutorial here. Connecting everything together First you must connect the stepper motors to the drivers. This first step is [...]

Stepper motor driver – explanation

By |November 30th, 2015|CNC Machine, PoKeys, Stepper driver, Stepper motor|

What is a stepper motor driver? A stepper motor driver is an electronic device that is used to drive the stepper motor. By itself it usually does nothing and must be used together with a controller like PoKeys57CNC. There are a lot of different types of stepper motor drivers but in general all do the [...]

5 reasons to switch your CNC from LPT to USB

By |November 17th, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

Have you ever considered switching your CNC from LPT to USB? Let us point out 5 reasons to do so and use a USB CNC controller instead of an ancient LPT port. 1. LPT ports are disappearing Computer industry these days has no more interest in maintaining LPT port functionality. This is a legacy port [...]

Mach3 tutorial with PoKeys – first steps

By |October 22nd, 2015|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys, Stepper driver, Stepper motor|

Introduction to Mach3 tutorial This is the first Mach3 tutorial in a series of tutorials which will help you to know PoKeys devices and how to use them with Mach 3 software for controlling your CNC machine. The tutorials will begin with simple configurations which will describe how to setup Mach3 and PoKeys plugin properly [...]

USB CNC controller by your needs

By |October 6th, 2015|CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

Nowadays, one cannot imagine production processes without the use of computer numerical control (CNC) machines. . These machines drive the production of complex and precisely dimensioned objects out of variety of materials. Let it be a mill, a lathe, EDM or a plasma cutter, the precise positioning of the work tool is controlled and supervised by [...]

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