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DIY vacuum table tutorial

By |June 14th, 2016|CNC, CNC Machine|

DIY vacuum table introduction DIY vacuum table is a great way to clamp your pieces to you CNC machine. They can be made in various sizes, and they can be made at home for a fraction of price that would cost you to buy one. Vacuum tables use vacuum pumps of different sizes to generate [...]

PoBlocks tutorial – Pulse engine, custom PoIL code

By |May 27th, 2016|Home automation, Other, PLC, PoKeys, Stepper driver, Stepper motor|

In this PoBlocks tutorial, we will describe how PoBlocks can be used to solve a stepper motor positioning task. PoBlocks is a graphical programming tool for PoKeys device and is free of charge for PoKeys users. Background We have been approached by one of our users on how a positioning system can be implemented using [...]

Mach4 tutorial – FRO setting from PoKeys

By |May 4th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

Mach4 tutorial - FRO setting from PoKeys analog input This Mach4 tutorial will help you configure Mach4 and PoKeys so you can set FRO from analog input pin. Click on PoKeys_analog_FRO(526b) to download a file which is needed for this tutorial. Move it to a location easy to find, preferably in the Mach4 folder. First [...]

PoKeys57CNCdb25 with Mach3

By |April 27th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, PoKeys|

This short tutorial will show you how to configure the PoKeys57CNCdb25 with Mach3 as an USB motion controller. We'll go through plugin installation, plugin configuration and device configuration. PoKeys57CNCdb25 Installation PoKeys plugin is automatically installed by PoKeys setup to C:\Mach3 folder. It requires .NET 3.5 to be installed on the PC prior installation. [...]

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 [...]

Mach4 tutorial – Custom signal mapping

By |April 25th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, Other, PoKeys|

This tutorial will show how to trigger an action in Mach4 based on signal change. In Mach4, user customization options are available via simple LUA scripting language. We will map the signal to one of the PoKeys inputs and configure it to trigger the 'Cycle start' function. We assume you have configured the PoKeys device [...]

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 [...]

Happy Easter and PoKeys57CNCdb25 announcement

By |March 26th, 2016|CNC, CNC controller, CNC Machine, Other, PoKeys|

It's Easter time and we have a new product to announce - PoKeys57CNCdb25. As its name suggests, it is a PoKeys57CNC in a smaller package, a package that allows it to be directly connected to a DB-25 connector of your old CNC machine. One would think that PoKeys57CNCdb25 is only a USB to parallel port [...]

PoKeys update 4.1.58 released

By |March 13th, 2016|CNC controller, CNC Machine, Other, PoKeys|

PoKeys update 4.1.58 was just released with a few new features for PoKeys devices. New features in PoKeys update 4.1.58 We changed the PoKeys update versioning scheme. We try to release both software and firmware for PoKeys devices with the same versions in order to improve the user experience. Until now, we based our versioning [...]

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 [...]

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