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What do I need to run the TMC3in1?
« on: July 14, 2017, 10:27:17 AM »
What are all the hardware and software components I need to run the TMC3in1 under Mach3/4?


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Re: What do I need to run the TMC3in1?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 10:33:56 AM »
You will need at least the following:
•   Mach3 (Mach4 support is in development)
•   TMC3in1
•   An Ethernet SmoothStepper (ESS)
•   A plasma unit
•   We also recommend a touch off

Mach3 is the current developed platform as most of our customers are still using Mach3 at the present. Mach4 is under development and will soon be available.
A TMC3in1 is available from us or one of our distributors.
An ESS (Ethernet Smooth Stepper) is a high performance external motion controller. It is a requirement for use with the TMC3in1 and is available from us, Warp9td, or one of their many distributors.
A plasma unit is required (of course)
We also recommend a torch "touch-off" whether mechanical or electronic. These are available from many distributors. The touch-off makes plasma cutting much easier and cleaner.

Randy Ray
Texas MicroCircuits