multiple encoders as MPGs

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multiple encoders as MPGs

Postby 1.21gigawatts » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:42 pm

It would be helpful to allow multiple encoders to act as MPGs. For instance three encoders mounted on a small box (perhaps with other controls and indicators) to approximate the X, Y and Z handwheels on a manual milling machine.
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Re: multiple encoders as MPGs

Postby Vmax549 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:11 pm

UCCNC only has 1 MPG channel so not sure how that would work out. I don't know anyone that has tried it yet.

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Re: multiple encoders as MPGs

Postby CL_MotoTech » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:50 pm

It could be done via usb and a plugin?
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Re: multiple encoders as MPGs

Postby 1.21gigawatts » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:41 pm

Yes, I'm sure it could be done with a USB device, but I was really hoping to not have to add to my endless list of things to do when I retire (coming soon, gradually).

I'm just getting into UCCNC, but it would appear that there are encoder inputs - and if those encoders can be made to update a DRO, then a macro loop ought to be able to translate those DROs to motion control. Maybe. I have barely scratched the documentation, but it seems like something that ought to be possible. This kind of interfacing is right in my wheelhouse, it's just a matter of finding the time to do it.
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