Mach3 CNC Breakout Board, USB, 4 Axis
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Mach3 is very popular software used to control your CNC machine. Traditionally, Mach3 made use of the parallel port of the PC to communicate to the breakout board. Since parallel ports phased out on PCs, the parallel port interface was replaced by USB. This is where this Mach3 USB breakout board is used.
This board can drive up to a 4 axis CNC machine. It has inputs for minimum and maximum limit switches, emergency stop, spindle control, Z-probe and auxiliry outputs to control a dust collection system or other auxiliry systems.
You will require a Mach3 license to use this board. We are a reseller of the Mach3 software. If you want to add the software to your order, please select the tick box above to add the Mach3 software to your order.
Please find the software installation instructions below:
Step 1: You will need to purchase a Mach3 license and download the software. If you already have a licensed copy of Mach3, skip this step. You can purchase a Mach3 license through us by checking the tick box above.
Step 2: Download the USB Motion Driver RnRMotion.dll from this link and copy and paste the file into your Mach3 Plugins folder Example: "C:/Users/ProgramFiles/Mach3/Plugins"
Step 3: Make sure you board is connected to the PC via USB cable. It should automatically recognize the USB device.
Step 4: Open Mach3 and you should be prompted to select a driver. Select the "RnRMotionController" and check "Don't ask me again". This will allow your board to communicate with Mach3.
Step 5: Download the XML Mach3 Config File from this link by right clicking on the link and selecting "save as". Save the Mach3Mill.xml file in your Mach3 root folder.
- Compatible software: Mach3
- Maximum number of axis: 4
- End stop inputs: 8 (Maximum and minimum on X, Y, Z and A)
- Home limit inputs: 4
- Emergency stop input: Yes
- Spindle control: Yes
- Z-Probe input: Yes
- Optoisolated auxiliary input channels: 4
- Optoisolated auxiliary output channels: 4