STEP 1: Connect an E-Stop button to short the E-Stop terminals.
- This should give you a green LED while the board is powered and the e-stop is closed.
- IF not, check other possible fault conditions and make sure they are not active.
STEP 2: Make sure the controller is connected to an Ethernet port on the PC and powered with LEDs ON.
STEP 3: Download the UC Utility program for UCxxx.
- Run the to establish the connection,
- Set a fixed IP on the PC’s LAN cad and whitelist the device on the network.
- Verify that TCP/IPV4 is configured correctly for the connection used. You may need to configure it manually.
STEP 4: Run the UCX00 automatic installer for Mach3.
- The select UC300ETH motion controller
- Push-button "Start installation"
STEP 5: Download and copy the XML configuration file for Mach3, If you prefer to configure Mach3 and the Plugin Manually, you skip this step and follow these instructions
- Save it in the Mach3 folder. Rename it if you want to give your profile a specific name.
STEP 6: Start Mach3.
- Start Mach3 using the new profile you downloaded.
- Select the UC300ETH as the default motion device.
- You should get the green LED when you press the reset button in Mach3 and the E-Stop is closed.
- You can proceed to set the travel info for the axes and set up the max spindle speed for the spindle.
- The sample XML includes configuration for:
- Step and Direction of 4 axes.
- Safety Charge Pump.
- Homes and Limits of 4 axes, but limits are not enabled.
- Spindle Speed control, but you need to set the max spindle speed.
- Probe on pin 15 port 1.
STEP 7: Save your configuration and restart Mach3.
STEP 8: Final Test
- Test the E-Stop by opening the circuit a confirming the green LED goes off.
- You can now enable back on the SCHP by moving (JUMPER=ON) so it will be the control software that will enable the system.