Mach4 and ESS Plugin Configuration for THC
Mach4 V 4.2.0.4612 ESS_v278.1 

Used software: Mach4 4.2.0.4612. 

https://www.machsupport.com/ftp/Mach4/DevlopmentVersions/Mach4Hobby_Installer-4.2.0.4612.exe

ESS Plugin Mach4: ESS v278.1 

https://warp9td.com/files/Plugins/ESS/Mach4/ESS_Mach4_v278.1.zip

 

 

STEP 1:

Start by making a backup of the existing installation:

Make a backup of the configuration and file installation, we recommend creating a backup of the current installation by right-clicking in the current installation folder and zipping it. 

right-click-2-zip

 

STEP 2: These wiring samples for connection can be used:

https://www.cnc4pc.com/blog/post/connection-c25xp-with-thc-1-and-pts-1

  

 STEP 3: Configure the Mach4 Plasma Screen.

 

 

 STEP 4: 

 

STEP 5: Configure the ESS plugin:

 

 

 

 

STEP 6: Test the Wiring and Configuration:

  • Press the knob three times to enter test mode in the THC and observe the ARC OK signal activate.
  • Turn the knob up or down to move the axis and observe the Torch UP and Torch Down LEDs activate when moving in each direction.  The Z-Axis should also move to adjust the position.
  • To exit test mode, press the knob once.

 

 

This instruction has been updated for these instructions.

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