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

Used software: Mach4

ESS Plugin Mach4: ESS v278.1




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. 



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


 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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