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Offline Asygan

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MB2/Mach3 engraving laser
« on: July 19, 2020, 03:05:30 AM »
Hello, I have had an MB2 / ESS card for a few years, it works perfectly on a cnc milling machine.

Now, I would like to add an engraving laser as a replacement for my spindle every now and then.

I have read that these lasers need a TTL signal to work.
Is this compatible with the MB2 card?

If so, how should I proceed with the configuration of mach3, I have to create two different machines, a milling machine and a laser?

Thank you in advance for your help.
ps: sorry for the translation, I am french.

Offline Weerasak

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Re: MB2/Mach3 engraving laser
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 09:11:33 AM »
Hi Ssygan,

Basically, the open collector output of MB2 could connect to the pull high TTL input of Laser modules directly.
Please give the manual or the link to this laser module, so I can have a look at it.

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Weerasak



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Re: MB2/Mach3 engraving laser
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 12:16:04 AM »
Hello Weerasak, thanks for your response,
 this is the type of laser I want to use:

https://endurancelasers.com/diode-lasers/10w-endurance-laser/#coll_table

In the "About Product" tab, you can see some specifications of the laser.
I haven't purchased this laser module yet, so I don't have all the documentation.
I am interested in this model, but I may start with a less expensive model to start.
The principle remains the same and requires TTL or PWM on both models.

Regards
Asygan