October 2017 Update: Mach4 new V3 plugin available for all CSMIO controllers


Dear customers,

you can now test and try all CSMIO/IP controllers with the new Mach4 control software. If you’re planning to use a CSMIO/IP controller with Mach4 please be aware that the V3 plugin is still under construction. Our software developers keep implement new functions and improvements to make your work easier, better and more accurate. Thank you for your continued support.

CS-Lab Team


Mach4 is the newest version of CNC motion control software by ArtSoft Newfangled Solutions. CSMIO/IP firmware plug-in allows Mach4 to communicate with CSMIO/IP controllers. 

Mach4-LOGOMach4 is completely new software and has less than 1% of the programming code in common with Mach3. It was written from the ground up to be expandable, flexible, and extremely responsive for use with very large files. While there was only one version of Mach3, Mach4 will be offered in different versions (not including the many customized OEM versions).

[http://www.machsupport.com/software/mach4/]

 

In DOWNLOAD section you will find the absolutely new firmware v3.0 and its updates for CSMIO/IP-S (FP4), CSMIO/IP-M, CSMIO/IP-A and Mach4. Keep track the section as plugin updates will be released following another improvements.

  CSMIO/IPv3 Installation and Configuration Guide

CSMIO/IP v3 is absolutely new firmware designed with our best knowledge and many years of experience. The current version is optimized for modern floating-point unit microprocessors which are present in CSMIO/IP controllers (FP4 model), new models of  CSMIO/IP controllers and new PC software versions such as Mach4. It provides better flexibility and opens the way for further development of CS-Lab’s products.

We’ve improved STEP signal max. frequncy (up to 10 MHz) as well as frequency of position regulator operation from 1kHz up to 2kHz. Additonaly improved position regulator algorithm makes CSMIO/IP-S trajectory is more accurate even at high dynamics. 

This version is the test version (beta). It’s firmware in test phase and special caution is required. CS-Lab is not responsible for any damages caused during firmware tests. 

Update to v3 version is reversible, it means that you can go back to an older version anytime. For that you should update your CSMIO/IP controller using a file with firmware e.g. 2.910 and follow further instructions. 

CSMIO/IP controller without the FP4 mark doesn’t support the V3 plugin.

31 October 2017