You can update and test the new plugin version for Mach4 and CSMIO/IP controllers. Our software developers keep implementing new features and improvements to make your work easier, better and more accurate. Please be aware that the plugin for Mach4 is still under construction. Thank you for your continued support.
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 (FP4) controllers. Right now we are working on corrections to Mach4 plugin for CSMIO/IP controllers. Keep track the DOWNLOAD [Firmware] section for firmware updates including next Mach4 plugin improvements.
Mach4 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).
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. frequency (up to 10 MHz) as well as the frequency of position regulator operation from 1kHz up to 2kHz. Additionally improved position regulator algorithm makes the CSMIO/IP-S trajectory is more accurate even at high dynamics.
This version is still the test version (beta). 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.