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Getting started with Machine Link™

Installing Machine Link™

  • Run the downloaded Machine Link™ installer ‐ it will quickly install on all versions of Windows from Windows XP up

Have an older version of Windows? We have an installer for that! Contact us for details.

Note: Until registered, Machine Link™ needs to run with Administrative Privileges

Configuring your first CNC Machine

  • Run Machine Link™

  • Click [SETUP CONTROL] and then [ADD CONTROL]

  • Enter the name of your machine and click [SAVE]

  • Enter configuration information for the machine (COM port, baud rate, data bits, stop bits, parity, etc.)

If you are unsure of the machine settings, start with the default value(s)

  • Click [SAVE] and then [EXIT]

Pro Tip: Machine Link™ has built-in help - turn it on by clicking [Help], [Show Context Help] from the top menu bar.

Receiving from your first CNC Machine

Important: It is recommended to successfully receive a file from the CNC machine tool before attempting to send a file to the CNC machine. Receiving a file will validate that the CNC machine's COM port and the computer's COM port are both operational and that the cable is, for the most part, configured correctly.

  • Select the machine tool name you entered from the [Configured Machine Controls] list

  • Click [RECEIVE] and then punch/output the file from the machine tool control.

Machine Link™ will continue to wait until activity is seen on the COM port. When data is seen, Machine Link™ will begin to flash, indicating that data is being received

Troubleshooting

  • If Machine Link™ does not flash, insert a null modem adaptor and resend the file

If Machine Link™ still does not flash, perform a COM Port/Cable Test

  • If Machine Link™ flashes, but the file is garbled, adjust the communication parameters

Still having problems? Give us a call at (800) 838-3479. We are here and happy to help!

Sending to your first CNC Machine

  • Once you have successfully received a file with Machine Link™, prepare the CNC machine tool control to receive a file

  • Click [SEND] ‐ the contents of the Machine Link™ editor will be transferred to the CNC machine

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