Controlling with Laptop

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Controlling with Laptop

Postby jeffhcarter » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:36 pm

Hello, My Shark HD4 pendant broke and I am getting it fixed. In the meantime I am tryin to use my laptop to control the CNC but it does not seem to recognize the USB. I open the Control Panel up and click the connect button but nothing happens. Any ideas. I am using windows 10 which I am not too familiar with. It is very frustrating :(
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Re: Controlling with Laptop

Postby SteveM » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:05 pm

When I had my HD4, is was under the impression it could run by a computer but the machine was designed to run on the pendant only.
I never got my machine to run with the pc.
Sorry for not being able to help.

I would suggest calling Next Wave for help
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Re: Controlling with Laptop

Postby tonydude » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:17 pm

Check this out ... x?recid=26 you can download the control panel.


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Re: Controlling with Laptop

Postby jeb2cav » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:22 am

A couple of things I have learned to date about the HD4 hardware/Shark Control Box - you have to be running Windows 10, and even then there is no Shark Control Panel (that I am aware of) that will actually enable you to run a cutting job. As a long time user of Sharks, this has been pretty frustrating for me. I could never get the USB to recognize this control box with older operating systems, despite all of the different steps outlined on the support portal.
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Re: Controlling with Laptop

Postby CharliesWoodStuff » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:32 pm

I'm new to cnc and thinking about getting a shark. My current cnc machine is controlled by running the ugs sender on my laptop.

Am I correct in that the shark cannot be controlled this way?

Am I restricted to the pendant?

Thank you!
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Re: Controlling with Laptop

Postby SteveM » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:07 pm

When I had my HD4, I was told by Nextwave the pendant is the only way to run the machine. There may be others here that have a different opinion.
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Re: Controlling with Laptop

Postby Wayney » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:35 am

I can run my HD4 from my PC I just chose to use the pendant because of the simplicity.
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