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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: CrashMasterKev on December 04, 2006, 06:12:06 PM

Title: Stepper issue????
Post by: CrashMasterKev on December 04, 2006, 06:12:06 PM
I have a new machine a 24X36 tabletop with geckos and steppers and had it running pretty well,  I was running a program that I had already ran a couple times and it was fine, then I lost steps or what I believe is lost steps in the Y axis and ever since it has not worked right, my X & Z axis’s are working fine (Jogging) but the Y is still acting up, when I try to jog it will go in whatever direction it wants not necessarily the direction I choose to jog.
I swapped the Z and Y motors and that didn’t help, I swapped the Gecko drives  for those axis and no change??
I cant even home it, it just groans..
Any ideas???
Thanks in advance.

Title: Re: Stepper issue????
Post by: Chaoticone on December 04, 2006, 06:36:22 PM
Hi Kevin,
    When you swapped the drives did you swap the blue push on connectors or leave them with the y axis? If you just pulled them off of the pin connectors and back on the other drive, rotate them 90 degrees and push on if space will permit. Does each axis have a separate power supply? Can you turn the screw for the y axis freely by hand?
Title: Re: Stepper issue????
Post by: Hood on December 04, 2006, 07:25:06 PM
Check out your wiring to make sure its all sound, also mess around a bit with your motor tuning for that axis.