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Building or Buying a Wood routing table.. Beginnners guide.. / No Movement
« on: September 01, 2017, 01:43:58 AM »
Hello, My name is Lou and I live in Melbourne Australia. I have just purchase a 6040 Chinese made CNC and I have installed Mach3 demo as the running programme. The desk top computer is with Windows 7. I have configured Mach 3 as per the instructions of the seller of the machine that I purchased from.
Ok then, now when I try to jog the motors the DRO'S move fine, but I don't have nay movement on the  (Gantry Motors). I have been trying to communicate with the seller in China with out much luck. :-[ So I'm Stuck or should I say my Gantry seems to be stuck, nil movement.

If anyone could give me advise with this problem  I would be very grateful, I did try to get into CNCing some time ago, but really did not get going for one reason or another and my interest.

Thank you in advance and Regards,

Lou Gionifriddo

General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing and Reference all not happening
« on: December 05, 2011, 06:56:35 AM »
Hi Brett,

Thanks for your guidance I think I have now set it up okay!!
When I ref all the axis buttons light up green.



General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing and Reference all not happening
« on: December 04, 2011, 01:56:35 AM »
Hello Hood,

Okay, I will try to explain step by step the following procedure from the beginning, I start Mach3.

1/   I zero my DRO's

2/   Next, I load the G-Code for the Road Runner,
Road Runner appears on the right of screen dialogue box showing the design.
and a written message on top left hand corner of dialogue box "TOOL:0"

3/  I click display mode button- once I do this the only thing that changes
on the screen is the words "TABLE DISPLAY" appears.

4/ I then click on regen tool path, this shows me the table out line and the
Road Runner is very small on the left bottom corner. ALL OKAY SO FAR.
I can zoom in to get a larger view- That's also okay.

5/  Next, I jog to the centre of the table to set up the job in that position,
or location on the table. X axis shows DRO at 183.0067 - Y axis at 301.4575
and Z axis at 0.000.

6/  I then regen the tool path again, and it shows my job in the centre of the table,
display mode still active. At this stage of proceedings my Road Runner appears as a small dot
with the two purple axis lines intersecting at the appropriate location.

7/  I then click on REF ALL button the X,Y,Z Buttons turn green, I don't get any movement by the axis lines
and the DRO's do NOT move either.

When I look at the Tutorial from Artsoft it shows movement on the axis lines and the DRO'S, I guess what I'm
trying to do is home the machine.

I have also put the Road Runner through it's paces, and all seems to be okay. EXCEPT at the end of the run
the Z axis remains down on the job. I think the z axis motor should home back to the top. should it not!!!!!!!!!

I don't believe that I have homed my machine at all as yet !!, should the three axis return to the bottom
left hand corner of the table once the job has been completed?

So much to learn, with your help I'm sure that i will conquer this, It might take me time though.




General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing and Reference all not happening
« on: December 02, 2011, 10:13:52 PM »
Hi Brett,

Sorry I thought I had attached the file.
Hopefully I have done it correct this time round.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing and Reference all not happening
« on: December 02, 2011, 03:15:22 AM »
Hi Guys,
Hope this info will assist with this issue.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Homing and Reference all not happening
« on: December 02, 2011, 03:14:10 AM »
lou's xml's

General Mach Discussion / Homing and Reference all not happening
« on: November 30, 2011, 06:37:45 AM »

I finally got the jogging problem solved, Thanks to all for your help.
I'm now trying to set the machine up so that I can zero the DRO'S when I toggle to machine  mode,
however it will not zero when I try. when I  jog to the centre of the table on the display mode and try to reference all, again nothing happens.

This I'm not able to do for some reason!! I also find that when I load the now famous Road runner G-Code and I actually
run it the machine, and seems to go through its paces just fine, however at the conclusion it does not return back to the home position.
The z axis stays in the lowered position as if it were going to continue to engrave, I have to manually jog this z Axis back up to the home position.
I believe I have set things up okay!! however not 100% sure. Can some one out there in CNC land offer some advise or clues to what I might be missing or doing

My thanks to all in advance for your continued help, I am very new at this and going through a learning process.


General Mach Discussion / Re: Sound with out movement (JOG)
« on: November 22, 2011, 03:43:48 AM »
Hello Tweakie,

Well you hit the nail on the head!! Faulty lead- Yep jogging away very happy now. Can you believe it!! its been driving me crazy to get this thing to jogging,
and with your suggestion  we found the answer to the problem. Thank you, thank you so much.

Now I start to learn how to drive this machine, Hopefully it will be great fun!!

I will keep in touch with the progress.


Lou  :) :)

General Mach Discussion / Re: Sound with out movement (JOG)
« on: November 21, 2011, 01:00:50 AM »
Hello Jim and Teakie,

Okay, thanks again, How do you suggest that I check that the parallel cable connections? to line up the pins?
Yep that's the other thing that I will do this week!! contact the seller and speak to him regarding this problem.


Lou  :-[

General Mach Discussion / Re: Sound with out movement (JOG)
« on: November 20, 2011, 02:08:31 AM »
Hello Jim,

Thank you for your continued help with my problem. I have just returned from a weekend away from my home and I'm back on the case trying to solve this mystery of mine.
Firstly let me tell you that I live in Melbourne Australia and not the USA as you may have thought.
Jim, Its interesting the manual that was given to me when I purchase my machine gave different set of 
confiruration figures for the motor tuning to the ones that you have made me aware of. Thanks for sending me this version and I have now tried the configuration in the manuel that you refered me to.

This was the result of the changes that I made after looking at the Manual that you asked me to look at.

Using the mouse and the pop out of mach3 3 to jog the cnc machine.

Clicking on the [X+] button - I get a grinding sound out of the (Z Axis) motor. Clicking on the [X-] button I get static movement on the (Y Axis). A Jerking type of movement,and very slow.

Clicking on the [Y+] button I'm able to hear a faint click in the motor of the (Z Axis). If I click [Y-] button I get a grinding sound in the (Z Axis) again as if its trying to jog, but no movement occurs.

Jim, I have just retried again, and its do different thing again. I now only have movement on the Y axis when Click on the [x+] button I jog to nearly the end of the table and then when I released the button, wan click [X-] button,
the machine jogged in the opposite direction back towards home.

It seems to have a mind of its own, doing different things at different times without  me changing any of the configurations details that I have put into place.

Would this be a controller box problem? would it be defective perhaps? or could they have assembled the thing incorrectly? could this be possible?

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