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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Spindle Speed Control
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:21:47 PM »
I looked at Teco L510 VFD manual again and I can change HZ to RPM on my VFD Digital Screen.
Section 6.4 Change Output Frequency Unit from Hz to rpm.
Program section 12-03.
If I need to be precise on my speed I can always open VFD cabinet and double check speed from there.

 

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Spindle Speed Control
« on: June 13, 2018, 04:41:41 PM »
Thanks everyone, Unchecked PID in ESS and everything working as expected.
M3 S 1000 = aprox 1000rpm, M3 S5000 = aprox 5000rpm and so on up to 24000rpm.
I can even adjust on Mach4 screen settings down to 50% or up to 150%.
I'm now 2 for 2 on getting a problem solved with just on check mark.
Thanks again.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach 4 Spindle Speed Control
« on: June 12, 2018, 05:23:26 PM »
Hey Craig,
Thanks for your reply. I'm pretty new to all this programming, so not sure what a spindle index signal is.
Trying to master one thing at a time with Mach4 and the ESS, so far so good.
I am attaching a diagram that Weerasak from CNCRoom sent me to get things going.
I do know that I have not enabled anything for spindle index signal.
As long as I can set an M3 S---- command and its somewhat close that's fine with me until I get a little
deeper into this new hobby of mine.
In the mean time I will uncheck PID on ESS and see what happens.
Thanks Again.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Mach 4 Spindle Speed Control
« on: June 11, 2018, 07:44:57 PM »
Hello again everyone,
Need some help with my spindle speed control with Mach 4.
My setup is Mach4, ESS Smoothstepper on a MB2 BOB. I'm using a Teco/Westinghouse L510 VFD with 2.2Kw (400hz) water cooled spindle.
I've got VFD working with Mach4, so if I enter an M3 S----- command the spindle turns on, but it runs at either 60Hz or 400hz, ( 3500 or 24000rpm)
does not matter what the rpms I'm asking for. I've got ESS spindle programmed for PWM and I
have PID checked. I was hoping someone out there has a similar setup or is using a Teco VFD and can help
me out. I'm thinking I need to program the PID function in the VFD but not quite sure. I'm enclosing the
manual for the Teco L510-203-H3-U.
Thanks again, Richard

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Homing Slave
« on: May 31, 2018, 05:59:06 PM »
Thank you Daz, That was the problem. Everything homing perfect and also set up my soft limits.
Amazing how one check mark can screw you all up.
Thanks for the video's on YouTube, I followed everything you explained but you only had one
one motor on you Y axis, so it was trial and error on my part.
Thanks again, Richard

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Homing Slave
« on: May 29, 2018, 09:39:46 PM »
Additional Pictures.
I have basically programmed the ESS and Mach4 just from reading manual and trial and error.
Everything so far works fine except for homing the Dual Y Axis.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Homing Slave
« on: May 29, 2018, 09:21:15 PM »
I will send pictures in a few minutes.

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Mach4 General Discussion / Re: Mach4 Homing Slave
« on: May 29, 2018, 08:47:27 PM »
Yes Y Home switch is assigned, as you can see from pic attached it tripped Y Home, Y Limit just like X and Z.
I even installed a separate Y home switch yesterday with its own pin and same exact thing is happening.
Just To update, Build 216 is for the ESS, and Mach 4 is the latest version. BOB is the Mach2 from CNCRoom.
Motor 0=X, Motor 1=Y1, Motor 2=Z, Motor 3=A(Y2)

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Mach4 General Discussion / Mach4 Homing Slave
« on: May 27, 2018, 11:50:15 AM »
Hello Everyone, First time posting as many of my questions have been answered by searching this forum.
However I do have a problem and after researching still can't figure it out.
Using Mach4 Build 216, Motor 0 = Y1, Motor 1 = X, Motor 2 = Z, Motor 3 = A or Y2 slave.
Using Limits (+) and (-) on all axis. Homing is using Y--, X--, Z++.  Limits work and so does homing for Z and X,
But Y axis does not home properly. Message Error: No Homing Pin is assigned or enabled for Axis 3.
They are enabled as far I know and according to everything I've read.
When I hit OK to message it moves Y axis to Y-- limit, Y-- trips and stops, but does not offset to home like Z an X.
See attachments for history.
Appreciate the Help.

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