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General Mach Discussion / Re: Stragen events question
« on: January 18, 2010, 07:51:19 PM »
I hope this is not normal for these.  This will drive you wacky........I guess I need to run it as is moving the controller away from the computer and see what happens.  I suppose I can move it back to where I had it and run again to see if it acts up that would tell if it's the keyboard or not.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Stragen events question
« on: January 18, 2010, 07:45:21 PM »
Oh my, I just thoght of something.  The computer has a wireless mouse and keyboard and the ocntroller was between them.........next to the sending unit..............?????  That is a radio freq. not sure how hight but it can be noise....

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Stragen events question
« on: January 18, 2010, 07:43:27 PM »
I guess this is not standard but on the circuit board the drive pugs into a socket so changing drive is matter of unplugging and plugging in another. 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Stragen events question
« on: January 18, 2010, 07:41:44 PM »
I actually moved the drives.  Y went to Z and Z went to y

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Stragen events question
« on: January 18, 2010, 07:36:18 PM »
Okay her is what happened. I swapped the Y for the Z removed the bit ran the program and watched very closely for a double move in one direction.  NOTHING............I mean NOTHING...........that program ran perfectly, so I thought not twice it won't so I ran it again same results not a single error?   

Now one thing did change from the standard run.  I usually have the controller next to the computer, I for convince sake moved it to a safe zone on the router table since I was not cutting.  Is it possible I am getting electronic interference from the computer being so close to the controller?  This is really strange now.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Stragen events question
« on: January 18, 2010, 06:19:43 PM »
I will try that shortly.  We will see what happens I will be back out in the shop in a few to check this out.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Stragen events question
« on: January 18, 2010, 06:18:30 PM »
I can try that just reassign the pin number from A to Z and see what happens.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Stragen events question
« on: January 18, 2010, 06:14:22 PM »
I have maybe an idea that might work.  If I remove the bit from the router just move a drive from either x or y into Z then run the program without installing the suspicious drive in the other axis I can see if the Z continues to act up.  Does that make sense?

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Stragen events question
« on: January 18, 2010, 05:49:28 PM »
How in the world do you go about checking the breakout board?  I am sort of afraid to switch the drive from x to y etc.  moving up twice or three times is one thing but to traverse x or y could be a disaster.  might even hit the side of my machine with the bit.  Oh, yes reason for so much concern limits do not work on this board never did and probably never will.  I do not understand it but that is the way of it.  Oh, the name I typed wrong it's 3D Routers he was located in southern Illinois.  Not that it matters today. 

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Stragen events question
« on: January 18, 2010, 05:39:37 PM »
Okay just got back in from the shop,  Set up a program to run.  First I checked all the wires on the Z axis found one suspicious so I fixed it made sure i was solid connection.  Started the program and right off Z moves up and up.  I stopped the program reset Z rewound to start over.  Started the program and all was well for about 15 min.  about 1/2 way through the program oh yes, I did set the dir and step pulse on the Z axis to 5 each.  Again the Z moved up two times then started to try and cut in the air.  At one point the Z went up three times then all at once down ....... 

Now to the question, I am using Gecko G201 drives three one for each axis, would a drive act like that or more likely the breakout board?  This board has embedded on it #D Routers he is The Guy I bought this from and of course he is out of Business today I cannot even get this board again not sure where it came from.

Logic tells me might be wrong here that is why the question, if the drive is bad you would think it would just go nuts and stay nuts.  This acts to me more like a chip on the board controlling data flow to the port or something maybe even a bad solider job on one of the pins.  I had one drive fail and I can tell you it just stopped working alltogether.  Nothing just stop and that is all she wrote.


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