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General Mach Discussion / Re: Motors stalling /growling
« on: May 08, 2019, 02:15:16 AM »
and how are rhe Motors connected to the axis ? belt driven ? ballscrew ? any gearings ?

i would start with the power supply for the smoothstepper.

General Mach Discussion / Re: mach 3 and win xp pro
« on: May 06, 2019, 09:34:07 AM »
Jogging is ok?

if so try some simple GCodes via MDI Input line

Zero your x axis

G1X100F200 will drive x axis to 100 (check the distance)
G1X0F200 will return to Zero (check as it is on the original startpoint)

repeat a couple of times.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Motors stalling /growling
« on: May 06, 2019, 09:28:54 AM »
you can do quick checks by using the mdi Input line before run gcode

set your x axis Zero

then G1X10 F10
and G1X0 F10 for going back

the you can increase the F value and see when the stalling starts

General Mach Discussion / Re: Motors stalling /growling
« on: May 06, 2019, 05:17:14 AM »
without any preceise data (Motor Installation, Settings Motortuning, Speed of used G-code ...),
this is all a walk in the dark IMHO.

General Mach Discussion / Re: Motors stalling /growling
« on: May 06, 2019, 01:47:11 AM »
in motor tuning I have set my/ steps per, to 1600/ and I have changed my velocity and acceleration to many different numbers. I can get the motors to run smooth when I jog, but when running the demo in mach 3 they sound terrible. At this point I am not worry about speed. I just can't get them tuned. I know i'm just missing something but can't figure it out. I don't give up very easy so i'll keep at it. So any information on tuning is appreciated. you need to dummy it down, as I said I am very new. Thanks for all your information.

steps/per are not set to steps per motorrevolution it is steps/unit (mm or Inch, dont know in witch Units you are working).

do you realy have 1600 steps per mm or Inch?
are you realy sure about your Motor Connections (A+/A- and B+/B-)?
witch exact Motors are you using?

General Mach Discussion / Re: Mill-Turn
« on: May 04, 2019, 12:21:46 PM »
also lathe mode can handle more axis, only the Standard Screen set is made with X and Z.

if you Need more the X and Z a Little bit of screenset work is necessary.


is a Video how to test the single signals, it is for parallel port but
the principal test is the same, just use the terminals of the BOB.

check PC5V to PCGND with a Voltmeter for 5V.

for a simple test you can take the Pul- wire and put it to PCGND.

PUL+ should be connected to PC5V.

every time you do this the Motor must do one single step.

then you see wether the Problem is on the stepper side or BOB side.