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Axis X encoder error
« on: January 29, 2010, 08:23:00 PM »
I have my X,Y and Z axis encoders being properly read by Mach3.

I know this because Mach3 correctly displays the coordinates reliably and each shows 0.200" per ball screw rev when turned manually. (even in the right direction).

But I can't get Mach3 to come off Reset, when I click on Reset I get the error 'Axis X encoder error'

Can't find any help on this error, does anyone have any advice?

Thanks

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Re: Axis X encoder error
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 03:32:33 AM »
What is the reason you have the encoder going into Mach?
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Re: Axis X encoder error
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 07:34:51 AM »
Mach3 software is obtaining the encoder data thru my ethernet cable.

The ethernet cable is plugged into my MPU11 motion controller.

I have the Mach Ajax plugin installed in Mach3.

Why, is the Mach3 reset button erroring with 'Axis X encoder error'  if it can use the encoder dats to display and correctly update the positions of all three axis?

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Re: Axis X encoder error
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010, 07:38:49 AM »
I suggest you contact Ajax as it would seem to be a plugin issue.
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Re: Axis X encoder error
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2010, 07:45:45 AM »
I have, no response in 4 days, want to work this weekend on it.

Can the plugin take control/modify the actions of the Reset button?

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Re: Axis X encoder error
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2010, 07:51:54 AM »
I am afraid I know nothing of the Ajax system, I looked when they first brought it out but the documentation was very minimal so not much use, may be better now though.
From your description it kind of sounds like the Ajax plugin is trying to update the machine coords DROs from the encoder input but how exactly I have no idea I am afraid.

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Re: Axis X encoder error
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2010, 08:14:06 AM »
Better documentation now but not on this one.

Are you saying that this Mach3 error comes from the Ajax Plugin?

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Re: Axis X encoder error
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2010, 08:19:04 AM »
It would seem to me that is the case, I have asked Art if he knows anything about the Ajax setup/plugin but as the plugin was made by Ajax I am thinking only they will be able to help you.
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Re: Axis X encoder error
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2010, 08:24:51 AM »
Just talked to Art and he says Mach cant throw that error message so its Ajax you need to speak to I am afraid :(
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Re: Axis X encoder error
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2010, 08:29:31 AM »
Thanks, very helpful.

Back to Ajax for me (but with more ammo).