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Re: Troubleshooting Limits
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2011, 06:02:18 PM »
Kolias:

Not sure why you didn't report your findings with the updated LED list it would have saved me some time flipping back and forth between two diagrams on two diferent pages BUT:
It looks to me like everything is working ok with X Y and Z = correct?
That's assuming the LED's go out when you are NOT pushing the switches.

The only thing that seems odd now is that whatever you call "A" is always on - correct?

What is  "A" for you anyway?  For me it's a rotory table.

Sage
« Last Edit: March 08, 2011, 06:05:29 PM by Sage »

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Re: Troubleshooting Limits
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2011, 06:27:31 PM »
Don’t bow out gracefully yet Hood, When I say all is fine that doesn’t mean all is fine because I don’t really know what fine is. Yes the machine SEEMS to work fine but there could be things which I’m not aware.

On your previous post you asked: “LOL I am confused, do you see the X LED light up when you press the X switch? Y same etc?”

And my answer was (I will put it a bit differently)

I have changed the inputs just to make wiring easier. X+Z on terminal 13, Y on terminal 12, A on terminal 10, zero touch probe on terminal 11, EStop on terminal 15. So now when I trigger each limit switch I get the following LED light up

Trigger the X+, M1&M3 LED lights up on Y and A columns
Trigger the X-, M1&M3 LED lights up on Y and A columns
Trigger the Z+, M1&M3 LED lights up Y and A columns
Trigger the Z-, M1&M3 LED lights up on Y and A columns
Trigger the Y+, M2 LED lights up on Y and A columns
Trigger the Y-, M2 LED lights up on Y and A columns
Trigger the A-, M4 LED lights up on A column

Is this better?
Nicolas

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Re: Troubleshooting Limits
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2011, 06:35:12 PM »
Ok there is no such thing as M1 and M3 on Y and A columns
M1 is X axis switches and there are three M1's.
M1++ is X+ Limit
M1-- is X- Limit
M1 Home is X Home


Same for the rest, ie M2 is Y, M3 is Z, M4 is A

I think I half know what you are meaning but to make sure attach the latest xml, I will simulate your switches and post screenshots of what you should see.
Hood
Re: Troubleshooting Limits
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2011, 06:39:47 PM »
This is just the stock standard Mach screen, all I changed is the labels seen in the other post.
Put it in your Mach3 folder.
Open Mach, go to View/Load Screens and find it, then load it.
It has a different name so you can always go back to your original if necessary.
Good luck,
Russ

Look at the LED diagram very closely ... the columns are not labeled, those are just the other inputs for external jogging, but I'm guessing that's what you mean.
When you say "Trigger the X+, M1&M3 LED lights up on Y and A columns" there are 3 M1 led's and 3 M3 led's ...6 total.
You might just list the individual LED"s that light when you hit a switch. Each one has it's own label and this would probably be more understandable.
Russ

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Re: Troubleshooting Limits
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2011, 06:40:54 PM »
Ok I see now where you are getting confused, it is because the Jog button LEDs are above the Limit and home switch LEDs and you are thinking the columns are all X and Y and Z etc. That is not the case, all LEDs relate to their individual function and are not in columns of X Y Z etc.

Hood

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Re: Troubleshooting Limits
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2011, 06:42:03 PM »
LOL I see Russ has also worked out what you are thinking ;D
Hood

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Re: Troubleshooting Limits
« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2011, 06:46:16 PM »
Here is the Last XML
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Re: Troubleshooting Limits
« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2011, 06:47:31 PM »
Kolias:

I think I know what your problem is.
This diagnostic screen is not a series COLUMNS.
Every LED on the screen is unique and correlates to a limit switch. Don't try to interpret the LED's based on what might be at the top of the column.

Each and every switch has an LED. If you activate the switch the corresponding LED (ONLY ONE) will light.
It has it's own name it's not sometihng youhave to go across a column and down a row to figure out
Look athe updated diagram Hood and Overloaded posted for you. It shows you which leds's are for what switch.

X+ has a LED and Z+ has a LED. You have them connected together on the same input so they will BOTH light up when you press the switch.

It looks to me like everything is ok except the A which I asked you a question about.

I can see someone is posting while I type so you may be answering my question

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Re: Troubleshooting Limits
« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2011, 06:51:32 PM »
Too FUNNY  :D

We all figured out what his problem was at the same time (and all posted at the same time)

Now all we can hope is that Kolias can figure it out.

 :D :D :D :D :D

Sage


BTW Hood and Overloaded. What do you think of "A" input. I think there is still a problem there.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2011, 06:55:33 PM by Sage »

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Re: Troubleshooting Limits
« Reply #59 on: March 08, 2011, 06:53:44 PM »
When you press any or all of the switches on X axis or Z Axis you will see the first screenshot.

When you press any of the switches on the Y you will see the second screenshot

When you press the A switch you will see the last screenshot.

Hood