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New User - bought used machine- was running.....
« on: April 19, 2011, 07:54:50 PM »
I bought a used machine ( Townlabs TL518) using Mach3.....running under a build of R1.  Brought it home, loaded R3 but now it doesnt operate.

Issues....

I tested my LPT port, but it finishes ( i think) and the screen disappears, saying Mach1 test complete....so did I pass???
Jogging the machine......all axis are very jerky......

Ok....where do I start now to rectify this glitch?

Motherboard of the PC is an Asus P4B.....LPT is running ECP....

thanks in Advance......

Sam

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Re: New User - bought used machine- was running.....
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 02:20:33 AM »
Sam,

When you say axis are jerky, is that just when starting and stopping (reduce acceleration in motor tuning) or does it just not run smoothly ?

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Re: New User - bought used machine- was running.....
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 07:05:19 AM »
Tweakie.....

It is all the time.....also, the delay from when you stop pushing the button to when the axis actually STOPS moving is like a second or more......seems very wierd.

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Re: New User - bought used machine- was running.....
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 07:34:33 AM »
I think you need to go into motor tuning and set up your motors (Config / Motor Tuning). Increasing the acceleration will reduce the start and stop delay. Don't forget to save your settings / changes for each axis before moving on to the next.

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