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Galil and Mach3 in CT
« on: July 11, 2011, 10:35:07 PM »
I have a Galil 1740 isa card running with Mach3.  I am getting an error that the motor is not on when I try to use either Mach3 or the Galil WSDK.  I am a total newbie and know the unit was working when I bought it.  It's using an Octagon Systems controller with SEM servo motors and encoders.  Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
Nelsonk11
Re: Galil and Mach3 in CT
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 10:46:04 AM »
You should be able to diagnose it in WSDK or Terminal.
The TS command Tell Switches not only shows Fwd/rev limit status but also error, motion and motor status.
Some reasons are MO or issue a SH to turn the motors on.
N.
Re: Galil and Mach3 in CT
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 08:19:40 PM »
I'll check that, but for some reason, wsdk thinks the motors are off--they're not, I turned them on in Mach3 with the reset and you can hear them humming.  By the way, the x axis slowly turns all the time even when not jogging or running g codes.
Thanks
Nelsonk11
Re: Galil and Mach3 in CT
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 09:53:45 PM »
the x axis slowly turns all the time even when not jogging or running g codes.
Thanks
Nelsonk11

That is a sign that the Galil does not have control of the drive.
N.
Re: Galil and Mach3 in CT
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 09:14:07 PM »
I did a system reset and now there seems to be some control restored.  It still doesn't perform as required however.  I would like to find someone in the area who could look at it for me and suggest a remedy.
Nelsonk11

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Re: Galil and Mach3 in CT
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 01:11:57 PM »
Nelson,
I'm in North Andover,MA. What part of CT are you in? There are lots of prople nearby who can help.
PM me if youi want.
Kenny
Having way too much fun! Something must surely be wrong.
Re: Galil and Mach3 in CT
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2011, 10:53:42 PM »
Kenny,
Thanks, but I'm on the shore in Guilford.  If you ever get down this way  or know anyone here please let me know.
Nelson
Re: Galil and Mach3 in CT
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 08:07:16 AM »
I am in North central CT.
PM me and I will see if we can get together.

Mike
We never have the time or money to do it right the first time, but we somehow manage to do it twice and then spend the money to get it right.