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after the crash!!!!
« on: December 22, 2011, 03:41:33 AM »
Hello there

while setting to axis position i accidentally crashed the tool into the rotating chuck

for some reason the emergency stop button didnt function when i hit it.

I did an emergency stop by switching th machine off at its power switch

after replacing the tool tip I started the  resetting home and the

axis DRO's but to my surprise ther arrow keys on the keyboard ( I am using a

flexible keyboard) are now functioning erratically ( sometimes wont jog in a direction until

i jog in a different direction- then it will jog again)

Is there any possibility that the program has became corrupted due to a "spike"

when i had the stoppage?

I thought that maybe the keyboard malfunctioned - but it does the same thing with
a different keyboard?

I am going to reinstall mach3 and try again

Has anyone had a similar problem or can anyone offer a comment??

there was a message on the diags screen-but i dont remember what it said something about

"reinitialization"  or "reinitialized"

best regards fred





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Re: after the crash!!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 07:39:27 AM »
is it happening on just one axis or all
Re: after the crash!!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 01:17:36 AM »
is it happening on just one axis or all

It is only the arrow to jog the x axis towards negative

regards
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Re: after the crash!!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2011, 06:59:49 AM »
if its an open loop stepper based system then it cannot be the computer as there is no loop back to the computer from the electronics.  Mach 3 doesnt know the power was cut.

Is this a smooth stepper based system?  Even then there is no loop back, but the reason I ask is that I always use the ESC button on the keyboard for the STOP.  I never smack an EStop button.  If its a Smooth stepper based system, and you try and use the STOP or Pause buttons in Mach 3 then there is a buffer delay before the machine will stop, but the ESC should stop it instantly.  The ESC is located in a convenient place and I have been running them so long that its muscle memory to reach over and smack the crap out of the top right of the keyboard :)

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Re: after the crash!!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 08:33:39 AM »
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The ESC is located in a convenient place and I have been running them so long that its muscle memory to reach over and smack the crap out of the top right of the keyboard

I believe you meant top left  ;)

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Re: after the crash!!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2011, 09:39:11 AM »
yeah what HE said!  LOLOL

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Re: after the crash!!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2011, 11:56:27 AM »
In my opinion you should have an E-Stop and that E-Stop should be a hardware E-Stop and not rely on Software.The E-Stop can also inform Mach of the situation but should be foremost a hardware one.

Hood
Re: after the crash!!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2011, 01:59:34 PM »
well after closing down the puter,switching off everything and goind to bed--
wello this morning everthing works OK again.

Hello fixxit-- sorry cant answer that one- electronics is not my forte- but thanks anyway
for the trouble to reply  :)



Thanks Hood - i will begin by reasearching an estop.

regards fred
 
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