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Re: mach3 loses contact
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2012, 05:15:52 PM »
You have the native units in the Mill profile set to inch, it is likely that it is meant to be metric and thus the Velocity and Accel is far too much and the motors are stalling. Set it back to metric and see if that helps.

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Re: mach3 loses contact
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 03:33:15 AM »
I have changed setting to mm , but problem remains . thanks anyway Hood.

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Re: mach3 loses contact
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 03:40:50 AM »
Ok do the DROs in Mach continue to count when you are jogging?
When the motion stops are the motors making a squealing nouse?
Your velocity in Mill is a lot greater than lathe so make sure you have the correct motor tuning in Mill.
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Re: mach3 loses contact
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 03:59:10 AM »
DROs  stop when motors stop,they dont make any noise functioning ok.
Set the motorsettings very low : no change.


Have an extra (Image) harddisk with original functioning software mounted and problem  remains the same.

I just do not understand why everything seems to function ok  when i approach my mill with M3Turn .

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Re: mach3 loses contact
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2012, 04:06:07 AM »
Ok if the DROs are stopping then something is stopping it. Are there any messages in the ticker line? I can jog no problems using your xml so I dont think it can be a setting in Mach but it does seem strange that it works with another xml.
Try using an older xml to see if you can get it working again. You will find them in the xml backup folder. If you rename your xml you are using now then in the backup folder copy one and paste it into the main Mach folder and then change the file extension to xml.
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Re: mach3 loses contact
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2012, 04:47:35 AM »
used an older xml but to no effect.


I use 2 different Mach3-softwareprogs:  Mach3Turn for my lathe and Mach3Mill for my mill.
Its on  1 Pc with 1 breakoutboard to 3 stepperdrives .
I have made some provisions for a output-hardwareswitch from  2 drives for X/Z to my lathe and  3 drives X/Y/Z for my mill .


When i start up M3Turn for my lathe and leave the Hardwareswitch to the Mill so the output from M3Turn goes to  Mills  X and Z axis , then jogging works ok

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Re: mach3 loses contact
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2012, 06:12:48 AM »
Do you get any message?
Are there any LEDs lit on the diagnostics page?
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Re: mach3 loses contact
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2012, 06:42:31 AM »
In Diagnostics:   no messages when jog attempt


leds :      port1pins:       #1#2#3 5#6#7#8   #12  are lid    #4 flashes
           inputsignals:      #1#2#4 are lid

Inp1    led is  flashing
Digitize  led is  flashing

time in int +4.5-+5.7

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Re: mach3 loses contact
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2012, 06:45:57 AM »
Sounds like the probe may be the problem, do you have a brain or macropump or plugin unning?
Disable the probe input and see if that helps.
Hood
Re: mach3 loses contact
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2012, 06:53:23 AM »
I removed the Jw2 hardware ; no effect