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Softlimits cause machine to stop moving?
« on: August 28, 2012, 04:02:31 PM »
Setting up a 3 axis router w/ a DMC-2143.  Everything works fine until I engage softlimits, the X and Y travel is about 10' by 5', so I entered X 0 to 120, Y 0 to 60, Z 0 to -15.  Home the machine fine, engage softlimits, the Z softlimits work fine, the machine refuses to move in either the X or Y direction.  If I jog the machine out to the middle of the table and then engage softlimits, it will jog towards 0,0 no matter which jog direction I attempt...  Then it gets to zero and there it stays. 

I have X and Y "reversed" in the softlimits dialog, is this related?  I tried entering X -120 to 0, but that's a no go either... 

Thanks for any help...
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 01:00:38 PM »
Apparently, there is a quirk in the system if the axes are "reversed" as checked in the limits/homing box...

I swapped encoder + motor wires to retain feedback polarity but have reverse physical direction, unchecked the "reversed" box and all is well, softlimits work as expected.

Hope that helps somebody...