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Newbie Looking for help Re: Sherline advice or documentation
« on: February 07, 2013, 02:03:00 PM »
I am currently trying to set Mach 3 on a Sherline lathe using a new Sherline controller.  At this point I can get one axis to jog or move in respones to G Code inputs, but in one direction only (regardless of whetheror not I use positive or negative inputs.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again,
Norm :-[

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Re: Newbie Looking for help Re: Sherline advice or documentation
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 04:43:19 PM »
Hey Norm, Welcome!

Attach your xml file and I'll have a look.  It will be in your mach3 root folder with the .xml extension.  Name it something unigue to upload it.

Brett
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Re: Newbie Looking for help Re: Sherline advice or documentation
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 10:13:54 PM »
Hi Brett,
Thanks again for any and all help or suggestions.
I have attached the xml file.
Thanks,
Norm

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Re: Newbie Looking for help Re: Sherline advice or documentation
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 03:18:08 AM »
You only have the Y axis enabled. Do you have the correct pin set for the Dir signal? Check the wiring to make sure the Dir signal wiring is not loose.
Hood

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Re: Newbie Looking for help Re: Sherline advice or documentation
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 10:50:06 AM »
Hi Brett,
Thanks for the advice.  My brain must have been in neutral (I was focusing on changing port numbers (I only have one).  The problem was with my pin numbers which I was able to find through trial and error fairly quickly. Thanks again for the advice.
For reference X Axis Step Pin #5, Dir Pin #4, Port #1 used for both
                    Y Axis Step Pin #3, Dir Pin #2, Port #1 used for both
Thanks again,
Norm

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Re: Newbie Looking for help Re: Sherline advice or documentation
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 11:05:34 AM »
Sorry,
That should have been thanks Brett and Hood.
Thanks again for taking the time to respond to such basic problems.
Norm

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Re: Newbie Looking for help Re: Sherline advice or documentation
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 04:28:37 PM »
 :)  No problem Norm.  Hood did all though.

Brett
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