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need some help please
« on: March 25, 2013, 03:29:09 PM »
Hi all
i am at whits end!
my machine wont cut a round circle it has flat spots on the X axis
i have checked run out for movement, i took apart the ways and cleaned them, readjusted the gibs,
tried a diffrent wizard
what am i  missing
it has always worked before
chasing my tail
thanks in advance
Re: need some help please
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 03:51:30 PM »
Check everything related to axis backlash ...everything !
Motor couplings, pulley set-screws, ball/lead screw mountings and bearings, belt tension/slippage ..... any and everything you can think of.
Test the backlash with an indicator.
If it worked OK before, something has changed, come loose or worn out.
Just for starters,
Re: need some help please
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 04:07:48 PM »
.. I should've asked ..What type of machine is it ?
.Is it a mill ? router? plasma ? or ......
Type of axis actuation ? ? ?
A pic or 2 might help also.
The more info ... the better.