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Offline BR549

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Re: Y axis won't move in Job Step but work fine in Continous Mode?
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2013, 06:42:16 PM »
IS this a LPT version of MAch3 or OUTSIDE controller ?

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Re: Y axis won't move in Job Step but work fine in Continous Mode?
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2013, 06:50:09 PM »
It runs on a standalone computer connected via printer port to an external gecko drive g540.

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Re: Y axis won't move in Job Step but work fine in Continous Mode?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2013, 07:54:18 AM »
Andros, what about my question?
also did you try setting the Jog keys up as I mentioned?


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Re: Y axis won't move in Job Step but work fine in Continous Mode?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2013, 08:34:27 AM »
Hey Hood.

Sorry i missed your post! I havent tried to set it up like you describe. But the dros are counting when hitting the up and down arrow keys in step mode but the motors are not moving. Did you check my video? Weird how it sort of works in backlash comp mode huh?

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Re: Y axis won't move in Job Step but work fine in Continous Mode?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2013, 02:35:31 PM »
Ok, if DROs are moving that will mean I will have to try and hook up a parallel port and a scope to see if the pulses are being output. They should be as supposedly the DROs get updated from the output of the driver, so if they are moving the pulses would seem to be getting sent.
One thing you may wish to try is increase the Pulse Width and Dir on motor tuning to maybe 10 or 15 and see if that helps.
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Re: Y axis won't move in Job Step but work fine in Continous Mode?
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2013, 03:05:15 PM »
Thank you Hood. Meanwhile the power supply to the g540 blew up. Great. I will try as soon as i get a new one! Whats weird is that motor x and y are the exact same and it sort of works in backlash mode. Could it be a software bug?
Re: Y axis won't move in Job Step but work fine in Continous Mode?
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2013, 03:08:56 PM »
Could it be the gecko. If you could check the ports for me i would be really appreciative. Thanks for helping me so far!

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Re: Y axis won't move in Job Step but work fine in Continous Mode?
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2013, 05:08:54 PM »
Ok I think there is something weird about your xml, I am not getting good traces on any of the axes I tried (X and Y) I set up another profile with the same steps per unit/Velocity/Accel as yours and it shows as I would expect.
So far I can not see why your profile is not right, will keep looking to see but maybe the best solution would be for you to just make a new profile from scratch as you do not have many settings to configure.
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Re: Y axis won't move in Job Step but work fine in Continous Mode?
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2013, 05:45:06 PM »
I had forgotten to set the hotkeys up and after doing that the xml seems to be doing as it should so hopefully you will get some success by doing that.
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Re: Y axis won't move in Job Step but work fine in Continous Mode?
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2013, 05:54:35 PM »
Love you man! Cant wait to test it out! Really appreciate your help!!! Ill test it out as soon as i get a new PSU. Ill post my results! Thank you so much!!!
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