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Gecko 540
« on: June 17, 2014, 09:27:47 AM »
Hi  all, long time no see.
All was working well when bang my controler gave up, I have bought a gecko 540 and have wire it up using all new wire and conectors. can anyone help I have power to motors and I can get DRO's to move in mach but I can't get the motors to run. It seems like no signal. This is my work so I need it up and running asp.
Many thanks

Mike

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Re: Gecko 540
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 05:25:00 PM »
Could be many things, if you have not changed anything in Mach then it is most likely a wiring issue or possibly your port is damaged.
Check the voltages coming out of the Dir pins when you jog back and forth to see if they are working.
Hood

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Re: Gecko 540
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 06:55:47 PM »
I suspect you may not have your port&pins set up correctly for the G540. You can download one that is pre configured from Gecko, you will still need to do the motor tuning.
Happy machining , Jeff Birt
 
Re: Gecko 540
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 02:59:26 AM »
Hi All,
Thankyou for your replys. It was thw 25 pin cable I bought a new male to male and it did not match up. I went to maplins and bought a conveter female to male and it works.
I now have a problem on the Z it will not run smooth and go's in any direction .
Mike

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Re: Gecko 540
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 04:56:41 AM »
Sounds like your Z Dir connection, and possibly also the Step connection, is faulty/loose.

Hood
Re: Gecko 540
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 02:30:35 PM »
Thanks all. All done and I am well pleased with all the help and the new Gecko.

Mike