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Offline DeaZ

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Re: Beginner with trouble getting the machine to move.
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2015, 06:10:11 AM »
Hi

It's so hard explaining something I have no clue about xD I have mach3 on my laptop and it is connected thru usb to some 5A 230v black box that is connected so the cnc. If I press the green button on this black box my spindle start turning for 2 seconds and then nothing. If I run the roadrunner g-code everything looks fine on my screen but my cnc is not doing anything.
This machine has been run before but not by me. I just want to at least be able to move the axis manually...

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Re: Beginner with trouble getting the machine to move.
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2015, 06:24:27 AM »
I have never used the UC100 so not sure what tools it has with regards to diagnostics but it may have some. If you have a look it may show whether it is connected properly and whether it is seeing commands such as jogging etc.

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Re: Beginner with trouble getting the machine to move.
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2015, 06:44:51 AM »
I think that it has nothing to do with the UC100 it's just making me able to use the usb. This is the box: http://www.jbcnc.se/product_info.php?products_id=474&language=en

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Re: Beginner with trouble getting the machine to move.
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2015, 06:47:37 AM »
When I check the ports for the UC100 I get: Port_#0003.Hub_#0004 so should my port adress be 0003?

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Re: Beginner with trouble getting the machine to move.
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2015, 07:27:19 AM »
I do not really know how the UC100 works but I would imagine you do not need any port address or frequency set as it is an external controller working via a plugin.

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Re: Beginner with trouble getting the machine to move.
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2015, 07:46:57 AM »
Isn't there some way I can just test if it can move? I mean when I start the cycle everything looks good on mach3 and it follow the toolpath  but my machine isn't doing anything more than clicks after I change settings. I feel so hopeless... :(
Thanks anyway

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Re: Beginner with trouble getting the machine to move.
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2015, 07:51:01 AM »
You really need to have a look at the UC100 doccumentation to see how it needs to be set up.
It sounds like the UC100 is not communicating correctly or possibly you do not have the ports and pins set correctly.

As mentioned I have never used the UC100 so I am not familiar with its setup. It could even be there is a breakout board connected to the UC100 that then connects to your drives etc, possibly that needs powered and currently it is not.

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Re: Beginner with trouble getting the machine to move.
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2015, 07:56:05 AM »
Okey I'm going to read some manuals. I tried finding the drivertest in my mach3 folder but couldn't find there or on the web. Do you have a link?

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Re: Beginner with trouble getting the machine to move.
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2015, 08:02:24 AM »
The LED lights on the UC100 indicates that is it working and is connected to my computer without firmware problem. I believe that something else is wrong.

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Re: Beginner with trouble getting the machine to move.
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2015, 08:45:45 AM »
When I use the UC100 plugin and jogs manually I can see the pin state for 3,5 and 7 turn red and white. Also the jog and run is turning red when I jog and when I am not the idle led is red.
The time indicator is moving rapidly all the time without me or the mach3 doing anything.