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MACH3 - Spindle as axis - not homing
« on: October 31, 2015, 07:02:42 PM »
MACH3 - Spindle set as Axis 5 (C)

Encoder feedback connected to HiCON A/A+ B/B+ Z/Z+  Verified with scope it is receiving a good signal.

Encoder feedback is displayed in Encoder 1 with Axis C set to feedback on Encoder 5

Have tried all home setting combinations, behaves same if set to sensor or index only with or without use index checked.

Have tried setting C home in Mach to the actual HiCON pin 13/3 or a phantom MACH pin.

PROBLEM: C axis will not home
PROBLEM: As soon as spindle is shut off, C axis DROs go to zero, so spindle positioning for ATC is not possible.

What is the proper config to have the spindle stop at the same spot each time?





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Re: MACH3 - Spindle as axis - not homing
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 05:07:58 AM »

Answer to this is no longer needed.

Both machines have home sensors on the spindles, so I am using that instead of the encoders and its working OK.