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Offline DMBGO

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Hi everybody
It's been a while since I have posted, but I need some help. I have built a router using bits and pieces that I had lying around, and everything works well. Peter Homann gave me some help getting the spindle to behave, but that's another story.
The router uses an Ethernet Smoothstepper, etc.
My issue is this, when I run a GCode program, say roadrunner.tap, the router goes through the motions of cutting it out, and when completed, it returns to whence it started from and the program rewinds as it should.
What's the problem? I imagine you thinking.
The problem is that if you try to run the same GCode program again, Mach3 thinks it is cutting, the tool path display shows the axis moving etc, the spindle even starts, but there is no motion from the steppers.
The problem can be easily resolved, by pressing the reset button twice at the end of a program and everything returns to normal until next time you run some code.
The router never stops movement 1/2 way through a program,
Any suggestions are more than  welcome

Thanks in advance

David
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David

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Re: Need to press reset after running GCode to get mach working again
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 03:01:07 PM »
Just a couple of things:
My Mach3 Version is 3.043.067
My Stepper drivers are Leadshine EM503s
The Ess plugin is ver ESS_v10r2d1d

Any ideas?
Cheers

David