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Need Help -- Motors not responding.
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:57:47 AM »
I need help.

I can’t get my motors moving — they are locked.

I suspect that mach3 is not talking to my board at all.



I recently purchased this setup.

http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/nema34-closed-loop-stepper-motor-system-hybrid-servo-kit/nema34-1128-oz-in-closed-loop-stepper-motors-4-axis-cnc-kit-110vac220vac

I’ve created my own enclosure, I hooked it up to a C11 Board

http://cnc4pc.com/Tech_Docs/C11-R9_9_USER_MANUAL.pdf

The wiring diagram I followed is here:

http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=328

I triple checked all the connections and they seem good.  The LEDS on the Hybrid Servo motors are lighting green.  They are looked and I can’t move them powered.

The c11 board seems to be lighting up as expected the individual LEDS to the pins are lighting up as I would expect them to, power LEDS are lighting up as is “output” LED.

My ESTOP signal switch works from the SWITCH to the BOARD — but doesn’t seem to be sending a signal from the BOARD to Mach 3.


I am running Windows XP, SP3.

I installed a PCI Serial Port.

The Serial Port is being recognized my Windows XP as LPT 1 and is using
I/O Range: AC00-AC07
I/O Range A800-A807

I installed Mach 3 (it’s currently in demo mode).
I setup up Port 1 in Mach 3 = 0xac0

X AXIS on Port 1 Step Pin # 8 (Step High Active) and Direction Pin # 9 (Dir High Active)
Y AXIS on Port 1 Step Pin # 6 (Step High Active) and Direction Pin # 7 (Dir High Active)
Z AXIS on Port 1 Step Pin # 4 (Step High Active) and Direction Pin # 5 (Dir High Active)
A AXIS on Port 1 Step Pin # 2 (Step High Active) and Direction Pin # 3 (Dir High Active)

ESTOP on Port 1 - Pin 15 (active high)

Output 1 on Port 1 - Pin 1 (active high)
Output 2 on Port 1 - Pin 16 (active high)


Any help would be appreciated including paid phone help.

David Hunt
david@huntsolutions.com
267-221-4500
Re: Need Help -- Motors not responding.
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 10:34:56 AM »
 
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The c11 board seems to be lighting up as expected the individual LEDS to the pins are lighting up as I would expect them to

Do the DIR. LED's change as you jog in opposite directions ?


 
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ESTOP on Port 1 - Pin 15 (active high)

Typically active low, button NC to indicate any open on the circuit.

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I installed a PCI Serial Port.

Might double check the config. and verify.
This might help:  http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,14910.0.html

And, you might consider rerouting the pc cable away from the toroid.

« Last Edit: February 12, 2016, 10:36:43 AM by Overloaded »
Re: Need Help -- Motors not responding.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 11:21:32 AM »
@Overloaded,

THat helped a GREAT deal.

This might help:  http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,14910.0.html  ( I changed my port to 0ac00 from 0xac0 ) and I got all my motors spinning!  Thanks so much
Re: Need Help -- Motors not responding.
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 11:59:07 AM »
Very happy for Ya.
That is a nice looking kit ... and a fine job you have done with the enclosure!

Kind regards,
Russ