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Mach4 configuration
« on: July 09, 2016, 03:09:43 AM »
Hi Guys,
i have built 4 axis CNC router using ESS interface board, C25 smoth stepper terminal board, 3 stepper motors 1.8 step angle, 3 Ball screw 4mm lead, and working stroke ( X= 370mm, Y=330, Z=70mm)
i need your help for machine configuration, i tried to configure the machine but still machine doesn't running probably.
attached screen shoot for mach 4 configuration 

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Re: Mach4 configuration
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 04:14:41 AM »
I notice you are using an old version of the ESS plugin. It may be worth heading over to the Warp9 site to download their latest version and also check that you are running the recommended version of Mach4.
Perhaps download and run their latest SCU – I have found that it makes the setting-up just so easy.


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Re: Mach4 configuration
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 04:22:39 AM »
Tweekie beat me, was just typing.

May I suggest you download the beta version of the plugin found at http://warp9td.com/index.php/kunena/7-general-discussion/5589-ess-mach4-public-beta-release this will save any problems with setup in the future.

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Re: Mach4 configuration
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2016, 11:24:05 AM »
hi Guys,
really i appreciate your support,
after your advice i'm using plug in build 186 and MACH4 V
so now the machine is much better but i have problem with Z- axis, when i'm doing homing it's just move small movement then stop before touch the limit switch
even when i do jogging  it's just move small movement then stop then machine hang never move, after that i have to close mach4 and power off/on the CNC
FYI i'm using Windows 10

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Re: Mach4 configuration
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 12:00:19 AM »
question you said z wont jog or home correctly do x and y jog properly can you home x and y individually to do this just go to diagnostics screen there are buttons there. then we can tackle z. good luck

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Re: Mach4 configuration
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2016, 12:17:46 AM »
Make sure your pin assignments are correct. The controller should have come with some software that explains which pins are numbered which way. Also it sounds like you might have your acceleration and velocity turned up to high. What speed are you running your steppers at?
Re: Mach4 configuration
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2016, 04:21:43 PM »
Hi Guys,
i have no problem with Y and X, only my problem with Z some time doesn't make complete homing and sometimes itis doing, also if i'm making jog it's just move small move then machine not responding

also sometimes i saw ESS limt alarm i don't know what does't means

attached screen shoot for Mach4  and ESS plug in configuration.
please have look and advice me

I'm using on/off constant speed spindle, 6 NC limit switch,  
NEMA 17 BIPOLAR STEPPER MOTOR 76 oz-in, KL17H248-15-4A
TB6600 4.5A CNC single-axis stepper motor driver board controller
Re: Mach4 configuration
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2016, 04:23:40 PM »
i made double check for all hardware connection it was correct and matching the configurations