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Re: Just about to throw in throw in the towel now :(
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2016, 08:54:57 AM »
Ok, ENC module now getting differential index pulse but still works the same way - pressing index does not reset it, merely enables it.
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Re: Just about to throw in throw in the towel now :(
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2016, 08:58:24 AM »
but if you press whilst the slide is moving?
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Re: Just about to throw in throw in the towel now :(
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2016, 09:05:24 AM »
does nothing
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Re: Just about to throw in throw in the towel now :(
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2016, 09:11:32 AM »
Ok well maybe they have changed things since the initial tests I did 3 or 4 years ago. Granted there wasn't even a DRO number for it in these days, just a modbus register if I recall, but as I moved the glass scale it would zero and start counting every 25mm or so because the glass scale had an index every 25mm or so.
 As I said previously (in a different thread) they were going to look at giving an option to zero, presumably from a modbus output, but I had already done my workaround I never followed up on it so not even sure if they have it done or not.

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Re: Just about to throw in throw in the towel now :(
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2016, 09:13:31 AM »
Yes it seems the index/reset works only once each time the CSMIO is booted up.

Have to make sure setter is at zero before boot
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Re: Just about to throw in throw in the towel now :(
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2016, 09:19:09 AM »
My setter is very free and thus is always at the lowest position unless a tool is in.
But just  have to make sure it is at its lowest (home) position before you press the "Index" button rather than boot Mach? Or were you talking about when you had it set to operate the Index automatically which I presume was tied to Mach starting?

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Re: Just about to throw in throw in the towel now :(
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2016, 09:27:05 AM »
So far have not had auto reset - its just been a button on a wire :)

needs pressing when mach is loaded or when machine is booted but does nothing at any other time.

I have passed the question to CS-LABS see what they say.
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Re: Just about to throw in throw in the towel now :(
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2016, 09:27:24 AM »
One other thing, why did you have your screen button call a macro rather than just have the script in the button?
Unlikely it would make a difference but was just curious.

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Re: Just about to throw in throw in the towel now :(
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2016, 09:29:05 AM »
Ok well I do not need to do it  immediately, I can press that button at any point after I take Mach out of reset, often the machine has been switched on for 4 or 5 hours before I pulse the Index.

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Re: Just about to throw in throw in the towel now :(
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2016, 09:34:43 AM »
I have it call a macro because on the 2010 screen set all the buttons are macro calls, makes it easy to mess without upsetting the screen itself.

I have just had a reply from Ger21 and he has made me a custom screen with a userdro 1200 where the A axis used to be - no chance of that upsetting anything now :)

It all seems to have settled down again but too late to run code now, however all macros seem to be functional.
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