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7766 / Mach4 Homing issue
« on: November 19, 2017, 04:31:46 PM »
Greetings. Noob & 1st time poster, please be gentle ;D I have a log file that states an error with Hicon so, I figured this would be the place to post.

I've recently finished my 1st cnc router. Mach4 has been set up, motors mapped, home & limits set. I'm able to jog, haven't initiated gcode yet.

I have, however, tried to home the machine only to come across some errors:

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2017-11-19 11:21:30.893 - Loggging Enabled.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDerefAll()
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 0
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 1
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 2
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 3
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 4
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 5
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 6
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 7
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 8
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 9
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 10
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 11
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - API: mcAxisHomeAll() called.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - Attempt transition from "Idle" on event "Home" Command.cpp:946
2017-11-19 11:21:35.627 - Signal id 1127, (Jog Enabled), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.628 - S_IDLE_on_exit
2017-11-19 11:21:35.628 - ACION_start_homing
2017-11-19 11:21:35.628 - S_HOMING_on_entry
2017-11-19 11:21:35.988 - API: mcCntlEnable(false) called.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.989 - ERROR Starting Homing for Motor 0. No Response HiCON:283
2017-11-19 11:21:35.989 - Signal id 1019, (Enable #1), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.989 - API: mcAxisHomeComplete() called. axis 2
2017-11-19 11:21:35.989 - Signal id 1131, (Z Homed), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.989 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 2
2017-11-19 11:21:35.989 - Signal id 1131, (Z Homed), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.990 - Signal id 1020, (Enable #2), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.990 - Signal id 1021, (Enable #3), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.990 - Signal id 1018, (Enable #0), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.991 - Attempt transition from "Homing" on event "Stop Home" Controller.cpp:4508
2017-11-19 11:21:35.991 - S_HOMING_on_exit
2017-11-19 11:21:35.991 - ACTION_stop_homing
2017-11-19 11:21:35.991 - SyncPosition()! Clearing planner.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.991 - S_IDLE_on_entry
2017-11-19 11:21:35.992 - Signal id 1120, (Machine Enabled), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2017-11-19 11:21:35.992 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 0
2017-11-19 11:21:35.993 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 1
2017-11-19 11:21:35.993 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 2
2017-11-19 11:21:36.032 - Attempt transition from "Idle" on event "Home" Command.cpp:992
2017-11-19 11:21:36.032 - S_IDLE_on_exit
2017-11-19 11:21:36.032 - ACION_start_homing
2017-11-19 11:21:36.032 - S_HOMING_on_entry
2017-11-19 11:21:36.083 - API: mcMotionSync() called.
2017-11-19 11:21:36.083 - SyncPosition()! Clearing planner.
2017-11-19 11:21:36.083 - Position Synced. [0]=1235.000000, [1]=-23122.000000, [2]=39885.000000, [3]=39884.998322, [4]=0.000000, [5]=0.000000
 HiCON:1885
2017-11-19 11:21:36.388 - API: mcCntlEnable(false) called.
2017-11-19 11:21:36.389 - ERROR Starting Homing for Motor 1. No Response HiCON:283
2017-11-19 11:21:36.389 - Attempt transition from "Homing" on event "Stop Home" Controller.cpp:4508
2017-11-19 11:21:36.389 - API: mcAxisHomeComplete() called. axis 0
2017-11-19 11:21:36.389 - S_HOMING_on_exit
2017-11-19 11:21:36.389 - Signal id 1129, (X Homed), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2017-11-19 11:21:36.389 - ACTION_stop_homing
2017-11-19 11:21:36.389 - SyncPosition()! Clearing planner.
2017-11-19 11:21:36.389 - Attempt transition from "Homing" on event "Stop Home" Command.cpp:1053
2017-11-19 11:21:36.390 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 0
2017-11-19 11:21:36.390 - Signal id 1129, (X Homed), changed from HIGH to LOW.
2017-11-19 11:21:36.390 - S_IDLE_on_entry
2017-11-19 11:21:36.750 - API: mcCntlEnable(false) called.
2017-11-19 11:21:36.750 - ERROR Starting Homing for Motor 2. No Response HiCON:283
2017-11-19 11:21:36.750 - API: mcAxisHomeComplete() called. axis 1
2017-11-19 11:21:36.750 - Signal id 1130, (Y Homed), changed from LOW to HIGH.
2017-11-19 11:21:36.750 - Attempt transition from "Idle" on event "Stop Home" Command.cpp:1053
2017-11-19 11:21:36.751 - Can't transition from "Idle" on event "Stop Home"
2017-11-19 11:21:36.751 - API: mcAxisDeref() called. axis 1
2017-11-19 11:21:36.751 - Signal id 1130, (Y Homed), changed from HIGH to LOW.


I have followed the instructions in the HiCON Mach4 Software Integration PDF file as well as DazTheGas's instructions on youtube to set up homing & limits...see the attached jpegs ( thanks, Daz ;) )

The final jpeg is from the Hicon Debug Window.

Would someone let me know what is wrong? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Re: 7766 / Mach4 Homing issue
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 06:19:04 PM »
.....oooops

Here's the final jpeg:
Re: 7766 / Mach4 Homing issue
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 01:23:31 PM »
Does this only happen when referencing all axes?

Can you home one axis at a time?

Looks like you are running an outdated version of firmware and an older version of the plugin. 
Re: 7766 / Mach4 Homing issue
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 06:30:18 PM »
I've updated the plugin as well as Mach4 to no avail. Problem persists.

Happens when referencing 1 at a time and all.

The limits work fine. They all trip & stop motion, just won't home.

Any ideas?
Re: 7766 / Mach4 Homing issue
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 07:35:20 PM »
You may need to upgrade the firmware on the controller. The latest release is 3.58

You can use the VSI Device Manager to upgrade the firmware on the controller

The software and instructions can be found on the Vital Systems web site

Re: 7766 / Mach4 Homing issue
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 01:02:08 PM »
That was the issue. I'm a little embarrassed, but very appreciative. Thank you so much for your help! ;D