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Motors don't lock or turn screws
« on: March 29, 2018, 02:22:53 AM »
I have a Chinese 6040 that I have had for years and worked just fine until we moved, once I put everything back together the XYZ won't move, it shows on the screen the numbers are moving but the motors don't lock or turn the screws. It seems like everything else works it's just that my XYZ physical movement does not. Please help I have some projects I need to get done.

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Re: Motors don't lock or turn screws
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 03:36:10 AM »
The E-stop button is not pressed ?  :) (always ask the simple question first)

Sounds like the "enable" signal to the drives is missing.
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Re: Motors don't lock or turn screws
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 10:51:47 AM »
The E-stop is not pressed. How do you enable the signal?
Re: Motors don't lock or turn screws
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 10:55:17 AM »
All the ports and pins tables are still the same numbers as when it worked. I do feel like its just one button I need to push or something stupid.

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Re: Motors don't lock or turn screws
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2018, 12:37:00 PM »
I'm just guessing really.

Are there any hidden safety switches?
Could one of the limit switches be jammed on?

Might be a broken wire.
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Re: Motors don't lock or turn screws
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018, 01:04:24 PM »
I am going to find a different parallel port cable and try that. I don't have limit switches installed, no other safety switch I'm aware of. I am thinking of buying either a new circuit board or controller box, do you know where I can find either of those. The Controller box is a 6040Z-s65j.