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Homing slow in new profile
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:00:16 PM »
Hi all,

 This is sort of an academic question as I have a profile that's working great.  I wanted to try and set up a new one from scratch just for educational purposes.  The new profile is working but it Homes extremely slow.  I have an ESS with a Gecko 540 and ive modified the ESS Homing approach speeds but nothing changes.  its still homing at 4.8 units/min even though Ive got 40 units/min set.


Jogging works at speeds as expected and feed rates are as coded.  Just the homing is slow.  Ive even tried messing with mach homing speeds but ESS supposedly ignores it.
any ideas?
Re: Homing slow in new profile
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 02:20:30 PM »
After tons of reading and other forums, I figured it out.  Apparently there is a quirk in the Mach 4 plugin for the ESS.  If you have your home switches on active high.  it reverses the approach and backoff speeds and causes other issues with homing.  I switched the ESS Pins config to home switches "Active Low" and had to reverse all of my homing directions.  now it works as it is supposed to with full control of Approach and Backoff speeds.