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Hicon 7766 Reference All Axes (Home) Issue
« on: April 22, 2019, 10:05:35 AM »

After upgrading my system to the new SW/FW  - Integra256FW-3.99 / IntegraFPGA_7E7E with the profile ArcPro-Integra_v1.17 and respective screen set,  the system does not perform the Reference All Axes (Home) giving the message in the History tab - ""ERROR Starting Homing for Motor3. No response. Homing Complete for All Axis. Sync on Home Complete."". Motor 3 is my Z Axis.
I got as well a LUA error as you can see in the attached file.
All configuration seams to be OK, set up of motors, mapping etc. All Axis run manually without issues.

Can you please help.

Thanks, JLS
Re: Hicon 7766 Reference All Axes (Home) Issue
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 02:20:22 PM »
So current I´m with the latest Mach4 SW release installed with an Hicon board 7766 running HiCON Plugin: 2.01.38, Board: 7766, Serial: 8BBC98, FW: 3.40, FPGA: 7E7B.
I had to reverse all back SW and FW to where I was. Everything is working again except the Go to Zero. When I click it, it gives me the message "" Axis 3 commanded while disabled""
Is this because of the new SW of the MACH4? It was the only thing that I haven´t downgrade.  Any way, I hope you can help me figure this out.

Regarding the NEW Hicon SW/FW, ArcPro-Integra-Rev1.17 and Mach4-4092_Integra_Plugin_2.03.07. It just didn't work. Started with the issue above where the reference of all axes was not working, (MY MISTAKE, did not copy the M4HiCON. m4pw and .sig to the plugins folder.) Even after correcting this I was barred with other issues like:
* Go to Zero - does nothing.
* I've loaded a job, started the cut, the system executes the 1st G31 command (Torch hight position) M03 (plasma ON) does the cut but after at the end when it should switch off the plasma, go to a higher position and move the the next job, starting the all process again it doesn't, it ignores all the next commands

N0580 M05
N0590 G04 P2
N0600 G00 Z20.0000
N0610 X1385.6518 Y2345.4599
N0620 Z11.0000
N0630 G31 Z -100 F1200.0
N0640 G92 Z0.0
N0650 G00 Z0.0000
N0660 G92 Z0.0
N0670 G00 Z11.0000
N0680 M03

continuing with the cut, moving all around with the plasma on.

What am I missing here, what am I doing wrongly?
Re: Hicon 7766 Reference All Axes (Home) Issue
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 03:13:16 AM »

When I click it, it gives me the message "" Axis 3 commanded while disabled""

What that is telling you that the script that does the <Ref All Home> function is calling an axis that you don't have enabled,
probably an A axis. If your machine doesn't have an A axis and yet it gets called.....what happens?.

You need to edit the RefAllHome() function in the screen load script to reflect what your machine actually is.

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Re: Hicon 7766 Reference All Axes (Home) Issue
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 09:06:42 AM »
That has resolved this issue, actually the A axis was there which is a bit strange as the system was working before with this set of files and configuration. Anyway, the system is back and working fine again. THANKS.

I would like to update my plasma system to the new SW/FW, ArcPro-Integra-Rev1.17 and Mach4-4092_Integra_Plugin_2.03.07. Do you have a document to guide a dummy as me within the changes that need to be done, so I do not run into the same issues.

One thing that I´ve questioned below is that with the Rev1.17 the system does not respond to a M05 command, is this possible?

BR, Joao