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OK. Now What? Mach2 question
« on: September 17, 2007, 09:19:07 PM »
Hmmmmmm. I've gotten Mach 2 to fire up the motors, but they don't seem to want to turn. Just vibrate.A lot. I'm certain I have them wired in right. So there must be something in Mach2 I'm not doing right. Tuning the motors Up or Down seems to have no effect. When I go to jog them, the crosshairs make BIG moves. BTW the motors aren't hooked up to anything at the moment.
Here is the setup;
Dell Optiplex GX 110 1100mhz
Campbel Designs breakout board
Gecko 201s x 3
Power supply 38V@10A
Mach2
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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Re: OK. Now What? Mach2 question
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007, 09:54:19 PM »
Hey Rusty, why not upgrade to Mach 3?

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Re: OK. Now What? Mach2 question
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 09:43:51 PM »
Will that solve the problem?

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Re: OK. Now What? Mach2 question
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 09:56:36 PM »
I doubt it will, I think you will get more help though. Mach 3 has a lot of benefits over Mach 2 I have heard and will have to trust, I have never ran mach 2. If you have a licenses for Mach 2, It will be good for mach 3 as well. :) Is this a new set up or was it running good and all of a sudden the problem poped up? You will have to set Mach 3 up manualy, the xml from 2 won't work with 3.

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Re: OK. Now What? Mach2 question
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007, 05:22:11 PM »
It's a new setup. I'm running the Mach2 demo. I'll try running the Mach3 demo and see if that helps. Will there be a conflict between the two drivers? Or should I just delete the Mach 2 driver altogether?

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Re: OK. Now What? Mach2 question
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007, 05:36:47 PM »
You can have Mach2 and 3 on the same computer no problem, only thing you ccant do is try and run them both at the same time

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Re: OK. Now What? Mach2 question
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2007, 05:53:16 PM »
OK. That was no help at all. Goose egg on mach3.Even after dumping it drivers and all and reinstalling. In mach 2 ,However,The motors did smooth out at @ 10000 units with everything pegged to the max. Although they were very erratic, still.
Is there an optimum cable length for the motor cables? Could I be losing signal in mach 2 because of overly long cables?