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No movement despite green across the boards
« on: July 10, 2020, 07:16:57 PM »
I am new to Mach4 and trying to use it to control a Harbor Freight mini mill with an Automation Technology CNC conversion kit. All boards, power supplies, stepper drivers, and motors show green or have current. In Mach4 the machine diagnostics tab also shows green output to the motors. I followed the PDF instructions from ArtSoft as close as possible. Despite this I cant get any movement on the mill. For some reason there seems to be no signal getting through despite the green status lights and current to the motors. I have tried to manual traverse through Mach4 about a dozen times. Any input is appreciated!
Re: No movement despite green across the boards
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2020, 06:35:30 AM »
Hi,
what motion controller are you using, an ESS, a PoKeys, a UCnnn?

Craig
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Re: No movement despite green across the boards
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2020, 07:14:18 PM »
I also downloaded the plugin for the motion controller and have it enabled.

This is the break-out board: https://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/motion-controllers/c10-bidirectional-breakout/
This is the motion controller: https://cncdrive.com/UC100.html
Re: No movement despite green across the boards
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2020, 07:55:19 PM »
Hi,
is the UC100 selected as the 'Active Motion Control'?

Craig
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Re: No movement despite green across the boards
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2020, 04:10:39 PM »
How would I go about making sure?
Re: No movement despite green across the boards
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2020, 04:16:18 PM »
Never mind. You mean the through the configuration tab, yes I did that.

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Re: No movement despite green across the boards
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2020, 04:39:13 PM »
Menu path:  Configure->Select Motion Device

Steve