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SERVO ACTIVATION USING MACH AND GECKO DRIVE
« on: October 12, 2007, 02:58:26 PM »
I've made a complete retrofit and here is the only problem:

SETUP
Servo + Gecko drive + Mach

PROBLEM
How to tell Mach that the gecko board are in control or not in control of the servo.  Every times the motors are desactivated (overtorque, etc.) by the gecko board the mach controller continues to send pulse and doesn't fall in estop mode forcing us to start again the whole program and take the zeros again...very annoying.  Can I use something to tell the software that the gecko board is not activated?

Thanks,
Boubou

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Re: SERVO ACTIVATION USING MACH AND GECKO DRIVE
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2007, 03:43:26 PM »
I think there is a fault output on the Geckos, if you use this on Input 1 in Mach you can then go to Config menu then General config and choose the Program Safety Lockout. This will stop any code from running if the drive is faulted.
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Re: SERVO ACTIVATION USING MACH AND GECKO DRIVE
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2007, 08:31:47 PM »
Thanks, I'll try that.   ::)
Boubou.