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SERVO MOTOR RUNNING NOT SMOOTHLY
« on: October 18, 2007, 06:58:23 PM »
Hi, I have a set of Gecko drives connected to 3 servo motors and one motor is not running smoothly... It is moving with small steps of a few touths yielding very rough surfaces.  I just don't know why because other motors are just fine...  It doesn't seem to be a mechanical issue because it remains the same in an unloaded state. It happens on every G code moves and during jogging.

Please help me someone.
Boubou.

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Re: SERVO MOTOR RUNNING NOT SMOOTHLY
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2007, 04:02:58 PM »
Have you tuned the Gecko drive for that axis/motor?
What happens if you swap the drives around?

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Re: SERVO MOTOR RUNNING NOT SMOOTHLY
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007, 07:55:04 PM »
Well, that is what we are testing right now (drive swapping).  I'll give you some news.  By the way, what can be wrong in the tuning parameters?  I put around the same acceleration slopes than the other axis.  The potentiometers of the gecko are exactly at the same position.  I've no clue of other critical parameters.

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BOUBOU
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007, 08:03:40 AM »
Not sure on tuning Geckos as my only experience of servo drives is more industrial types. With them there are a lot of settings you can change to fine tune the drives to the motors but I would presume you at least have the options for tuning the P I D on the Geckos?
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