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Re: 4th axis issues, please have a look?
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2008, 02:31:51 PM »
Dave,
  Did you try the jumper ?
On some, the jumper bypasses the software enable option.
RC

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Re: 4th axis issues, please have a look?
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2008, 02:37:39 PM »
There is no Jumper on this particular drive since it is mating with their own breakout board -

If you were going to buy one of these drives for a different board, then you would buy the other revision that they sell.

Hope that made sense?

Thanks,
Dave
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Re: 4th axis issues, please have a look?
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2008, 03:12:01 PM »
Some more pics of the actual setup may help:

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Re: 4th axis issues, please have a look?
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2008, 03:44:12 PM »
Dunno Dave.....
Might try setting this Active Low ?

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Re: 4th axis issues, please have a look?
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2008, 04:19:55 PM »
Dave

it looks like you have to close JP6 when you use USB power.double check the manual.

bill

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Re: 4th axis issues, please have a look?
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2008, 04:26:53 PM »
Hi fellas,

Just got off the phone with Chris over at Probotix. He got me all fixed up as I had the wrong setup in the outputs signals tab. It should have been enable 4 port 2 pin 1. Not enable 2 like I had because I misread something in the manual. Those people over there are just fantastic with their support-

Bill, the JP6 does need to be disconnected if powering with the USB port as is written in the manual.

Thanks again for all your help fellas, even though I see how much you guys are there to help out everyday, when you're the one being helped, it means so much more- :)

Now I just have to get my base for the motor and rotary table fabricated and I'm ready to try some 4th axis schtuff!!  :D

Thanks,
Dave
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Re: 4th axis issues, please have a look?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2008, 04:33:17 PM »
One more question for you guys, by saving the Mill XML, that should save all the setting as I have them now, correct?

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Dave
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Re: 4th axis issues, please have a look?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2008, 06:53:30 PM »
Yes Dave thats correct, also you might want to save the dat files in the profiles macro folder as they also contain info such as tooltables.
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Re: 4th axis issues, please have a look?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2008, 07:42:30 PM »
Thank you,  -  :)

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Re: 4th axis issues, please have a look?
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2008, 06:33:35 AM »
Dave,

I hope you start a thread (with pictures) of your 4th axis setup.

After some consideration, I sold my rotary table and went with a stepper powered spin index. For my purposes, the trade of in accuracy for speed was useful. I have two full steps per degree. I don't know what the max RPM is.

I just got it going last night and it's first job was to grind the last 3 inches of a new ball screw down to .5" diameter and then the tip to .375 for treading. The I ground a flat for  set screws.

Made quite a mess, but it worked great!