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MaxNC 10 on Waveform - No Y-axis movement
« on: December 13, 2008, 05:12:36 PM »
Hi all,

Enabled max-nc 10 wave drive.

I have x control and z control but no y control? What am I overlooking?

-Stepper speed set to match x/z axis
- I noticed that pins/pots - motors have no effect, other then enable disable. Alll 3 axis are enabled. I assume this is normal from other threads


- I also switched back to Maxnc control program on my old pentium and y-axis worked fine. I also swapped wiring to check the stepper and it worked fine. So its not the motor.

Any help would be great.

David
dlb@cogeco.ca

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Re: MaxNC 10 on Waveform - No Y-axis movement
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 08:43:50 AM »
David,
Since the x & z work, and you have swapped the one of those for a  check of the non working y axis,
suggests to me that you don't have the pins defined properely for the y axis. When in MACH go to:
- CONFIG>PORTS & PINS >MOTOR OUPUTS> enable y and check pins / active settings are correct
- CONFIG>MOTOR TUNING> check that you have done y tuning

If the step and direction signal is generated  anad confirmed out of the PP then next step may be wiring.
Repost if that dosn't fix it.
RICH

« Last Edit: December 14, 2008, 08:59:30 AM by RICH »

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Re: MaxNC 10 on Waveform - No Y-axis movement
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008, 09:09:00 AM »
DAVID,
Did you get a manual for the MAX CN. The comments made in my other posting pertain to using MACH 3.
I don't know anything about the Max CN software, and after a quick site check, they only mentioned MACH2.
Since they have custom screens i was just wondering if you are are using the lathe screen for the mill.
RICH
 

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Re: MaxNC 10 on Waveform - No Y-axis movement
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2008, 11:09:14 PM »
Hi, David, Rich

I'm Thinking:

Max NC uses ether Quadrature or Rollover (Wave) on Most of there Drives, If Stepper, Max NC 10 "Checked" on Config, Ports & Pins Page.

Then It's as follows, Port's and Pin's settings have No Affect on the settings Just Motor Tuning Settings for the most part.

You may need to Re-Wire some Pin's to check it out/get it Working.


"Z" axis pin's 2,3,4,5,
"X" axis pin's 6,7,8,9,
"Y" axis pin's 1,14,16,17,

It uses all the output pin's so I don't think it has an Enable pin from Mach3.

In Config, Ports & Pins, Output's Page, No pin's selected.

In Config, Motor Tuning, Set Step & Dir. Pulse's to 5

Then Continue with Motor Tuning and Such.....

SEQUENCE For Z Pin's

Z | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Pin's

A | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0
B | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0
C | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0
D | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1

SEQUENCE One Dir. A,B,C,D,A,B,C..... or Other Dir. D,C,B,A,D,C,B......

Let us Know, Hope this Helps get you Going.

Chip
« Last Edit: December 14, 2008, 11:45:09 PM by Chip »
Re: MaxNC 10 on Waveform - No Y-axis movement
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 06:12:16 PM »
Chip,

Just to clarify, there are 8 steps per sequence. This is a half step pattern.

SEQUENCE For Z Pin's

Z | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Pin's

A | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0
B | 1 | 1 | 0 | 0
C | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0
D | 0 | 1 | 1 | 0
E | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0
F | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1
G | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1
H | 1 | 0 | 0 | 1


Darek
« Last Edit: December 16, 2008, 06:14:33 PM by HillBilly »

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Re: MaxNC 10 on Waveform - No Y-axis movement
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 06:31:39 PM »
Hi, Darek

That may be true, Didn't remember all the "fine print" for full and half step modes or which one Max NC used.

Thanks, Chip
Re: MaxNC 10 on Waveform - No Y-axis movement
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 10:05:22 PM »
Thanks for tips everyone.

I'm still working on the issue. I'll test the pin outputs tomorrow.

I still have no idea why it works on the original maxnc software and not this.

David
Re: MaxNC 10 on Waveform - No Y-axis movement
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 06:14:58 AM »
David,

If you are using the same PC and connecting cable it looks like Mach is not outputting the Y axis. I was configuring a MaxNC CL profile before and lost the quadrature output. I started a new profile and the output was restored. You may try reloading Mach also if the previous suggestion does not help.

Darek
Re: MaxNC 10 on Waveform - No Y-axis movement
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 11:45:24 AM »
I've tried the machine with a second PC to eliminate the problem. Both have no y control.
Re: MaxNC 10 on Waveform - No Y-axis movement
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 12:15:34 PM »
What version of Mach3 are you using? I will load it up and see if I have the same results.

Darek