Just setting up my 30 x 30 Mk 2 for first use and I’m running into a strange problem. It involves the outline feature which I have to first point out is not documented very well, if at all, anywhere online that I can find.
I’ve elected to go with limit switches on my system because I’ve worked in industry a lot and have seen the benefit of having them. So I have those installed, homing, hard limits and soft limits are all enabled in the settings.
So I got my system assembled, squared, screwed down, and homed. It will move to the 4 corner points just fine with no issues.
So I then selected the surfacing feature, and selected a 30 x 30 inch area starting in the home position (forward and left) and selected the spiral pattern.
When I load that in and then select outline, I’m getting a very strange result.
The XY axis will start moving diagonally across the work area, just as indicated on the screen representation. However when the Y axis gets just about 25% of its total distance, one Y axis stops while the other tries to keep going, and it makes a terrible noise. At which point I e-stop it. After reset, my Y axis position is completely off, and it need to a re-home it in order to recover. The X and Z axis are fine ,its just the Y axis coordinates that are messed up.
After homing again, I can again move to all 4 corners without any issue. But if I try to use the outline feature again, the same thing happens repeatedly.
Also, if I try to use the Test Run feature, I get a soft limits error which won’t allow it to run. However, the soft limits are all set correctly for a 30" W X and 32" D Y area. So I’m not sure why the soft limits are flagging, there should be no issue on the Z axis…
However, when I turn off soft limits then the problem with the outline feature is gone. So the problem is definitely a result of the soft limits being enabled, but why they would be having this strange effect is beyond me. The soft limits appears to be stopping just one of the two Y axis drives which is then throwing off the Y coordinates as it is actually stalled out while this is happening and it apparently thinks it’s still moving.
I did not have time to check to see if turning off soft limits allowed the test run to work without the soft limit alarms.
Anyone else seeing this problem? Or know what’s going on here?
Any help would be appreciated.