I purchased the Sienci touchplate with my 30-30 in June. Since that time, it will NOT work properly. I have all settings correct as per the Sience site. On XYZ, when I click measure outside corner, here is what happens:
80% of time it measures Z, X and Y, but does not set 0 for any axis. When this happens, I go with the paper route.
19.99% of the time when it touches for Z, it doesn’t stop, it attempts to drive my bit through my workpiece, through the wasteboard, and concrete floor.
.01% of the time–it actually worked!!! It set X, Y, and Z! I ran through the majority of the job with no issues. However, using multiple tools, I needed to set zero again. I got a 19.99% result and it drove my 1/4 end mill straight through my work piece.
I have triple checked the settings. I have checked the ground wire and it is in correct position. I have pulled red wire from banana clip, stripped of coating and reinserted into banana clip. Not sure what else to do,
This is critical because I keep running into issues with UGS where the program locks up. I tried switching to CNCjs but have connection issues with that, as well. Plus, I can’t get CNCjs to even attempt to use the probe.
I am wondering if perhaps my control board has a voltage issue. The reason I say this is because if my USB is hooked directly into my laptop, my laptop will crash…hard, requiring me to remove battery, reinstall battery and power on and off laptop. I am now using a USB hub, and that issue has stopped.
Any suggestions welcome. Hoping someone from Sienci will review this, especially with my voltage concerns on control board…
Thanks in advance!!