Having some issues with the Y-axis stalling (and doing other weird things) while zeroing on the touch plate.
If I set up the pad and start the macro, the machine will do the Z & X just fine, when it rapid advances along the Y axis you can hear the stepper trying to stall about half way through the motion. It will also make that sound while it is cutting occasionally, but it dos not seem to lose it’s position.
It DOESN’T make the stalling sound while jogging.
On the same note, it seems that I have to restart the UGS software to get it to go back to zero reliably. If I click the so back to zero button first time it is fine, after that it will zero about 6" to the left of the measured zero. and sometimes when it does zero (or appear to) correctly - it cuts (a small vcarve test) it will cut that about 6" to the left of its actual position.
And once in a while (3 times) while trying to zero, it advanced all the way up to the extreme back/right of the machine!
I did have an issue where the Y axis appeared to be stalling, but that was me having the jog feed rate set too high for the machine 5000, I assumed that if the machine could not move that fast it simply would not do it… wrong. - I’m hoping this is a case of me not knowing the software well enough.
- using UGSPlatform for sending/zeroing
- pattern was made in Illustrator, exported as SVG and then into Carbide Create (not super thrilled with the software)
- I had checked ALL the nuts on the machine
- checked the anti backlash nuts and eccentric nuts
- nothing that was not supposed to move moved lead screws could be turned by hand freely
- delrin wheels also could be moved by hand but not easily…
Dunno - kinda frustrated at the moment.