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by Sawman101
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Mach 3- motor tuning-steps per
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: Mach 3- motor tuning-steps per

thank you fellas, i will take the advice and info wisely. thanks again,db
by Sawman101
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: Mach 3- motor tuning-steps per
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Mach 3- motor tuning-steps per

howdy folks, i have a 2 part question that I believe should be an easy one for those pros out there. my small cnc router uses mach 3 with ESS. i have 2 nema 23 stepper motors moving the x-axis..they are slaved x-axis,a-axis. i recently noticed while going through my different settings and screens in...
by Sawman101
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: WinCNC, UCCNC or Centroid Acorn
Replies: 40
Views: 7733

Re: WinCNC, UCCNC or Centroid Acorn

isla, i am less than a year new to this cnc router world but rely on my machines for my income. we create custom wood signage. after many many random issues resulting in scrap ,with mach 3 on both machines, i have decided to try a new approach hoping to reach a higher level of reliability, repeat ab...
by Sawman101
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: y axis motor not turning when homing machine
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

Re: y axis motor not turning when homing machine

i was not having any issues with the old old version, just figured maybe the newer version had a few of the glitches solved.
quick question....in 'motor tuning', when an axis is slaved with another motor-should the steps per and other parameters be identical? thanks,db
by Sawman101
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: y axis motor not turning when homing machine
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

Re: y axis motor not turning when homing machine

Well, as a rookie I should expect these things. The problem was the smooth stepper plug in update...i used a very old one. i was originally running on a version from 2012, only to update it with a version from 2013. that is when the issue started. i went ahead and updated the plug in with the newest...
by Sawman101
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: y axis motor not turning when homing machine
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

Re: y axis motor not turning when homing machine

thank you Ger, there is only 1 limit switch, it is on the y-axis motor side, the slave(a-axis) motor is the one that does not turn when homing.
where would i be able to view/copy the Ref All home script? i am very new to this but learning quickly. thanks,db
by Sawman101
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: y axis motor not turning when homing machine
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

Re: y axis motor not turning when homing machine

yes, 'home slave with master' is checked.
by Sawman101
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: y axis motor not turning when homing machine
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

Re: y axis motor not turning when homing machine

thanks leo, i think you are correct. the fixture save issue is because i never completed the 'homing' task due to the y-axis issue. that makes sense to me. we did change the motion control profile today before having this issue. i am new to this so be patient. i have two motors driving the y axis. e...
by Sawman101
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: y axis motor not turning when homing machine
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

Re: y axis motor not turning when homing machine

ok, i am very new to this and have 2 homemade cnc routers. i had someone here today checking computer settings and plug ins because of intermittent job interruptions, dont think we changed anything but must have. we are using mach 3 with ess smoothstepper, gecko 203v drives, nema 34 stepper motors. ...
by Sawman101
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: y axis motor not turning when homing machine
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

y axis motor not turning when homing machine

when jogging the machine around both motors turn as normal. when homing the machine only one motor is turning causing a misalignment. any ideas? thank you
by Sawman101
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Control Software related questions
Topic: mach 3-smooth stepper running out of data..???
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

mach 3-smooth stepper running out of data..???

hey folks, i have had my cnc router machines stop in the middle of a project many times. the router and/or spindle will keep running but machine stops in a random place. there is usually a white screen that comes up and says something about smooth stepper running out of data. my question is, how can...
by Sawman101
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: aspire 9.512---'failed to open file'....why?please help
Replies: 14
Views: 2170

Re: aspire 9.512---'failed to open file'....why?please help

one more question for you guys. i have 2 monitors hooked up to each of my machines, 2 in the office and 1 at each machine in the shop. this morning i was trying adjust the brightness of a dell monitor in the office and hit 'auto adjust' which skewed my screen to the right, about 35% of the way. hitt...
by Sawman101
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: aspire 9.512---'failed to open file'....why?please help
Replies: 14
Views: 2170

Re: aspire 9.512---'failed to open file'....why?please help

boy am i a rookie, if i open aspire 9.5 first and then open files thru it i have no problem.
before, i would just go to my desktop, open files and it would automatically launch(open) me into aspire.
i appreciate the help. stand by, this is just the beginning for me im afraid. thanks again fellas,db
by Sawman101
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: aspire 9.512---'failed to open file'....why?please help
Replies: 14
Views: 2170

Re: aspire 9.512---'failed to open file'....why?please help

well i uninstalled 9.0. now when i try to open an older file i get an error 'the default user data location is missing...' 'reinstalling the application should resolve this problem'....now what? not really sure how to reinstall 9.0, unless they mean for me to reinstall 9.5...? i cant open any of my ...