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by epicycloid
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: What the hell??? Violent random motion
Replies: 5
Views: 3252

Re: What the hell??? Violent random motion

Thanks Tom. I was just using numbers from Carl, that were probably inherited (passed down?) from other prior machine configurations. So I haven't actually done anything to asses what better values might be. That said, I think our (two identical) machines are the first ones he's built using these new...
by epicycloid
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: What the hell??? Violent random motion
Replies: 5
Views: 3252

Re: What the hell??? Violent random motion

Thanks Tom. I'll dig into this a bit more next week. I'll let you know if it's reproducible.

I ran a few things today with no issues. Which of course means last night's issue is probably a hard to find gremlin.

--Jon
by epicycloid
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: What the hell??? Violent random motion
Replies: 5
Views: 3252

What the hell??? Violent random motion

Last night I was running a program from Aspire. Pretty straightforward. After it had been running for a little while, made a few passes, and I thought it looked safe, I hit F5 on the keyboard to halt the machine so I could slide my dust shoe under the spindle and let it continue (I was following the...
by epicycloid
Fri May 11, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: C Programs
Topic: Are Soft Limits relative not absolute?
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Are Soft Limits relative not absolute?

Tom -- I commented out the chan[Z].Position and it works as you described now. I don't understand what you mean by "click set". What? XY? Why would you have a fixture if you are going to set the XY position anyway? Sorry, brain fart, just choosing the offset from the dropdown selects it. I wasn't ac...
by epicycloid
Thu May 10, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: C Programs
Topic: Are Soft Limits relative not absolute?
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Are Soft Limits relative not absolute?

Sorry Tom, feeling a little dense here... My c touch off routine is making two specific calls, first: chan[Z].Position=( ... setting to 1" with math... ); Which I think is the "offending" call that is actually re-setting Machine Z to 1". Is that indeed what that does? And then, as your first link / ...
by epicycloid
Thu May 10, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: C Programs
Topic: Are Soft Limits relative not absolute?
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Are Soft Limits relative not absolute?

Thanks Tom. I will double check, and pay attention to the Machine Coordinates and the Position(s) in the KMotion Axis window, when I'm done running this job. Ah, I think I know where the problem may lie... I think my touch-off routine is resetting the Machine Z, not just a local offset Z. My machine...
by epicycloid
Thu May 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: C Programs
Topic: Are Soft Limits relative not absolute?
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Are Soft Limits relative not absolute?

I couldn't find much info on Soft Limits in the docs, but I spent an hour or so sorting out the travels on my machine, and experimenting with reasonable distances (in counts) off of the physical limit switches (e.g. off by 100 counts +/-), then edited my Home routine, to include values for Soft Limi...