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by Chevvron
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Interface Issues
Topic: Read Failed Auto Disconnect
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Read Failed Auto Disconnect

Tom, The KFlop rev 1.1 now seems to remain connected as it has been on test on 2 laptops all week. It was set up as USB power (J3 on) and KFlop only. I don't know what was happening last week or before. However the problem of the latest KFlop and another FTDI device remains on the 5 axis computer. F...
by Chevvron
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Interface Issues
Topic: Read Failed Auto Disconnect
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Read Failed Auto Disconnect

Tom, I have our original KFlop on the bench connected to a laptop with J3 installed to try and isolate the usb disconnect issue. This is why I purchased a second KFlop and Kanalog. This new combination initially would not connect on our 5 axis development machine until I unplugged another FTDI RS485...
by Chevvron
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Configuration Issues
Topic: RTCP Configuration 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

RTCP Configuration 3

Tom, With reference to my earlier post this morning RTCP Configuration 2. Partially my own fault as i was not looking at the 435b directory. Having flashed the KFlop i am definitely working with 4.35b version. However if i use the Forum Kinematics.txt as is then KMotionCNC loads and runs. If i edit ...
by Chevvron
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Configuration Issues
Topic: RTCP Configuration 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

RTCP Configuration 2

Tom, i need to be able to set the pivot to chuck length depending on the spindle we use. I downloaded 4.35b, the G code interpreter dll and kinematics txt from the Forum. I have 4.35b installed in it's own directory and copied over all my relevant setup so still having access to the original 4.34 ve...
by Chevvron
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Configuration Issues
Topic: RTCP Configuration 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

RTCP Configuration 1

Tom, I attach 2 pictures of our re-configured 5 axis head. The spindle centre line is now in line with the C rotation. There is now only 1 pivot length which is A axis centre of rotation to spindle collet = 0 tool length. In the pictures the X linear axis is +ve into the photo towards the cabinets. ...
by Chevvron
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Configuration Issues
Topic: 5 Axis Kinematics
Replies: 1
Views: 433

5 Axis Kinematics

Tom, Having looked through your recommended 5 axis kinematic arrangement, the Wiki entry and the latest RTCP posts I unfortunately have a few questions : Q1 : are there any pictorial diagrams of 5 axis gimbal CB and 5 axis gimbal ab as I think the differenceiis the position of C0 either around Y or ...
by Chevvron
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Configuration Issues
Topic: RTCP KINEMATICS
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: RTCP KINEMATICS

Tom, Having looked through your recommended 5 axis kinematic arrangement, the Wiki entry and the latest RTCP posts I unfortunately have a few questions : Q1 : are there any pictorial diagrams of 5 axis gimbal CB and 5 axis gimbal ab as I think the differenceiis the position of C0 either around Y or ...
by Chevvron
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Configuration Issues
Topic: General Configuration Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: General Configuration Questions

Tom,
Thanks for the reply.
Your pointers to the correct documentation pages helped.
Also reading the KMotionCNC manual page by page explained the versatile functionality.
Regards,
Tim
by Chevvron
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Configuration Issues
Topic: General Configuration Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 451

General Configuration Questions

Tom, I have a few questions regarding KMotion and KMotionCNC. The KFlop and Kanalog are connected to XYZ main axes with an additional AB axes on the end of the Y axis which at present are used in a 3+2 configuration. The machines are used for cutting free form surfaces. I did send a picture in a pre...
by Chevvron
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Configuration Issues
Topic: RTCP KINEMATICS
Replies: 2
Views: 612

RTCP KINEMATICS

Tom,
I have attached a picture of our 3+2 head.
Do you have 5 axis RTCP kinematics that support this configuration or what would be involved in creating ?
Regards,
TIm