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    Re: Reversing direction causes motors to jerk

    My sincere apologies. I didn't believe the GR214Vs could be implicated in symptoms presented. Obviously, I was wrong. Equally obvious, the OP opened the thread in the right forum and would...
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    Re: Christmas Gift on a FLA CNC Router

    Dog tags. Nice idea. Showing promise.

    What material are you cutting? The red looks a lot like anodized aluminum. Probably just the angle of the photo, but it looks like your "steps per" for...
  3. Re: Clearpath Motor coasting past the limit switch ?

    Try going into your ESS plugin and look at the homing settings. IMO, you want your homing sequence to be really slow, like 5 ipm. It's settable in the ESS config. Just know that you will need to...
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    Re: Reversing direction causes motors to jerk

    A couple come to mind. Either the "DIY CNC Router Table Machines" or the CNC Router Parts subforum. Posting in the Gecko forum isn't likely to get much attention from other Zone members. The two...
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    Re: Reversing direction causes motors to jerk

    It sounds like an acceleration setting issue. You didn't mention what setting you are using. Try taking it down to 20 or 25 and see what happens. If the acceleration is set to high, it can also...
  6. Re: [Question] Help needed deciding which hobby level CNC machine to purchase.

    Folks here on the Zone have reported problems with the Chinese machines. Many, if not most, have to redo the electronics and have to deal with mechanical issues. Personally, I wouldn't go for...
  7. Re: Diving Head First... Huanyang 220v VFD + Water Cooled Spindle Upgrade on my G540/

    Nice looking mount. I agree that it doesn't necessarily need to be extremely rigid, since it has only two functions: 1. home the gantry and 2. keep gantry from overrun during operations. As long as...
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    Re: Spindle motor questions.

    Hello, Craig,

    I completely agree. Going on the cheap often (usually?) doesn't end well.

    The only complaint I have with PMDX is the numbering/lettering on the board doesn't match up with...
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    Re: Spindle motor questions.

    You're right, I thought you were a newbie. My apologies if I seemed to talk down to you.

    Which PMDX boards do you use? I use the 126 and 107 and Smoothstepper ESS. PMDX's 400 series boards...
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    Re: PCNC 1100 spindle control with Mach4 & ESS

    You could go to the Mach support forum. There is also the Warp9 forum (smoothstepper). The folks at Warp9 provide direct support (unlike for Mach4 Hobby) and go above and beyond trying to help. ...
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    Re: AVID CNC PRO 48x48 Purchase (Mach 4 Concerns)

    Nothing lately. I had an issue with my E-Stop that surfaced when i did some wiring revisions to get rid of some noise in my control box. The noise problem surfaced when I was using the Mach4...
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    Re: AVID CNC PRO 48x48 Purchase (Mach 4 Concerns)

    You're probably right, Bill. But then, it appears that few even know about the 80/20 tolerances. It's not like 80/20 makes them easy to find. Dollars to donuts, most folks don't bother to measure,...
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    Re: I know nothing about spindles

    Joe,

    IMO, the inexpensive Chinese spindles with HY VFDs are the way to go. Over time, they've proven to be pretty reliable and cost a fraction of the "name brands." I have no complaints with...
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    Re: Christmas Gift on a FLA CNC Router

    Very nice, Bill.



    Black Walnut takes about 30 years to reach maturity. The only way for it to "bounce back" if for folks to plant groves and wait 30 years for them to mature and get the...
  15. Re: Diving Head First... Huanyang 220v VFD + Water Cooled Spindle Upgrade on my G540/

    Hello Al,

    You're welcome. Yes, your understanding is correct. There is no chance of making contact with anything.

    As far as squaring, If you make your target adjustable you can make minute...
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    Re: Spindle motor questions.

    Belnald

    I believe there may be some misunderstandings going on.

    1. You cannot take a VFD out of the box and expect it to run with your spindle. The VFD has parameters that must be set...
  17. Re: Diving Head First... Huanyang 220v VFD + Water Cooled Spindle Upgrade on my G540/

    I'm partial to a bypass sensor arrangement.

    Here are some pics of my setup. You're a creative guy, so you should be able to figure something out. You will never crush a sensor with this...
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    Re: CNC RP/Avid Touch Plate

    On other point of clarification. While Avid's GUI allows for setting X, Y and Z =0 with their movable touch plate, so does the native Mach4 setup. It is accessed under the "Touch" module. I know,...
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    Re: AVID CNC PRO 48x48 Purchase (Mach 4 Concerns)

    Congratulations! Before you start assembling, you may want to take a look at my build thread for some useful information on 80/20. Here's a link:...
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    Re: CNC RP/Avid Touch Plate

    If Mach4 has it, I haven't found it. I believe such a feature could be written for Mach4, but I haven't found anyone who has done it. Requires some skill writing in LUA. I sure don't have it, and...
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    Re: CNC RP/Avid Touch Plate

    Sorry to hear about your having surgery. Aging is a b**ch. Get well soon.
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    Re: CNC RP/Avid Touch Plate

    Bill, I don't believe you need a "routine" to run Avid's touch plate. You can just use Mach4's "Touch" subscreen. Here's a screen shot of the Mach4 screen:
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  23. Re: Thanks for the Thread!! Made my decision on which company. NOT FLA...

    Just so we are all on the same page, the $7,500 I mentioned was for a fully ready to go frame and axes, but without motors, electronics, leg kit or software. Basically the way Fineline and Avid sell...
  24. Re: Thanks for the Thread!! Made my decision on which company. NOT FLA...

    I'm a hobbyist and would be interested in a 48" X 48". So, you have your first bite. Camaster Stinger appears popular, but at $13K base price, I believe it is priced higher than most hobbyist can...
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    Re: CNC Machine is it to good to be true

    These are Chinese machines being sold by a Chinese company in China - one of many. Even going to China to try to do your due diligence is no guarantee of success. I've read about sophisticated...
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