493,379 active members
6,878 visitors online
Register for free
Login
493,379 active members
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Registered
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    51

    Y axis home issue

    After resolving a x axis issue i can jog normally on x and y. When calibrating machine calibrates z and x but fails to back off of the y limt and throws an encoder fault for y. Limit switch will register triggering on plus and minus portion of the switch. Machine ran fine untill x axis had issues. Now it cannot calibrate due to new fault.

  2. #2
    Registered
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    51
    Apperently it will calibrate fine if i invert the logic on the y axis. Is this in the limit switch or on the conector for the amp from the limit switch?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandvet03 View Post
    After resolving a x axis issue i can jog normally on x and y. When calibrating machine calibrates z and x but fails to back off of the y limt and throws an encoder fault for y. Limit switch will register triggering on plus and minus portion of the switch. Machine ran fine untill x axis had issues. Now it cannot calibrate due to new fault.

  3. #3
    Registered
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    163

    Re: Y axis home issue

    What machine do you have? If +y and -y are shown on the screen it is the limit switch, on most machine1995 and new are all that I am familiar with. sounds like it is hitting both the plungers at the same time.

  4. #4
    Registered
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    51
    97 hawk 5m. For some reason it only calibrates with the y axis coordinate system inverted in the controler logic.
    Cleaned and tore down/rebuilt the limit switch starting to think the inputs from the limit to the drive amp are flipped
    Quote Originally Posted by powerr View Post
    What machine do you have? If +y and -y are shown on the screen it is the limit switch, on most machine1995 and new are all that I am familiar with. sounds like it is hitting both the plungers at the same time.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-29-2018, 08:08 PM
  2. Positive home issue
    By brightprojects in forum Machines running Mach Software
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-18-2018, 09:28 PM
  3. Mach3 - home switch issue
    By CitizenOfDreams in forum Mach Software (ArtSoft software)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-20-2016, 03:59 PM
  4. Mach3 Limit/Home issue with slaved axis
    By Dub_ in forum Machines running Mach Software
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-29-2015, 06:16 PM
  5. excell vmc y home issue
    By bigbobr in forum Uncategorised MetalWorking Machines
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-28-2011, 02:30 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •