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by nickmcc247
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis and tool touch off
Replies: 3
Views: 2795

Re: Z axis and tool touch off

Thanks Hannah those are some good tips. Thanks Jay, it's good to know I'm not the only one who has had issues like this.
by nickmcc247
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis and tool touch off
Replies: 3
Views: 2795

Z axis and tool touch off

A little confused on z axis and tool touch off. I assumed that after a tool touch off z axis recalculated, and I swear it has on my first couple of projects but I reran a project created from my first program and yesterday the z won't change. So my method has been to load program, click load first t...
by nickmcc247
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 5575

Re: Z axis trouble

So I called probotix today, turns out I had the wires in the wrong ports. I have the white control box and was told to put the z wire in the a port, on the white control box, the port on the back labeled a port is actually the y2 port I was told, the a port is the port above that isn't used. So now ...
by nickmcc247
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 5575

Re: Z axis trouble

Okay, so I was getting the joint 2 switch limit error because I didn't realize it was topped all the way out. I set it manually in about the mid range. Hooked up normally x to x, y to y, and z to a, x works normally, y controls y and z, and z does nothing except show its moving on the screen. Hookin...
by nickmcc247
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 5575

Re: Z axis trouble

Ah very good to know. But since it worked all be it via the y control I don't think it will be necessary. Any idea how that could happen? Is that board you sent an easy one to replace?
by nickmcc247
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 5575

Re: Z axis trouble

Whoa, so I thought that since x and y were good and rolling y back further seemed to help I tried that with z after pluggin it back into 'a' port. I fired her up and hit up on the controller, x and z were both going at the same time! This only lasted a few seconds before getting the joint 2 error, a...
by nickmcc247
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 5575

Re: Z axis trouble

Hannah you son of a gun! That seemed to work, x and y are now moving again. The left motor on the y had some very close connections so I moved them and I had the router almost all the way to front of table so I rolled it back a little was and restarted. After that x and y were good. Z still does not...
by nickmcc247
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 5575

Re: Z axis trouble

Ok, double checked all connections, rolled all screws by couplers they move great, start back up and when I hit up or down, z motor bumps and then I get joint 1 error. Tried this 3 times to be sure. Only up or down will move anything, I was using controller earlier and both x and y worked ok, I have...
by nickmcc247
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 5575

Re: Z axis trouble

The easiest way to blow a stepper driver is to connect or disconnect it while the power is on. Any chance of that? Power was definitely off, even at power strip. I tried again today and started homing x axis. It worked but when I moved to y axis I got the joint error message. When I try z axis noth...
by nickmcc247
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi I am Nick
Replies: 1
Views: 2305

Hi I am Nick

Hi, I just got into the CNC world via a used comet. Have been thinking of one for awhile and this one came as a surprise at such a great price! I do have an issue with the z axis though, I posted a description under machine mechanics, just wanted to introduce myself and say I heard great things abou...

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