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by probotix
Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool touch off sensor
Replies: 45
Views: 31454

Re: Tool touch off sensor

If you truly want to know if its working like it should, then I would change the tools.
by probotix
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool touch off sensor
Replies: 45
Views: 31454

Re: Tool touch off sensor

Its in the nc_files directory already on the LinuxCNC PC. Home machine, load first tool, touch off on a piece of stock. The program will drive the tool to the touch off location pause for 3 seconds, then change to tool 2, then 3, then 4. It uses the G55 cordinate system, so you can either open it in...
by probotix
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool touch off sensor
Replies: 45
Views: 31454

Re: Tool touch off sensor

Well I have not one time ever seen LinuxCNC ever do anything other than exactly what you told it to do. And that is tens of thousands of customers. The only single issue I have ever seen with LinuxCNC is a corrupted var file from a power outage while LinuxCNC was running. You can load the tool_touch...
by probotix
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Different LinuxCNC Startup Error!
Replies: 4
Views: 3909

Re: Different LinuxCNC Startup Error!

Its definitely a gamepad issue: Meteor.hal:14: hal_input exited without becoming ready It could mean four things: 1) USB port that gamepad is plugged into is dead (I've seen them freeze and a reboot will repair) 2) Gamepad is dead 3) Gamepad is not plugged in 4) Switch on the bottom of the gamepad h...
by probotix
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool touch off sensor
Replies: 45
Views: 31454

Re: Tool touch off sensor

Did you "load first tool" and let the machine measure the first tool *before* you touched off?
by probotix
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool touch off sensor
Replies: 45
Views: 31454

Re: Tool touch off sensor

The tool measuring routine currently uses the G59.3 coordinate system. We configured it that way so that it would be easy to move the tool sensor to a different location on the machine if you needed. This is about to change with the new LinuxCNC configurator we are launching because no one takes the...
by probotix
Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 8295

Re: Z axis trouble

Its easy to replace if you have the replacement. Not so easy if you don't because we don't make those drivers any longer.
by probotix
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 8295

Re: Z axis trouble

If you ever take a stepper motor apart, just go ahead and throw it in the trash after that. Because of the close air gap of a variable reluctance motor, you cannot take it apart without the rotor touching the electromagnet body, and the moment they touch they lose about half of their magnetism. Step...
by probotix
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Machine Mechanics
Topic: Z axis trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 8295

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?
by probotix
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Tool touch off sensor
Replies: 45
Views: 31454

Re: Tool touch off sensor

If you are not going to use the tool sensor for a particular job, make sure that tool length compensation is turned off. Go over to the MDI tab and see if G43 is listed in the active g-codes list. If so, run G49 in the MDI command box and it will turn off tool length compensation (G43 will be replac...

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