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Forum: 701. Motor Drives Mon 21 January 2019, 16:52
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By Diplocaulus
Huanyang bit the dust, replaced with Lenze, question about parameters...

Hello, a transformer in the Huanyang blew, so we decided to go with an actual warrantied Lenze VFD from Precision Electric. I added 2 inline fuses to the VFD, wiring is basically ready to go on the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Thu 10 January 2019, 07:28
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Diplocaulus
I figured out the limit switch settings that...

I figured out the limit switch settings that remove the error, but it seems I'm only getting about 5v from my gecko power supply, so I'm gonna start with replacing that. I visually checked all the...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 09 January 2019, 15:37
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Diplocaulus
I pulled the gecko drive and checked the onboard...

I pulled the gecko drive and checked the onboard fuse, it is showing continuity.
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 09 January 2019, 13:10
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Diplocaulus
I'm wondering if the gecko drive has gone, the...

I'm wondering if the gecko drive has gone, the power on indicator will turn on for a moment when I reset the machine, but then it goes off and trips the estop. There doesn't seem to be a fuse...
Forum: Troubleshooting Wed 09 January 2019, 12:53
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Diplocaulus
Machine is down,estop activated won't turn off, config check notes included

Hello, I had my program stop in the middle of cutting and got an emergency stop warning, I can't get it to turn off. I visually checked all the estop buttons and limit switches, nothing seems to be...
Forum: About this Forum Thu 27 December 2018, 08:51
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By Diplocaulus
Brad, The gas spring is only a month old, so not...

Brad, The gas spring is only a month old, so not worn, but the extension that was added before I got here might have not been designed around the gas spring specs. I will look into maybe a stronger...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Wed 26 December 2018, 13:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By Diplocaulus
Alrighty, I was reading diy threads and specs and...

Alrighty, I was reading diy threads and specs and getting confused about exactly which way to approach this. I'm replying now just in case someone searches this thread later. I was handed the...
Forum: About this Forum Wed 26 December 2018, 12:44
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By Diplocaulus
Brad #10 again, thanks. This error actually...

Brad #10 again, thanks. This error actually hasn't gone completely away. It seems to only skip the gear towards the upper couple inches of travel. I don't know if the speed is still an issue, it...
Forum: 701. Motor Drives Wed 26 December 2018, 10:26
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Diplocaulus
Brad #10, thanks for being the most likely to...

Brad #10, thanks for being the most likely to reply to my wacky and imcomplete questions, I'm gonna reply to all your suggestions now. We are using a Huangyang VFD with a 2.2kw water cooled spindle....
Forum: 701. Motor Drives Thu 20 December 2018, 15:23
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Diplocaulus
Spindle won't stop spinning at program end or "Stop" engaged.

Hello, I've got a new issue with our 2.2kw spindle and huangyang vfd. This hasn't happened with daily use until yesterday, but it hasn't stopped since. When the program ends or I hit "stop" the...
Forum: Driving Mechanisms: Rack/pinion, gears, screws, belts & chains Thu 20 December 2018, 09:01
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By Diplocaulus
Has anyone hardened their own McMaster Carr Spur Gears?

I'm looking online and find a couple options for hardening the McMaster 20t spur gears in 1020 steel. Item #5172t12. The instructions I've found either require precision furnaces or they're vague...
Forum: About this Forum Wed 14 November 2018, 15:55
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By Diplocaulus
Hello, I messed with it again today with the guy...

Hello, I messed with it again today with the guy who is helping with the spindle setup. We figured out the z axis GOTO zero function had a sort of hidden code that showed a large speed spike at a...
Forum: About this Forum Tue 13 November 2018, 17:27
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By Diplocaulus
Richards, thanks for the reply. So, I am zeroing...

Richards, thanks for the reply. So, I am zeroing to the material, the DRO reads 0.000, but in the auto tool zero program the bit retracts to -1.000 so you can remove the aluminum plate. If I...
Forum: About this Forum Tue 13 November 2018, 08:43
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By Diplocaulus
Hello, I'm back to ruin some days. Thanks again...

Hello, I'm back to ruin some days. Thanks again for all the replies, I'm trying to isolate the problem. We replaced the spindle with the water cooled Huangyang setup, and while we are having a...
Forum: 50. Toolheads Thu 01 November 2018, 08:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By Diplocaulus
Power to the wall question about Huangyang RFD

Hello, basic question but just trying to be sure I'm barking up the right tree. We are installing a 2.2kw spindle with the Huangyang VFD, and I am almost there on parts but want to make sure I am...
Forum: About this Forum Tue 30 October 2018, 13:05
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By Diplocaulus
Thanks guys, it's not solved yet but we are...

Thanks guys, it's not solved yet but we are replacing the spindle so I can't play with it at the moment. I have a feeling the gas spring may have been the culprit, it was mounted correctly and is...
Forum: 701. Motor Drives Mon 29 October 2018, 16:06
Replies: 20
Views: 16,154
Posted By Diplocaulus
Hi, I'm late to the party but can someone give me...

Hi, I'm late to the party but can someone give me a quick rundown of 3phase vs. Single phase power to this setup? We got the same thing and a phase converter, right now I basically have a three...
Forum: About this Forum Wed 24 October 2018, 16:40
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By Diplocaulus
So, the gear was loose but I have have tightened...

So, the gear was loose but I have have tightened it and have still gotten the z to dive into the material by hitting "goto zero." The z is highlighted red on mach3, which I haven't figured out yet. ...
Forum: About this Forum Wed 24 October 2018, 08:52
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By Diplocaulus
I did find the gear was loose, it didn't appear...

I did find the gear was loose, it didn't appear to be moving independent of the shaft but after marking it have seen otherwise. Thanks, I'll see if tightening it fixes the problem.
Forum: About this Forum Wed 24 October 2018, 08:08
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By Diplocaulus
We've only had the machine a couple months, in a...

We've only had the machine a couple months, in a moderate use industrial environment.
We cut eps foam and PU foam, so there isn't a ton of resistance from the material. We can run PU foam too...
Forum: About this Forum Mon 22 October 2018, 16:58
Replies: 20
Views: 3,235
Posted By Diplocaulus
Quick Question, if I am replacing a faulty stepper...

Do I just rewire and bolt on the new one and move on, or is there another step regarding software I need to consider? I am new to my job, and have picked up a lot fast, but I think before I got here...
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