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Old Thu 07 September 2017, 19:48
Slipery
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Toowomba
Australia
Help please. Consistently looses steps in X.

After cutting my aztec calendar I decided to do some checking and not sure if ths occured after cutting the calendar or has always been there.
Just engraving a rectangle which is meant to be with corners at absolute points (7.5,7.5), (7.5,52.5), (92.5.52.5) and (92.5,7.5).
I am using Mach3 and a ethernet smooth stepper.
Points on the DRO of Mach 3 look correct but when I run the file. I cut what you see in the picture.
Steps taken are
1. Ref all home (using proximity switches)
2. Go to Zero indicated by the end of the ruler in the picture.
3. Run the file generated by Aspire
N110G00G21G17G90G40G49G80
N120G71G91.1
N130T6M06
N140 (V-Bit {60 deg 32 mm} )
N150G00G43Z23.999H6
N160S16000M03
N170(Toolpath:- Profile 1)
N180()
N190G94
N200X0.000Y0.000F900.0
N210G00X7.500Y7.500Z10.000
N220G00Z5.999
N230G1Z-1.50F900.0
N240G1Y52.500F900.0
N250G1X92.500
N260G1Y7.500
N270G1X7.500


Now if I repeat this complete set of steps the tool will travel the exact same path each time. If however I simply rerun the file the tool will cut the complete rectangle only. i.e. Like if home has moved.
My original thought was lost steps on X axis (slaved) but it seems too consistent too be that. I would expect the number of steps lost would not be the same each time. Thoughts please would be appreciated.
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Old Thu 07 September 2017, 20:21
Slipery
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Toowomba
Australia
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Old Sun 10 September 2017, 06:19
lonestaral
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Isarn
Thailand
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The problem might be the G91.1

Replace the safe start blocks with
N10 G40G17G80G49
N20 T1 M6
N30 G90G54
N40 M3
N50 G0X? Y?

End of program to read
Z0.
M5
G04 P1000
N45360 G0Z50.000
N45370 G49H0
N45380 M30

If the Aztec cut ok and rerunning your test program
with steps 1,2 and 3 works it is unlikely it is lost steps.
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Old Mon 11 September 2017, 01:02
Slipery
Just call me: mal
 
Toowomba
Australia
Found the problem the grub screw came loose in the pinions on both A and X axis (A slaved to X). Time for some loctite.
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Old Mon 11 September 2017, 06:33
ifffff
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Parnu
Estonia
Looks like your pinion holes are machined too loose. Loose screw should not cause that kind of problems. Bot you are on right way, loctite threadlocker is on CNC nessesary. Vibration ....
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Old Mon 11 September 2017, 18:49
lonestaral
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Isarn
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Something simple.
Glad you got it sorted.
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