4 Axis CNC Mill Stepper Test Using Mach 3




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diyengineer: Good to hear! Success is always good haha. Let me know how it goes, and shoot me a link when you video your first part being made!

HeadShot360IN: nah, it turned out to be the wrong type of DB25 cable. It wasn't a straight through cable. Picked up a real cable from another place, and the machine worked great after i plugged it in. It's been over a year since i've run it though, and haven't made a complete thing with it yet D:, hope to get back to it though!

loreto aggabao: Hi. that happened to me too. Checked everything, tried running the problem motor in the other axis until I was ready to reflow the solder. i used connectors for easy connects/disconnects. Then I tried connecting the steppers directly. Voila, the X motor run smoothly. My guess is somehow there's an intermittent connection on the wires.

diyengineer: @HeadShot360IN Hopefully you get it working! :)

HeadShot360IN: plus, going to a different electronic store to get the new printer cable.

HeadShot360IN: Jerks at that electronics store SAID that it's direct straigh through connection... LIERS!!!!!!! Liers i say!.

HeadShot360IN: I used my mutlitester and tested the Ohms for all the pins of the printer cable. Turns out Pins 2 and 3 are swaped. Some pins don't lead to anywhere. Some pins connect to random other pins (pin7 on one side connects to pin5 on the other). Whew, i feel so much better now. but pissed since i now have to pay another $10 for printer cable. Bringing my multi tester with me to confirm it's straight through direct before i pay my hard earned money.

diyengineer: @HeadShot360IN So we know the X axis works correctly? First test each stepper on the x axis. if each works, you can rule out a bad stepper. Check all wiring, and make sure mach is configured the same on all 4 axis. All your steppers should work on the x axis. I would put my money on mis-wiring, or a bad solder joint. (i re flowed all my joints twice before mine worked like a charm, the trick is use a really hot gun, and thin solder, with flux).

HeadShot360IN: HELP!, I have that board, and just doing the tests now. The X axis works, Yaxis does nothing, Z only goes one way, Axis does nothing. I've set the Vrefs, and tested all motors on the XAxis Chipset, and they all work, just the YZA chipsets don't! I've reflowed all solder joints, and checked polarity of capacitors and resistor networks. Jumpers for all axis set at J1 and J2 (full step). Advice would be helpful. thanks

diyengineer: @CxC2007 I use solidworks 2010. Mach 3 can handle up to 6 axis! You need a CAM program to generate the Gcode. usually any of the cheaper programs can generate 4 axis codes, and gets more complicated with 5, and 6.

CxC2007: Mach3 can handle 4 axis? So if I make something en 3D in solidworks, and if I have a 4 axis milling machine mach3 can handle that?

diyengineer: About $500-$700 dollars USD. Hobby CNC . COM

Darcy Whyte: how much?

EdgarInventor: That's MUSIC to my ears! :D

diyengineer: 3 Amps

danielponcianovera: de cuantos AMP son los motores?

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