Triac Z axis counter-balance

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Re: Triac Z axis counter-balance

Post by Rgvbaz » Wed 28 Feb , 2018 19:17 pm

sneakym8 wrote:The motor probably just needs new
bearings

Just seen this too! I'll pull it apart and have a look.

On a plus note the Z axis is fine it was just the Jib moving and jamming the z axis. As you say - the head falls down on its own without the gas spring :)

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Re: Triac Z axis counter-balance

Post by Rgvbaz » Fri 02 Mar , 2018 23:36 pm

sneakym8 wrote:The motor probably just needs new
bearings

Had a look tonight - looks like the cap/cover for the encoder got pushed down a bit far and the noise was just the end of the servo shaft catching on the cover.

Hopefully I may get to fire her up over the weekend :)

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Re: Triac Z axis counter-balance

Post by sneakym8 » Sun 04 Mar , 2018 10:26 am

Thats all good news then .
Looks like it was an easy fix.
Has it still got the Bob Cambell
Break out board fitted ?

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Re: Triac Z axis counter-balance

Post by Rgvbaz » Sun 04 Mar , 2018 11:24 am

sneakym8 wrote:Thats all good news then .
Looks like it was an easy fix.
Has it still got the Bob Cambell
Break out board fitted ?

Yes that's still there. It looks exactly the same as it did in the pics you posted in your build thread on here Colin.

I posted some pics I took in that thread yesterday.

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Re: Triac Z axis counter-balance

Post by sneakym8 » Mon 05 Mar , 2018 12:40 pm

Have you had any issues with the spindle making small movements when it is supposed to be idle?

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Re: Triac Z axis counter-balance

Post by Rgvbaz » Mon 05 Mar , 2018 13:29 pm

Nope but it has only been powered up for an hour yesterday...

As I say it all seemed to work okay. It doesn't move as fast as it did in your video but I think that maybe set-up with Mach.

Do you happen to have the settings you used in Mach?

I'm also trying to figure out the limit switches - the original ones are all in place (2 per axis) but they don't trip the machine.

There are 3 proximity switches (not sure of the correct term ) the do trip when the metal brackets move over them (y and z only the X is dangling loose). I'm assuming they are to be set as home sensors?

I need to set up some soft limits in Mach as I don't want to damage anything.

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Re: Triac Z axis counter-balance

Post by sneakym8 » Mon 05 Mar , 2018 18:38 pm

Yes they are home switches . The dangling one is definatly not as it was . I will dig around see if i kept the settings . I think it was safely fast traversing at 5m/min
If it had a bit more voltage at the drives it would go a bit faster i think i had a 55v transformer and i think it would go to about 70v , (all this is from memory).there is current limiting resisters on the input of the

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Re: Triac Z axis counter-balance

Post by sneakym8 » Mon 05 Mar , 2018 18:44 pm

Cambell board this is to protect the 8v proximiters fom the 12v coming from the board. The guy that got it from me could not grasp that and thought i had done something really bad wiring the 8v proximiters to 12v so i thought i would explain.

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Re: Triac Z axis counter-balance

Post by sneakym8 » Mon 05 Mar , 2018 18:46 pm

Just thought i would add . The 8v proximiters are original denford and were already fitted.

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Re: Triac Z axis counter-balance

Post by sneakym8 » Mon 05 Mar , 2018 21:40 pm

i think have what you want but can't upload the file here
pm me your email and i will send it

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Re: Triac Z axis counter-balance

Post by Rgvbaz » Mon 05 Mar , 2018 22:57 pm

Just PM'd you Colin :)

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