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nova turn software issue

Posted: Tue 28 May , 2019 15:29 pm
by Chay
I've been given the task of getting an old Novaturn up and running. When I initiate the software it tells me the machine isn't connected yet if I open Novamill and select the novamill machine I can make the lathe jog. This proves there's a communication between the machine and the computer and all is well with the lathe. I've checked all the default machine parameters and gone through and checked them. Am I missing something in the coms and ports?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Wed 29 May , 2019 13:15 pm
by Chay
So I've tried copying all the default parameters in and still it will only connect to vr mill and not vr turn! It's getting frustrating now but it has to be something simple.

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Wed 29 May , 2019 21:34 pm
by TDIPower
Hi just fired up both VR mill and VR turn and looked through the settings I can see there are several differences on the communications. Have you tried both the Novaturn and NovaturnNS as the machines? they look to have different settings.

When you fire up VRmill and click on the connect to the machine it runs through 'erasing flash' does it do this with VR turning or does it fail before it gets that far? I am wondering if it is anything to do with the mint file.

Have you tried running the tester when you run the CD, I think it is called easyupgrader, it tries to talk to the board and pulls back info reporting it on screen.

Pete

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Thu 30 May , 2019 13:10 pm
by Chay
Thanks Pete!

I ran mint manager and it seems everything is fine. I did notice on the serial plate the machine is Novaturn NS and so updated everything to suit. Although it seems as the machine is connecting the software is unstable and it will neither home nor jog.
I have noticed that the X axis stepper motor is getting very hot regardless of whether the computer is turned on. It works fine when connected to NovaMill!

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Thu 30 May , 2019 20:23 pm
by TDIPower
Beyond me sorry. I'm converting my Starturn 5 to novaturn spec well I keep saying that but other jobs keep getting in the way.
I'm sure Martin will be along soon with some expert help

Pete

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Thu 30 May , 2019 20:25 pm
by TDIPower
Just a thought have you tried down loading the latest version of VRTurning? you just use your licence file

Pete

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Fri 31 May , 2019 9:55 am
by Martin
If you open up VRTurning & then open up the Setup Parameters (password is denny) you will need to change the mint file in communications for the Novaturn NS. It should read
C:\Program Files (x86)\Denford\VRTurning\NovaTurnNS.mnt
& not
C:\Program Files (x86)\Denford\VRTurning\NovaTurn.mnt
.

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Fri 31 May , 2019 16:02 pm
by TDIPower
I knew Martin would be along soon :)

Hope that sorts it.

Pete

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Mon 03 Jun , 2019 8:37 am
by Chay
Martin wrote:
Fri 31 May , 2019 9:55 am
If you open up VRTurning & then open up the Setup Parameters (password is denny) you will need to change the mint file in communications for the Novaturn NS. It should read
C:\Program Files (x86)\Denford\VRTurning\NovaTurnNS.mnt
& not
C:\Program Files (x86)\Denford\VRTurning\NovaTurn.mnt
.
Thanks, I tried that but still no joy.

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Thu 06 Jun , 2019 10:36 am
by Martin
Have you tried connecting using EasyUpgrader to check that the firmware is up to date?

http://www.denfordata.com/downloads/eas ... 2-6-cd.zip

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Thu 06 Jun , 2019 12:27 pm
by Chay
Thanks Martin. I did that from the program on the CD.
I've just found the download on the Denford site so I'll try that next.

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Mon 10 Jun , 2019 17:32 pm
by Steve
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Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Tue 25 Jun , 2019 12:24 pm
by Chay
And......It's working!

Thanks to everyone for their help.
Any advice on where to buy tools would be greatly appreciated! I need a boring tool and parting tool.

Re: nova turn software issue

Posted: Tue 25 Jun , 2019 12:33 pm
by Steve
tooling is available from Denford.
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