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good morning
you have what all running? the software right?
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good morning
you have what all running? the software right?
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Yes i should be getting all my parts except the larger x-y table in a coulpe of weeks.
I reinstalled windows xp on my computer and went through all the steps from the links you posted and its running and now i have to strip the other tower.
 

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ok great good start keep me posted
tell me what times to see if your on here we keep missing each other when we are in here thats going to drag things out once you get going good with all the parts.
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in mach3 press the work offline button then reset on lower left the software is now running in simulation mode.
load your g-code and hit run use you mouse left button on the sim screen to drag the pic sideways and you can watch the code running
It's hard to explain but make sure you hit reset or mach3 will do nothing
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i'll have to go back and see if 3.0 d2nc is the right one now it was a couple of weeks ago i tried to update and it was the wrong file.
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if you have this thread open and do not hit f5 often you may not see my reply for some time
the page update is running very slow
I see your in the room but you dont reply so you probably are not seeing my last reply to you.
this is making it hard to hold a conversation
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if you have this thread open and do not hit f5 often you may not see my reply for some time
the page update is running very slow
I see your in the room but you dont reply so you probably are not seeing my last reply to you.
this is making it hard to hold a conversation
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Sorry about that im in and out so i will let you know when i will be staying in front of the computer but i have to leave now. Thanks
 

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no problem
talk to you later but use the f5 key it helps
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no problem
talk to you later but use the f5 key it helps
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Hi Steve i received my kit today still waiting on the connectors and e-stop switch and fans. I will let you know when i get everything and then i will give you a call. Thanks Mike
 

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Ok here is what i have so far. 2 more motors and drivers not in the pic
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Stripped out Tower
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Power supply plug remove from old power supply from computer
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Power Swith from stripped computer. Can i use this switch?

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And i have no idea how im going to arrange all these parts in this tower:thinking:

ETA: There are no flats on these motor shafts should i mill some in?

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hi
didnt see you here i was in another area
that was fast shipping
lets see what you got...
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measure the shafts to see what size they are so your couplings are right
flats are required if the couplings are set screw type to make removal easy
if your couplings are compression type leave them round for more gripping area
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They are 8mm shafts and i have already email cnc fusion and they are reaming out 5/16 couplers for me but i dont know how they attach i will just wait and see.
 

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I would bench test the motors and drives first
so if you have your wire follow the video and wire everything do not connect the power supply untill you first check the output voltage.
the drives should mount on their sides in the case try fitting everything in planning to put a fan blowing in on the front panel perforations and the other fan blowing out the rear cover all other holes with tin
see how things fit and post a pic.
but dont mount anything untill tested ok?
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if you recieved a pdf file with the instructions post it here also
post any information you may have
a close up pic of the breakout board would help me also
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I did not get any info or instructions
 

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e-stop and limit switchs are not required to test everything and once wiring and switch settings are confirmed everything can be completely mounted on the machine and run without them just make sure you have a main power switch
if there will be no plug at the motors, i would wire them putting the heat shrink on each wire and a larger one that fits over the sheilded wire. but not heated yet so we can verify color codes. connect and solder everything leaving them well seperated and scotch taped to a piece of cardboard for checking
six feet of wire to each motor will probably do matters where your enclosure will be located.
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Here is what i have found on there website for the motors
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Found this on a nother site but i have not received this yet so hopfully it will come with instructions
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Heres a close up of the driver

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e-stop and limit switchs are not required to test everything and once wiring and switch settings are confirmed everything can be completely mounted on the machine and run without them just make sure you have a main power switch
if there will be no plug at the motors, i would wire them putting the heat shrink on each wire and a larger one that fits over the sheilded wire. but not heated yet so we can verify color codes. connect and solder everything leaving them well seperated and scotch taped to a piece of cardboard for checking
six feet of wire to each motor will probably do matters where your enclosure will be located.
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Ok should i solder the 6ft wire leads on the motors now then? Ill be back soon.
 

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ok
did you get your wire ? if so tell me the colors of each wire
take a good pic of the breakout board and post it
I will look up everything and post a wiring diagram with wire colors and where they connect for you
dont wire anything yet.
we will go slow making sure to wire each motor the same color codes first.
then progress
If some of the things seem a bit simple about what i'm telling you thats good
I'd rather say things you already know than assume you know and forget to say it
we are going to do this with no mistakes the first time
steve

I have to go for a while will be back in about an hour and a half
i will message you when i'm back
 

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they didnt even send a cd with the kit?
 

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I dont have break out board yet but i posted pics a few threads down

Ok the wires on the motors are blue , black , red , green and the sheilded wire colors are black , red , green , white
 

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great you got the easy breakout board you can follow the video and wire the board to each driver. leave enough of the shield lead ( bare wire ) on one end to mount to the enclosure to ground. dont worry about the limits and estop at this time
I need to know:
the new shielded wire colors
the motor wire colors
do you have an ohm meter?
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great you got the easy breakout board you can follow the video and wire the board to each driver. leave enough of the shield lead ( bare wire ) on one end to mount to the enclosure to ground. dont worry about the limits and estop at this time
I need to know:
the new shielded wire colors
the motor wire colors
do you have an ohm meter?
steve
Ok the wires on the motors are blue , black , red , green and the sheilded wire colors are black , red , green , white
I do have an ohm meter but not with me i will have to get it tonight or tomorrow along with the solding gun and heat shrink tube.
 

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great you got the easy breakout board you can follow the video and wire the board to each driver. leave enough of the shield lead ( bare wire ) on one end to mount to the enclosure to ground. dont worry about the limits and estop at this time
I need to know:
the new shielded wire colors
the motor wire colors
do you have an ohm meter?
steve

Watching that video does not help me dont know what he means by CP or CW
 

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motor wires if the same colors as your motor wiring diagram below for 4 wire motor are :
motor A ( black ) is A+ on controller (black coming out of shielded cable)
motor B (green ) is A- on controller (green " " )
motor C (red ) is B+ on controller (red " " )
motor D (blue) is B- on controller ( white coming out is the blue now )
leave plenty shield wire to ground one end inside enclosure to case
any guestions so far for motor to controller?
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set each motor drivers switches as follows
1 on
2 on
3 off
4 off
5 off
6 on
7 on
8 on
thats where we will start
i need to know the tpi or thread pitch if metric for your ball screws when you have time no hurry lots to do first.
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motor wires if the same colors as your motor wiring diagram below for 4 wire motor are :
motor A ( black ) is A+ on controller (black coming out of shielded cable)
motor B (green ) is A- on controller (green " " )
motor C (red ) is B+ on controller (red " " )
motor D (blue) is B- on controller ( white coming out is the blue now )
leave plenty shield wire to ground one end inside enclosure to case
any guestions so far for motor to controller?
steve
A little confused
 
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