CNC Sewing machine question
andypugh wrote: Does it give a clue as to why it is e-stopping? Is there a message about following error, for example?
The dac module gives the error that no uart signal is received, may be this gives a clue.
This may be because i made a mistake while configuring linuxcnc. I made axis0 and axis1 use stepgen module and axis2 use pid. Is this true to use stepgen and pid in one conf?
andypugh wrote: Sorry to also be slow. I am away from home skiing.
It should not be a problem to have stepgen and PID. In fact the Mesa configs almost always have both.
Thank you, however when i use this config, i face the problem that i earlier mentioned above posts.
It is possible that the GM hardware or fimrware does not support having both analogue output and stepgen, but I would be rather surprised.
1) Can i run 2 motors with dac, synchronously(exact timing), one motor for turning needle and the other motor is for turning the bobbin, since needle penetrates into to bobbin hole hundreds of times in a minute i need exact timing not to hit and break needle?
2) I can use needle and bobbin motors as third and fourth axis. However after thread break the machine needs to go back and all the motors rotates back, and this is expected. I wonder if there is a way to make third and fourth axis motors not to rotate back but decrease their coordinate value?
I hope the questions are clear.
ie, the position command of one motor is connected to the position feedback of the other, possibly with scaling and phase offset.
Look at the recent "hexagonal boring" post on the forum for an example of the power of that.