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30 Nov 2020 14:25 #190681 by Aciera
Any information as to which pin the BOB wants the pwm (spindle speed) signal from the parallel port?

This one?

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30 Nov 2020 14:29 - 30 Nov 2020 14:30 #190682 by shortcircuit48
Yes, identical. My inverter can take an analogue input or RS485
Last edit: 30 Nov 2020 14:30 by shortcircuit48.

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30 Nov 2020 14:37 #190683 by Aciera
Aha, then your pin assignments are wrong.

This is what you have in "Router.hal" Lines 42 to 63:
net estop-out       => parport.0.pin-01-out
net xstep           => parport.0.pin-02-out
setp parport.0.pin-02-out-reset 1
setp parport.0.pin-03-out-invert 1
net xdir            => parport.0.pin-03-out
net ystep           => parport.0.pin-04-out
setp parport.0.pin-04-out-reset 1
setp parport.0.pin-05-out-invert 1
net ydir            => parport.0.pin-05-out
net zstep           => parport.0.pin-06-out
setp parport.0.pin-06-out-reset 1
net zdir            => parport.0.pin-07-out
net astep           => parport.0.pin-08-out
setp parport.0.pin-08-out-reset 1
net adir            => parport.0.pin-09-out
net spindle-cw      => parport.0.pin-14-out
net spindle-pwm     => parport.0.pin-16-out
net xenable         => parport.0.pin-17-out
net estop-ext       <= parport.0.pin-10-in
net probe-in        <= parport.0.pin-11-in-not
net home-x          <= parport.0.pin-12-in
net home-y          <= parport.0.pin-13-in

Your BOB wants the PWM (Spindle speed) signal on Pin1 so you need to assign the signal "spindle-pwm" to pin1.
So do this:

change line 42 to:
net estop-out       => parport.0.pin-16-out

change line 58 to:
net spindle-pwm     => parport.0.pin-01-out

Save and run.

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30 Nov 2020 18:46 #190696 by shortcircuit48
Followed instructions and now GUI works as it should be with now being able to use probe.
Unfortunately I have made very heavy weather with controlling the spindle. I had previously manually switched it off/on from the inverter but that alluded it. Not something I spend a lot of time on but eventually enabled it to switch off and on manually. Programmed off/on via PWM connection and although I get a change in voltage up to about 4 volts nothing happens. Something silly (XSY-AT1-2200X)

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30 Nov 2020 19:50 - 30 Nov 2020 20:00 #190702 by Aciera
Well the PWM is not really meant to switch the spindle on and off. The pwm is for controlling the spindle speed by way of the 0-10V analog output. Spindle on/off is by way of the "Spindle Switch" relay contact on your BOB. And that in turn is controlled through Pin 17 if the Jumper on the BOB is in place. I'll have to check about the connection in Router.hal...

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So this is not correct.

net xenable => parport.0.pin-17-out


replace with:

net spindle-on => parport.0.pin-17-out


Then of course you will have to wire the vfd up correctly and probably also set the parameters accordingly.

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Maybe this helps?

www.mycncuk.com/threads/12091-XSY-AT1-VF...speed-wiring-enquiry
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30 Nov 2020 20:17 #190704 by shortcircuit48
I have a fault report to say net spindle-on => parport.0.pin-17-out this action already done so I will comment out

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30 Nov 2020 20:48 - 30 Nov 2020 22:22 #190706 by shortcircuit48
\Now able to switch spindle manually off/on through GUI or by running a programme. Hopefully I will be able to vary the speed also, but that is a task for another day.
Quite amazed at the number of views this post has had, so possible a lot more like me learning.
Again a big thanks for your help
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14 Nov 2021 19:03 - 14 Nov 2021 19:05 #226502 by shortcircuit48
Having been diverted to other projects I have come back to using my router, well nearly. I can set it up as normal and all is ok. Having used the probe before I decided to use it again but I cannot get it to work. I am using the Gmoccapy platform, on which it did work, following previous advice given. The program loads but I am unable to home or probe. Not sure what I have done but would be very grateful for assistance.
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File Name: Router_2021-11-14.ini
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File Name: Router_2021-11-14.hal
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File Name: Router_202...stepconf
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15 Nov 2021 09:01 #226557 by shortcircuit48
 

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I think I posted the wrong Router.ini file. Will try again.
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15 Nov 2021 17:51 - 22 Nov 2021 11:44 #226593 by shortcircuit48
After a good bit more trial and error I find I can home Z. When I attempt to home X&Y the display still remains red and the value increases and I assume if the joints were connected would run.(No limit switches used) Attempting to probe has no effect.
Hope this might provide a clue.

Edit   This is garbage
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