It sure looks like you're losing steps on the Y axis. Check the set screws on all the Y connectors. Do you get drag when you move the Y axis? Half the ipm of your vcarve and see what happens. Also, loose electrical connection can cause power loss.
Post by hotsticker on Aug 25, 2019 21:13:58 GMT -5
Thanks for your help Gerry and yes I've checked all couplers for tightness and they are tight, and while moving all axis doesn't seem to be any drag or weird noise and all cable connections are tight. Im wondering if it is a software problem. Very frustrating since I upgraded from a Piranha desktop machine that performed well doing these same type of projects.
Post by hotsticker on Aug 25, 2019 23:28:44 GMT -5
Mine was set the same as yours but I lowered work speed to 2000 and fast speed to 1500 with still the same x y drifting. Im wondering if controller is bad since I don't hear any slippage or grinding noises.
Last Edit: Aug 25, 2019 23:30:43 GMT -5 by hotsticker
don't fret, hotsticker... there's a learning curve to all of this.
I won't tell you about not holding down the button for "Z-Axis Set Zero" (on my HUST controller) long enough for the message that tells me that it registered to pop up, and then promptly driving a brand new 30 degree insert V-bit all the way through the 3/4" material and into the spoilboard before I could get it stopped. I couldn't get it to raise and only after releasing the (ruined) project from the clamps was I able to wiggle it loose. That took about 30 minutes. When it did raise, I got a horrible grinding jerking and was pretty sure I'd destroyed the bearing on the Z-Axis, but after running it up and down a few times, I cut that (and several more) projects successfully. There was no apparent lasting effect on the machine or the bit, since everything works smoothly with no noise....Whoops, I guess I did just tell you (and everybody else) about that error.